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….a cold and damp evening on the platform....


....train #89 to Sarnia (via Brantford * ) scheduled  departure 20:45  ( too small a train to be #81 scheduled at 19:30 ?)


 CN 4016 ( GP40  ) At Toronto Union Station January 1980 Kodachrome by S.Danko


What's interesting:


 at extreme left, the Turbo on track #1 


and at right likely the tail end of #129 the Northland scheduled at 21:25


 note CN 4016 4017 ( originally 9316 9317 ) class GR-430b ( GMD GP40 ) were 'higher geared' with a lower continuous tractive effort rating compared to CN 9203 – 9310 ( 4002-4011))


… * at this time all Guelph Sub VIA were Budd cars  - imagine 10 Budd trains daily to/from/through Stratford ! 


sdfourty
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….a cold and damp evening on the platform....

....train #89 to Sarnia (via Brantford * ) scheduled departure 20:45 ( too small a train to be #81 scheduled at 19:30 ?)

CN 4016 ( GP40 ) At Toronto Union Station January 1980 Kodachrome by S.Danko

What's interesting:

at extreme left, the Turbo on track #1

and at right likely the tail end of #129 the Northland scheduled at 21:25

note CN 4016 4017 ( originally 9316 9317 ) class GR-430b ( GMD GP40 ) were 'higher geared' with a lower continuous tractive effort rating compared to CN 9302 – 9310 ( 4002-4011))

… * at this time all Guelph Sub VIA were Budd cars - imagine 10 Budd trains daily to/from/through Stratford !

sdfourty

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Date: 01/xx/1980 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4016 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA#89 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Union (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Mr Dan: agree, the GP40′s 4016 and 4017 were CN’s ‘biggest’ single unit passenger locos ( other than a Northern !)…and some trivia: CPR’s biggest passenger power (other than a Selkirk ! ) ? perhaps a near tie ? that may surprise – anyone care to declare?

    Mr. mercer: Northland 129 128 always Bala Sub ( Beaverton); Northlander always Newmarket
    Sub (Barrie – Orillia) – until that Sub was lifted ( 1996?) except the Saturday morning southbound which did operate on Bala, likely due to Saturday Bala run was a re-postioning (and lightly patronized ) and Bala the faster route

    Circa 1985 Northlander on Bala:

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=12654

    sdfourty

  2. Would the Northland use the Newmarket Sub to Washago ??

  3. Very nice! Hard to believe two GP40′s were CN’s most powerful passenger power.

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