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VIA train #2 "The Canadian" is shown from high above at Golden BC, along the Kicking Horse River (in the background, near 11 Avenue S and 9th Street S). A CP SD40-2 heads up today's train, likely replacement power for a failed VIA F-unit, followed by two VIA F9B's. Replacement CP power often had to rescue The Canadian in the 80's due to VIA's aging fleet inherited from CN & CP. New VIA power would start to arrive in 1986 in the form of new F40PH units from GMD.
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Caption: VIA train #2 "The Canadian" is shown from high above at Golden BC, along the Kicking Horse River (in the background, near 11 Avenue S and 9th Street S). A CP SD40-2 heads up today's train, likely replacement power for a failed VIA F-unit, followed by two VIA F9B's. Replacement CP power often had to rescue The Canadian in the 80's due to VIA's aging fleet inherited from CN & CP. New VIA power would start to arrive in 1986 in the form of new F40PH units from GMD.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [715] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/16/1984 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CP, VIA, VIA (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 2 "The Canadian" (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Golden - CP Mountain Sub (search)
City/Town: Golden (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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One Comment
  1. Neat to see the old bridge and Windermere Sub connection. When was it removed?

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