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CN GP40-2L(W) 9660 leads 4 others westbound on the York Sub as it approaches the diamond at Snider, Ontario with 77 loaded "pots" and a caboose bringing up the rear.  I forget the train number that CN assigned to this movement, but I'm certain it would have last received train orders at Washago which would have identified it as Extra 9660 South.  Units were: 9660, 9560, 9461, 9658, and 9579.
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Caption: CN GP40-2L(W) 9660 leads 4 others westbound on the York Sub as it approaches the diamond at Snider, Ontario with 77 loaded "pots" and a caboose bringing up the rear. I forget the train number that CN assigned to this movement, but I'm certain it would have last received train orders at Washago which would have identified it as Extra 9660 South. Units were: 9660, 9560, 9461, 9658, and 9579.

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First954 [93] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/27/1981 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9660 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra 9660 South (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Snider ON Mile 23.6 York Sub (search)
City/Town: Snider (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. @Snake2…you are correct sir. My bad

  2. @First954..you said it brother!!

  3. ahh…Mmmm. @Ngineeered……U868/ U869 !!

  4. I was braking in pre-dynamic braking days. Grabbing air when you were still in run 8 and keeping the train stretched at all times. Yes, that was railroading!!! Engineers were engineers back then. Thanks for the comments.

  5. @First…the train had different designations at various times. U999 was one, but when I was running them we they were called 730/731. Man I loved running the “ore” train. The good old days before dynamic braking when you “power” braked to slow and stop the train. That was railroading!

  6. This is a great illustration of the difference in height between the GP40-2(W) (the first and fourth units) and the GP40-2L(W) (the other three units).

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