Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

When CP completed its takeover of the CMQ last week, the last place one would have expected to see the CMQ's ex-CP barns was on Montreal-Saratoga Springs train CP 252 (which normally runs with PTC-equipped leaders), yet CMQ 9023 and CMQ 9022 were the sole power on CP 252 yesterday. Here they are returning to Montreal on a late CP 253, with 134 cars on the drawbar as they approach the Ste-Catherine commuter station at a slow rate of speed. Earlier they had told the RTC that they couldn't go past 27 mph, as well, they were told to slow down even more as a boat was passing through the St. Lawrence Seaway and CP's bridge over it was raised.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Michael Berry all rights reserved.



Caption: When CP completed its takeover of the CMQ last week, the last place one would have expected to see the CMQ's ex-CP barns was on Montreal-Saratoga Springs train CP 252 (which normally runs with PTC-equipped leaders), yet CMQ 9023 and CMQ 9022 were the sole power on CP 252 yesterday. Here they are returning to Montreal on a late CP 253, with 134 cars on the drawbar as they approach the Ste-Catherine commuter station at a slow rate of speed. Earlier they had told the RTC that they couldn't go past 27 mph, as well, they were told to slow down even more as a boat was passing through the St. Lawrence Seaway and CP's bridge over it was raised.

Photographer:
Michael Berry [2778] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/11/2020 (search)
Railway: Central Maine and Quebec (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 9023 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 253 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Adirondack Sub (search)
City/Town: St-Constant (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=41717
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

20 Favourites
View count: 452 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 40508

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.


13 Comments
  1. Wild Michael. 247 lifted the 9020/9022 today out of Lambton (Phil – they terminated there! 113 ahead of them went north!) Not sure where to next.

  2. @Stephen C. Host, interesting that it wasn’t the exact same pair. 9-143 had 9020/9022, 253 had 9023/9022.

  3. Hey Steven, they went past Toronto.
    I am at the diamond where the Newmarket sub crosses the North Toronto Sub and those units went west then north. They had only intermodal and auto traffic on the train. Maybe they terminated at Vaughn yard?

  4. They made it to Toronto! Amazing. terminated there.

  5. Awesome. I figured that there had to be some US operations in there some place.
    Thanks for the information.

  6. @ngineered4u, most of CP 252 and CP 253′s runs are in the U.S., on the old D&H to and from Saratoga Springs.

  7. Wonder why the normal runs would need PTC?

  8. @SCH: I heard this too…imagine them on 143 on the Ham Sub.

  9. Two are enroute on 143 to Toronto now. Should arrive around 10 am. What happens from there is unknown cause they are terminating there apparently.

  10. Or how many are they actually going to keep? They’re not exactly modern CP material.

  11. Will they be repainting them or keeping the CMQ scheme? I hope the latter!

  12. GEM !!!! Send a couple to the GALT sub!!!

  13. Let’s see how far these roam and for how long..cross your fingers.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us