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...perfect poise...


...rods down...


  This youngster is a June 1944 build by the  CPR Angus Shops  class  G5a  #1201 


…successful steam ..( ...recently is a rare event...)...


… the 1970's / early 80's summer Wakefield steam trips – I believe a collaboration between the  Bytown rail group and the Museum of Technology -  very  well  done - 


…  why the regularly schedule summer excursions ceased? Perhaps a  combination of:  track/roadbed damage ( spring flooding) and or  federal  funding ending and or,  1201 boiler permit expiry, and  or ?  


 ...any way you view the present  situation: shame on YOUR Federal Government ( and those Senior Bureaucrats )  / Museum that 1201 languishes at the Museum's back shed: now infamously renamed the  ' conservation centre '   !!  This  is  bureaucratic language for     ' we can't be bothered with  a  live  operating STEAM museum ' ...shame shame … ( instead those bureacrats spend mega bucks (YOUR  $ ) on a VIRTUAL museum ! ) shame again !


  at Wakefield , August 1980  Kodak Kodachrome,  transported by a Nikkormat EL, by S.Danko


more summer steam 


 cruising   


 astounding performance   


 surprise location  


 high balling  


 road switcher  


 Great 1979 Escape  


 Sunnyside  


 sdfourty
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...perfect poise...

...rods down...

This youngster is a June 1944 build by the CPR Angus Shops class G5a #1201

…successful steam ..( ...recently is a rare event...)...

… the 1970's / early 80's summer Wakefield steam trips – I believe a collaboration between the Bytown rail group and the Museum of Technology - very well done -

… why the regularly schedule summer excursions ceased? Perhaps a combination of: track/roadbed damage ( spring flooding) and or federal funding ending and or, 1201 boiler permit expiry, and or ?

...any way you view the present situation: shame on YOUR Federal Government ( and those Senior Bureaucrats ) / Museum that 1201 languishes at the Museum's back shed: now infamously renamed the ' conservation centre ' !! This is bureaucratic language for ' we can't be bothered with a live operating STEAM museum ' ...shame shame … ( instead those bureacrats spend mega bucks (YOUR $ ) on a VIRTUAL museum ! ) shame again !

at Wakefield , August 1980 Kodak Kodachrome, transported by a Nikkormat EL, by S.Danko

more summer steam

cruising

astounding performance

surprise location

high balling

road switcher

Great 1979 Escape

Sunnyside

sdfourty

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sdfourty [363] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/25/1980 (search)
Railway: Preservation (search)
Reporting Marks: CPR 1201 (search)
Train Symbol: extra 1201 south (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Wakefield (search)
City/Town: Wakefield (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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4 Comments
  1. What great evidence of great design………CP brushed off some old G2 Pacific plans and built these as G5 Pacifics!

  2. Nice, a shame trains will never run there again.

  3. The virtual museum costs virtually nothing to keep online. Live steam unfortunately is a rather expensive affair – maintenance, insurance, not to mention where they’re going to run it. Is the track to Wakefield still there?

  4. I love this engine Steve! I had hoped to experience it but by the time I rode the HCW train, 1201 was no longer operating on it. Hopefully it will go back in service someday soon.- Ken

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