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Three spiffy CP geeps have run light down from Kinnear to Fisher Yard to lift a cut of cars and drag them back up to Kinnear.  Units are 1691, 1650 and 1559.  Back then these geeps were as common as dirt and we got sick of them.  Now, it sure would be nice to see them again!  Lots of cars in Fisher Yard on this day; today there may still be a few ballast cars stored in the yard, otherwise I don't think it sees much use.
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Caption: Three spiffy CP geeps have run light down from Kinnear to Fisher Yard to lift a cut of cars and drag them back up to Kinnear. Units are 1691, 1650 and 1559. Back then these geeps were as common as dirt and we got sick of them. Now, it sure would be nice to see them again! Lots of cars in Fisher Yard on this day; today there may still be a few ballast cars stored in the yard, otherwise I don't think it sees much use.

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Rob Smith [320] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/XX/2003 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 1691 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Fisher Yard (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Yeah it doesn’t see any use at all. There’s that handful of ballast cars on the main of the Belt that you’d mentioned. And last year I would occasionally see what looked like overflow from Railcare on the main of the Belt there as well.

    I have seen the ballast cars leave and then seen them return a couple days later. Was told by one of the Kinnear guys that he had added them to 255′s lift before to add weight to the head. They haven’t needed them of late because 255′s lift always has a string of loads from AIM on it lately.

  2. Sweet set of power, totally forgot 1691 was one of the few with the oversized sand storage represented by the bulge on the rear end.

  3. This is nice. Thanks Rob for sharing

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