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A CPR publicity stunt consisting of a tug of war between a 3000 H.P. steam loco and a 1000 H.P. diesel switcher, 8012.  To save drawbars it was calculated that the 8012 would win for it has a tractive effort of 68,000 pounds whereas the 2862 has 56,000 pounds with booster.  Precise date is unknown.  Between February and April.
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Caption: A CPR publicity stunt consisting of a tug of war between a 3000 H.P. steam loco and a 1000 H.P. diesel switcher, 8012. To save drawbars it was calculated that the 8012 would win for it has a tractive effort of 68,000 pounds whereas the 2862 has 56,000 pounds with booster. Precise date is unknown. Between February and April.

Photographer:
Andy Morin [104] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/15/1949 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2862 CP 8012 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Vancouver, Cascade (search)
City/Town: Vancouver (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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  1. Who won?

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