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CLARENVILLE AT COOKE - Continuing eastward with four University of Toronto friends - including the late James A. Brown - to celebrate Canada's Centennial by riding Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou', John Freyseng of Ontario was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. Here he photographs CN sleeper 'Clarenville' carrying the markers on Train No. 102, the eastbound 'Caribou' while holding the mainline at Cooke on Newfoundland's west coast for its scheduled meet with the westbound 101. The trainman waits for him to reboard the 8-section/1 drawing room sleeper that was one of six built in 1952 by the Canadian Car & Foundry for the CNR after absorbing the former Newfoundland Railway. Arguably wearing the CNR's most handsome paint scheme of green and black with yellow striping, the 'Clarenville' would be later converted to work car 5012 after the cancellation of the passenger service in 1969. More of John Freyseng's 1967 photos can be seen in my upcoming TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, to be released by Flanker Press in both hard and softcover editions on September 9, 2022.
Copyright Notice: This image ©John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway all rights reserved.



Caption: CLARENVILLE AT COOKE - Continuing eastward with four University of Toronto friends - including the late James A. Brown - to celebrate Canada's Centennial by riding Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou', John Freyseng of Ontario was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. Here he photographs CN sleeper 'Clarenville' carrying the markers on Train No. 102, the eastbound 'Caribou' while holding the mainline at Cooke on Newfoundland's west coast for its scheduled meet with the westbound 101. The trainman waits for him to reboard the 8-section/1 drawing room sleeper that was one of six built in 1952 by the Canadian Car & Foundry for the CNR after absorbing the former Newfoundland Railway. Arguably wearing the CNR's most handsome paint scheme of green and black with yellow striping, the 'Clarenville' would be later converted to work car 5012 after the cancellation of the passenger service in 1969. More of John Freyseng's 1967 photos can be seen in my upcoming TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, to be released by Flanker Press in both hard and softcover editions on September 9, 2022.

Photographer:
John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway [95] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Clarenville 311 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 102 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Cooke, PAB S/D, MP. 415 (search)
City/Town: Cooke (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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3 Comments
  1. CNR’s best paint scheme.

  2. What a delight this shot is.

  3. Thank you Arnold! What John and his late friend James captured on that trip was phenomenal to say the least! More to follow. – Ken

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