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DIESEL ON DUTY - Now travelling westward 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 continued to shoot some amazing narrow gauge images. On the final day of his four day whirlwind trip while enroute to the Port aux Basques ferry, he takes advantage of the twenty-minute station stop at Bishops Falls to capture NF110 905 and caboose 6071 in the yard. His view showcases the unique end cab of this 1953 GMD product, still in the CNR olive green and gold paint scheme as delivered some fourteen years earlier. The 1200 horsepower unit was just one of nine of the series and by 1956, the subsequent engines delivered would be classed as NF210's. In contrast, steel caboose 6071 was brand new and just delivered in the final batch of five for a total of twenty to replace the older wooden cars. Within minutes, he will resume his journey on CN Train No. 101, the westbound 'Caribou' and head over the infamous Gaff Topsails.  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: DIESEL ON DUTY - Now travelling westward 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 continued to shoot some amazing narrow gauge images. On the final day of his four day whirlwind trip while enroute to the Port aux Basques ferry, he takes advantage of the twenty-minute station stop at Bishops Falls to capture NF110 905 and caboose 6071 in the yard. His view showcases the unique end cab of this 1953 GMD product, still in the CNR olive green and gold paint scheme as delivered some fourteen years earlier. The 1200 horsepower unit was just one of nine of the series and by 1956, the subsequent engines delivered would be classed as NF210's. In contrast, steel caboose 6071 was brand new and just delivered in the final batch of five for a total of twenty to replace the older wooden cars. Within minutes, he will resume his journey on CN Train No. 101, the westbound 'Caribou' and head over the infamous Gaff Topsails. 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: 06/23/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 905 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Bishops Falls (search)
City/Town: Bishops Falls (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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3 Comments
  1. So awesome… can’t wait for the book

  2. This is awesome, Railwayguy’s outdone himself with this one!!

    To think that it was only about 10-11 years that the Green and Gold would have been applied to any CN equipment before the new 1960 branding would have taken over. And here we are 7 years later and one has survived..

  3. Stephen, at the time of this photo, sister unit 902 was still in the original paint along with NF210′s 910,925,941 and 946. Possibility more along with all six branchline G8′s. 925 kept hers until at least April of 1969 while two G8′s (800 & 803) up until August 1978 and perhaps a little longer.

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