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DIESELS ON DOWNTIME - Prior to 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 evening before boarding CN Train No. 101, the westbound 'Caribou', he took advantage of the setting sun illuminating two diesels in front of the 1931 Newfoundland Railway diesel shops for an excellent front and rear comparison. NF210's 923 and 931 were two of the series in an order of 26 built in 1956 by GMD of London to forever banish the 4-6-2 Pacifics and 2-8-2 Mikados still in service. The 923 had the distinction of leading the final 'Caribou' into this very spot on the morning of July 3, 1969. Sadly, it was scrapped in 1991 but sister 931 not only survives in pristine condition at the Historic Train Site in Corner Brook, but is the only such engine on static display in the province with it's prime mover intact. 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: DIESELS ON DOWNTIME - Prior to 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 evening before boarding CN Train No. 101, the westbound 'Caribou', he took advantage of the setting sun illuminating two diesels in front of the 1931 Newfoundland Railway diesel shops for an excellent front and rear comparison. NF210's 923 and 931 were two of the series in an order of 26 built in 1956 by GMD of London to forever banish the 4-6-2 Pacifics and 2-8-2 Mikados still in service. The 923 had the distinction of leading the final 'Caribou' into this very spot on the morning of July 3, 1969. Sadly, it was scrapped in 1991 but sister 931 not only survives in pristine condition at the Historic Train Site in Corner Brook, but is the only such engine on static display in the province with it's prime mover intact. 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: 06/22/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 923, CN931 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: St. John's (search)
City/Town: St. John's (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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3 Comments
  1. This is awesome! Great work RailwayGuy!

  2. Fantastic. Unique cab B end. At right note the single door baggage car. And a 1961 Chev Bel Air and the partly hidden American Motors Rambler!
    More please!
    sdfourty

  3. Stay tuned sdfourty, more to come thanks to the kindness of John! As for the single door baggage, that is actually one of the seven SGU’s built in 1956 to replace the steam engines and allow the Caribou to become fully dieselized while providing heat. But you are not far off as two of the SGU’s were converted to small baggage cars (1307 & 1308) in 1964 for branchline mixed train duty.

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