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Some history leading up to this photo. On Wednesday the 29th at 10:40, 836 came limping into Redwater with the 4606 and 4294 and took the siding. After stopping, the reason why 836 was struggling became apparent, the 4294 was dead. If you can imagine, within a few minutes, the 4606 is burping and stops, out of fuel also. You can hear the conversation on the section radio. Diesel fuel is ordered and put in. Meanwhile, a unit train of sulphur empties go by heading north at 11:10 with 9159, 9194 and 9164. Next at 11:40, 584 heads out with 1082, 1075 and 1081. Those pair make a nice fill in while the units are being refueled :^). Finally at 13:10 they start them up, but, only the 4606 will run. At 13:20, decided to go home. A half hour later they are back, still having problems. At 15:00 they left and made it to Edmonton. At 19:00 a new 836 and crew come rolling through town. They now have the 4314 and 9108 for power. This photo shows the 4314 returning on Thursday at 15:25 as the extra approach's Kerensky siding.
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Caption: Some history leading up to this photo. On Wednesday the 29th at 10:40, 836 came limping into Redwater with the 4606 and 4294 and took the siding. After stopping, the reason why 836 was struggling became apparent, the 4294 was dead. If you can imagine, within a few minutes, the 4606 is burping and stops, out of fuel also. You can hear the conversation on the section radio. Diesel fuel is ordered and put in. Meanwhile, a unit train of sulphur empties go by heading north at 11:10 with 9159, 9194 and 9164. Next at 11:40, 584 heads out with 1082, 1075 and 1081. Those pair make a nice fill in while the units are being refueled :^). Finally at 13:10 they start them up, but, only the 4606 will run. At 13:20, decided to go home. A half hour later they are back, still having problems. At 15:00 they left and made it to Edmonton. At 19:00 a new 836 and crew come rolling through town. They now have the 4314 and 9108 for power. This photo shows the 4314 returning on Thursday at 15:25 as the extra approach's Kerensky siding.

Photographer:
Seth B. [238] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/30/1985 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4314 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra 4314 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Kerensky (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Great image !

  2. Re-reading my caption, to make it more clear, 836 was heading to Cold Lake when it came struggling into town. They left there train of loaded jet fuel tanks in the siding when they left to go back to Edmonton. Even as a cabhop, they only made it a few miles out of town and had to come back and work on the 4606 some more. The 4314 later took the tanks to the air base. I bet the engineer wished he checked the fuel gauges before leaving the shop track.
    IMO, the beetles make the best looking B units, especially when faced like this. Way better than a blunt B end.
    Thanks Mr. Klaucker. :-)

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