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KEEPING AN EYE IN KELLIGREWS - Travelling 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 a rearward view of CN Train No. 208, the Carbonear Mixed, departing Kelligrews for St. John's while westbound freight CN No. 401 waits on the siding in the background on June 22, 1967. His unique vantage point was accessed by climbing on top of a boxcar with his friend Jim who while standing alongside him, captured pretty much an identical image. John and Jim's eye for the human element emphasized the conductor and rear brakeman keeping watch on the two observers with the younger being protected by the older as the train passes by. Caboose 6009 was originally built as second class coach 114 in 1902 for the Newfoundland Railway and later converted for both crew and passengers for branchline service. The community of Kelligrews was made famous in the Newfoundland folk song 'Kelligrews Soiree' by balladeer Johnny Burke in 1904 and recorded by dozens since then. More of 1967 John Freyseng 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: KEEPING AN EYE IN KELLIGREWS - Travelling 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 a rearward view of CN Train No. 208, the Carbonear Mixed, departing Kelligrews for St. John's while westbound freight CN No. 401 waits on the siding in the background on June 22, 1967. His unique vantage point was accessed by climbing on top of a boxcar with his friend Jim who while standing alongside him, captured pretty much an identical image. John and Jim's eye for the human element emphasized the conductor and rear brakeman keeping watch on the two observers with the younger being protected by the older as the train passes by. Caboose 6009 was originally built as second class coach 114 in 1902 for the Newfoundland Railway and later converted for both crew and passengers for branchline service. The community of Kelligrews was made famous in the Newfoundland folk song 'Kelligrews Soiree' by balladeer Johnny Burke in 1904 and recorded by dozens since then. More of 1967 John Freyseng 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 801 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 208 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Kelligrews, MP 19 (search)
City/Town: Kelligrews (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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3 Comments
  1. This is excellent

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Amazing

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