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CARIBOU NEAR CORNER BROOK - 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. Looking rearward from his unique vantage point in second unit NF210 911, he photographs CN Train No. 102, the eastbound 'Caribou' rounding the high cliffs above the Humber Arm of the Bay of Islands just east of Curling. With the backdrop of the Blomidon Mountains, Engineer Kevin Byrne and Fireman Austin Bennett up ahead will take the 919, 911 and the rest of the consist to its next stop in Corner Brook for a crew change in Newfoundland's second city. This location was the site of one of the worst train disasters on the Island when on September 13, 1966, freight 203 and a yard switcher train collided head on, killing three men and injuring others. 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 in the Fall of 2022.
Copyright Notice: This image ©John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway all rights reserved.



Caption: CARIBOU NEAR CORNER BROOK - 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. Looking rearward from his unique vantage point in second unit NF210 911, he photographs CN Train No. 102, the eastbound 'Caribou' rounding the high cliffs above the Humber Arm of the Bay of Islands just east of Curling. With the backdrop of the Blomidon Mountains, Engineer Kevin Byrne and Fireman Austin Bennett up ahead will take the 919, 911 and the rest of the consist to its next stop in Corner Brook for a crew change in Newfoundland's second city. This location was the site of one of the worst train disasters on the Island when on September 13, 1966, freight 203 and a yard switcher train collided head on, killing three men and injuring others. 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 in the Fall of 2022.

Photographer:
John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway [95] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 919, 911 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 102 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Curling (search)
City/Town: Corner Brook (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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  1. Seems like yesterday, thanks for posting.

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