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A broken rail caused early-morning southbound freight No. 52 to derail just south of South Wellington on Vancouver Island on Wednesday 1974-02-20.  Lead GP9 8531 had only its rear truck derailed, and the crew members were fine, but GP9 8613 was well and truly off and Baldwin 8005 went over so far it’s internals were damaged and that was its last run.

This location is just one and a half miles south of the head-on collision on 1973-06-12 which ended the working lives of Baldwins 8006, 8007, 8008 and 8011.
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Caption: A broken rail caused early-morning southbound freight No. 52 to derail just south of South Wellington on Vancouver Island on Wednesday 1974-02-20. Lead GP9 8531 had only its rear truck derailed, and the crew members were fine, but GP9 8613 was well and truly off and Baldwin 8005 went over so far its internals were damaged and that was its last run.

This location is just one and a half miles south of the head-on collision on 1973-06-12 which ended the working lives of Baldwins 8006, 8007, 8008 and 8011.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [87] (more) (contact)
Date: 1974-02-20 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8531 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 52 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Victoria sub. (66.8) (search)
City/Town: South Wellington (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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One Comment
  1. Quite a remarkable image in many ways. A derailment…a Baldwin!! and so sharp a photo for so many years ago.

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