Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.



Led by a classic A-B-A set of covered wagons, CN's Nanticoke steel train approaches Stelco's Lake Erie Works.  Late summer 1986 kept photographers occupied with this train as the days of the F7s were waning.  Most shots on this site past September 1986 include GP9s in the consist:August 26: Climbing the hill through Dundas, Arnold MooneyAugust 29: Mile 1 Dundas, Arnold MooneyAugust 30: At Hamilton Shops, Photographer UnknownSeptember 2: Mile 1 Dundas,  Arnold MooneyJames P. Marcus Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©James P. Marcus Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection all rights reserved.



Caption: Led by a classic A-B-A set of covered wagons, CN's Nanticoke steel train approaches Stelco's Lake Erie Works. Late summer 1986 kept photographers occupied with this train as the days of the F7s were waning. Most shots on this site past September 1986 include GP9s in the consist:

August 26: Climbing the hill through Dundas, Arnold Mooney
August 29: Mile 1 Dundas, Arnold Mooney
August 30: At Hamilton Shops, Photographer Unknown
September 2: Mile 1 Dundas, Arnold Mooney

James P. Marcus Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.

Photographer:
James P. Marcus Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection [393] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/01/1986 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9166, CN 9195, CN 9167 (search)
Train Symbol: 725 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Hagersville Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Nanticoke (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=50363
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

22 Favourites
View count: 347 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 49074

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.

All comments must be positive in nature and abide by site rules. Anything else may be removed without warning.

4 Comments
  1. So I have a question for Arnold and the others who were chasing these at the time : was it known the F units were on the way out???

    Oh to have seen this… at least I can stare with great admiration at the pictures you guys have shared with thanks :)

  2. Oh those F units! Miss seeing them. Loved the look of them….likely that love came from my first train set. Or was it the zebra striped paint scheme? Dunno….but just the look of these engines always brings back great memories of seeing them as a kid.

  3. When the train was started,the roadmaster based in Hamilton was the person who started the train with this power. I forget his name.Check Green Frog Videos as I think the former Canrail Video might be available from them. Bruce

  4. I know you are all on the edge of your seat for the Coronado Sub. report :-) . The summer of 85 was the last big summer for f-unit action in Redwater. You knew something was up when they, pretty much all, returned to the mother ship in 86. The odd sighting of the 9172 was about it for 1986, except for a number of B units (both varieties). The 9167 returned in 87 for what seemed a monotonous run, you’d just about have given anything to see a different A unit. It’s last run, which also brought a close of all f units on the Coronado, was on July 25th, 1988. So, by 1986 with just a few B units working, it seemed to me that the f units big day on the rails was over. They were now all grouped where they could be stripped of parts and/or sent to Stelco and/or sold. To this day, there is not a better diesel sound than a group of f’s hauling, IMO :-) .

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2022 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us