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Occasionally, typically to verify some just-completed maintenance such as traction motor changeout was okay, the 0600 yard crew at Victoria was provided a Baldwin roadswitcher instead of the usual MLW S-3, and on Thursday 1975-03-06 that was the assignment for 8003.  Immediately north (by timetable, west by compass) of the Johnson Street bridge over Victoria harbour, a spur connected down a grade to an interchange with CN, and in this shot the yard crew is returning upgrade and crossing over the Harbour Road bridge just before reaching the main track switch.  This photo was taken from an overpass of Esquimalt Road that is today’s end of track at mileage 0.2.

Completely unknown to me at that time, it was only five days before shutdown of all seven remaining Baldwin roadswitcher units was begun, so this was a happy coincidence of sunshine and blind luck timing and my camera if ever there was one.
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Caption: Occasionally, typically to verify some just-completed maintenance such as traction motor changeout was okay, the 0600 yard crew at Victoria was provided a Baldwin roadswitcher instead of the usual MLW S-3, and on Thursday 1975-03-06 that was the assignment for 8003. Immediately north (by timetable, west by compass) of the Johnson Street bridge over Victoria harbour, a spur connected down a grade to an interchange with CN, and in this shot the yard crew is returning upgrade and crossing over the Harbour Road bridge just before reaching the main track switch. This photo was taken from an overpass of Esquimalt Road that is today’s end of track at mileage 0.2.

Completely unknown to me at that time, it was only five days before shutdown of all seven remaining Baldwin roadswitcher units was begun, so this was a happy coincidence of sunshine and blind luck timing and my camera if ever there was one.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [166] (more) (contact)
Date: 1975-03-06 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8003 (search)
Train Symbol: 0600 Yard (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Victoria sub. (0.2) (search)
City/Town: Victoria (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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  1. Very nice.

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