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On Saturday 1974-12-14, E&N freight train No. 52 to Victoria with GP9s 8668 and 8819 and in-transit idling Baldwin 8004 was much later than usual, probably held for urgent traffic off the barge at Wellcox in Nanaimo, so headed in at the siding at Cobble Hill to clear RDC-1 9199 on passenger train No. 1 which appeared right on time at 0930 PST.  Working graveyard shift at Victoria roundhouse put me in prime position to know No. 52 was late, providing an excellent opportunity to catch the meet.

Note the rotating white beacon above the RDC’s headlight, part of a conspicuity test by the National Research Council, an alternate to the Gyralight usually carried below the window on the end door.  That test ended on CP 9199 on 1975-01-05.
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Caption: On Saturday 1974-12-14, E&N freight train No. 52 to Victoria with GP9s 8668 and 8819 and in-transit idling Baldwin 8004 was much later than usual, probably held for urgent traffic off the barge at Wellcox in Nanaimo, so headed in at the siding at Cobble Hill to clear RDC-1 9199 on passenger train No. 1 which appeared right on time at 0930 PST. Working graveyard shift at Victoria roundhouse put me in prime position to know No. 52 was late, providing an excellent opportunity to catch the meet.

Note the rotating white beacon above the RDC’s headlight, part of a conspicuity test by the National Research Council, an alternate to the Gyralight usually carried below the window on the end door. That test ended on CP 9199 on 1975-01-05.

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Ken Perry [96] (more) (contact)
Date: 1974-12-14 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 9199 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 1 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Victoria sub. (31.1) (search)
City/Town: Cobble Hill (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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