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In 1979, the BC government ran a west coast Canada and USA tourist promotion train, with ex CP 2860 Royal Hudson as the attention-raising star.  Here, on its second day, Thursday 1979-03-29, the Good Times ‘79 Express is eastbound on CP at Squilax at 1150 PST, ascending to Notch Hill, with another MLW, BCOL M-420 644, assisting under MU control.  Blind luck on my part that the exhaust rose just enough for sunshine on 644!  That is Little Shuswap Lake below on the upper right, and on the lower right, a typical Shuswap sub. telegraph pole with a pattern of two long, one short, and one long cross arms.

This photo is dedicated to the memory of artist Peter Sawatzky (1922-2012), who came up shortly before train time, waved at me higher up the bank, then blended himself into an inconspicuous spot in the brush.  Can you see him?  A true gentleman railfan photographer.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Ken Perry all rights reserved.



Caption: In 1979, the BC government ran a west coast Canada and USA tourist promotion train, with ex CP 2860 Royal Hudson as the attention-raising star. Here, on its second day, Thursday 1979-03-29, the Good Times ‘79 Express is eastbound on CP at Squilax at 1150 PST, ascending to Notch Hill, with another MLW, BCOL M-420 644, assisting under MU control. Blind luck on my part that the exhaust rose just enough for sunshine on 644! That is Little Shuswap Lake below on the upper right, and on the lower right, a typical Shuswap sub. telegraph pole with a pattern of two long, one short, and one long cross arms.

This photo is dedicated to the memory of artist Peter Sawatzky (1922-2012), who came up shortly before train time, waved at me higher up the bank, then blended himself into an inconspicuous spot in the brush. Can you see him? A true gentleman railfan photographer.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [171] (more) (contact)
Date: 1979-03-29 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: BC 2860 (search)
Train Symbol: Psgr Extra East (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Shuswap (87.0) (search)
City/Town: Squilax (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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  1. I think I can….. anyone else?

  2. Dark area to the left of the roof of the section shed.

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