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On Vancouver Island, Thursday 1976-04-01 was frosty, and G12 CN 991 was left idling overnight at Deerholme to prevent freeze-up, leading to an excessive accumulation of exhaust system deposits.  Well aware of the unpleasant smoke likely to affect the tailend crew, the engineer worked the engine against full-set engine brakes to “clear its throat” on a short run eastward before tying onto the distant pole loads and caboose for a run down to the barge slip at Cowichan Bay.
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Caption: On Vancouver Island, Thursday 1976-04-01 was frosty, and G12 CN 991 was left idling overnight at Deerholme to prevent freeze-up, leading to an excessive accumulation of exhaust system deposits. Well aware of the unpleasant smoke likely to affect the tailend crew, the engineer worked the engine against full-set engine brakes to “clear its throat” on a short run eastward before tying onto the distant pole loads and caboose for a run down to the barge slip at Cowichan Bay.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [177] (more) (contact)
Date: 1976-04-01 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 991 (search)
Train Symbol: Cowichan Bay Turn (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Cowichan sub. (58.0) (search)
City/Town: Deerholme (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Very nice. Haven’t seen many shots of these units on Vancouver Island. A fair number from their L&PS days though.

  2. Awesome action.

  3. This is incredible

  4. That’s a good hogger.

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