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Starting several months previous to this photo date, the unit trains of sulphur empties would, on occasion, bring a bunch of grain hoppers on the headend (biggie sized in this instance). Dropped off where??? I don't know, Lac La Biche maybe? This was a long train with the grain cars, the caboose has yet to appear away down there in the brown of hoppers and trees. The shadows are already very long for 14:00 in the afternoon, amazing weather for December, no snow. Caboose 79605 at the rear.
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Caption: Starting several months previous to this photo date, the unit trains of sulphur empties would, on occasion, bring a bunch of grain hoppers on the headend (biggie sized in this instance). Dropped off where??? I don't know, Lac La Biche maybe? This was a long train with the grain cars, the caboose has yet to appear away down there in the brown of hoppers and trees. The shadows are already very long for 14:00 in the afternoon, amazing weather for December, no snow. Caboose 79605 at the rear.

Photographer:
A.J. Foyt [308] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/08/1987 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4232 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Kerensky (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Nice photo, I like the lighting, and all the stripes lined up.

  2. As nature intended?

  3. With just 2 years to go (Dec.4th/89 seems to be the final day for F’s), how many more instances of 3 B’s were likely to happen. Glad I caught one. The “If Only” game, if only that trailing painted window B had been behind the 4232, an ABA set of B units would have been the result. LOL :-) As they are here, that is the 9195, 9107 and 9104. The F units were on short time, the 4232 had a similar fate. Re-built in 91, I believe, to the 7035. By June, 2000, the 7035 was off the roster.

  4. This is a great photo. Among other things, it highlights the subtle differences in CN vs CP units. For example, cab units MU-ed nose to nose & also those CN “lightweight” Geeps are interesting. I don’t know whether or not any other road had Geeps with flexicoil trucks.

  5. As-Built, it looks like no other GP, of any variety, came with these trucks. (The US army had GP’s delivered with type A switcher trucks, the ones found under almost every switcher, that would make for a long day at work for the engine-man, rough riding) The CN’s 1900′s came with them and at this same time when CN was having theirs delivered, the Chicago & Illinois Midland took delivery of 2 RS1325′s. These look just like a 1900, the difference being a sloped down short hood and smaller number boards. The New Haven had flexicoil 4 wheel trucks on the front of their FL9′s, but, the wheelbase on these was a foot longer. Info gleaned from The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide.

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