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From Alyth yard in Calgary, CP ran a Princess Turn eastward 75.7 miles on the Brooks sub. mainline to Bassano then eastward 41.7 miles on the Bassano sub. to an oil loadout at Princess.  On Wednesday 1974-10-02, that job was running as timetable train No. 96 with a pair of GP35s, 5004 and 5014, as it passed milepost 125 near the grain elevators at Gleichen, with 27.2 miles to reach the junction at Bassano.

In my ignorance, assuming a turbocharged GM was an SD40, those similar-sounding GP35s were entered into my notebook as 5504 and 5514, with that error not corrected until I got my slides back from that trip!  If only I had known those units would be my exasperating work when they were assigned to CP’s (Port) Coquitlam locomotive facility ten years hence.
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Caption: From Alyth yard in Calgary, CP ran a Princess Turn eastward 75.7 miles on the Brooks sub. mainline to Bassano then eastward 41.7 miles on the Bassano sub. to an oil loadout at Princess. On Wednesday 1974-10-02, that job was running as timetable train No. 96 with a pair of GP35s, 5004 and 5014, as it passed milepost 125 near the grain elevators at Gleichen, with 27.2 miles to reach the junction at Bassano.

In my ignorance, assuming a turbocharged GM was an SD40, those similar-sounding GP35s were entered into my notebook as 5504 and 5514, with that error not corrected until I got my slides back from that trip! If only I had known those units would be my exasperating work when they were assigned to CP’s (Port) Coquitlam locomotive facility ten years hence.

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Ken Perry [161] (more) (contact)
Date: 1974-10-02 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5004 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 96 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Brooks sub. (125.0) (search)
City/Town: Gleichen (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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  1. Fantastic image!

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