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With lots of smoke, a CP westbound throttles up, taking "a run at the hill" to Orrs Lake. The train is still occupying the Dundas Street crossing (protected by a watchman in the distant tower) and will soon cross the Grand River as the operator at the Galt station--no doubt on the platform--inspects the train. Power is Western Lines GP9 8535, SGU-equipped RS10 8559, and an unidentified FPA2 or FA2. "OS Galt..."
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Caption: With lots of smoke, a CP westbound throttles up, taking "a run at the hill" to Orrs Lake. The train is still occupying the Dundas Street crossing (protected by a watchman in the distant tower) and will soon cross the Grand River as the operator at the Galt station--no doubt on the platform--inspects the train. Power is Western Lines GP9 8535, SGU-equipped RS10 8559, and an unidentified FPA2 or FA2. "OS Galt..."

Photographer:
Doug Page [377] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/ /1974 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8535 (search)
Train Symbol: westbound (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Galt (search)
City/Town: Galt (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. There really aren’t words for what a fabulous piece of history this shot is. The volume of change is immeasurable.

  2. A solid maroon and grey consist in 1974 is a pretty good catch!

  3. Very cool – I can see the Grand River Railway electric poles seem to be cut down but not removed yet as the track in foreground in pavement was the GRR station track I believe!

  4. Correction on the date—March 1973 (not ‘74)

  5. Amazing photo. That would have sounded incredible going up the hill.

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