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Unbelievable could be one of many words said about this years Canada day. After spending almost a whole day trying to track 5743's moves in Windsor the day before and trying to figure the reason why they were being unpredictable, I decided at the end of the day that the chances of the famous SD40-2 leading an eastbound would be slim to none, especially in shootable lighting. Still, I decided to wake up at 5:30 am to turn on my scanner for some hope. Only 30 minutes after, and being half sleep, I heard the crew of 134/2-H89 call themselves CP 5743 East. Safe to say I was immediately was no longer half-asleep...
The chase began with me running out of my house at 6 am in the morning, and chased him to my first spot; here at the Tilbury curve. Something you could literally dream about in a railfans mind; waiting out in the country with the early morning birds chirping, hearing a horn in the distance, with a SD40 rounding the curve. The weather couldn't of been more perfect today, and I do not think I could ever have this experience with a SD40 ever again...
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Caption: Unbelievable could be one of many words said about this years Canada day. After spending almost a whole day trying to track 5743's moves in Windsor the day before and trying to figure the reason why they were being unpredictable, I decided at the end of the day that the chances of the famous SD40-2 leading an eastbound would be slim to none, especially in shootable lighting. Still, I decided to wake up at 5:30 am to turn on my scanner for some hope. Only 30 minutes after, and being half sleep, I heard the crew of 134/2-H89 call themselves CP 5743 East. Safe to say I was immediately was no longer half-asleep... The chase began with me running out of my house at 6 am in the morning, and chased him to my first spot; here at the Tilbury curve. Something you could literally dream about in a railfans mind; waiting out in the country with the early morning birds chirping, hearing a horn in the distance, with a SD40 rounding the curve. The weather couldn't of been more perfect today, and I do not think I could ever have this experience with a SD40 ever again...

Photographer:
Amer Odobasic [42] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/01/2024 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific Kansas City (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5743 (search)
Train Symbol: CPKC 134 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CPKC Windsor Sub (search)
City/Town: Windsor (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. That’s a really nice shot and caption to go along with it.

  2. Understating the insanity of 5743 defying Class 1 logic every step of the way to lead… it’s competitors being an ECO (crews love these) and a KCS ACe (management loves these). 2283 W was the plan the day prior with 5743 sandwiched in between the other 2 until the crew wyed the first 2 units (preventing the ACe from leading) to make 5743 lead 2-135. A repitition of Toronto moves by Windsor to give that stinky 710 another middle finger and prevent KCS 4127 E from becoming reality could only be explained by 5743 being the only non-bad order of the consist. Power shortages are fun for us photographers no doubt, and good shot!

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