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The Seventies C P  ….   … that is CP Rail a division of Canadian Pacific Limited...


   ….when every CP Rail train was an adventure in motive power variety..... 


    ….and  MLW  Power  Ruled !


    two C424's (#4203, 42x6), two RS-18's, a RS-3 (#8459) power a regular scheduled westbound, likely #915, with two in transit ex CP Rail VIA FP7A's ( VIA 1416, 14xx),  
   

     near milepost 160 Belleville Subdivision, April 29, 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   noteworthy....TOFC loads on the head end....


   ...the ex CP Rail  VIA 1400's (and  ex CP Rail VIA 1900's)  were a common sight on the Belleville Subdivison as the units cycled through maintenance schedules at the CP Rail Montreal shop, 


   the in transit F's would cease June 17, 1979 when VIA trains 1 & 2, Canadian Canadien, commenced origination from Montreal's Central Station, 


   (and concurrently VIA trains 3 & 4, Super Continental, commenced origination from Toronto Union Station), 


   by that time the Budd built dome cars: ex CP Rail Skyline and ex CP Rail Park cars were cleared to enter MCS


   sdfourty
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The Seventies C P …. … that is CP Rail a division of Canadian Pacific Limited...

….when every CP Rail train was an adventure in motive power variety.....

….and MLW Power Ruled !

two C424's (#4203, 42x6), two RS-18's, a RS-3 (#8459) power a regular scheduled westbound, likely #915, with two in transit ex CP Rail VIA FP7A's ( VIA 1416, 14xx),

near milepost 160 Belleville Subdivision, April 29, 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko

noteworthy....TOFC loads on the head end....

...the ex CP Rail VIA 1400's (and ex CP Rail VIA 1900's) were a common sight on the Belleville Subdivison as the units cycled through maintenance schedules at the CP Rail Montreal shop,

the in transit F's would cease June 17, 1979 when VIA trains 1 & 2, Canadian Canadien, commenced origination from Montreal's Central Station,

(and concurrently VIA trains 3 & 4, Super Continental, commenced origination from Toronto Union Station),

by that time the Budd built dome cars: ex CP Rail Skyline and ex CP Rail Park cars were cleared to enter MCS

sdfourty

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Date: 04/29/1979 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP Rail 4203 west (search)
Train Symbol: CP Rail #915 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Belleville Subdivison (search)
City/Town: Newcastle (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Very impressive lash up

  2. Apparently according to Bruce Chapman, by that time the passenger maintenance capabilities at John St. had been reduced to the point that VIA had to deadhead its power and passenger cars from Toronto and Montreal for some of the more intensive maintenance work (St. Luc had the 89mph traction motors for the 1400′s for example). And CP would charge VIA for every move. $$$$$. This lasted for a number of months until it was decided to swap trains and run The Canadian to Montreal, and the Super C to Toronto.

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