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CP 5523 leading a westbound around a curve just west of Woodstock on a frigid January 3, 1981
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Caption: CP 5523 leading a westbound through a curve west of Woodstock on a frigid January 3, 1981. While preparing to submit this image, I realized that although the slide was labeled Woodstock, I did not remember exactly where to locate it on the map. Railpictures.ca's map feature came to my rescue. Not only was I able to locate where it was taken but the image by James Gardiner http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17571 is new enough (and mine old enough) to qualify for the Time Machine page. An amazing amount of vegetation has popped up.

Photographer:
Dave Beach [45] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/03/1981 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5523 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Woodstock (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. To answer Mercer’s question, I believe that this was a sulfuric acid train.

  2. Was this a sulphuric acid train ??

  3. Ahh, yet another for the time machine. Great show.

  4. Ah!! Super Freeze. That explains why my notebook has no photo entries between Dec 30/80 and Jan 9/81 !!! Too bloody cold !!! :o ) You had more ambition than I.

  5. Thanks for the comment about the cold. To be young again. I didn’t think of it when I posted the picture but according to a Wikipedia page, the very next day was the coldest temperature ever recorded at Pearson Airport (“The coldest temperature recorded at Toronto Pearson International Airport was −31.3 °C (−24.3 °F) on January 4, 1981, and the coldest windchill recorded was −44.7 on the same day.”). It wasn’t much warmer on the 3rd. We were in Toronto that night; I was shocked that the car started.

  6. Nice. I just get to thinking we won’t go to the store for a bag of milk in miserable cold weather, but think nothing of freezing our (bleep)s off waiting for a train in same.

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