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Could this be another one of those long adventures to see a decent lashup only to see it in overcast lighting? It was sure looking that way. After driving about 200 kilometers to see 420, I struggled to find a location that would be suitable for a lashup such as the one 420 had. Aiming for Baxter at first, it was already at Spence by the time I got up there. I fished for locations, chopping my way down from Spence, and finally found the north end of the siding at Palgrave. It was very much overcast when I got there, however the sun was able to duck below the cloud cover for a good 45 minutes to light up the tracks. Another issue arose when I heard CP 247 would be pulling into the siding to wait, and I feared it would completely block my view of 420. Another sigh of relief when it stopped just short of the Mount Pleasant Road crossing. 420 managed to appear before the sun went down, sporting a large six unit lashup, including CP 8848, NS 9814, CP 8723, 5792, SOO 6061 and CP 3085. The NS unit provided a harsh imbalance in this sea of red, however I'm not complaining. The SOO was by far the talking point of this lashup, as it is the last SOO SD60 in original paint. Standing in weeds about four and a half feet tall, I'm glad I brought my bug repellent. After 420 passed, 247 got underway with a short string of autoracks.
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Caption: Could this be another one of those long adventures to see a decent lashup only to see it in overcast lighting? It was sure looking that way. After driving about 200 kilometers to see 420, I struggled to find a location that would be suitable for a lashup such as the one 420 had. Aiming for Baxter at first, it was already at Spence by the time I got up there. I fished for locations, chopping my way down from Spence, and finally found the north end of the siding at Palgrave. It was very much overcast when I got there, however the sun was able to duck below the cloud cover for a good 45 minutes to light up the tracks. Another issue arose when I heard CP 247 would be pulling into the siding to wait, and I feared it would completely block my view of 420. Another sigh of relief when it stopped just short of the Mount Pleasant Road crossing. 420 managed to appear before the sun went down, sporting a large six unit lashup, including CP 8848, NS 9814, CP 8723, 5792, SOO 6061 and CP 3085. The NS unit provided a harsh imbalance in this sea of red, however I'm not complaining. The SOO was by far the talking point of this lashup, as it is the last SOO SD60 in original paint. Standing in weeds about four and a half feet tall, I'm glad I brought my bug repellent. After 420 passed, 247 got underway with a short string of autoracks.

Photographer:
Daniel Odette [143] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/10/2015 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8848 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 420-08 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 32.2 CP MacTier Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Palgrave (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Nice Catch! It sucks that the SOO unit wasn’t leading though…

  2. Awesome! :D

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