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Everything is covered in ice, the trees are white, the Dover flour mill (Now owned by P&H) continues to churn out product, and to the left is the former Grand River Railway head office building, now preserved and used by an advertising agency. T72 has 51 cars in tow and the motive power growls as they have accelerated into high notch for the 2.5% grade. It was  9 years ago I last did this shot..  and one can see it's growing in and getting difficult!
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Caption: Winter has briefly returned, with an overnight ice storm the trees are white and drooping with the added weight.

What's in this scene? Top right is the rather tall Dover flour mill (Now owned by P&H) continuing to churn out product, and a former Rail customer (the siding went between the left of the mill and the office at left) - that office is the former Grand River Railway head office building, now preserved and used by an advertising agency. I would imagine many 'fans who wanted to get permission to shoot the Preston Shops (which were to left out of sight) and all the GRR power and motors would have had to go into this building to get permission. (Anyone remember for sure?)

Back to the train - T72 has 51 cars in tow and the motive power growls as the crew accelerates the RPM for the 2.5% grade. I have done this scene before, back in 2007.. and one can see it's growing in and getting difficult to pull off!

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [801] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/25/2016 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 3042 (search)
Train Symbol: T72-25 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Preston, CPR Waterloo Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Preston (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Uhm I just want to say…. it’s not easy to do, and if you have a fear of heights…..don’t attempt it.

    But I let the cat out of the bag by posting my shot from 2007 a number of years back. :) But trees grow and grow.. and grow.. :)

  2. Me too, Marcus. I was wondering if he was slipping someone a twenty, and then getting to climb something.

  3. Nice angle, didn’t know it was possible.

  4. Thank you Arnold.

  5. Really nice, dude.

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