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I don't shoot off the Courtice Road bridge often, but it's a nice spot when the light, and the power, is good. Here we have 6037, 9003, and 5959 leading 235's train past Darlington siding on their run to Toronto Yard, which was still a yard in 2009. I shot the last run of the last five MLW's here in June of 1998 in similar light on train 923. That was a photographers delight, made to order by a few folks at St Luc whos names many here could probably guess at. Three C424's and two RS-18's; a nice send off to the era of 251's on CP. Pity the SD40-2 did not get the same treatment, as they made a far greater contribution to the company than the MLW's, having held down the vast majority of road assignments for decades, not to mention being favoured far above the MLW's by road and maintenance crews alike. One assumes management was also pleased with GM's rugged six motor, given the 400 plus copies they bought new. But CP is a different company in 2016 than they were in 1998, and the SD40-2 era has passed largely in the same way they spent their service lives... unremarked. 1901hrs.
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Caption: I don't shoot off the Courtice Road bridge often, but it's a nice spot when the light, and the power, is good. Here we have 6037, 9003, and 5959 leading 235's train past Darlington siding on their run to Toronto Yard, which was still a yard in 2009. I shot the last run of the last five MLW's here in June of 1998 in similar light on train 923. That was a photographers delight, made to order by a few folks at St Luc whos names many here could probably guess at. Three C424's and two RS-18's; a nice send off to the era of 251's on CP. Pity the SD40-2 did not get the same treatment, as they made a far greater contribution to the company than the MLW's, having held down the vast majority of road assignments for decades, not to mention being favoured far above the MLW's by road and maintenance crews alike. One assumes management was also pleased with GM's rugged six motor, given the 400 plus copies they bought new. But CP is a different company in 2016 than they were in 1998, and the SD40-2 era has passed largely in the same way they spent their service lives... unremarked. 1901hrs.

Photographer:
Mike Lockwood [259] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/31/2009 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 6037 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 235 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Belleville Sub (search)
City/Town: Darlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Sorry abut the Todd Mike. I don’t know what I was thinking. I had just checked your name and I type in Todd.

  2. Really, really nice Todd. Evening sun and trains are a natch. The greens and the red are fantastic. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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