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A gray sunny day. Mid-October days along the curve at mile 2 Dundas (just off York Rd) were to me a great experience. There was a brief period around that time, due to CN shoring up the banks there, that the area was devoid of vegetation and a great shooting angle had opened up. And the maples were ablaze. This was one of those perfect mornings. And along comes #148 !! All Gray!!!  Most unusual. Leaser CEFX 3105 was sandwiched between two   SD40-3s, remanufactured (1998) former GCFX locomotives that began lives as CN SD40s. This location is now pretty much overgrown and photography is very limited, as one would have to stand far too close to the rail than is safe. Image shot with Mamiya 645 400ISO neg. Sun angle past 1030 here becomes dicey for eastbounds such as this.
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Caption: A gray sunny day. Mid-October days along the curve at mile 2 Dundas (just off York Rd) were to me a great experience. There was a brief period around that time, due to CN shoring up the banks there, that the area was devoid of vegetation and a great shooting angle had opened up. And the maples were ablaze. This was one of those perfect mornings. And along comes #148 !! All Gray!!! Most unusual. Leaser CEFX 3105 was sandwiched between two SD40-3s, remanufactured (1998) former GCFX locomotives that began lives as CN SD40s. This location is now pretty much overgrown and photography is very limited, as one would have to stand far too close to the rail than is safe. Image shot with Mamiya 645 400ISO neg. Sun angle past 1030 here becomes dicey for eastbounds such as this.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [817] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/10/2006 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN (WC) 6943 (search)
Train Symbol: #148 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas Sub. (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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11 Comments
  1. Beautiful shot Arnold.

  2. Ahh okay gotcha. Does CN still have these?

  3. That was one of the GTW SD40′s from the KCS on the test train..these were ex WC SD40′s

  4. I do miss those grey engines. It was great when one ran through here on the test train last spring.

  5. Glad you got the shot Arnold. Well done.

  6. Yeah, Glenn, there was about 3 years and then it became overgrown again. I did a considerable amount of “brush-cutting” but it all was in vain. Fast growing thorn bushes on the sheer drop off were too hard to get at, and I got scratched up for my efforts and finally gave up. Worse, the damn things stayed green and ruined the ‘fall colour’ effect in the foreground. Fun while it lasted.

  7. Those maples are awesome! Too bad, like you said, the vegetation is out of control here now.

  8. Now that’s a lucky shot :) nice work!

  9. Honestly, I find this picture quite spectacular. The colours and the train work together very well. The photo does not require any extra colour from the audience. There, I put my pencil crayons away. :-)

  10. You’re quite the comedian. Where can I find you on youtube. ? :o )

  11. Oh my goodness Arnold! This one is going to blow the top off the Gold Star Meter. Very excellent. Picking my lower jaw up off the floor now. :-)

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