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"Full Steam Ahead" !!! Well....open'er up anyway....:o) The engineer really turned on the jets coming thru by the South Siding Switch that is the industrial lead to Chippawa. I had not seen such acceleration there before and I wondered if he was putting on a show for the photographers. Made for an impressive scene as witnessed from grasshopper level in the grass. I often let these trains pass with only a second glance when they had these GP9s leading; never thinking they would someday be almost extinct. CP 8231, 4250, GATX 900 and CP 8238 power this train making a mad dash for the US border.
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Caption: "Full Steam Ahead" !!! Well....open'er up anyway....:o) The engineer really turned on the jets coming thru by the South Siding Switch that is the industrial lead to Chippawa. I had not seen such acceleration there before and I wondered if he was putting on a show for the photographers. Made for an impressive scene as witnessed from grasshopper level in the grass. I often let these trains pass with only a second glance when they had these GP9s leading; never thinking they would someday be almost extinct. CP 8231, 4250, GATX 900 and CP 8238 power this train making a mad dash for the US border.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [946] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/1994 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8231 (search)
Train Symbol: #526 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Hamilton sub. (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. One of those gloomy mornings wherein I just didn’t feel like rising to face the day…….

  2. That was a great time for variety on the CPR.
    A very unusual vantage point for a “Mooney”.

  3. Always do love logging on and seeing a NF picture off the bat…great shot as always

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