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Canadian Pacific SW1200RS 8147 leads a 4-pack of sister SW's running "Elephant Style" westbound through Lambton Park on the Galt Sub, in the Fall of 1969. Intended for branchline use, CP's SW1200RS units often found themselves in mainline service in solid packs of 3 or 4 units.
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Caption: Canadian Pacific SW1200RS 8147 leads a 4-pack of sister SW's running "Elephant Style" westbound through Lambton Park on the Galt Sub, in the Fall of 1969. Intended for branchline use, CP's SW1200RS units often found themselves in mainline service in solid packs of 3 or 4 units.

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Bill Thomson [386] (more) (contact)
Date: Fall 1969 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8147 (search)
Train Symbol: CP wbnd (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Lambton - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Nothing short of amazing. Great stuff.

  2. Beautiful photo!

  3. These ‘pups” along with the “rockets” (RS-23 8000′s) were acquired for branchline operation and thus a less strenuous use, not main line speed, tonnage and 7 day a week utilization. The result of them being used on week-ends for main line tonnage trains was a big increase in maintenance costs.

    There was no better branchline unit built than the GMD SW1200RS with road trucks.

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