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Crossing William St westbound in downtown Chatham is CP 4218 leading PNC 900 and an unknown unit. The crossing tower is visible in the background, the station is not.  Interesting old billboard on the left; we do not hear much of Electrohome any more.  And it looks like an "Expos" player depicted; the Blue Bores had not yet come into being. Regarding that second unit, I am quite sure it is number 900, as I had seen it before in Hamilton, but am unable to find any record of it.  No doubt one of our RP experts will be able to help me out.
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Caption: Crossing William St westbound in downtown Chatham is CP 4218 leading PNC 900 and an unknown unit. The crossing tower is visible in the background, the station is not. Interesting old billboard on the left; we do not hear much of Electrohome any more. And it looks like an "Expos" player depicted; the Blue Bores had not yet come into being. Regarding that second unit, I am quite sure it is number 900, as I had seen it before in Hamilton, but am unable to find any record of it. No doubt one of our RP experts will be able to help me out.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [946] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/xx/1974 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4218 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Windsor Sub. (search)
City/Town: Chatham (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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11 Comments
  1. Can’t recall, Todd. It has been too long. Might have been a couple of ties or something, but I’m not more than a foot or so off the ground if I was. You’re taller than me……….:o)

  2. I think this is a challenge to time machine this photo….! So much has changed. It seems like you were standing on something Arnold to take this photo???

  3. If I’m not mistaken, I believe CP C424 8300/4200 was the pioneering Alco/MLW ‘Century’ unit. Truly sad that she was not deemed valuable enough to preserve:(

  4. WOW, very unique photo, Ive always had a soft spot for CP’s C424′s. The RS27 was the forefather of the C424 so fits in nicely here, not to mention CP 4200, ex 8300 was made using a number of components used on the RS27.

  5. That’s the first thing I noticed, it does look like an Expos player!

  6. Looks like some one had to take their motor car off on the crossing to clear the westbound.

  7. Yes, Mr. Snakey….I see on a PNC site this particular unit was sold to Peabody Coal in November 1974.

  8. Thanks, sneaky snake.

  9. Did the CP ever wash their locomotives—back in the day they were as grimy as today’s modern power

  10. PNC = Precsion National Corp

  11. PNC 900 and 901 were RS27′s on long term lease; had a single front windshield. Neat engine.

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