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Heading east on the TCH I heard Via No.1 on my radio and drove into Walsh for a shot passing elevators, and Lo & behold to my surprise an E unit leading followed by 2 RS18's
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Caption: Heading east on the TCH I heard Via No.1 on my radio and drove into Walsh for a shot passing elevators, and Lo & behold to my surprise an E unit leading followed by 2 RS18's

Photographer:
Bill Hooper [177] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/24/1980 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: Via 1800 (search)
Train Symbol: Via No. 1 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: MP 115 CP Maple Creek Sub. (search)
City/Town: Walsh (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Classic.

  2. This E8 is actually 1899 (formerly 1802). The other VIA E8 (1898, nee-1800) had a convenient spotting feature – its front porthole panel was flipped around at some point, leaving a larger gap between the cab door and the porthole. It also had two MU receptacle hatches installed on the nose. VIA 1899 kept the standard porthole arrangement and only received one MU receptacle, as seen above. Both units had been re-numbered by early June of 1980 to avoid conflict with the CP RS18u rebuilding program.

    It’s always great to see shots of these rare units. Thanks for posting!

  3. Very Nice. Those are actually steam generator equipped RS-10′s.

  4. I love RR photos which include those wooden grain elevators on the prairies. Thanks for a memorable catch.

  5. That’s a spectacular catch! Glad you stopped for it!

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