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The Starlight is putting in its daily afternoon appearance (usually anytime after 4:00) with TH&B 77, 76, 71, and CP 8783, on this foggy day in March.  The CP unit will be used on the Goderich job for the week.  During the long summer days one could also shoot Starlight's return trip, as well as catching the power turning on the wye in Hamilton.At one time CP, TH&B, and PC each contributed a set of power for this train on a three day cycle, i.e., CP on day 1, TH&B day 2, PC day 3, and then back to CP.  It continued for a while into the Conrail era until they sold their interest in the TH&B to CP.
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Caption: The Starlight is putting in its daily afternoon appearance (usually anytime after 4:00) with TH&B 77, 76, 71, and CP 8783, on this foggy day in March. The CP unit will be used on the Goderich job for the week. During the long summer days one could also shoot Starlight's return trip, as well as catching the power turning on the wye in Hamilton.
At one time CP, TH&B, and PC each contributed a set of power for this train on a three day cycle, i.e., CP on day 1, TH&B day 2, PC day 3, and then back to CP. It continued for a while into the Conrail era until they sold their interest in the TH&B to CP.

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James Adeney [233] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/26/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: THB 77 (search)
Train Symbol: CP Starlight (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Desjardins (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Nice pose James. But I believe you are confusing this train with the nightly KINNEAR; or as it was symboled by PC, FT-1 and TF-2 (later Conrail BUCP and CPBU). Thats where the ‘ dedicated’ motive power was assigned. STARLIGHT was always just a CP turn to Aberdeen Yard. The fact that “we” were able to catch TH&B and PC power on it, was due to CP using such power as it laid over in Agincourt for 20 hours. And they were so power short in the 70s, it made sense. If/when CP actually had their own power available, that’s when you could catch it as a true CP train.

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