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It was a different group of photographers on the bridge back in 1978, but I don't think any of us took the sight and sound of three geeps for granted.  Wide cabs were on the way to becoming the paradigm, and lash-ups like this were the exception, rather than the rule.

Of note is lead geep 4418 with the large headlight.  The other two are 4576 & 4509.
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Caption: It was a different group of photographers on the bridge back in 1978, but I don't think any of us took the sight and sound of three geeps for granted. Wide cabs were on the way to becoming the paradigm, and lash-ups like this were the exception, rather than the rule.

Of note is lead geep 4418 with the large headlight. The other two are 4576 & 4509.

Photographer:
James Adeney [246] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/10/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4418 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Bayview Jct. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Interesting BCOF (box car on flat) – long live the Geep !

  2. Funky, many of the early Geeps had the “Garbage can” headlights, and some (at least on CP) had them swapped out. Others, like this CN one, had a sealed beam insert added inside the housing to replace the single bulb and reflector. The unit at the TRHA has a sealed beam insert on one end, and the original single bulb on the other!

    What also makes this shot neat is those ONR boxcars that look like they’ve been converted to haul woodchips.

  3. Great capture, James – interesting shot. Love the unrebuilt GP9′s!

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