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CP's flagship Canadian accelerates out of North Bay on the way to its next station stop at Sudbury.  Tonight, consecutively numbered GP9s 8517 & 8518 are in command of #1 instead of the usual A-B combination of Fs. 

The geeps didn't quite blend with the stainless coaches, nor did the RS10s that also saw duty on this train, but part of the fun was anticipating what would show up on any particular day. And by this late date in the Canadian's history, what with all the red ink, I'm not sure that CP even cared.
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Caption: CP's flagship Canadian accelerates out of North Bay on the way to its next station stop at Sudbury. Tonight, consecutively numbered GP9s 8517 & 8518 are in command of #1 instead of the usual A-B combination of Fs.

The geeps didn't quite blend with the stainless coaches, nor did the RS10s that also saw duty on this train, but part of the fun was anticipating what would show up on any particular day. And by this late date in the Canadian's history, what with all the red ink, I'm not sure that CP even cared.

Photographer:
James Adeney [246] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/20/1976 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8517 (search)
Train Symbol: #1 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: North Bay (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Those two are a long way from their home base at Calgary, that’s for sure. IIRC they were assigned out west and rarely seen east of T-Bay (only had 65mph gearing despite SG’s), but it seems near the end of CP operation and during VIA things got a little sloppy…throw in failing 1400′s and all the SG RS10 retirements during the VIA era and…

  2. Beautiful shot James!

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