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This view from the Finch Ave. bridge shows an eastbound grain train departing Toronto Yard. The power is 4073-8760-4097 and yard engine 6709. The 6709 is an SW-8. The Oshawa yard engine for many years, 6709 is likely returning to Oshawa after some maintenance at Toronto Yard. FP7,4073, a GMD product of October 1952, was regeared to 89 mph and renumbered 1429 in December 1954. As CP moved away from the passenger business the 1429 was renumbered to the original 4073 and back to to 65 mph in October 1965. The extra under frame water tank remains and these FP7s were sometimes used in passenger service in spite of the 65 mph freight gearing.In the foreground MLW S2 7089 goes about switching duties.
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Caption: This view from the Finch Ave. bridge shows an eastbound grain train departing Toronto Yard. The power is 4073-8760-4097 and yard engine 6709. The 6709 is an SW-8. The Oshawa yard engine for many years, 6709 is likely returning to Oshawa after some maintenance at Toronto Yard. FP7,4073, a GMD product of October 1952, was regeared to 89 mph and renumbered 1429 in December 1954. As CP moved away from the passenger business the 1429 was renumbered to the original 4073 and back to to 65 mph in October 1965. The extra under frame water tank remains and these FP7s were sometimes used in passenger service in spite of the 65 mph freight gearing.In the foreground MLW S2 7089 goes about switching duties.

Photographer:
Doug Hately [65] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4073 7089 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Toronto Yard (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. There is nothing better than historic shots; back when all railroaders didn’t hate their employer, yards were vibrant and interesting, paint schemes that spoke of class rather than cheap simplicity. This could be wallpaper!!

  2. This is the Canadian Pacific I remember. What a really great photo. Thanks for posting it Dave.
    The monotonous red engines that all look the same CP rail we have today, if Scotty flew over tonight and beamed the whole works up from the city of Edmonton, I would not miss them.

  3. Sorry Doug, that should have been “Thanks for posting it Doug.” not Dave.

  4. My father loves this shot as it was pretty much the same as when he started working there in ’71.

  5. Wonderful shot!

    IIRC, CP always made sure to keep some small GM switchers around for switching GM’s Oshawa plant, even though most of the 6700′s were usually based out of the Windsor/London area. Same issue I’ve heard for other GM plants serviced by CP (Quebec, etc).

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