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Something I didn't see very often, rarely, actually, was TH&B coming down the CP Waterdown Hill. I was doing the usual late day wander thru the area when I heard a train horn. Coming from the direction of Hamilton West. So I scurried off to this point, hoping to get a shot with the CN "JCT" sign in it. (CP and CN are almost side by side here)  And this was as best as I could do before this short train came into view. It is a bit dark on account it is past 1900 and the sun is behind the hill. But the image is certainly different.
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Caption: Something I didn't see very often, rarely, actually, was TH&B coming down the CP Waterdown Hill. I was doing the usual late day wander thru the area when I heard a train horn. Coming from the direction of Hamilton West. So I scurried off to this point, hoping to get a shot with the CN "JCT" sign in it. (CP and CN are almost side by side here) And this was as best as I could do before this short train came into view. It is a bit dark on account it is past 1900 and the sun is behind the hill. But the image is certainly different.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1714] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/08/1979 (search)
Railway: Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (search)
Reporting Marks: TH&B 402 (search)
Train Symbol: Junction Turn ? (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Goderich Sub. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton Jct (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. This is something I did not know about the TH & Bee (yes, I found that bee photo just a few days ago :-) ). that the GP9′s are long hood forward and GP7 ‘s are short hood forward. Nicely framed by the sign and building Arnold.

  2. It’s hard to picture this scene, because it was all gone by the time I came around. Almost looks like a quite rural station..

  3. Very cool stuff, Arnold. Here’s a well deserved Gold Star for you, Sir! More please. Oh… any Steam??

  4. Extra 1014: being one unit they wouldn’t have the choice unless they wyed the engine. But is this is a fact?

  5. I read this info in one of the captions on a different photo. Just went and checked it out at http://thbrailway.ca/ the TH&B railway historical society. They are also claiming that the 3 GP9′s 401 to 403 were constructed for long hood forward operation.

  6. Very cool shot!

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