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Although the westbound CP Budds out of Buffalo were running a bit late this day; an hour later than their advertised 1810 @Fort Erie; it must have been dismal weather seeing I could not freeze the motion of the train coming off the International Bridge. My shutter speed must have been around 60th/sec.
CP Budds 9021 - 9308 are on this run.  There was just over a year to go before TH&B/CP would be able to opt out of this service. And the daily run from Toronto to Exchange St, Buffalo and return would be no longer.
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Caption: Although the westbound CP Budds out of Buffalo were running a bit late this day; an hour later than their advertised 1810 @Fort Erie; it must have been dismal weather seeing I could not freeze the motion of the train coming off the International Bridge. My shutter speed must have been around 60th/sec. CP Budds 9021 - 9308 are on this run. There was just over a year to go before TH&B/CP would be able to opt out of this service. And the daily run from Toronto to Exchange St, Buffalo and return would be no longer.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1784] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/07/1980 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 9021 (search)
Train Symbol: # 183 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: International Bridge (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. The speed must have been far higher than 10 MPH…????

    LOL seems impossible not to get frozen motion at 1/60th at 10 mph

  2. I got thinking I might have still had the old Miranda Sensorex (something like that) which had a speed of 1/45th. But still, the Budds must have been doing more like 20 MPH. I do not recall the speed limit back then. Now….perhaps if I could find an old TT… :o )

  3. The 10 per starts on the bridge (you can see the sign) at least that’s what I think it means, being a photographer, not a railroader, I could be wrong

  4. I should have looked a little closer. Looks like the boys “wound ‘er up” on leaving though. Only to have to stop in a couple hundred feet at the station. I have not checked the bridge these days but it seems to be a higher limit now.

  5. Arnold, great picture despite the weather – the slight blur adds the feeling of movement. In steam days, it was smoke from the stack, steam from the cylinders or the whistle that indicated movement, but with diesels, have to look for other signs of speed. Also, a most interesting location, showing the iconic metal bridge name so clearly with a tantalizing glimpse of the old Bridge station. Well done. John

  6. Well, thanks, John. I agree about the blur, but I do wonder what speed that camera was set at.
    Nice old bridge; and a small corner of the B-1 station (train order office) which was moved that same year to a park, if I remember correctly. It now ‘lives’ over by CN 6218.

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