Thursday, December 25, 2008

Canadian National Railways 5152, Prince Rupert, 1957. 1st Class 196 with a double header lead by 4-6-2 5152 getting ready to head east. Double headed varnish was not common, but not unheard of when the cannery's were cranking out salmon. Two or three extra express reefers brimming with fresh salmon needed a little boost to market!

Departure time was always an electric experience, watching the train crew fussing around with this and that. Then two sharp blasts of that magnificent steam whistle!

Hope you have a pleasant Holiday!

Robert in Port Townsend

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Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

My last comment just disappeared into the Abyss known as Cyberspace. Lets try again.

I truly enjoy coming here to visit, your blog is an Oasis in the sea known as the Internet. To answer your last question to my last comment, when I get a free moment (Working Spare Board for Calgary Transit at strange hours doesn't give much free time) I'll dust off some more pictures and post on the Blog for my Dad.

Again wishing you a truly Wonderful Christmas


Robert in Port Townsend said...

Thanks, Bill! We are looking forward to a very GOOD New Year!

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