Friday, December 21, 2007

Canadian Pacific Railway - Thompson River

Canadian Pacific Railway. Somewhere near Spence's Bridge. July, 1958. A north-bound pair of CPR Geep-9 V-16's fill the Canyon with their famous two-cycle roar.

Canadian National Railroad is on opposite side of Thompson River. Notice the "cut" through an ancient slide. In a contrast of operating styles, CPR was set up to run short nose ahead, opting for maximum visability. CNR crews demanded extra protection against rock slides, and units were set up to run long nose forward, giving a degree of comfort in the so-called "Deadman's Subdivision!"

Railroad Stuff: (Lead engine) CPR GP-9 8670, built GMD 1957, SN A1126.

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