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Date: 10/19/21 21:35
CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

Yesterday, I was able to catch Canadian Pacific's D-Day remembrance locomotive as it led a southbound train into the yard at Ottumwa, Iowa.

1) CP 6644 leads train 474 across the bridge from Turkey Island to the (railroad) south bank of the Des Moines River.

2) The SD70ACU is the only unit on the front of the train.

3) 6644 approaches a searchlight signal as an old telephone pole still stands beside the track.








Date: 10/19/21 21:42
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

4) 474 stopped here for a bit for the conductor to throw a switch.

5) A shot of just 6644.

6) Passing the searchlights.

 








Date: 10/19/21 21:47
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

7) 6644 just before it reaches the crossing.

8) The front of 6644.

9) More of 6644's Spitfire-inspired paint scheme.








Date: 10/19/21 21:54
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

10) Approaching the conductor on the ground.

11-12) 6644 starts diverging off the main.
 








Date: 10/19/21 21:58
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

13) There was another switch the conductor had to throw.

And now for a few freight car photos.

14) A trio of loaded Iowa, Chicago, & Eastern flatcars.

15) A Southern Pacific autorack.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/21 22:00 by Agent.








Date: 10/19/21 22:05
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

There was some variety in the number of reporting marks in one line of coil cars.

16) MP 950189

17) CNW 19278

18) CHTT 100511

 








Date: 10/19/21 22:10
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

19-21) ES44AC CP 8943 is a mid-train DPU for 474 today.








Date: 10/19/21 22:13
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

22-23) Going-away shots of the Gevo.






Date: 10/19/21 22:45
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: krm152

Definitely like each and every photo in your series.
Thanks for the super excellent photo posting.
ALLEN 



Date: 10/19/21 23:30
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: pbouzide

Great catch of the DDay unit. 

i was a little confused about the conductor needing to hand throw switches to line the siding. Does the Begin CTC searchlight not govern the siding?



Date: 10/20/21 08:03
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 10/20/21 08:28
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: bobk

Nice catch and shots!



Date: 10/20/21 08:29
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: ntharalson

pbouzide Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Great catch of the DDay unit. 
>
> i was a little confused about the conductor
> needing to hand throw switches to line the siding.
> Does the Begin CTC searchlight not govern the
> siding?

Correct.  The CTC is for Rutledge Hill and does not affect the Ottumwa Yard.  

Nice shots, thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 10/20/21 08:44
Re: CP 6644 Solo Leading in Ottumwa
Author: Agent

Thanks for the nice comments.

pbouzide Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Great catch of the DDay unit. 
>
> i was a little confused about the conductor
> needing to hand throw switches to line the siding.
> Does the Begin CTC searchlight not govern the
> siding?

The CTC begins here for the diamond crossing and siding on the north side of the town.  Since this is a southbound train, it is leaving CTC.



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