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Date: 11/25/19 17:34
CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: eminence_grise

Two friends rode CP train 53 from Nelson to Midway BC with permission on the former secondary main line across southern BC. 

A little bit of theatre for the fans here. Usually the train would pull up the main as soon as it arrived at Midway, as the line was closed thirty miles to the west since 1971..

However, the train stopped long enough at Midway so that my friends and me could form at photo line beyond the station . In years past, the Nelson based crew would change with a Penticton crew at this location.

The caboose in the background was used for the couple of times a month that a train operated west to Beaverdell to pick up cars of dolomite rock. A Penticton crew would taxi east from Penticton, and use a locomotive from the train from Nelson to make a Beaverdell turn.

The tracks are gone since 1989, but the station and caboose are preserved.

The Great Northern had a nearly paralell line through Midway, which the GN called Ferry WA. The US Border is about 500 feet from this location.

 




Date: 11/25/19 18:59
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: refarkas

A beautiful scene. That old caboose makes this image even better.
Bob



Date: 11/25/19 20:00
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: feclark

Gorgeous in every way. Rhetorical question: why did we love K64 so much?
Fred



Date: 11/25/19 21:25
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: krm152

Very nice buculic scene that you captured.
Thanks for your posting.
ALLEN



Date: 11/25/19 22:08
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: eminence_grise

feclark Wrote:
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> Gorgeous in every way. Rhetorical question: why
> did we love K64 so much?
> Fred

K25 was probably the better film, but the higher speed of K64 meant it was more versatile. I switched to Fuji 100 after Kodak's processing quality in Canada deteriorated



Date: 11/26/19 07:14
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: briancdn

Really nicely composed shot! A classic CPR scene.

Brian N.



Date: 11/26/19 13:27
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: EL833

I just love your images and back stories, fantastic stuff !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 11/28/19 05:54
Re: CP train 53 at Midway BC, 1977
Author: gcm

What a classic railroad scene.
Thanks for the image and backstory.
Gary



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