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Date: 11/03/20 10:35
Linwood, NS with a Long Train
Author: cn6218

Fred asked if I had a picture of a longer train draped over the hump at Linwood, NS yesterday ( https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,5131777 ).

From June 14, 2009 here is CBNS train 305 in roughly the same location as the ballast extra in that previous post.  The train is typical of that era, with 3 leased SD40-2s (all in blue paint this time), coal for the Trenton generating station, tanks of propane from the gas fractionation plant in Tupper, and hi-cube boxcars of calendared paper from the Port Hawkesbury mill.  A few years later, CBNS started running the trains mostly at night, and pictures like this got increasingly hard to get.  My last shot here (before the ballast train at the beginning of October) was in 2011.

GTD




Date: 11/03/20 11:10
Re: Linwood, NS with a Long Train
Author: ghCBNS

Thanks Geoff.....and here's some passenger action near the same spot: w/b #19 in June '78 with through cars from Sydney to Montreal




Date: 11/03/20 11:17
Re: Linwood, NS with a Long Train
Author: cn6218

Wow!  Was that ever wide open back then!  You practically have to be on top of the train to shoot it these days, and even 11 years ago.

GTD

 



Date: 11/03/20 22:46
Re: Linwood, NS with a Long Train
Author: feclark

Nice shot, and thanks for searching your files for this! Classy.
Fred

cn6218 Wrote:
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> Fred asked if I had a picture of a longer train
> draped over the hump at Linwood, NS yesterday
> ( https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php
> ?15,5131777 ).
>
> From June 14, 2009 here is CBNS train 305 in
> roughly the same location as the ballast extra in
> that previous post.  The train is typical of that
> era, with 3 leased SD40-2s (all in blue paint this
> time), coal for the Trenton generating station,
> tanks of propane from the gas fractionation plant
> in Tupper, and hi-cube boxcars of calendared paper
> from the Port Hawkesbury mill.  A few years
> later, CBNS started running the trains mostly at
> night, and pictures like this got increasingly
> hard to get.  My last shot here (before the
> ballast train at the beginning of October) was in
> 2011.
>
> GTD



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