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Date: 01/02/21 07:37
Switcher Saturday CP
Author: briancdn

A few photos of CP switchers from years gone by.

1) S-2 7098 was the St Johnsbury switcher pretty well all its career. When I first saw it in 1974 it was in maroon and grey and in great shape. When I went back in 1975 it had just been repainted into the first action red scheme. I was disgusted, but now happy I took the roster shot.

2) A classic scene at Newport Vermont in Aug 1976, S-2 7096 is burbling away the night, while it's front headlight lights up the nose of RS-2 8403, still in maroon and grey. 

3) A freshly painted SW1200RS at St Luc in Montreal in 1980.

Brian N.








Date: 01/02/21 07:42
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: briancdn

4) I got a real surprise in 1982 at St Luc when this MLW S-11 in maroon and grey was sitting by the shop.

5) Also at St Luc in 1985 these switchers were stored. At the rear is CP 4744, the only M-640. And did I walk down to get a shot? no. (visual kick in the butt).

6) A view of the stored S-3

Brian N.








Date: 01/02/21 07:54
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: cn6218

briancdn Wrote:
>. At the rear is CP 4744, the only M-640.
> And did I walk down to get a shot? no. (visual
> kick in the butt).

> Brian N.

At least you can go shoot it at Delson these days. :-)

GTD



Date: 01/02/21 16:31
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: Blackfoot

Very nice Brian.  Did you get any shots of that NdeM unit in the background of picture #3 (at least I think that's what it is).

Cheers,
Dwayne



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/21 16:34 by Blackfoot.



Date: 01/02/21 16:44
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: briancdn

Blackfoot Wrote:
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> Very nice Brian.  Did you get any shots of that
> NdeM unit in the background of picture #3 (at
> least I think that's what it is).
>
> Cheers,
> Dwayne

Unfortunately not. As I wandered round, it was moved, and I couldn't find it!
Brian N.



Date: 01/02/21 16:56
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: Blackfoot

briancdn Wrote:
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> Unfortunately not. As I wandered round, it was
> moved, and I couldn't find it!
> Brian N.

At least you were able to wander around - try that today and see how long it would last!

Cheers,
Dwayne



Date: 01/02/21 22:23
Re: Switcher Saturday CP
Author: feclark

A tasty assortment; very nice!
Fred



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