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Date: 01/03/21 07:44
Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: briancdn

It's August 1977 and RS-2 8404 has just arrived at St Johnsbury,VT with a short train, probably from Wells River. The crew decides to turn the engine for the run to Newport so she'll be pointed long hood forward. Meanwhile RS-2 8401 is burbling away in the yard, seems to be replacing S-2 7098 for this week.

Just another day on CPR's Vermont lines where the RS-2's are doing what they were purchased for almost 30 years before. They would last until 1983 when they were retired at Newport, along with the S-2's.

Brian N.








Date: 01/03/21 07:47
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: briancdn

8404 is cut off and heads for the turntable. Perfect size for a model RR. This table turned D10 4-6-0's back in the day.

Brian N.








Date: 01/03/21 07:50
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: briancdn

8404 rumbles off the turntable and will soon be headed for Newport. Just another day in St Johnsbury.

Brian N.






Date: 01/03/21 08:12
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: moonliter

Absolutely fabulous shots.thanks for posting.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 01/03/21 08:47
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: robj

Classic look back.

Bob



Date: 01/03/21 09:24
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: TCnR

Nice photo essay and commentary.
There's a few model railroads based on this time and place that have been surfacing lately, amazing work, far far away, a long time ago.
t4p.



Date: 01/03/21 14:47
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: refarkas

Superior set.
Bob



Date: 01/03/21 14:54
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: 1019X

A great look back on what was once a normal every day routine. I notice that it appears the RS-2s are not equipped with MU connections.



Date: 01/04/21 21:04
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: PHall

1019X Wrote:
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> A great look back on what was once a normal every
> day routine. I notice that it appears the RS-2s
> are not equipped with MU connections.

Correct. No MU connections. In the early days of dieselizing some roads didn't think it was needed.



Date: 01/06/21 20:29
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: feclark

Brilliant series; the background building and wrong-side lighting in the first photo are superb.
Fred



Date: 01/08/21 20:19
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: wabash2800

Yes, thanks much for sharing.


Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 01/10/21 15:27
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: RS11

Outstanding!  Thanks for posting.  Love the looks and sounds of the old alcos.



Date: 01/14/21 11:57
Re: Just another day in St Johnsbury
Author: BM4266

I grew up 30 miles from here and remember scenes like this fondly.  The MEC would come in with 5 unit consists on the Mountain Division, some times with one of their RS-11's.  Late on the LVRC would have RS-3's.  Alco country for sure.



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