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Date: 02/16/21 10:25
Turntable Tuesday - Smiths Falls, S-11 Rides, Script RS-3 Watches
Author: feclark

The snow scene seems seasonal, and reminds me of a mild February 1, 1978, when I rode the first Voyageur bus of the day from Ottawa to shoot the Falls. I did a happy dance when I saw RS-3 8459 still in script paint (faded, mind you; this was the last one painted in this scheme, and never got the CP Rail image). Mid-morning, S-11 6620, frequently assigned to Walkley Yard in Ottawa, rode the turntable to get oriented for its eventual run south down the Brockville Sub, some 80 minutes after VIA #43 from Ottawa passed through. Note the sophisticated winterization measures on 6620. The pity was the snow in place on 8459. This was one of five remaining non-chopnosed RS-3 when I got into shooting: add 8428, 8430, 8433, and 8446.
Fred




Date: 02/16/21 12:46
Re: Turntable Tuesday - Smiths Falls, S-11 Rides, Script RS-3 Wat
Author: refarkas

Great scenic image made even better by your comments.
Bob



Date: 02/18/21 16:17
Re: Turntable Tuesday - Smiths Falls, S-11 Rides, Script RS-3 Wat
Author: briancdn

That is a great photo, lots to look at. The S-11 was a big switcher for just 660 HP. I got a roster shot of it at Walkley.

Here's 8459 at Newport, VT in 1975.

Brian N.




Date: 02/18/21 16:28
Re: Turntable Tuesday - Smiths Falls, S-11 Rides, Script RS-3 Wat
Author: feclark

briancdn Wrote:
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> That is a great photo, lots to look at. The S-11
> was a big switcher for just 660 HP. I got a roster
> shot of it at Walkley.
>
> Here's 8459 at Newport, VT in 1975.
>
> Brian N.

Nice contribution; ideal light. Also, right next to a turntable. Some coincidence, hmm? Neat old cart on the left.
Fred



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