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Date: 04/06/21 08:33
SD40-2 #5589 at Sparwood BC
Author: Blackfoot

As I slowly go scanning through all my old pictures and negatives, I keep coming across images like this that I totally forgot about.  In July of 1980, after finishing up a seismic job in the mountains near Blairmore AB, I took a short drive west to see what I could see before heading back to Calgary.  I only made it about 40 km down Highway 3 before it started getting dark, but I was lucky enough to catch this train with four SD40's at Sparwood BC.

Cheers,
Dwayne




Date: 04/06/21 12:45
Re: SD40-2 #5589 at Sparwood BC
Author: exrtc

A two position train order board and a yellow lantern to indictate delivery of 19Y orders (or just a clearance).

 Chris Rye



Date: 04/06/21 15:20
Re: SD40-2 #5589 at Sparwood BC
Author: 1-12016

I delivered a lot off 19y orders on the  north line off the  cn  from 1962 to 1965. those were good  days. the north line today sees a hell of a lot traffic to prince rupert bc

ozzie  korsnes
ex opr cn north line.
See that  joe  mychaluck ex train disp kamloops just passed on



Date: 04/06/21 18:45
Re: SD40-2 #5589 at Sparwood BC
Author: feclark

The van is a classic element, too. Cominco hoppers?
Fred



Date: 04/07/21 06:45
Re: SD40-2 #5589 at Sparwood BC
Author: Blackfoot

exrtc Wrote:
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> A two position train order board and a yellow
> lantern to indictate delivery of 19Y orders (or
> just a clearance).
>
>  Chris Rye

Thanks Chris, I was always wondering what the purpose of that lantern was.

Dwayne



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