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Date: 12/30/21 20:56
CP 5687 in Cranbrook BC
Author: Blackfoot

I was passing through Cranbrook BC in the summer of 1982 when I took this picture of SD40-2 5687.  Try as I might, I've never been able to find out what happened to cause this much damage.  While the unit was repaired and returned to service, whenever I look at this picture I always hope the crew members involved were just as fortunate.


Date: 12/31/21 04:20
Re: CP 5687 in Cranbrook BC
Author: NiagaraMike

Thats far enough-woops !

Date: 12/31/21 08:22
Re: CP 5687 in Cranbrook BC
Author: 3rdswitch

I am surprised it was put back in service.

Date: 12/31/21 08:35
Re: CP 5687 in Cranbrook BC
Author: eminence_grise

There was a runaway on the Fording Subdivision in the early 1980's. No injuries but massive destruction of coal cars and mid train remotes.
CP did a very thorough investigation as to the cause of the event, which resulted in changed technology related to Locotrol 1.05 technology and crew operating practices.  The presence of SD40-2 5838, a Locotrol master unit. Educated guess.

Date: 01/01/22 13:42
Re: CP 5687 in Cranbrook BC
Author: ns1000

I am cringing just looking at that.......

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