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Date: 08/02/22 04:45
A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: cn6218

From October 18, 2007, when the CBNS was still running between Sydney and Port Hawkesbury (although only once or twice a week), here is train 301 in a few different locations.

1.  Just west of Christmas Island, leased GP38-2 2269 leads the train over the curved fill at Neilban Cove.

2.  A few miles farther west the train is crossing the Barra Strait between Grand Narrows (far side) and Iona.  The last span was normally left in the open position except when a train was due.  The operator has already started to open it, now that the train has cleared that span.  Today, with the line out of service, it stays open all the time.

3.  West of Orangedale, 301 is crossing another tidal inlet of the Bras d'Or Lakes.  The single GP38-2 has mostly empties on behind, but there is one load of scrap, and perhaps a dozen loads of coal on the rear, which will end up in Truro for the Brookfield cement plant.

GTD








Date: 08/02/22 06:35
Re: A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: 3rdswitch

Realy nice historic images.
JB



Date: 08/02/22 07:05
Re: A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: refarkas

Great scenes - I like photo two with the train leaving the bridge best.
Bob



Date: 08/02/22 14:48
Re: A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: newtonville150

Great stuff Geoff.



Date: 08/02/22 22:48
Re: A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: feclark

The first photo is glorious, Geoff! So nice to be without vegetation, so you can see across the inside of the curve.
Fred



Date: 08/03/22 18:07
Re: A Fall Day on Cape Breton Island
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



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