Thursday, 3 January 2019

Throwback Thursday - Loco at Lillooet

BC Rail 628 was resting between assignments at Lillooet, British Columbia, on August 21, 1997.
By Peter Mumby.

Pacific Great Eastern / British Columbia Railway had a long and successful relationship with the products of Montreal Locomotive Works.  RS 18 number 628 was completed in August of 1966, and operated with its Alco prime mover until it was rebuilt as a 2000 hp Cat-powered unit in 1995.  It was looking good on this summer afternoon in 1997, but its fall from grace would occur shortly after CN's assumption of control of BC Rail.  This locomotive was retired on Dec. 14, 2005.

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