Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 16th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 2 December 2021
Throwback Thursday - Get On the Go
Three sets of Go equipment are spending the weekend in the yard at CP Guelph Junction on July 16, 1988.
By Peter Mumby.
photo dates from July 16, 1988. At that time Go trains were operating
on the CP Galt Subdivision as far as Milton. Since there were no
facilities at this station for overnight storage, the equipment was
deadheaded farther west as far as Guelph Junction after the last runs of
the day. Most Go trains followed weekday schedules only, so the Go
902/907/506 lineup would have been photographed mid-morning on a
weekend. Locomotive 506 was a model GP40TC, class GPE-30a, built in
London in 1966. 902 and 907 were each referred to as an APCU, or
Auxiliary Power Control Unit. These had been rebuilt in the mid 1970s
from Ontario Northland FP7A diesels.