By Peter Mumby
|ACR 141 represented half of the railway's fleet of SW8 locomotives.|
Photo by Bob Hannah.
Today's post is the third installment of a trilogy of 1980-vintage Bob Hannah photos of Algoma Central Railway equipment.
the off chance that some of us might have been dozing during grade ten
English class on the day that palindromes were discussed, let me
refresh your memory. A palindrome is a word or number the letters or
digits of which, when taken in reverse order, read the same. Numerical
examples are easy to find on railway equipment. TH&B SW9 55 sported
a two-digit palindrome, while CN GP40-2L number 9449 featured a
four-digit palindrome. More to the point of today's presentation,
1952-built SW8 number 141 fit into the three-digit category. In the
word category, 3-letter palindromes, such as "Bob" are easy to find, but
6-letter examples, such as "Hannah" are not quite as plentiful.
Probably a mindless diversion on my part, but enjoy the photo anyway.