Thursday 9 November 2023

Throwback Thursday - Pipe Train


CP Work 4655 waits patiently at Caradoc as the final car of its pipe train is unloaded on May 22, 2007

By Peter Mumby.  

At the time of this photograph (May 22, 2007) the empty field adjacent to the spur track at CP Caradoc, mile 15.1 of the Windsor Subdivision, was being used as a temporary pipe storage lot and transloading facility for a nearby pipeline project.  Operating as Work 4655, the train would have made the short trip west from Quebec St yard in London, Ontario.  Once all the pipe had been unloaded, this train would continue west to the passing siding at Longwood, milepost 18.9.  Here the power would run around the string of empty flats and return east to London.

CP 4655 was an EMD GP40-2 which had been acquired through Helm Financial.  It had arrived on CP wearing faded and patched Guilford grey paint.  The unit had been built in December of 1977 as B&M 302.

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