Saturday, January 21, 2017

Postscript: Locking the Door at Lachute

After posting photos taken by my cousins of the last Dayliner through Lachute on November 14, 1981, I was happy to hear from Ian Walker. Turns out Ian was at the Lachute station that same morning, returning in the evening for the last Ottawa-bound train.
Before making the Lachute station stop, there was a meet to attend to with daily freight CP No 85. The Dayliner took the siding (above) The MLW-led freight appears (below):
After backing out and taking the main, it was on to Montreal. Engineer Ab Sabouirin takes the RDC-1 through the back streets of Lachute:

That evening, Ab headed back north with 6102, after 6128 was involved in that untimely collision in the morning. Heading back to Ottawa at Lachute:

Conductor Jean-Jacques Sirois worked the morning run (above) and the conductor for the evening run was Robert Charlefour (August 1977 photo with CP hockey-stick face Budd).
Thanks to Ian Walker for sharing these photographs and being there to also document these train-offs.

Running extra...

VIA has released LRC car 3356 in a Canada 150 wrap, including some online communities in various colours. For some reason, Chatham has always loomed large on VIA's radar! Jordan McCallum photos at VIA's Toronto Maintenance Centre - thanks, Jordan!
VIA 3356 was eastbound on VIA No 668 on January 20, returning on today's No 65.

Robert Ramsay recently posted a couple of intriguing videos to Youtube. The first shows CN's Super Continental at Winnipeg. The second shows CP's (and VIA's) Canadian. Don't you think the Canadian looks the best with a 'one of each' consist?
Malcolm Peakman shared a photo of Toronto's prototype Crosstown articulated car on its way to Bombardier at Millhaven aboard CN Belleville turn No 518. Thanks, Malcolm!

2 comments:

Michael said...

Looking forward to seeing one of those wraps. I was at Ottawa Station this morning but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary, sadly. Great postscript. That Lachute train station was a real looker.

Eric said...

Lachute, Shawinigan and maybe others with that design. Keep an eye out for 3356!
Thanks for your comment, Michael.
Eric