Wednesday, 31 October 2012

CPR 4068

By summer 1969 and no longer needed for surviving passenger services, Canadian Pacific FP7A 4068 had been relegated to the railway's money-making freight hauling assignments.

In this scene, 4068 was leading CP Rail's Train 952 eastward through Milan, Quebec, toward Megantic and ultimately, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Had the Milan water tower still existed, it would have been directly behind the 4068.

The Bytown Railway Society's Canadian Trackside Guides 1988 and 1993 both report that 4068 was built in 1952 by the Diesel Division of General Motors in London, Ontario, was sold to Via Rail in 1978, renumbered in 1979 as VIA 1424 and finally retired in 1983.

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