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  1. interurban

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    8243 waiting for the word to go.

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    8206

    8206 heads the team

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    Nice Photos Chris. Sure wish I had a camara but no $$ to buy one.
  4. K.V.Div

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    Nice to see an old freind on the road. I knew 8243 back before her rebuild when, as an original GP9 Ph3, she sported #8827 and, along with several of her sisters, was rotated out of Coquitlam B.C. to work the E&N on Vancouver Island.

    Terry
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    Hi Dick my friend I do hope you can get a small digital some day , but it still cost money to upgrade the old P C to manage the shots.
    Then its all gravy after that.
    Unless you want prints:(
    Take all mine and put them in a folder Marked Canadian shots:D :D :D :D

    Hi Terry, very intresting wish you had a shot of the old girl as 8827, I will check the C P roster and see what I can dig up.

    She sure has been around.;)

    PS Will be posting more this weekend as I had a good Friday shoot;)
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    Hi Terry I found no recorded picture of 8827.
    But here is a shot of 8833 one of her sister`s

    Is this what she looked Like????????
    I so bring back the old colours:D ;) :p

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    Ah Yes... That Classic Maroon and Grey with yellow border, nose and pilot stripes, It takes me back to my youth. A classic and beautiful paint scheme it is.
    All of CP's GP9's on Vancouver Island in the 1980's and 1990's sported the Action red with multimark and that is how I remember them last.
    I do have several pictures of the units and trains on Vancouver Island during that time and if I can figure out how to transfer them from my wife's scanner to my computer and then on to the forum, I will send out a bunch.
    BTW, John Leeming is still hogging from Kamloops to North Bend and is still taking lots of pictures of CP operations:)
    Cheers!

    Terry
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    HI Terry.
    I wonder if you have John Leeming `s web page link??????????:D
    I wonder if you can post it here:D :D :D :D

    Hope to see your pics soon.;)
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    I'll try to get ahold of John and find out what his site (if he has one) is and will post one way or the other.
    Posting pictures is still a new science to me, so please bear with me as I flail around in the mud, trying to figure it all out:eek:.
    Cheers!

    Terry
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    Hey Chris, I decided to bring this thread back up as I have finally located my stacks of photos (or at least most of them) and can finally send you a few shots of the old girl in her younger days. ;)
    Hard to beleve when I took these shots back in 1983-1987 that I thought these units were old. :)
    First is one of 8827 and 8835 leaving Welcox yard in Nanaimo with the Port Alberni turn.

    Terry

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    Another shot of the port turn

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    8827 and SW1200# 1238 waiting for orders to leave Victoria north to Nanaimo.

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    Another shot of 8827 and 1238 in Victoria

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    One last shot of 8827 and 1238 1 1/2 miles from Victoria, crossing Admirals Road next in Esquimalt.
    Cheers!

    Terry

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    BBBBRRRRRRRR!! More of that white stuff. :)

    Hey.. what about "gif" ing tha last one to make the level crossing lights flash. :D :D :eek:
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    Ya gotta love that white stuff Woodiy, after all, nothing builds character like a little snow!:D :D
    Cheers!

    Terry
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    Hi Woodie it`s spring now in Canada all the trees are budding and the birds are noisy:D


    Terry those are wonderful shots thanks for finding them.
    I saw a gp with the same orange coat yesterday, it stood out proud against the redish CP colour around her.
    ;) ;)