Tuesday Train #173

IMGP2103As winter sets in, a snowy shot from VIA’s Toronto Maintenance Centre in 2010, of Ex-CN/VIA/Waterloo Central now Ontario Southland Railway FP9A 6508 slumbers in the yard with sister 6520 and a variety of Rocky Mountaineer railcars in Toronto for repairs/refurbishment.

6508 has starred in the Tuesday Train before, but repainted and back earning her keep in 2018 for the Ontario Southland Railway.

Tuesday Train #172

IMGP7925This past Sunday (November 24th) was the 107th Grey Cup, the championship of the Canadian Football League. Today’s Tuesday Train is a throwback to the 100th Grey Cup in 2012, when the CFL Chartered a train to take a moving museum of the Grey Cup across Canada. It’s pictured here at Exhibition GO Station in Toronto, where the game was played at the Skydome that year. The locomotive and first three coaches were all wrapped with commemorative artwork for the CFL. Its a train I’d love to model, but that seems unlikely as no one has ever released decals for this scheme, and I’m not nearly talented enough in the computer to create them myself!

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