12” x 16”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2007
The setting winter sun shines yellows and golds off a quintet of Canadian National Railway
GP40-2LWs. Lead by #9625, as they lead train #730 westbound through Brampton, Ontario
on a cold day in 1986. Providing 3,000 horsepower each for a total of 15,000 HP these 5
locomotives were from a group of 278 GP40-2LW (built by GMDD in London, ON) owned by CN.
The ground shakes beneath the locomotives and the unit train of CNR and Ontario Northland
Railway Cylindrical Ore Cars, filled with thousands of tons of iron ore from mines in Northern
Ontario. Their final destination is Dofasco steel company in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1991 the
mines were closed and this service ended.
Copyright © 2005-2013 David A. Oram