|CP Rail's "The Donut Limited"|
Probably enough time has passed so that telling this story is safe without wondering about getting someone into trouble.
This scene of CP Rail’s diesel locomotive M-630 numbered 4511, with two other unidentified units, was captured in July 1984 at Sherbrooke, Quebec, near Landers, mile 70.6 of CP Rail’s Sherbrooke Subdivision.
We had stopped at a Tim Hortons for donuts and immediately I spotted the diesel lash-up idling behind the parking lot. Kie went inside to buy the donuts while I chose to grab a few photographs. While I was busy fiddling with the camera, one of the crew members carrying a bag exited Tim Hortons, quickly boarded the 4511 and then the three units highballed eastward to the Sherbrooke train station.
Circumstances observed indicated that the trio (which were seen a few minutes later at the Sherbrooke station) had been dispatched for a very “hot” freight shipment, hence a new name-train, "The Donut Limited."
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