Monday, 2 February 2015

A Chance Meeting

Outfitted with a new, official, CP Rail issued cap, I took great delight in posing ahead of the waiting "other guys" train before pacing it southward on Highway 114 as far as the junction with Highway 111.

Norton, Vermont, on October 7, 1989. This chance encounter with a stopped southbound CN freight train was made at the Canada-United States border. 

While straddling the border, the motive power was already in the United States but the caboose was still trailing behind in Canada waiting for clearance to proceed southward to Island Pond, Vermont.

Only weeks after the start-up of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, this CN freight would be handed off to the new SL&A at Island Pond.

The Oddblock Station Agent