I shot this at the 1978 Steamtown rail fan weekend. Although a triple header may seem rare, it was standard procedure on Vermont's Newport Hill where Canadian Pacific 4-6-0's and an occasional 2-8-0 were triple headed to lift freights up the grade. I posted 18 slides I took during the 1978-1981 fan weekends under RUTLAND since they were all taken along the old Rutland line from Bellows Falls to Chester and "Rutland" seems a more appropriate spot for steam. All locomotives in this group of shots are Canadian Pacific 4-6-2's which did not operate on the Rutland but CP Pacifics were common in Vermont and ran as far south as Boston and Springfield. The maroon and grey color scheme was used on CP 4-4-4's, G3 and G4 4-6-2's, 4-6-4's, 4-8-4's and 2-10-4's but CP did not use the scheme on the G5 engines in some of these slides so, while they look great, it is not technically accurate.
Photographed by Edward Ozog, October, 1978.
Added to the photo archive by Edward Ozog, September 21, 2009.
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