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A Study Of . . . Railroad Engines / Canadian Pacific Railroad #1286; pic 51

pic 51: canadian pacific rr #1286

Full caption reads:  Former Canadian Pacific 4-6-2, #1286, normally operates over Maryland & Pennsylvania rails under Rail Tours Inc sponsorship. On Aug 14, 1965, she stepped out on the Western Maryland high iron for a run to Hagerstown. The fleet light Pacific appears quite at home with its consist of four former Reading cars, one monitor roof Western Maryland coach, and a CPR "Rocky Mountain" observation car, as seen here during a photo run-past at Fairfield PA, elevation 630'. One mile west is Jack's Mountain Grade, ranging up to 1.9%. Top of grade is Highfield PA, elevation 1392'.  (From "The Bulletin of the National Railway Historical Society, Vol 31, No 5, 1966"; photo by W George Cook)

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