This seemingly abandoned CP diesel was built in 1957 and after a few number changes during its tenure, was retired in 2002 to Southland Railway for parts. Has been sitting at Guelph Junction near Cambelville ON CANADA since then. That’s where I helped myself to it with my Nikon D50 and 18-55mm DX lens.

Featured in Passionate About Vintage Nov. 3, 2012 (no banner though)


rural, derelict, trains, rustic, cp, diesels


  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    Wow, another good one, you sure know where too look, very good capture,,,,another fave for me all goodness

  • Thank you again sweet Norma for your compliments and fave. I love finding old derelict vehicles, as they offer so much for the cameras, and likely have many stories within them. With love, Ron

    – sundawg7

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 4 years ago

    You say you helped yourself to it Ron! Bit of a problem to get home but should make a nice project for you :)

    Great shot

  • Thanks David. Yes it would be a problem to get home…but not inside the camera. :))

    – sundawg7

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 4 years ago

    I might find the graffiti and rust ones, but Ron you find the old beautiful relics and I just love seeing them..wonderful shot my friend.

  • Thanks a bundle Kim for your great compliments and fave. I only wish I could find these relics more often. It’s a matter of knowing where the yards are, where you’re permitted to wander around. They’re usually off limits to the public. I had permission to stroll around here.

    – sundawg7

  • CarolM
    CarolMabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot, Ron. When I see a train, I think of my Dad. He loved them and had a large model railroad layout. Thanks for a great memory.

  • Thanks so much Carol, and am pleased to provide another fond memory for you of your Dad. Would’ve been a treat to see his model railroad.

    – sundawg7

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 4 years ago

    A fascinating story Ron, yesterday’s treasure no longer wanted obviously,so very well photographed and the toning suits it perfectly,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Many thanks Rod for your generous compliments. They are always greatly appreciated dear friend. I’d love to find more diesel relics like this, but it’s a question of knowing which yards have them, and which of those allow access. Many are strictly off limits.

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Nicely done, Ron! They may be pickin’ its bones (like blackflies), but just look at the garden it’s landed itself in!

  • Thanks a bundle Sheila. I think it had a bit of help landing there. lol There’s always something to take here. It’s just a matter of asking permission to cross the main tracks.

    – sundawg7

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thanks again for your compliment and fave. Much appreciated.

    – sundawg7

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done in B&W Ron, well seen

  • Thanks bunches Larry for your kind compliments. Appreciated as always buddy.

    – sundawg7

  • henrihan
    henrihanabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture of that old Diesel, you made this Forgotten Veteran come alive again with this great black and white capture. Regards, Henri

  • Thanks yet again for your kind compliments Henri. I thought B&W or Sepia would be a more appropriate treatment for this. There may be a Sepia image shortly of this.

    – sundawg7

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. The black and white works so very well!!!

  • Thank you so kindly Cee for your generous compliment and fave. I’m so grateful for it dear. Hugs, Ron

    – sundawg7

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