Golden Reflections
12” x 16”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2007
Private Collection

The setting winter sun shines yellows and golds off a quintet of Canadian National Railway GP40-2LWs. Lead by
#9625, as they lead train #730 westbound through Brampton, Ontario on a cold day in 1986. Providing 3,000
horsepower each for a total of 15,000 HP these 5 locomotives were from a group of 278 GP40-2LW (built by
GMDD in London, ON) owned by CN. The ground shakes beneath the locomotives and the unit train of CNR and
Ontario Northland Railway Cylindrical Ore Cars, filled with thousands of tons of iron ore from mines in Northern
Ontario. Their final destination is Dofasco steel company in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1991 the mines were closed and
this service ended.
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