I am always on the look out for photos of the railroad from both PEI and the Gaspe, but particularly the Gaspe. I came across this neat postcard the other day:
This is just a photo of the photo, as I plan to get this scanned, blown up, and framed someday soon. The back reads "The last rays of a bright setting sun illuminate this station scene at New Carlisle, Quebec, July 1, 1991. Westbound VIA "Chaleur", with F40PH-2 6412 on the head end, is about to get underway with a fresh crew. CN local from Chandler, powered by M-420 units 3527 and 3570, it tied up for the night. Photo by Ted Wickson."
I really was happy to find this photo, as I expecally like to find photos from New Carlisle, as I have spent o much time there. Although this photo was taken a little over a year before I was born, this scene was the norm from the late 1980's until CN left in 1998. This is exactly how I remember the yard, full, mostly with empty boxcars and a few CN engines hanging about. You can see the tracks from my grandparents deck and I used to run out to watch the "new" F40PH's or CN freights roll by, mostly with M-420's as shown here. I sure miss those days.