June 23, 1974: another day in the Kootenays
Any day that starts with a three-builder lash up led by a maroon-and-grey H16-44 has to be a good one. And June 23, 1974 was just that. No. 980, the CP train that connected with UP's Spokane International at Eastport, Idaho, set the agenda for the day when the lineup showed script-painted H16-44 No. 8711 working in the SI-CP manifest in the company of RS18 No. 8785 and GP7 8416.