The first road diesel in Canada. Twin units both numbered 9000. Built 11,12/1928 by Canadian Locomotive Company with Commonwealth Steel Company cast steel underframes powered by twin 1330 hp Beardmore V-12 diesel engines and Canadian Westinghouse electrical equipment. Rated at 70 mph, 42,000 lbs. contineous tractive effort and weighing 335 tons.
Charles M. Brooks, C.N.R. Chief of Motive Power took delivery
of this diesel locomotive on November 20, 1928.
Special train for publicity photographs after which it
powered a Second section
9001 with short passenger train at Danforth station in east Toronto. Joseph Testagrose Collection
9000 armoured modification including re-engined with EMD
16-567A 1440 hp diesel. Weight 163 tons.
9000 with short passenger train at St.Foy, Quebec. Joseph
Two views of 70 ton Westinghouse Visibility Cab 400 hp
Beardmore diesel. CLC 1861 5/1929
GTW 73 (ex 7730) one-of-a-kind Brill 80-ton 500 hp Cummins
diesel boxcab Brill 23152 6/1934
(built with 2-250hp Brill-Westinghouse gas engines, converted to diesel 5/1939)
7750 CNR PSC-CGE-Canadian Ingersoll Rand 600 hp (2 x 300hp) 117 ton 1644 8/1932
Turcott yard circa 1940 Larry Russell/Joseph Testgrose Collection
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