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3000 CN's one and only CLC/Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Train Master. FM/CLC 7/1955 Canadian National
This powerful unit was ahead of its time. At 2400 hp it could out pull anything! First used in Winnipeg it was later used in Toronto (Hamilton) and Montreal commuter service (it was built with a steam generator) it was equipped 4/1964 for hump service in Toronto and 9/1964 Montreal as its best use was searched for. Renumbered to 2900 it was retired 2/1966.

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Preserved:

Museums (Operating) and Tourist Railways



Newfoundland
CNR only


 

 


 

GE 44-tonner
GE 70-tonner
GE 80-tonner
GMD G8
GMD G12
GMD GMD1
GMD SW1200RS
MLW RSC-24
CLC-FM H12-44
MLW RSC-13
MLW RSC-14
CLC-FM H16-44
MLW RS-3
MLW RS-18
MLW Tempo
MLW C-424
GMD GP35
GMD GP40
GMD GP9
GMD GP7
EMD F3
GMD F7A
GMD FP9A - F9B
CLC-FM C-Line
MLW FA-1 FA-2 FB-2
MLW FPA-FPB
EMD E9
EMD NW2
GMD SW9
GMD SW1200
GMD SW8
GMD SW900
GMD GP9RM
GMD SW1200 r/b
GMD SW1200RM
Alco MLW S-2 S-4
MLW S-7 S-12
MLW S-3
MLW S-13
shop locos


Boosters


Newer units
Dash 2 era and beyond


MLW C-630M

MLW M-636

MLW M-420

GMD SD40-2

GMD GP38-2

GMD GP40-2

GMD SD60F

BBD HR616C

 

Modified intakes for use in snow plow service.

Great Slave Lake 4352

5334 repainted to promote EXPO 86 in Vancouver the next year. MacMillan Yard May 17, 1985

Covered wagons, road switchers and RDC's. Note the ONR A unit in background. Spadina 6/19/1976
Don Marson/Joseph Testagrose Collection


US Subsidiaries

Central Vermont

CV GT 1776 (ex GT 4450) in USA Bicentennial (1776 - 1976) paint scheme. EMD 21457 6/1956

CV 4924 in new paint. Still long hood forward. St. Albans July 29, 1980 Doug Lilly

4926 short hood forward and chop nosed following a wreck circa 1983.

 


 

 

CV 7919 second Alco on CNR part of a five unit order. Alco 69654 12/1941 White River Junction, Vermont 1942.
10/1967 became GTW 8094. Retired after 29 1/2 years in June 1971. Bud Laws Collection

8080 one of two unit order (8080, 8081) Alco 81400 9/1955

Bright new paint job! St.Albans, VT May 28, 1987

CV 8094 (S-2 Alco 69653 12/1941) switching Number 76 Ambassador with B&M 4227 F3A and 4266 F7B.
White River Junction, Vermont. 6/07/1965 Ted Houghton

Note: Equipment includes a reclining seat coach NY-Mtl. (looks like second car is a New Haven coach),
Headend car a CN mail & express car and a heavyweight dark green car behind the coach.
Only News Agent, no diner or sleeper equipment.

Ambassador was a day train operating between New York City (Grand Central) and Montreal (Central Station) 444 miles. No. 76 departed NY 8.20 a.m. EDT daily via NYNH&H to Springfield, Massachusetts, Boston & Maine to Windsor, Vermont, CV through White River Jct. (3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.) via Bellows Falls to East Alburgh, New York and CNR to Montreal arrival 7:45 p.m.

CV 1511 (1/1963 ex GTW 1511) SW1200 EMD 25744 3/1960 St.Albans, Vt 10/11/1976 Paul Mc Grane Collection

Part of 9 unit order GTW 1511-1519. It joined two unit order CV 1509 and 1510.

New paint jobs for 1511 and 1509. St.Albans 3/6/1982 Paul Mc Grane Collection

CV 3604 RS-11 1800 hp Alco 81938 8/1956 Portland, Maine 10/1983 Paul Mc Grane Collection

Note: 3600-3614 were built with lightweight trucks for DW&P.

All units transferred 1/1965 to CV. Returned 1968 to DW&P.
1977 10 units (3600-3605, 3609, 3611, 3612 and 3614 to CV.
3/1983 remaining 5 units to CV

Notes: 3604 sold 6/1988 to Genesee Valley Railway Leasing for
Genesee Valley Transportation Company (GVT Rail)
Brooks Yard, Rochester, NY Joseph Testagrose Collection


3608 chop nose DW&P 1979. Sold 3/1988 to Lamoille Valley 3608.
Wolcott, Vermont 8/1989 Paul McGrane Collection

CV 3605 sitting with two plows and a spreader in Portland, Maine. 5/9/1984

This shows a variation on the Model RS-11 design, also known as the Specification DL-701. The fuel tank has been turned transversly (90 degrees from the usual), as have the air tanks. Dynamic brakes were located in the short hood
(the vents are on the other side). The DW&P RS11's were also equipped with a lightweight version of the standard swing bolster truck, which eliminated the elliptical springs. This unique truck was originated by Canadian supplier DOFASCO.

CV 3611 RS-11 Alco 82028 9/1956 Portland, Maine 1/1983 Paul Mc Grane Collection

Note: Scroll down to GT 4446 for photo of units 4442-4450 originally lettered for Grand Trunk.
Transferred 7/1963 to CV also 4558, 4559.

CV 4449 White River Junction, Vermont. 10/08/1988 Andrew Koengsberg

CV 4556 sitting on a typically oil-soaked shop track at Detroit. 11/1966 Transferred 1/1965 from CVR to GTW.
Only GTW GP9's with dynamic braking. Paul McGrane collection

GT 4555 (ex CV 4555 1/1965) GP9 EMD 22844 2/1957 Chicago Paul McGrane collection
Note: See CV 4556 above and GT 4556 below.

GT 4556 in yet another paint scheme (see CV 4556 above) and GT 4543 both run through power from Sarnia.
Spadina 1974 Tom Farence

CV 4927

Note CV 4902-4906 (nee GT) CV 4923-4929 originally steam generator equipped. Removed and reclassed 11/1969.


Detroit, Toledo & Ironton; Detroit & Toledo Shore Line; Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific; Grand Trunk

Note: Grand Trunk Corporation was formed September 15, 1971 to control all US subsidiaries.

 

GT 4446 GP9 EMD 21453 6/1956 Transferred 7/1963 to CV

GT 5925

GTW 4432 looking spotless especially the engine room being serviced on shop track.
Durand, Fall 1959. Clayton Morgan/Doug Hately Collection.
Part of 15 unit order 4427-4441 ex 1751-1765 GP9 EMD 19670 8/1954

9000:2nd with two other A units still used on GTW. (9000-9004 used on GTW 1968-1981)
Durand 6/1969 Paul Mc Grane

GTW 9008-9010 on the shop track. Detroit. 11/07/1959 Paul Mc Grane Collection

GTW 9020 one of 20 F3 A units. EMD 5219 9/1948 Detroit Paul Mc.Grane

Note: 9016-9027 built with F7 electrical = "F5A"
Also, stainless steel grills instead of chicken wire.

GT 9012 9022 part of two orders F3A units. GTW 9006-9015 (10 units) and GTW 9016-9027 (12 units).
9012 EMD 5211 5/1948 and 9022 EMD 5221 9/1948.
Durand Union Station 3/1/1969

 

 


 

Here we see a variety of paint schemes worn by VIA Rail units. In the foreground 6777 and a B unit are both still in CN paint not yet repainted. 6516 on a track behind them is in VIA paint with CN logo from the interim 1976-78 paint prior to the creation of VIA Rail Canada on April 1, 1978. Prior to that date CN painted passenger units in VIA paint scheme but with their own initials. Behind is another MLW covered wagon this one in full VIA paint and lettering. 6777 went on to wear the VIA blue and yellow paint scheme and years later another for its role in hauling tourists in the USA. CVSR 6777 in July 2006. Ron Visockis


 

 



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