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Canadian Pacific Railway

EMD E8 2250 hp 85 mph A-1-A A-1-A dual steam generator equipped rear m.u. only
Designed strictly for passenger service these units had no traction motors on the middle axles.

1800 on shop track by sand tower. St.Luc June 25, 1973 Ron Visockis

1800 arrived from Saint John, NB. Montreal West June 15, 1974 Ron Visockis
Note the added grab irons (right side only) for easier access to clean windshield.

1802 one of only three E units in all of Canada. EMD #8682 12/1949 Ron Visockis

CPR bought these units to pool with Boston and Maine for Montreal-Boston service.
Later, they worked on other routes, one was destroyed in a wreck, two were upgraded and later sold to VIA Rail.
They were scrapped in spite of an effort to save one for a railway museum.

Train order for meets with all of the 1800's!


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Note: Above diagram of E9A unit is similar to E8A unit.



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