Demonstrators on Canadian Pacific Railway
General Motors Diesel
GMD 7001-7002-7003 with dynamometer car on The Dominion.
GMD 7001-7002-7003 demonstrators are EMD FP7A and F7B
units #11015-17 11/1949,
GMD 7001 FP7A leads two F7B units 7002 and 7003 on The
Dominion arriving three hours late. Two views.
Checking things out!
On the ground beside "LTD". is Andrew (Andy) Howie Cassidy, father of Andy Cassidy who has written railway stories.
GMD 801-800 at Lambton shop track. April 1961. R.L.Kennedy
Small diesel-hydraulic units were tried by GMD but, they
were unable to develop a market for them.
600 GMDH-1 A1713 9/1958 600 HP hydraulic unit testing/demonstrating
on St.Marys Sub. in 1958.
Eventually sold 5/1962 to Federal Railways of Brazil. No other 600 hp units were built aside from 1001.
Date order follows for various builders.
ASEA Brown Boveri
ABB X2000 demonstrator train from Sweden. Operated between
Windsor-Toronto_Montreal and Quebec City.
CN 2100-2103 built 2/26, 2/26, 3/26, 3/26/1982
1/482 BDR 7004 with the 3 other demonsrators leaving North
Bay. 1983 L.B.Chapman Collection
Note CPR designation as BDR on Clearance, (not for this train) shortened from original Bombardier 7004.
BDR 7002 ex CN 2101.
CP Rail Toronto Yard. March 4, 1984 Bill Grandin
Montreal Locomotive Works
UP 2904_2903 sitting on shop track.
Units operated from Montreal - Toronto - Windsor May 23rd.
returning through London May 24th. to Toronto Yard.
MLW DL-624 RSD-15m 2400 HP C-C 81603 5/1957
Demonstrated on CPR 5/24/1957 to 12/02/1957.
MLW demonstrator CP 7007 RSD-17 #81603 built 5/24/1957. Three Rivers, Que. Oct.19, 1957 Roger Boisvert
Demonstrated on CNR as 3899 12/19/1957 to 3/24/1958 Montreal Locomotive Works
PGE 624 on Work train at Brandy Wine Falls, BC. June 3, 1958 Bert Mills
Demonstrated on Pacific Great Eastern 4/01/1958 to 10/05/1958
Canadian Locomotive Company
CPA 16-4 CLC 7005 72646 5/1951 2647 7/1951 Sold 12/10/1951 CPR 4064 4065.
Preserved; 4065 CP Bygones, later.NMS&T
MaK 800D diesel hydraulic demonstrator unit. Built by
Maschinenbau Kiel of Germany.
It also demonstrated on CNR but no order developed and it was returned to Germany.
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