Diesel units. See also Trains gallery.
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CP Rail thumbnails:
Lineup at St.Luc. In the middle is the newest unit 8741
MLW RS-18 built May 1957. Far left is GMD FP7A 1431,
Cab interior of FP7A L.B.Chapman Collection
Alco PA-1 see:
Builder's blank metal plate for diesel locomotive.
CP Rail paint scheme thumbnails.
Robot Cars and Air Repeater
Canadian Pacific paint scheme
4503_4463_8773 sitting on shop track at St.Luc. M6002-04 5/1968 September 14, 1969
Note the switch lamp sitting on the ground. This indicates switch has been run through, is spiked and cannot be realigned.
A rare look at a diesel unit with its
hood doors open for maintenance.
1401 leads No.8 The Dominion eastbound at Portage
La Prairie, Manitoba Circa late 1950's.
Two views of an early slide.
Digital restoration complete as a "print" with added photo album corners!
4000_44xx posing for public relations photograph. Original
paint scheme described below.
Earliest paint scheme for the first order (8 A and 4 B
units) of "covered wagons". These were the first road freight
diesels other than the small Baldwin road switchers. Note the arrow style
of name banner soon changed to blunt end and lettering lowered below banner.
Tuscan red pilot changed to black. Small size beaver emblem. Cab roof
illuminated number board and single trumpet horn. 4003 Alco FA-1 1500
hp #76855 5/1949 White River, Vermont April 30, 1950
4048 posing for its builder's photograph displays later
paint scheme described and compared above photo 4003.
A gathering of Alco's on the weekend from out of town
jobs in for servicing. 8019-8021-8019. 6593 7012
7115 MLW S-4 equipped for road service showing off the
latest paint scheme while two units in old colour script paint sit behind
it including 4053 an old CLC Fairbanks-Morse covered wagon. Power sits
at the east end of Crowsnest Yard.
8720_8551_8608 and 8718 sitting on the shop track at Trail, BC August 1972
5640 one of two units (+ 5639) equipped with air intake
modification intended to increase cooling ability AFTER
4238_4236 far from home in St.Luc sitting on shop track Cranbrook, BC August 29, 1984 Rudolf Gruetter
Later rebuilds not part of the original Ten Year Program
SOO 4200-4204 ex CR, ex PC nee NYC GP9 EMD
SOO 4203 (ex CR 7349, ex PC 7349 nee NYC 5949) EMD 20962 1/1956
Subsequent owner SVGX 8628
A short-lived era.
RPRX 2402 CP 1700 heavy switching Alyth yard. April
1701 (ex 1635 nee 8626) trails 1703. Alyth 6/09/2006
1701 subsequent owners; RPRX 1701 and (2022) RJC 1701
Subsequent owner; LTEX 1703.
RailPower Technologies Corp. Vancouver designers of GREEN GOAT technology had their locomotives built by ALSTOM in their facility inside CPR' s Ogden shops. Battery powered (two battery packs consisting of 42 compartments of 4 batteries each, a total of 336 batteries!) Rated at 2000 HP, a Caterpillar 320 HP genset diesel charges these batteries.
CP placed an order in 2005 for 35 of these yard switchers, the largest order for this fledging company which had only a handful of small orders prior to this. Only 5 units were accepted by CP before the order was cancelled and returned 12/2006. Intended for "casual" use rather than the tough 24/7 main yard switching, they proved incapable of "normal" railway use. Unfortunately, battery technology and railway requirements did not align. Units changed hands one-by-one but no more were built including the smaller Green Kid built on SW1200RS body.1700 became AMTK 599. 1702 became USAX 6004.
KCS 1869 was a one-unit order built around this same
At the same time as the CP units were under construction another 4 unit order for BNSF was also being built. UP ordered 20 units the largest of a grand total of 55 of these "Green" locomotives. Next up: GenSet locomotives! Built by a number of companies in different sizes these too are having varying success. CP did not bite.
2100_2101 trailing two GP9's either either direction
between Toronto Yard and Lambton Yard on T56 job. 3/10/2009
Note: Both units were named for Carol Ann Odorico an employee recognition for safety.
The fact these units were painted fully CP indicates
they were likely on a lease-purchase agreement pending
NREX 2007 2GS14B (two gensets 1400 hp) r/b 11/2006 nee CNW 1525 GP7 14292 3/1951
NREX 2007 with CP 8232 on short term demo Calgary 5/2007. Doug McKenzie scan collection.
Trans-Canada Switching, Roberts Bank, Delta, BC 9/03/2008.
It eventually became OPT 2222,
Gulf Coast Rail Services, Orange Port Terminal Ry. Orange, TX.
Same link as below first set of thumbnails
8246 with and new CP red paint scheme and golden beaver
2000 HP 8-710G3A-T2
Built with small amount of components from retired GP9's (8200's) previously
Grand total: 130 units
Brand new 2200 and 2209 DIT (Dead In Transit) 1/13/2013 La Crosse, WI.
2200 20107386-01 11/2012
2201 showing unusual rear of these units. Also, note the single rear
facing horn part of a 3 chime air horn.
2278 20137934-008 6/2014 Bensenville Yard, Franklin Park, IL.9/26/2021
4600/4648 (16) ex SOO MILW
4615 (ex SOO 2035, MILW 2035 nee MILW 182)
EMD 32479 1/1967
Subsequent owner; 6/2013 Respondek Rail, Port Harbor 8955.
3000 HP 12-710G3A-T2
Rebuilt from SD40-2 units.
5000-5019 (20 units) Progress Rail (EMD)
5020-5049 (30 units) Bombardier Transportation, Sahagun, Mexico
5034 (ex 5998) and 5045 (ex 5793) in lead arriving Saint Paul, MN November
3000 HP 16-645E3C
5100-5109 (10 units)
5105 (ex 5867) with H16 Shakopee Turn. 7/17/2020
5107 (ex 5953) SD40-3 remote control. GMD A3960 10/1980
Note: 5107 and 8 others assigned to St. Paul, MN. 5104 (ex 6041) assigned Calgary.
3800 HP 16-710G3
6221-6257 (29) ex SOO 6021-6057 group re# 2011-13
6240 (ex SOO 6040) GMD 677003-30 3/1989 Kansas City, MO 6/03/2012
16-710G3C 3800 HP
6258-6262 (5) Re# 2012-13 and 11/2017 for 6261
Two views of 6259 (ex SOO 6059) GMD 866055-1 11/1989
St.Luc diesel shop. 4/14/2013
6300-6305 3350 HP (ex SOO)
Upgraded NRE to -3 with ZTR
6302 ex SOO 6035 SD60 GMD 677003-15 3/1989 Montpelier, IA October 23, 2017
6304 ex SOO 6026 SD60 GMD 877003-6 3/1989 Saint Paul, MN 8/29/2021
6306 ex SOO 6024 SD60 GMD 877003-6 3/1989 Savanna, IL June 2018
4300 HP 16-710G3C
Upgrade rebuilds by Progress Rail (ex EMD) 7000-7059 in randem numerical
Program expanded (7060-7099) with early 2021 acquisition by CP of 40 retired UP SD9043MAC units. .
7059 (ex UP 3567 acq. 8/2019) last of rebuild program. St.Paul, MN 8/14/2020
Note: 7058 7059 are ex UP 3551/8080, 3567/8087
acq. 4/2019 replaced 2 retired units.
Delaware & Hudson
EMD GP38-2 7303-7312 (nee LV 314-325 12 units)
Temporary numbers pending upgrading.
3649 3747 acq. E/2021 (ex UP 3649 nee 8181) Enroute at Saint Paul, MN. 3/19/2021
Other units with temporary numbers include 3712
Factory remanufactured upgraded units.
8000-8063 GE AC44CWM 4400 HP Locotrol equipped. Rebuilt 2018
8100-8144 GE AC44CWM 4400 HP Rebuilt 9/1997-1/1998
8000 ex 9521 GE 48817 9/1995
8101 ex 9672 GE 50178 12/1997
Robot Cars and Air Repeater Car
OCS shop loco
6711 (last SW8/9) removed from locomotve roster to be used a shop tool
to move diesels about shops.
6195 ex 6716 rebuilt 1991 for Ogden shops use. Sold 7/2003 Railside
Locomotive Services 6195.
3783 01 ex 6621 re-engined with Cummins diesel and converted
4/1984 to remote control car mover for Weston Shops.
6621 S-11 660 HP MLW 82563 7/1959
Yard service B units
6800 ex 4445 4/1983 (1919 10/1954 - 11/1965) F7B GMD A319 4/1952
A few B units remained in normal use as late as 1983. Their utilization was a problem, due to lack of a cab they required special attention when being marshalled in a consist. It was decided to assign a B unit in the middle of each of the two 3 unit hump sets used at Alyth. This solved a problem and eliminated maintenance of an unnecessary cab on a GP which could be assigned elsewhere. Two further hump B units for Toronto Yard cancelled when a Vice-President overruled it in favour of standarization using only GP9u's even though the modification made use of B units which were otherwise a nusiance marshalling them into consists in trail position.
In 1996 the two units were modified to slugs and renumbered.
1019 hump slug unit converted from hump B unit 6801
Same link as below first set of thumbnails
Same link as below first set of thumbnails
5742_5745 only two units painted for Expressway trains recently
Smokey Bear 50 years (1944-1994) forest fire prevention logo.
9159 with special United Way paint scheme. Long-time CPR charity.
5748 painted for EXPO 86 in Vancouver. May 1986.
Gallery of EXPO 86 units.
4744 originally intended to be 4719 6/1970. 4719 built
as M6031-29 10/14/1970.
4215, 4244, 4220 (MLW C-424's) and 8119 (GMD SW1200RS)
St.Lawrence & Hudson
A short-lived renaming of CP's Eastern Lines.
STLH 1594 with name painted over. CP Rail Action Red and small Multimark. Toronto Yard.
STLH_5654 in darker Apple Red compared to CP Rail Action Red. 8/03/1996 Hammond, IL
St.Lawrence & Hudson 8212. Note lack of visibility
stripes on rear of 8223 in background.
A short-lived internal shortline for CP's lines east of the Quebec Eastern Townships including the DAR.
CAR 8023 RS-23 far from home. Short-lived Internal shortline
Canadian Atlantic. (9/1988 - 12/31/1994)
A short-lived internal shortline of the remaining Esquimalt & Naniamo on Vancouver Island.
E&N 3004 GP38 getting turned on the table for return trip. VIA RDC in roundhouse.