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Cab control coach 244 interior. Oakville May 22/2006

Bi-level coach 2312. Oshawa. 12/22/2003

 


GP40TC

600 in original GO paint scheme. Likely at GMD London. GMD A2125 10/1966
This was a special Canada-only model (8 units) especially designed for GO. TC standing for Toronto Commuter.
Equipped with diesel genset 600 KW GM 12V-149 for HEP. Extended frame for HEP. 3000 hp 132 tons. 83 mph

GP40TC CN 603 one of seven units (except 600) leased 11/1966 by CN waiting startup of GO trains.

603 repainted and in service on GO. November 1967 Dave Burroughs

Eastbound past Bathurst Street approaching Union Station.

9801 (ex 601) Series renumbered 12/1969-1/1970 GMD GP40TC 3000 hp GMD A2126 10/1966 Re# 501

501 ex 9801 (above) nee 601. Willowbrook. 9/08/1976 Ed.McKernan/Joseph Testagrose Collection

500-507 Sold 10/1988 Amtrak 193 (192-199) Later Amtrak upgraded all eight to GP38H-3. Re# 520-527


F40PH 510-515


F59PH 520-568

527 Note the addition of the word Transit below a slanted GO. North Bathurst Yard, Toronto 5/10/1999
Hughes Bonin/Joseph Testagrose Collection

 


MP40PH-3C Built by MPI with GM 16-710G3B-T2 400 HP prime mover. 575 volt 750 KW HEP.

Second use of 600 number series.

601 second unit of 27 unit order. 2405-02 1/2007 Willowbrook 6/14/2007. Joseph Testagrose collection


GP40-2

709 second to last GP40-2 (DD-GM A3308 9/1975) at Mimico 9/11/1977 John Lameck/Sam Beck Collection

Sold 1991 CN 9676 (9668-9677 except 703 sold 1991 Tri-Rail Miami, Florida)

723 acq. 1982 (ex RI 3001/377) one of 7 GP40M-2 (720-726) 12-710G3 3300 HP EMD 7942-16 1/1967.

724 (ex RI 3006/379)

NOTE: Seven units rebuilt from a GP40. The last two of these upgraded units were trapped in the bankruptcy of the famous Rock Island road. Chrome Crankshaft acquired the Rock Island's Silvis shops along with these seven units and finished them. GO bought all seven units numbering them 700-726 ex RI 3000-3006 not in order. All Traded-In to EMD (LLPX) 1993-94 on GO 562-568 F59PH.

 


Auxiliary Power Units

GMD 12 cyl. turbo 600 kw 575 volts

800 one of three B units converted 1983 to power car.

ex BN 717 nee NP 6009B EMD 10924 2/1950

Note: 801 in 1994 to ONR re# 205


Auxiliary Power Control Units

900 HP V16-149 600 kw 575 volt

APCU 900 (ex 9858 rebuilt 6/1974 nee ONR 1503 GMD A177 4/1951) first of five converted from ONR FP7A units to provide electric power to trains as well as a cab for operation in opposite direction. November 1981.


Subsequent owners

Amtrak 197 acq. 10/1988 ex GO 506/9806 nee 606 GP40TC GMD A2130 11/1966
Niagara Falls, Ontario December 12, 1993

199 enroute to Amtrak at CN Fort Erie October 15, 1988

ACWR 703 acq, 6/2000 ex TBRX 703 (Taylor Machine) ex NS lease and previously leased Tri-Rail 703 11/01/1991
ex GO 703 nee 9811 GP40-2 GMD A2941 12/1973 Candor, NC June 1, 2014 Ben Helsel

ACWR 704 acq. 6/2009 Look-alike 704 is actually a slug for 703 acq. as shell from LTE ex CN 9423 A3001 4/1974
Candor, NC June 1, 2014 Ben Helsel

AMXX 1344 ex GO 549 one of ten F59PH 3200 HP units acquired 8/2011. GMD A4915 7/1990
New AMT simplified paint scheme. CPR St.Luc roundhouse 12/16/2012


North Carolina DOT Piedmont Service

The Piedmont is a twice-daily passenger train operated by Amtrak and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) between Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina. Operation began in May 1995. North Carolina owns the rolling stock used on the Piedmont, unlike the Carolinian which uses Amtrak rolling stock.

RNCX 1810 acq. 2009.(ex GO 529) F59PH GMD A4754 6/1988 approaching station stop in Kannapolis, NC.
April 14, 2014 Reginald T. McDowell, Sr.

RNCX 1768 City of Charlotte acq. 2011 nee GO 540 GMD A4879 Harold Hodnett

RNCX 18536 ex RBRX 18536 nee GO 536 part of seven units 536-542 sold by GO 2010 to RB Railway Group.
RBRX Rosen Beaudin Leasing (D), Montreal. Remanufactured by AMF 10/1992

 

RNCX 18541 Altoona, PA 3/22/2016

 


METRA

Metra 99 (ex GO 532) newly overhauled. NCS 115 on CP Elgin Sub. Rivergrove, IL. March 22, 2016
One of three units, (ex GO 526, 530, 532) acquired from RB Leasing. Note: 526 previously leased to AMT.


 

 

GALLERY 1974

 



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