Government of Ontario
Gallery 1974 inc. Self-propelled cars.
Two views coming and going of VIA train using GO equipment due to large quantity of bad order wheels on LRC cars.
Not the typical branchline passenger service of old.
534 F59PH Stouffville 6/11/1992 Joseph Testagrose Collection
Union Station Rail Corridor
GO work train! Rail King model RK330 their biggest car
mover at 26 tons with 33,000 t.e. and Cummins diesel.
GO 726 eastbound approaching Bathurst Street on the CN Oakville
Subdivision just inside the TTR limits. 7/30/1987
The train itself is interesting for its power. 726 (ex RI 3000, nee 381 EMD 32607 1/1967) is a GP40-2 last of seven units rebuilt from a GP40. The last two of these upgraded rebuilt 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. 726 went into GO service 8/1982.
The B unit is not really a locomotive at all. It is a unique APU unit one of three (800-802) ex NP EMD B units converted to Auxiliary Power Unit with GM 12 cyl diesel engine to provide hotel power to the train. GO already had eleven APCU's converted A units as Auxiliary Power Control Unit used in place of cab control coaches. All were traded in 1993 to GMLG (General Motors Locomotive Group) on new F59PH 562-568 the last of 49 GO units of this model.
726 became GMTX 201 lease unit after being overhauled and modified by Precision National Corp. equipped with dynamic braking, larger fuel tanks and 65 mph gearing. It became LLPX (Locomotive Leasing Partners) 3204 and all were leased 2002 to St. Lawrence & Atlantic 3204. It went off lease April 2004 and returned as LLPX 3204. Where is it now?
Note: EMD and GATX owned LLP 50/50 from start in 1995 until GATX Rail acquired 100% in 12/2004. This brought GATX Rail's lease fleet to 750 units including LLP's 486 units.
St.Lawrence & Atlantic 3204 and 3002 switching in
yard Richmond, Quebec. 4/26/2003
A lot of change in this scene nearly 16 years later than
the one at top of page. May 2003 Paul McGrane Collection
531 with a shorter train coming in on the Weston Subdivision
and off the CN Newmarket Subdivision at Parkdale.
Nine cars behind 548. May 2003 Paul McGrane Collection
Closer look at a F59PH 541 approaching Bathurst Street. May 2003 Paul McGrane Collection
Lightweight coaches and self-propelled cars built by Hawker-Siddeley in Thunder Bay.
C756 and C757 cab control cars on trains laying over at Willowbrook. November 1967 Dave Burroughs
GO train with three self-propelled cars passing through
the TTR plant in downtown Toronto.
There were nine of these lightweight (48 tons) cars built
by Hawker-Siddeley of aluminum in the same style of regular coaches.
Cab control cars (C750-C757) all prefixed C and include
only three numerals compared to four for regular coaches.
Passing by Bathurst Street yard.
Coaches 4700-4753 were renumbered 9900-9945 continuing with 9946-9975 and 9700-9729 totalling 106 cars.
Auxiliary cab control cars built from ONR A units.
9861 cab control unit ex ONR 1512 FP7A GMD A383 6/1952
904 APCU (ex 9862 nee ONR 1513 8/1974 GMD A384 6/1952)
leads a short train of single level coaches in Toronto.
Leased and lessor units.
Amtrak 230 with San Diegan at Oceanside, California
October 21, 1990.
During times of power shortages on CPR some GO units were leased for week-end only use.
GO 511-702-709-5xx near Montreal with Toronto pig train. During power shortages GO units were often rented for the weekend and operated in fast freight service between Windsor and Montreal. Dorion November 11, 1978 Ron Visockis
709-510 with a third unit handles CP piggyback train from
Toronto to Montreal
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