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Precision National Corp.

History

Located in Mount Vernon, IL in the early 1970's PNC was a remanufacturer of diesels and one of the first companies to offer short term leases on full-sized locomotives. This shop later became National Railway Equipment which continued leasing and rebuilding diesels becoming a major supplier. Many units were leased to CP Rail as shown below. Later resold by PNC.

PNC 108 part of second order GP7's 104-111. GMD A348 3/1952
CP Alyth Yard Calgary. 5/12/1973 Bruce Chapman

Note: GP7's had been upgraded by QNS&L to 1750 ho 1955-56.
PNC 108 became C&NW 4355

PNC 120 (acq. 6/1972 ex BQ/QNSL 120 part of the second order 12 units GP7 112-123) GMD A416 7/1953
CP Winnipeg 5/24/1974 Bruce Chapman
Note:
Became C&NW 4350

PNC 127 acq. 9/1972 (ex BQ/QNSL 127) GMD A423 5/1954 part of the first order of ten GP9's 124-133
Deep in heart of Fairbanks-Morse territory. CLC H16-44 8721 Cranbrook, BC 5/14/1972 Bruce Chapman

Note: Became C&NW 4523

PNC 142 acq. 2/1972 (ex BQ/QNSL 142) GMD A731 5/1955 part of second order for 16 GP9's 134-149.
Note: Became CNW 4521

PNC 150 acq. 2/1972 (ex BQ/QNSL 150) GMD A929 4/1956 First of 20 unit order 150-169.
Note: Became CNW 4341

PNC 164 acq. (6/1972 ex BQ/QNSL 164 part of 20 unit order 150-169) GP9 GMD A943 5/1956
Precision's first paint scheme of their own. CP St.Luc 11/08/1974 Bruce Chapman
Note: Became C&NW 4516

PNC 172 one of 20 units sold 9/1972. GMD A1066 3/1957 Cadillac, MI 9/17/1979 James Klas

PNC 177 (acq. 6/1972 ex BQ/QNSL 177 last of two unit order, last of 54 GP9's). GMD A1919 5/1960
CP Medicine Hat, AB 5/18/1974 Bruce Chapman

Note: Became C&NW 4514


35 units were resold by PNC to C&NW

CNW 4341 ex PNC 150 ex BQ 150 nee QNSL 150 GP9 GMD A929 4/1956
Oelwein, Iowa 8/14/1976

CNW 4521 ex PNC/BQ 142 nee QNSL 142 GP9 GMD A731 5/1955

Three GP7 and 17 GP9 sold 6/1972 to Precision National Corp. (PNC)
15 units leased mid-1972 to CN and 5 to CP Rail.

 

 

 



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