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Today, GE Dash-8, Dash-9, EMD SD40-2 CLC, GP38 and GP9 slugs are part of the QNS&L's roster.

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GP-9 consist powers 130 loaded ore cars over the Moisie river bridge at mile 12. (Archives Nationales du Québec)

In the beginning, GP7 and GP9 were the common power of QNS&L. Today, GE Dash 8 and Dash 9 and rebuilt SD40-2 are mostly used. Some old Geeps are still seeing service in yard duty as converted slugs coupled to GP38's for remote controlled shunting.








The first SD-40's were bought in 1968. IOC acquired 20 engines, all of them equipped with dynamic brakes. Later, in the early seventies, the company opted for SD40-2 locomotives which are still used today. These units were rebuilt in the mid 90's at CLC shops in Montreal.

Dash-9 Mid train helper. ©Patrick Sirois

Two new SD-40 units coupled to a GP-9 in august  1969 . (Iron Ore Company of Canada)

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