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General Motors diesels demonstrating on the Algoma District.

GMD 7001-7002-7003 demonstrators are EMD FP7A and F7B units #11015-17 11/49,
shown testing with dynamometer car on CPR No. 3 The Dominion at Marathon, Ont. Dec. 5, 1949.
It was the first time diesels had hauled this train and they attracted plenty of attention!
Marathon and District Historical Society.

News clipping Fort William. Photo in Vancouver on later trip.
Later, they demonstrated on CNR until 3/50 as GMD 9051, 9052, 9053.
Sold 5/50 to SOO Line as 500A, 500B, 501B.

Here they are on freight still with dynamometer car testing performance of diesel units. December 1949 Schreiber. Leo Aber


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