Canadian Pacific Railway
Yard Engine Gallery: other Yards
St. Luc Yard Montreal
Booster unit B-101 MLW #77711 1/51 with 7039 Alco S2 #74457 1/46 St.Luc
Jan. 1951 CPR
Two booster units (engine-less units with four traction
motors) were built new and three 1000 HP Alco switchers
B100 with 7039 and 7040 in three unit set with cabs at opposite ends. St.Luc 8/23/74 L.B.Chapman
In 1966 the need for more power resulted in the modification of units to work in three unit m.u. sets adding 7030 and 7033.
By 1976 there was a need further change and at that time several RS-3 road switchers were downgraded to yard service and modified with chop nose and operated in single or pairs. They were assigned to both Montreal and Winnipeg.
Chop-nose RS-3 modified for yard service. MLW #81038 11/54 St.Luc Pulldown Aug. 26,1976 L.B.Chapman
One of the first five RS-3's assigned to St.Luc beginning May 1, 1976.
MLW #81039 11/54 July12, 1976 L.B.Chapman
8457 (MLW #81046 11/54) and 8438 (#81003 5/54) RS-3's in hump service
One-of-a-kind unit is 8470 only RS-10 chop nosed and modified for yard service.
Alyth hump yard, Calgary
8634 GP9 GMD A974 10/56 and 8904 CLC-FM H24-66 Train Master #2931
One of three GP9's (8633-34-35) modified for hump service (12/70),
these were the first units chop-nosed (1970-71).
It took two units to replace one Train Master resulting in three unit hump sets. It was decided to use the last B units in the middle of these sets. The units were later re-numbered into a new yard unit series (6800) to better identify them. Two were for Alyth and two for Toronto Yard. Only the two Alyth units were done before this project was abruptly ended.
NOTE: 8633, 8634 and 8635 eventually became 1576, 1579 and 1580.
8635-4461-8xxx Alyth, 5/25/77 L.B.Chapman
6801 (ex 4462 Ogden 7/83) F7B GMD A498 2/53 Note lettering
Hump Service Only.
Note: Further conversions of two B units for Toronto Yard were cancelled in the interest of better power utilization.
Early in 1998, six SD40's were assigned to hump service at Alyth Yard replacing the GP's
5400 (ex QNS&L 204) and SOO 6450 (only SD40B ex
BN 7600 nee SD40 6302) shoving towards the hump.
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