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Canadian National Railways

ALCO and MLW

S-2 and S-4 539 1000 hp.

7988 ex 8135 displayed at the Toronto Railway Museum (CRHA Toronto & York) at Harbourfront.
This museum later became defunct and the collection dispersed to several locations.
7988 was in good running condition except for condemned wheels. It was scrapped.

7985 in an interesting scene at Bathurst Street yard looking southwest. MLW 76459 1949.
What is even more interesting is the photo of 8132 below. It is the same engine!

Note: 7975-7994 (20) were the first MLW built units 3-6/1949 and the last CNR S-2 units.
Renumbered 8122-8141.

8132 ex 7985 ten and one-half years later. Bathurst Street yard looking north. Lead plant in background.

8127 (ex 7980) MLW 76454 1949

8136 (ex 7989) at Bathurst Street. MLW 76463 1949

8141 (ex 7994) This was the last S-2 received. MLW 76468 6/1949


S-4 MLW

Note: 7995-8014 (20) first order S-4 model. 8002 #76488 9/1949 was first unit built with a diesel built in Canada by Dominion Engineering Works, Lachine. Prior to this MLW used standard McIntosh & Seymour, Albany engines.


8030 still with old original style carbody. Compare with 8039 below. Ottawa Station 4/6/1971

8039 at Spadina. S-4 MLW #81217 9/1955

Compare body style with 8030 for change of nose from rounded to a feathered edge also slanted illuminated number boards.

Note too the newer style trucks often referred to as AAR type A replacing older S-2 ALCO Blunt trucks.

8143 (ex 7996) doing local industry work at Leaside. MLW 76481 8/1956
Note the half-hidden Volkswagen Beetle a.k.a VW Bug. .

8149 (ex 8002 nee 7602) MLW 76488 1949

8152 (ex 8002 nee 7602) MLW 76488 1949

 

8164 MLW 81260 8/1956 Bill Thomson

 



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