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GMD GP30

Brand new GP30 in brand new Script lettering. Note location of unit number. Later this was raised above yellow stripe and changed to tuscan red. Class DRS-22a. Rated at 2250 hp and 71 mph speed. (65mph gearing uprated and later rerated to 65mph) GMD A2006 3/30/63. One of only two GP30's in Canada. Officially these were remanufactured by GMD from traded-in (1/16/62) 1902 (F9B) and 1910 (F7B) wrecked on First 8 engines 8474-1902-1910, The Dominion 11 cars, conductor Don Gaw, January 7, 1962 near St.Eugene, Ont. Cause: ice buildup in flangeways at level crossing. Previous day train crews had requested a snowplow go over the sub. however, this was passed off by the roadmaster. Afterwards, plows were readily dispatched after very little snow fall! (Note: 8474 was traded-in to MLW on a new model C-424 8300, later re-numberd 4200). Note new style pilot without footboards. Canadian Pacific Railway


Re-numbered 5000 4/12/65 reclassed to new designation DRF-22a, (Diesel Road Freight) and modified by removal of rear illuminated number boards, classification lights, replaced twin headlight with single. Other units were similarly modified and new units built accordingly.

 



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