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GMD GP9 1750 HP Road Switcher

8483-8521 39 units
8522-8546 25 units
8611-8635 25 units
8636-8708 73 units
8801-8823 23 units
8825-8839 15 units
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Grand total: 200 units

Note: The largest quantity of any model on the roster which would
stand as a record until the SD40-2 came along years later!

DRS-17a 8483 - 8521 (39 units)

8483 first GP9 of an eventual 200 units! GMD A681 9/1954
Rebuilt 1561 Ogden 10/1983. Subsequent owner CRLX 1561

8497 part of first order of GP9's (8483-8521 39 units). Original barrel style headlight. GMD A695 1/1955
Bruce Chapman Collection


8501 - 8521 (20 units) equipped with steam generator.

Note: 8511, 8512 at one time geared for 89 mph for passenger service.
These were protect engines for Calgary-Edmonton RDC's.

8511 rebuilt 1637. Later became EMDX 7102 Demonstrator.

8521 SG equipped with water tender off steam engine 2371. Revelstoke 7/12/1975
D.V.Johnston/Bruce Chapman Collection


DRS-17b 8522 - 8546 (25 units)

8528 part of second order GP's (8522 - 8546 25 units). GMD A771 8/1955
Note: 8501-8529 built with steam generators. (Vapour OK-4625)
A long ways from home! St. Paul, MN September 1, 1962.
Walt Dunlap/Johh Cowan Collection


DRS-17c 8611 - 8635 (25 units)

8623 GMD A963 9/1956 Rebuilt 1553 Angus 8/1983.
Subsquent owner sold 3/2015 Motive Power Resources (D) MVPX 1553 re-sold 8/2015 Viterra 1553.

8634 with script lettering. One of three GP9's (8633-8635)
modified 12/1970 with chop nose and hump remote control equipment.
GMD A973 10/1956 Alyth 4/01/1971 Bob Loat/Bruce Chapman Collection

8635 when it was just another GP9. Note the beautiful sky in the background.
Revelstoke 2/1964 Keith Ardinger Collection

8635 now with its short nose chopped. 12/05/1970 Bob Loat/Bruce Chapman Collection

8635 with its nose chopped. Calgary 9/1971 Keith Ardinger Collection

8635 one of three GP9's (8633-8635) modified 5/1971 with chop nose and hump remote control equipment.
(Trailing unit 8904 Train Master) GMD A975 11/1956 Alyth Yard July 31, 1974 Keith Hansen


DRS-17d 8636-8708 (73 units)

8685 (r.b 1650 Angus 7/1987) GMD A1141 8/1957

Subsequent owner Clinton Terminal 1650

8688 still in Script lettering. Shop track Thunder Bay. August 1976.

 

DRS-17e 8801-8823 (23 units)

 

DRS-17f 8825-8839 (15 units)

8839 last of a fleet of 200 GP9 units the largest on the roster until years later when the SD40-2 came along.
The final order for 15 units (8825-8839) was the first to be equipped with 26L air brake.
8839 was unique as it was the only unit built with the latest prime mover 567D 1800 HP.
GMD A1730 8//31/1959

Note: Rebuilt as 1695 and still around as NPR 1695.

 



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