Monday, June 15, 2009
Another eBay image for your viewing pleasure. This shows CN 8705 and caboose in the Ocean Terminals area of Halifax, near the passenger station. The slide was taken in September 1987.
CN 8705 was originally built in 1959 by the Montreal Locomotive Works as CN 8609. It was rebuilt in 1978, and became CN 101 for two years before reverting to 8609 in 1980. It was again rebuilt in 1984 and became CN 8705. It was finally retired in 1997 and was transferred to CN's then subsidiary CANAC. It was leased out to a few places and is currently leased to Agrium near Kapuskasing, Ontario. Thanks again to the CNcyclopedia for the details.