Saturday, January 22, 2011
In honour of the cold day outside here in Winnipeg, here's a shot of CP 8743 on a cold day in Fredericton, NB. This slide was shot by Greg Brewer in January 1984. You can just imagine the crisp snow crunching underfoot. There are a few long icicles dangling from the former shoe factory in the background.
CP 8743 was built in May 1957 for CP by the Montreal Locomotive Works. In 1989, a few years after this slide was taken, she was rebuilt with a chop nose and renumbered to CP 1865. 1865 soldiered on for a few more years until she was sold to the Ottawa Central Railway in December 1998.
She was captured in OCR livery in May 2008 at Ottawa Central's Walkley Yard by Mark Chouinard.
Anyone know what the eventual disposition of Ottawa Central 1865 was?
The current CP 8743 is a GE ES44AC built in late 2005.