Thursday, June 03, 2010

This Day, 20 Years Ago

CP 8041 and 8038 in McAdam. Slide by Carl G. Perelman.
This slide was shot in McAdam, NB 20 years ago, on June 3, 1990, by Carl G. Perelman. The engines are MLW RS-23 units 8041 and 8038, and a CP caboose. I believe the units are just west of the station.

These units were built in mid 1960 by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) and were uniquely Canadian. They had a six cylinder 251C engine delivering 1000 horsepower. They served CP for many years, and these two units were eventually sold to the Windsor & Hantsport Railway in 1996. They served that shortline for a while, until they ran out of "steam" and were scrapped in 2006.

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