Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster #8901

Donald McQueen and William Thomson; Constructed in Kingston 1999

Top picture (taken on or near it's delivery date, August 29 1956) is the builders photograph of one of Canadian Pacific's twenty one Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster units, built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston Ont.
The next two photos (taken in the same location in Montreal at different times) show the locomotive a few years later. The biggest visible difference is the paint scheme, The builders photo shows an engine painted for long-nose-first operation. The others were taken after the controls were reversed.
This unit was an FM model H-24-66, developing 2,400 hp with a 12 cylinder prime mover. It was retired from service by CP Rail in April 1972 and scrapped.

Getting near the end.

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