CN 9435 and 6535 are running out of good parts,6535 has been cannibalized since 1981,even her sand box chute and No box have been cut out and 9435 since 1985.Note the different suspension,the old ... (more)
This is the 1st mishap with these GEs,she derailled at Burn bank Ont and the bottom of the fuel tank ripped open on the rails.The bottom plate used to be 3/16`` thick, on the SD70I, it,s been chan... (more)
VIA 6452 had a crossing accident,the fuel tank is being steamed at least 24 hrs before she can be lifted by the overhead crane.
One of the many used sd45 and sd40 bought by Helm leasing to be rebuilt and leased,usually,the 45s get their V20s changed out for V16s , also the 6 cylinder compressor is replaced with a 3.
6789 collided with CN 2539 at Bernière Qc on last Feb 15,at slow speed that is.
VIA 6537 encountered a freight head on at Ingersoll Ont,here by the grit blast,she remained there 2 years before everything good was taken off her.
CN 9435 is in the shop to give some of its part to another sister.
1 out of 50 ex CN sd-40s sold to Alstom.
CN 1346,2334,2337 and a few others wait for their turn in the shop beside the test shed,KCS 4062 on the left lost its cab for damaged VIA 6300.
Helm buys old sd-40s from other roads and have them rebuilt.
If those electrics could speak about railroading in and around Montreal,they would,ve a lot to say,they,ve been there since 1926 until retired in the mid 90,s.
6535,s head light will survive on 6536.
CN 6535 derailed in a wash out in the La Mauricie on May 15,81,she,s been cannibalized since then,in 83,her head light pod was cut out and applied on 6536 who had hit a truck at a crossing.
2535 is 1 of 8 locos destroyed in a head-on at Lac Bouchette in the Lac st-Jean area last august.,lead unit 2511 with 3240,2535,4488,3101 collided head on with lead unit 2526,3126,2552 3737 3211,3... (more)
Retired 5103 was used to rebuild another badly damaged sd-40 in 88.