Thursday, 10 May 2018
Throwback Thursday - Remembering CN 238
By Peter Mumby
During the mid-1980s, one of the hottest trains on CN's Strathroy and Dundas Subdivisions in our area of Southwestern Ontario was #238 and its westbound counterpart. Typical power for this operation was a trio of GTW (ex-DTI) GP40-2 units. These locomotives became a part of the CN family with the absorption of the DT&I by the GTW IN 1984. In the photo of GTW 6410 east included with this post, the three units have all received their GTW numbers (by using the simple addition of 6000 to the earlier DTI number), but the leader still wears its original orange paint. Also still present is the distinctive DTI nose bell. These three diesels were all 1972 products of EMD.