|CN 2016 and a couple of sister units are at rest on the shop track at Rectory Street in London, Ontario, on April 20, 1987. The land occupied by these units is now a parking lot for a large indoor soccer facility.|
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Throwback Thursday - A Locomotive Consist Only a Railfan Could Love.
By Peter Mumby.
This consist could cause shop personnel to shudder. A locomotive crew coming on duty might indeed be crestfallen at the sight of this lash-up. But point these units out to a railfan, and shutters would start a-clicking. For a variety of reasons, diesel products of ALCo/MLW have been railfan favourites for years.
CN 2016, model C-630M, was one of a group of 44 similar units constructed by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1967/68. The last 42 of these locomotives belonged to CN class MF-30b. By the date of this photograph, single examples of this model were still common in a locomotive consist, but finding three of them together made for a very satisfying outing.