Tuesday 7 July 2020

GMD Recollections - White and Bright

Soo SD60 locomotives 6034 and 6036 strut their stuff on the GMD test track on March 27, 1989.
By Peter Mumby.
A white paint scheme has never struck me as being particularly practical for railway equipment.  These two new Soo units look fine for now in the afternoon sun, but we know the shine will turn to grime within a few months.

Soo Line SD60 locomotives carried road numbers 6000 - 6062 ( although the final five were equipped with wide cabs and carried the official model designation SD60M ).  The first 21 of these 3800 hp units were built by EMD in 1987, while 6021 - 6062 were assembled in London by GMD in 1989.  The final engine to be delivered in the white scheme was number 6041.  Units 6042 - 6062 were delivered in the candy apple red colour that was later adopted by CP Rail System.

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