Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 17th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday 19 November 2020
Throwback Thursday - SD40 B
Soo 6450 is the trailing unit on a westbound CP freight leaving London, Ontario on March 19, 1994.
By Peter Mumby.
locomotive featured in today's photo was originally assembled as BN
SD40 number 6302 by EMD in October of 1971. This was during the second
year of Burlington Northern's existence. Following wreck damage, it was
rebuilt as a B unit, and renumbered to 7600. The locomotive continued
working for its original owner until it was retired in April of 1987.
retirement was short-lived, however, and by June 1987 it belonged to
Soo Line and had been decked out in a fresh coat of red and white
paint. The number 6450 was assigned to this unique diesel. By the time
of this photograph, the unit was also carrying the small black "Proud
to be part of CP Rail System" lettering under the side road number. CP
continued to operate the 6450 until its second retirement occurred in
2002. In 2004 it was sold for scrap to Mandak Metals of Selkirk,