|CP 4652/4655 still wear their patched ex-Guilford paint on September 25, 2002. They are occupying the shop track at Quebec St Yard in London, Ontario.
By Peter Mumby.
acquired well over 250 GP40-2 locomotives from GMD, and for more than
twenty years these served as the line's premier freight haulers. CP, on
the other hand, purchased no new GP40-2 units, preferring to
standardize on 6-axle power. CP inherited some GP40s of SOO/MILW
lineage, but, as of 2000, its only GP40-2 units were the 4650-4657
group purchased in 1999 through Helm Financial. These engines arrived
on the property wearing heavily patched Guilford paint with HATX
markings. In various locations patches of blue showed through and
hinted at the B&M origins of the locomotives. Today's images
illustrate half of the units in the group, and their background is as
CP 4657 had been HATX 514 after GTI/BM 306.
|CP 4656/4657 are wearing a relatively fresh coat of the company colours on January 08/01.