Thursday, 14 April 2022

Throwback Thursday - Staying Power

On September 16, 2004, ETR 108 was at rest at Lincoln Avenue in Windsor, Ontario.
By Peter Mumby.
Built in May of 1960, by the time this photo of Essex Terminal Railway GP9 was exposed on September 16, 2004, it had been in service for over 44 years.  It rolled off the GMD assembly line wearing number 9 and dressed in the paint of Quebec Cartier Railway.  One of the later examples of GP9 production, it came from the factory with the low short hood generally associated with later models.  The unit later operated as Cartier 59 before migrating to the ETR roster in November of 1989.  Today it still serves along with three switchers as 25% of the short line's roster.  In a few short weeks it will celebrate its 62nd birthday.  Staying power, indeed. 


No comments:

Post a Comment