Thursday 13 October 2022

Throwback Thursday - Crew Familiarization.

New CP SD90MAC number 9130 was being used to familiarize local crews with the new technology at London, Ontario on March 20, 1999.
By Peter Mumby.

CP SD90MAC locomotives 9100-9160 were built between October 1998 and December 1999.  GMD built numbers 9100-9111, while the balance were assembled by CP at its Ogden Shops in Calgary.  In today's photos, taken at London, Ontario on March 20, 1999, the new locomotive was engaged in a crew-familiarization exercise as it moved back and forth along its assigned yard track.  While I was enjoying my cab ride, the engineer was explaining the operation of the GM-style desk top controls to another CP employee.

Regular yard switching continued as the new unit was put through its paces.

Coming or going, this was a hefty-looking locomotive.


1 comment:

  1. The similar-looking Conrail SD80MAC engines are easily one of my favorites for the same reason. Massive and imposing, and a snazzy blue/white scheme.