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CPRail4744
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 25th, 2006, 2:03am »
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Anybody got any recent photos of #4744?   Is she still running or not?  I may stand corrected, but #4744 was the only 4000 h.p. unit of the 4700's, the rest were 3600?
 
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« Reply #21 on: Mar 25th, 2006, 1:23pm »
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on Mar 25th, 2006, 2:03am, CPRail4744 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Anybody got any recent photos of #4744?   Is she still running or not?  I may stand corrected, but #4744 was the only 4000 h.p. unit of the 4700's, the rest were 3600?
 
That's why I've got my nickname...

 
 
http://www.trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/4700s/4700.htm
 
Have a look here...........
 
 


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« Reply #22 on: Mar 25th, 2006, 11:51pm »
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4744 was retired in 1992, after a crankshaft failure, sat stored in the closed Angus shops for years, and was finally sent to CRM in Delson. Today it's protected in the new display hall.
 
4744 was the only M640 built, and one of, if not the first single engine unit to reach 4000Hp. The unit also pioneered AC traction in North American service, so it has 2 claims to fame.  
 
Doubtful 4744 will ever run again, having a major engine failure with a far from common 18-251 pretty much seals that fate.


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trainboyh16-44
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 27th, 2006, 1:40am »
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In case you're wondering where she is, she's in Delson, south of Montreal, saw her this summer and she's looking great! NO great pics unfortunately.

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« Reply #24 on: Apr 5th, 2010, 12:48pm »
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Thought I'd add a couple of my photos from northern Vermont.
CP had a few RS2's based out of St. Johnsbury and Newport, VT.  #8401 was laying over at St.J in 1979:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1945626
 
I would usually find an RS2 stationed at Richford, VT on a siding by the depot.  Once or twice I'd be lucky enough to catch a road freight running to Newport from Montreal, like this one headed by RS18 #8796:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1947599
 
On one visit to B&M's East Deerfield, MA, yard, I found M424 #4241 pooled on a B&M southbound:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1928148


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« Reply #25 on: Apr 12th, 2010, 10:24pm »
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Nice shots

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 6:55pm »
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Late to the party, but here's my photo, from August 2009.

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