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At the time,  THE place to Railfan 


The smell and sounds of  Alco - MLW power. 


Four decades ago. 


1958 built MLW  FPA-4  #6761 is MU'd with one of two FPA-2u (the original 244 engine (1600 HP) replaced with the 1800 HP Alco 251B engine) on the CN roster CN#6758 


Also present is FPA-4 6774 and FP9A 6539, and that ladder is leaning on the B end of another FP9A.


 June 1977 at the CNR Spadina service facility and roundhouse. Kodak negative film transported in a Nikkormat EL, by S.Danko.


p.s. Even in 1977 this lashup was unique enough to ignore normal photography protocol and shoot the  shady  – back lit - side of these units....please note: achievable only because of the phenomenal exposure latitude capabilities of colour negative film !


 more Spadina:


 MLW 6758  


 a contrast of yellow and cab design 


 cab design  


 sdfourty
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



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At the time, THE place to Railfan

The smell and sounds of Alco - MLW power.

Four decades ago.

1958 built MLW FPA-4 #6761 is MU'd with one of two FPA-2u (the original 244 engine (1600 HP) replaced with the 1800 HP Alco 251B engine) on the CN roster CN#6758

Also present is FPA-4 6774 and FP9A 6539, and that ladder is leaning on the B end of another FP9A.

June 1977 at the CNR Spadina service facility and roundhouse. Kodak negative film transported in a Nikkormat EL, by S.Danko.

p.s. Even in 1977 this lashup was unique enough to ignore normal photography protocol and shoot the shady – back lit - side of these units....please note: achievable only because of the phenomenal exposure latitude capabilities of colour negative film !

more Spadina:

MLW 6758

a contrast of yellow and cab design

cab design

sdfourty

Photographer:
sdfourty [320] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/01/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6761 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 6761 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Spadina (search)
City/Town: Spadina Roundhouse (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Great writeup; but the “4 decades” ago kinda bothered me. But it has been THAT long.

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