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Brand new New Zealand "DF" class export locomotive DF 1663 is seen on shop trucks at the GMD London Ont. plant, being moved around by GMD's ex-ETR SW8 shop switcher 102, while a sister 1600-series unit can be seen in the background by the plant.

DF 1663 part of a group of 20 "DF" class units (1651-1670) built at GMD London in 1979, followed by 10 more units in 1981. EMD's model designation for them was GL22MC, a 12-645E powered 1650hp C-C trucked unit.

More detailed information on the NZ DF-class units can be found here
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: Brand new New Zealand "DF" class export locomotive DF 1663 is seen on shop trucks at the GMD London Ont. plant, being moved around by GMD's ex-ETR SW8 shop switcher 102, while a sister 1600-series unit can be seen in the background by the plant.

DF 1663 was part of a group of 20 "DF" class units (1651-1670) built at GMD London in 1979, followed by 10 more units in 1981. EMD's model designation for them was GL22MC, a 12-645E powered 1650hp C-C trucked unit.

More detailed information on the NZ DF-class units can be found here

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [520] (more) (contact)
Date: April 1979 (search)
Railway: Builder/Manufacturer (search)
Reporting Marks: New Zealand DF 1663 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: GMD London Plant (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. The rope might be there as a precautionary reminder to the workers that there is no side handrail. Nice size comparison.

  2. I just noticed a piece of rope. What’s it for?

  3. Keep these coming. These are amazing. Even if it is for export.

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