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Fresh from the GMD London assembly plant, brand new CN SD40-2W units 5346 and 5347 sit in CN's yard in London awaiting their first assignment - with not a speck of dirt on their plow, fuel tank and trucks from regular service. The two were part of an order of 30 units (5324-5353, GF30t class) built in Apr/May of 1980, and all of CN's SD40-2's bought new came equipped with the CN-designed Canadian Safety Cab (the only railway to order SD40's so equipped).

Gord Taylor photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.
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Caption: Fresh from the GMD London assembly plant, brand new CN SD40-2W units 5346 and 5347 sit in CN's yard in London awaiting their first assignment - with not a speck of dirt on their plow, fuel tank and trucks from regular service. The two were part of an order of 30 units (5324-5353, GF30t class) built in Apr/May of 1980, and all of CN's SD40-2's bought new came equipped with the CN-designed Canadian Safety Cab (the only railway to order SD40's so equipped). The yellow-painted center bearings were to denote axles with "increased lateral clearance", likely for less wear on tighter track curvature.

Gord Taylor photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.

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Gord Taylor photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [399] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/22/1980 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5346, 5347 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN London Yard (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. As the tv ad used to say, ‘ crisp & clean ‘

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