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Canadian Pacific C424 4200 (the former CP 8300) is pictured still sporting her faded maroon & grey script livery, with CP GP35 5006 on the head end of a freight at Bolton on March 25th 1972.

As an initial one-unit sample order, CP's first C424 (and the first C424 ever built by MLW or Alco) had a few differences from other CP units, including the fuel tank, dynamic brake hatch, rear radiator style, hood details, battery boxes around the cab, deck-mounted stanchions, and a higher-mounted headlight that was originally on the flat plate of the cab (4201-4209 were also delivered with high-mount headlights, but units 4210 and over had it on the nose). In the mid-late 60's, the early units with high headlights all had them relocated to the nose, as seen here.
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Caption: Canadian Pacific C424 4200 (the former CP 8300) is pictured still sporting her faded maroon & grey script livery, with CP GP35 5006 on the head end of a freight at Bolton on March 25th 1972.

As an initial one-unit sample order, CP's first C424 (and the first C424 ever built by MLW or Alco) had a few differences from other CP units, including the fuel tank, dynamic brake hatch, rear radiator style, hood details, battery boxes around the cab, deck-mounted stanchions, and a higher-mounted headlight that was originally on the flat plate of the cab (4201-4209 were also delivered with high-mount headlights, but units 4210 and over had it on the nose). In the mid-late 60's, the early units with high headlights all had them relocated to the nose, as seen here.

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Bill Thomson [627] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/25/1972 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4200 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Bolton - CP MacTier Sub (search)
City/Town: Bolton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I just can’t get over the fact that it was all painted on, not like today where you have decals.

  2. A classic unit with history that should have been saved.

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