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Retired GO Transit equipment, including GP40-2w GOT 706 and unique 40' boxcar CN 561747 (done up like a GO multilevel coach), seen on a storage siding in Willowbrook Yard. Early spring of 1991 (or 1990).
All but one of GO Transit's GP40-2W's were acquired by CN in 1991, GOT 706 becoming CN 9673.
On CN the ex-GO locomotives retained green & white paint for a while, minus the white GO plates from the handrails.
Beyond the fence are CN Oakville sub main lines, then VIA yard tracks with LRC coaches (in service), and quite a fleet of VIA Budd RDC's behind them (many stored/retired pending disposal).
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Caption: Retired GO Transit equipment, including GP40-2w GOT 706 and unique 40' boxcar CN 561747 (done up like a GO multilevel coach), seen on a storage siding in Willowbrook Yard. Early spring of 1991 (or 1990).
All but one of GO Transit's GP40-2W's were acquired by CN in 1991, GOT 706 becoming CN 9673.
On CN the ex-GO locomotives retained green & white paint for a while, minus the white GO plates from the handrails.

Beyond the fence are CN Oakville sub main lines, then VIA yard tracks with LRC coaches (in service), and quite a fleet of VIA Budd RDC's behind them (many stored/retired pending disposal).

Photographer:
John Parnell photo, J.Pittman collection [15] (more) (contact)
Date: April 1991 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GOT 706 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Willowbrook Yard (search)
City/Town: Mimico (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Have you seen the close sideview picture of that car ?
    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=40492
    Several people commented about it there. The role it had later is much better known than its original purpose(s) – mostly we have hearsay and guess-work. But check out those comments.

  2. Is there somewhere I could find out more about that Boxcar?

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