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Windsor and Hantsport Railway FPB-4 6861 is a rather odd sight to behold at the Wainwright Rail Park in Wainwright Alberta.  The unit was donated to the rail park by Canadian Pacific in 2000.  Supposedly CP traded/acquired several of these units from WHRC to keep the C424 fleet alive in the later years.  As for how a CP donated unit winds up in a CN town like Wainwright?  I've got nothing on that one.
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Caption: Windsor and Hantsport Railway FPB-4 6861 is a rather odd sight to behold at the Wainwright Rail Park in Wainwright Alberta. The unit was donated to the rail park by Canadian Pacific in 2000. Supposedly CP traded/acquired several of these units from WHRC to keep the C424 fleet alive in the later years. As for how a CP donated unit winds up in a CN town like Wainwright? I've got nothing on that one.

Photographer:
Matt Watson [541] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/08/2013 (search)
Railway: Windsor and Hantsport (search)
Reporting Marks: WHRC 6861 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Wainwright Rail Park (search)
City/Town: Wainwright (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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One Comment
  1. Regardless of how it got there, the equipment in Wainwright may not be long for this world, the rail park there is going through a long, slow process of shutting down and disposing of all their equipment. Nothing there is roadworthy anymore (can’t move on its own wheels), which complicates moving the heavier things like this B-unit.

    Did the ex-VIA units that WHRC bought ever make it to Nova Scotia? Or did they just languish in the dead line at one of VIA’s maintenance centres?

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