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New VIA power? In 1989 that meant more modern HEP-equipped 3000 horsepower F40PH-2D locomotives! At the time a third order of units were being cranked out by GMD London for VIA (6430-6458), and one of which, VIA 6455 (built mid-1989) leads 6423 (from the second order, 6420-6429, built in 1987) on train #73 as they climb the grade at Mile 1 of CN's Dundas Sub passing some of the leftover fall foliage trackside. A steam generator car and 11 of the blue and yellow fleet of ex-CN passenger cars make up the consist, painted to match the old F-unit fleet that VIA ran since startup.

Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
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Caption: New VIA power? In 1989 that meant more modern HEP-equipped 3000 horsepower F40PH-2D locomotives! At the time a third order of units were being cranked out by GMD London for VIA (6430-6458), and one of which, VIA 6455 (built mid-1989) leads 6423 (from the second order, 6420-6429, built in 1987) on train #73 as they climb the grade at Mile 1 of CN's Dundas Sub passing some of the leftover fall foliage trackside. A steam generator car and 11 of the blue and yellow fleet of ex-CN passenger cars make up the consist, painted to match the old F-unit fleet that VIA ran since startup.

Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

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Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [743] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/29/1989 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6455, 6423 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 73 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 1 - CN Dundas Sub (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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