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CP GP9 8635 taken sometime in 1975 by unknown photographer.
In 1971 CP put three geeps through Ogden shops, Calgary and without upgrading them or repainting, simply chopped their noses. The other two, 8633, 8634, remained in red with the multimark, and in the script (respectively).
In the later rebuild program, these 3 were completely rebuilt and emerged as 1576 (8633), 1579 (8634) and 1580 (8635). The 1576 and 1580 were " trade-ins" for the CP GP20ECO program and were cut up; but 1579 still exists at Viterra, Kindersley SK renumbered 1319.
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Caption: CP GP9 8635 taken sometime in 1975 by unknown photographer. In 1971 CP put three geeps through Ogden shops, Calgary and without upgrading them or repainting, simply chopped their noses. The other two, 8633, 8634, remained in red with the multimark, and in the script (respectively). In the later rebuild program, these 3 were completely rebuilt and emerged as 1576 (8633), 1579 (8634) and 1580 (8635). The 1576 and 1580 were " trade-ins" for the CP GP20ECO program and were cut up; but 1579 still exists at Viterra, Kindersley SK renumbered 1319.

Photographer:
Bruce Mercer collection [92] (more) (contact)
Date: 1975 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8635 (search)
Train Symbol: yard (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Alyth shop (search)
City/Town: Calgary (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Yes agreed, that’s where those 3 were utilized after this modification. Thanks for correcting me.

  2. 8633, 8634 and 8635 (the 3 chopped 1970/71) also had their dynamic brakes removed, and hump control added for operations on the hump at Alyth Yard. The three were initially mated to SW1200RS units in GP9-SW-SW hump sets, then to the last 3 Train Masters in GP9-TM sets, then when CP retired them it was GP9-F7B-GP7/9 sets on the hump.

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