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I used to enjoy those warm summer nights on the hillside at Bayview Jct. Back when there was no hassles, no strange characters, ....nothing to bother me but the bugs.  The sweet memories returned as I looked at this image. Armed with an almost useless camera, pegged at 1/25th second, anything moving over 15 MPH required 'panning' to get some sort of decent photo. Which explains this one. I understand the 9804, originally 604, was renumbered to 504 in early 1975. I assume it was repainted then as well.  Anyone have knowledge of when the repainting to white and green began and eventually was completed?
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Caption: I used to enjoy those warm summer nights on the hillside at Bayview Jct. Back when there was no hassles, no strange characters, ....nothing to bother me but the bugs. The sweet memories returned as I looked at this image. Armed with an almost useless camera, pegged at 1/25th second, anything moving over 15 MPH required 'panning' to get some sort of decent photo. Which explains this one. I understand the 9804, originally 604, was renumbered to 504 in early 1975. I assume it was repainted then as well. Anyone have knowledge of when the repainting to white and green began and eventually was completed?

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [949] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/xx/1974 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 9804 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Bayview Jct. (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. I think we need a GO heritage unit!

  2. I think it first showed up around 1973 on the first GP40-2W units, delivered in that scheme. IIRC the GP40TC’s went in for refurbishing/rebuilding starting in 1975 and came out in that scheme still as 9800′s (later renumbered 500′s).

  3. That should read 1974-5.

  4. Brad, for some reason there are not all that many shots of this paint scheme floating around. I believe it was the original scheme, and it ended around 19745 as most all were painted to the familiar green we saw for so many years. What I am wondering is when the first ‘green’ units actually appeared. Someone out there who worked for GO should have knowledge, but it is already more than 40 years ago.

  5. Ha..I remember panning back in the day. Was that GO scheme a test ? I was only 2 at the time but i’ve only seen a few shots of this colour.

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