Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

Trust the high sun to nip behind a couple of ugly clouds to try and spoil such a nice set of power. CN 2033, 3233, 4529, 4567 and 4563 are Fort Erie bound with 82 cars and van #79454 in tow, according to my notes. The image was snapped jut before the train entered the junction itself. The second unit is an MLW C-424, of which I saw very few of even back then.
Copyright Notice: This image ©A.W.Mooney all rights reserved.



Caption: Trust the high sun to nip behind a couple of ugly clouds to try and spoil such a nice set of power. CN 2033, 3233, 4529, 4567 and 4563 are Fort Erie bound with 82 cars and van #79454 in tow, according to my notes. The image was snapped jut before the train entered the junction itself. The second unit is an MLW C-424, of which I saw very few of even back then.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1162] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/03/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2033 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Bayview Junction (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=32135
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

13 Favourites
View count: 480 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 30958

Sorry, there is no map for this photo.

12 Comments
  1. ngineered4u – I was referring to the 70s because Arnold claims he didn’t see them very much. But they were there, maybe not in two somes, three somes or whatever ( not impossible). They were always based for maintenance at Taschereau and sure they spent time in northern Quebec etc. But they also saw lots of use into Toronto and then to Ft Erie, Windsor, Sarnia.

  2. Thanks for this, Stuart.

  3. Have a read of the excellent text ‘Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives’ – Volume 2. CN rostered 41 C-424′s; 2 (built 1964), 20 (built 1966), 19 (built 1967). The 424′s were offered for lease during off peak periods and toiled for both BCR and Conrail in this capacity. All were disposed of by the end of 1988.

  4. An old (’88) CTG lists all of the CN424s as built by MLW. The 3200 and 3201 did have a high headlight and a different fuel tank than the others.

    My understanding is that these units were often stored when there were traffic downturns, and reactivated when traffic picked up – so depending on the ebb and flow of the economy, you may or may not have seen them.

  5. There was 40 of these..but unless you got them in 60′s, 70, they were rarely every paired, unlike the big 6 axles, and were scattered. They were the first to be gradually pruned off the roster…late 70′s and onward – much sooner than the big six axles in the 90′s. Now..here’s a question for the guru’s…weren’t 3200 and 3201 built by Alco?

  6. CTG says 9 of them went to Mexico in ’78.

  7. @mercer..what time frame are you talking about for these Alcos? From the early 80′s on the big MLW were found in Ontario and eastward as they did not use them heading north or across to the US. As for the C424′s, they were very rare around Toronto as it was way more common to see M420 and HR412′s in service. LOL..i think I was trackside very often :-)

  8. All through the 1970s the C424′s on CN were assigned to Montreal Yard (Taschereau). It was the C630s and M636s, and the later 2100s and 2500/3500s that were Moncton assigned. The 424s were used for everything – lowly peddlars, merchandise, intermodals. If you missed them you weren’t spending enough time trackside.

  9. We had the odd C424 kickin around Mac Yrd, but they were rare. Way back in the old days before I became an engineer, I had 3209 as the power on a “snow plow extra” up the Uxbridge Sub which ran ahead of the only semi regular freight job that ran east to Lindsay every other friday.

  10. I believe CN 3200′s C424 based in Moncton.

    In Ontario seemed that CN 3200′s were assigned to the Marmora Sub ore trains. Whenever I visited Belleville always a couple or more 3200′s at the roundhouse / shop in Belleville yard.

  11. Nice shot.

  12. So there were 40 of these C424′s on CN and considerably more on CP (about 60?)

    Where were they concentrated?

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2018 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us