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A train of GO Transit self-powered single level Hawker Siddeley cars (signed up with a "Test Train" placard at the end) heads through Guildwood GO Station passing lines of now-vintage autos parked at the station sometime in the late 1960's. To start their commuter operation, GO purchased tonnes of single level coaches & cab cars built by Hawker Siddeley Canada (based on their subway car design) for use in conventional trains with locomotives, but they also purchased 9 self-propelled versions in 1967 powered by Rolls Royce engines (all single ended RTC-85SP models, except two with cabs on both ends which were RTC-85SPD). They were intended to operate in off-peak service, but due to reliability issues were eventually de-powered and converted to regular cab cars in 1975, and lasted as such until retirement. Trailing car D701 is currently still plying the rails as Ontario Northland coach 702.

J.Woollatt photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll.
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Caption: A train of GO Transit self-powered single level Hawker Siddeley cars (signed up with a "Test Train" placard at the end) heads through Guildwood GO Station passing lines of now-vintage autos parked at the station sometime in the late 1960's. To start their commuter operation, GO purchased tonnes of single level coaches & cab cars built by Hawker Siddeley Canada (based on their subway car design) for use in conventional trains with locomotives, but they also purchased 9 self-propelled versions in 1967 powered by Rolls Royce engines (all single ended RTC-85SP models, except two with cabs on both ends which were RTC-85SPD). They were intended to operate in off-peak service, but due to reliability issues were eventually de-powered and converted to regular cab cars in 1975, and lasted as such until retirement. Trailing car D701 is currently still plying the rails as Ontario Northland coach 702.

J.Woollatt photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll.

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J.Woollatt photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [390] (more) (contact)
Date: Late 1960's (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO D701 (search)
Train Symbol: GO Test Train (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Guildwood GO Station - CN Kingston Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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