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A nostalgic look back for us guys that remember the TH&B. Engine 72, GP7, which was rebuilt to CP 1682 back in 1987, sits in front of a stall at the old roundhouse on Chatham St. It was retired in Sept. 2011. The roundhouse itself was razed in February 1992.
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Caption: A nostalgic look back for us guys that remember the TH&B. Engine 72, GP7, which was rebuilt to CP 1682 back in 1987, sits in front of a stall at the old roundhouse on Chatham St. It was retired in Sept. 2011. The roundhouse itself was razed in February 1992.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1753] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/29/1983 (search)
Railway: Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (search)
Reporting Marks: TH&B 72 (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Chatham St shop (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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10 Comments
  1. Is that a flanger at far left?

  2. Wasn’t this supposed to be preserved, or did Hunter send this off to Indiana for ECO conversion? As far as I know it was supposed to be donated to the TRHA.

    In addition wasn’t this the first locomotive built by GMD? If it was included in the ECO conversion, Hunter is in serious trouble. The decision to preserve this, if it’s correct, was made before Hunter was in office.

  3. The first diesel from GMD was TH&B 71, which was hit by a semi, causing the unit to catch fire. Here’s Arnold’s shit of the wreck: http://www.railpictures.ca/upload/the-first-locomotive-ever-built-by-gmd-in-london-after-the-locomotive-division-came-into-existence-in-1950-was-thbs-gp-7-71-and-it-met-an-untimely-fate-at-webber-rd-a-few-miles-west-of-well

  4. Jacob: Sure looks like one. I went thru some of my old photos but can’t find the shot I took of whatever-it-is. But I am going to agree with you. :o )

  5. Driver8666: First loco by GMD in London was TH&B 71, destroyed in an at grade accident in Welland in 1980, and scrapped.

  6. Since it was, wasn’t this supposed to be preserved in its place? That’s what I’ve understood and it’s been long known.

  7. Sorry, lad. I guess we will have to wait for “someone in the know” to answer this. All I can tell you is by the Canadian Trackside Guide all x-TH&B GP7s that remained(72-77) have been retired and 73 went to Cando, and 75 to JLCX. The TH&B units when rebuilt became CP 1682-1687 in 1987. No mention of preservation. Now you’ve got me wondering, as I seem to recall something of this preservation idea too.

  8. great shot, it is always strange seeing pics from the past where there was expansive railyards and now when being at the rail museum how the track used to connect to the USRC

  9. wait it’s not the toronto roundhouse lol. sorry :/ and I am really not in favor of the GP20C-ECOs and their “e-bells” and funky cabs. Even though I like CN GP9RMs better, I would like if the ecos would have the original carbody

  10. Very nice, Mr. Mooney, very nice.

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