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Lesson here - always detour slightly and always have your camera. I was headed to the market to grab a few things Friday morning, and decided to head up to the industrial area to drive west across the north end, just in case. As I passed by Wilcox Street, I noticed some headlights at the far end, that at a quick glance looked like maybe a GP9 running long hood forward. I figured I would check it out, so I turned around at Sherman Ave and low and behold came across Genesee & Wyoming's RC (Railcare) 759 putting some cars on the Railcare Outbound for CN or CP to lift. For those interested in this fairly unique looking unit's lineage, Steve discusses some of its history in the comments here. Visible in the shot is a Saskatchewan license plate on the unit - someone having a bit of fun, I suppose.
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Caption: Lesson here - always detour slightly and always have your camera. I was headed to the market to grab a few things Friday morning, and decided to head up to the industrial area to drive west across the north end, just in case. As I passed by Wilcox Street, I noticed some headlights at the far end, that at a quick glance looked like maybe a GP9 running long hood forward. I figured I would check it out, so I turned around at Sherman Ave and low and behold came across Genesee & Wyoming's RC (Railcare) 759 putting some cars on the Railcare Outbound for CN or CP to lift. For those interested in this fairly unique looking unit's lineage, Steve discusses some of its history in the comments here. Visible in the shot is a Saskatchewan license plate on the unit - someone having a bit of fun, I suppose.

Photographer:
James Knott [471] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/05/2021 (search)
Railway: Genesee & Wyoming (search)
Reporting Marks: RC 759 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Railcare Outbound (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. What a great find! I assume this is ex. Stelco 6336? If so there’s a great photo of it in Stephen Timko’s book “Steel Mill Railroad Facilities and Equipment”.

  2. Yeah I thought it was kind of neat to see, especially stumble upon. It’s appearances are infrequent and brief, to say the least. Indeed, ex Stelco 6336. Sounds like a fascinating book – might have to check it out.

  3. That plate should be on my garaage wall. :o ) Really interesting catch, James. Nice pic, too.

  4. In Stephen’s caption and the satellite view you can see the critter still in the white (or grey) with blue stripe and ends. Is it the same unit?

  5. James and I discussed this and agree that the white/blue stripe unit is still on the property and still there, but it hasn’t moved in a number of years. It’s been in the exact same spot for at least 6 years.

    This ex Stelco kitbashed thing sure is odd looking. I haven’t seen it out working sine 2016 at this point, it is indeed something you just have to luck into. Great stuff James.

    Does anyone know if a G&W locomotive anywhere else may be older than this? Unless they have a steam locomotive on the roster it’s going to be hard to beat.

  6. With nearly complete certainty, I believe this is the only remaining National Steel Car (NSC) built locomotive (or at least the frame, so to speak) still operating. Being 1918 built, the frame would be 103 years old….

  7. ooooooooooooooooooooh even better for local historians.

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