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CPR 4039 (FP&A) was built in 1951 @ London Ont. Serial #A 245. Class DFA-150. Had both types of CPR lettering during it's life time. The locomotive was wrecked in 1971 and scrapped in Calgary. Originally numbered 4039, then numbered 1434, & then back to 4039. This (renumbering) explains why the locomotive had both types of lettering over it's lifetime. In the attached photograph CPR 4039 is sitting just south of the Brandon Manitoba CPR yard office. It and CP 3004 are sitting there by themselves.  I believe that CP 3004 was on it's way to the west coast. As for the year! I am not sure. I know it was in the spring and I know it was in the late 1960's. This is the only color photograph of CPR 4039 that I can find.
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Caption: [Editors note: Likely a very rare image of a long ago scrapped locomotive] CPR 4039 (FP&A) was built in 1951 @ London Ont. Serial #A 245. Class DFA-150. Had both types of CPR lettering during it's life time. The locomotive was wrecked in 1971 and scrapped in Calgary. Originally numbered 4039, then numbered 1434, & then back to 4039. This (renumbering) explains why the locomotive had both types of lettering over it's lifetime. In the attached photograph CPR 4039 is sitting just south of the Brandon Manitoba CPR yard office. It and CP 3004 are sitting there by themselves. I believe that CP 3004 was on it's way to the west coast. As for the year! I am not sure. I know it was in the spring and I know it was in the late 1960's. This is the only color photograph of CPR 4039 that I can find.

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J W Booth [96] (more) (contact)
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Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CPR 4039 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Brandon (search)
City/Town: Brandon (search)
Province: Manitoba (search)
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2 Comments
  1. 3004 was built in 1970. 4039 didn’t have much longer to live. It looks like there is a bit of a shadow on the nose where the beaver shield used to be.

  2. Old photographs of CPR 4039/1434 show the locomotive as being lettered in the block style. I have no idea when the locomotive had the script style lettering applied. Did they repaint the whole locomotive when they changed the style of lettering. Don”t know! As for CPR 3004 I spent many years observing it while I was living in BC.

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