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EMD's three window cab design was only used on its F59PH, SD60M and the CP only SD40-2F models. CP had no interest in the SD60 at the time a pushed EMD to revive the SD40-2 model even though the builder at the time had moved on to bigger and better designs. CP loved the SD40 and collected a fleet of hundreds at the time, unfortunately the SD40-2F never lived up to CP's expectations with a number of issues arising over the years and in the end the small fleet of so called "Red Barns" would be eliminated from the roster a lot sooner then expected. Many standard cab SD40-2's are still running for the Class One railroad today. In an interesting twist of fate CP's purchase of the CMQ would bring several of the surviving SD40-2F's back to its former owner, and surprisingly most are still active today. I have to admit, while I liked the units in CP paint, the CMQ part looks much more impressive. Thanks to a tip today I was able to catch both CMQ 9020 and 9011 assigned to a ballast train headed for the Hamilton subdivision to dump ballast along the line. With CP trains #246, 247 and 254 all in the area, the train was forced to hold the main at Milton for an hour while the other traffic was cleared out of the way.
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Caption: EMD's three window cab design was only used on its F59PH, SD60M and the CP only SD40-2F models. CP had no interest in the SD60 at the time a pushed EMD to revive the SD40-2 model even though the builder at the time had moved on to bigger and better designs. CP loved the SD40 and collected a fleet of hundreds at the time, unfortunately the SD40-2F never lived up to CP's expectations with a number of issues arising over the years and in the end the small fleet of so called "Red Barns" would be eliminated from the roster a lot sooner then expected. Many standard cab SD40-2's are still running for the Class One railroad today. In an interesting twist of fate CP's purchase of the CMQ would bring several of the surviving SD40-2F's back to its former owner, and surprisingly most are still active today. I have to admit, while I liked the units in CP paint, the CMQ part looks much more impressive. Thanks to a tip today I was able to catch both CMQ 9020 and 9011 assigned to a ballast train headed for the Hamilton subdivision to dump ballast along the line. With CP trains #246, 247 and 254 all in the area, the train was forced to hold the main at Milton for an hour while the other traffic was cleared out of the way.

Photographer:
Marcus W Stevens [611] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/13/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 9020 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Galt sub. (search)
City/Town: Milton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Good Show!!! First picture up of this train gets my star. :o )

  2. “… the SD40-2F never lived up to CP’s expectations with a number of issues arising over the years….”

    Yet, here they are, still hauling tonnage!

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