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Three brand new SD40-2s, - 5824, 5825, 5822 - are about to make their maiden voyage from London to Toronto.  However 5822 had some teething problems and was replaced by RS18 8781 and RS3 8438.  Kids never want to leave home.
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Caption: Three brand new SD40-2s, - 5824, 5825, 5822 - are about to make their maiden voyage from London to Toronto. However 5822 had some teething problems and was replaced by RS18 8781 and RS3 8438. Kids never want to leave home.

Photographer:
James Adeney [246] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/24/1974 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5824 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Galt Subdivision (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Nothing like some mint ’70′s SD40-2′s!

  2. Wild!

  3. What are those “stacks” about above the Pac-Man?

  4. Dave: Locotrol antennas, likely mounted higher for better reception.

  5. It was common for new GMs to go to Windsor and thence through to Montreal on 904 for thier shakedown before being sent out west. I remember being called for a trip to Windsor with some new SD-40-2s around this date in cold weather. The hogger had never been on one before, and I had not been on one in cold weather. We had the windows closed, and when we reached the first whistle crossing out of London, the hogger noted that something was wrong with the horn, it was very muffled. After a few miles, I happened to have the window open to look back at the train on a curve, and it was then that we realized that the horn was working, but mounted near the rear of the unit instead of over the cab. It was quite a bit quieter back there.We both thought that improvement was quite remarkable.

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