CN donates a GMD SW1200RSm diesel switcher to Exporail!
On July 4th, 2014, , Exporail, Canada’s National Railway Museum on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal, announced the donation by the CN of a fully operational yard diesel. This donation provides Exporail with an additional engine to be used to move equipment in their yards, pull their passenger trains as well as present railway demonstrations.
In the press release, they offer the following information about the engine:
"Designed for use on non-main tracks and yard switching duty, locomotive CN #7300 was built in London, Ontario, by General Motors' railway division in 1960. Rebuilt in 1987 at CN's Point St. Charles shops, it was retired from service then completely overhauled in 2014. The locomotive is a type SW1200RSm (class GS-412a for CN), and is equipped with two twin-axle trucks. Its engine develops 1,200 horsepower, which is more than enough for yard and non-main line service. This flexible and efficient yard locomotive is typical of the equipment used by CN on non-main lines throughout Canada."
For more information read the press release by clicking here.
Click on the images for a closer look!