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Date: 05/13/20 10:41
GMD-1 Goodness
Author: DundasMP23

I rediscovered this video on my iPhone while downloading work-related photos yesterday.  This is from March 21; CN 514 switching in Thamesville, ON with CN GMD-1us 1439 and 1444.  The sun angle wasn't any good for a photo so I decided to take a short video.  The audio makes the video!  Enjoy.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/20 10:45 by DundasMP23.

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Date: 05/13/20 12:58
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: cvrrr

Great subject and great sound. Thank you for posting.

cvrrr

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Date: 05/13/20 13:04
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: King_Coal

Another vote for CN being the class one king of first generation road switchers. Those are old enought to look modern! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/13/20 14:58
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: Blackfoot

That 1444 gets around. - was the trailing unit in the picture I posted from the footbridge a few days ago.  Thanks Rob, love the GMD-1's.

Dwayne



Date: 05/13/20 20:23
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: The-late-EMD

Why didn't the Canucks just orders over some GP38'S?

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Date: 05/13/20 20:46
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: PHall

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> Why didn't the Canucks just orders over some
> GP38'S?
>
> Posted from Android

Because GMD-1's were built before EMD/GMDD were building GP38's, that why.



Date: 05/14/20 08:23
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: EMDSW-1

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> Why didn't the Canucks just orders over some
> GP38'S?
>
> Posted from Android

The GMD-1's were originally built on three axle trucks for the light rail on the branches in Canada and were a Canada-only model.

When rebuilt into the 1400-series they were extensively upgraded and received the four-axle Flexicoil trucks,12-645 prime movers and a long list of other upgrades. Retaining the D15C main generator derated them to 1350 hp but they are essentially a SW-1500 on a lengthened frame to accommodate the short hood.

Dick Samuels



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/20 08:27 by EMDSW-1.



Date: 05/16/20 23:19
Re: GMD-1 Goodness
Author: feclark

EMDSW-1 Wrote:
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> The-late-EMD Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why didn't the Canucks just orders over some
> > GP38'S?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> The GMD-1's were originally built on three axle
> trucks for the light rail on the branches in
> Canada and were a Canada-only model.
>
> When rebuilt into the 1400-series they were
> extensively upgraded and received the four-axle
> Flexicoil trucks,12-645 prime movers and a long
> list of other upgrades. Retaining the D15C main
> generator derated them to 1350 hp but they are
> essentially a SW-1500 on a lengthened frame to
> accommodate the short hood.
>
> Dick Samuels

They also had 1900-series units delivered with Flexicoid Bs, and at least some if not all of those had steam generators in them, I think.
Fred



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