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GMD1

Postby NS59 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:49 pm

Heard of a GMD1 still working in the Hamilton, ON area. I would like to get some video and images of this unit. Anyone know what local is usually assigned this unit, where it goes, what days it runs, etc.


Thanks,


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Re: GMD1

Postby tjflynn » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:22 pm

Not sure of the exact times of operations, but several GMD1s have been working in the Hamilton area over the past while. Saw three of them as I drove by Aldershot on Friday, March 15 at about 1700 (two on one train, one MUed with a Geep). They seem to work Train 551 Oakville-Aldershot, and on some transfers to Hamilton (555?). Earlier in the day, they can be seen working the west end of Oakville yard.
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Re: GMD1

Postby NS59 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:53 am

Thank you for the info, I plan on making the trip up from the states in the next month or so just to catch them. Any other info you may come by would help also.
Once again, thank you!

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Re: GMD1

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:26 pm

TJF and NS59: Interesting news about CN GMD1s in the HML area...Just curious: Are they the types
with the A1A trucks? Does anyone have an idea how many GMD1s are remaining in eastern Canada?

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Re: GMD1

Postby BCRSD766 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:11 pm

They used to have the A-1-A trucks, in the late 80's to early 90's CN and Pointe St. Charles shops did some rebuilds and upgrades to the GMD-1's. They were upgraded using B-B trucks from scrapped GP9's. If you go to Cuba they have a number of GMD-1' s with B-B/A-1-A like the old Fairbanks Morse/CLC units.
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