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What were the fates of the CV and DW&P GP9s and RS-11s?

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What were the fates of the CV and DW&P GP9s and RS-11s?
Posted by FanOfTheRail on Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:31 AM

What happened to these GP9s and RS-11s? I know CN and subsidiary GTW rebuilt their GP9s in their own shops, but what about the other CN-owned railroads? It seemed like these two locomotive models on both railroads just disappeared in the '90s. I haven't been able to find much info, other then a single ex-CV RS-11 going to GVT-owned Depew, Lancaster, and Western in New York. Maybe they were all scrapped, that would be a shame. Does anyone have information on the fate or disposition of these classic high-hood models?  

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Posted by nanaimo73 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:12 PM

As of 2006,

3600, 3603 and the 3604 were Delaware-Lackawanna 1800, 1803 and 1804.

3601 and 3608 to Lemoille Valley

3612 to York-Dunham Heritage Railway.

3605, 3606 and 3611 to Winchester and Western. 

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Posted by FanOfTheRail on Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:28 PM

nanaimo73

As of 2006,

3600, 3603 and the 3604 were Delaware-Lackawanna 1800, 1803 and 1804.

3601 and 3608 to Lemoille Valley

3612 to York-Dunham Heritage Railway.

3605, 3606 and 3611 to Winchester and Western. 

 

Thanks! Do you know anything about where the GP9s are now?

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Posted by nanaimo73 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:37 PM

Give this a look over, it might help

http://www.cnrha.ca/node/399

 

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Posted by FanOfTheRail on Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:03 PM

Thank you.

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Posted by mandealco on Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:22 PM

A little more on the CV RS-11's.  3601, 3608 and 3612 all went to the Lamoille Valley.  3601 was a parts only unit and I think was the only RS-11 to get the reverse green/yellow front paint scheme.  3608 was the chop nose unit and was Paul Larsen's (RR President) favourite when on the CV.  3612 as noted survives on the York-Durham RR.

3606 and 3611 went to Quaboag Transfer with 3611 then going to Miller Mining.  One went to Indiana Boxcar as their 605, but I don't know which unit that was.  Wimpey Minerals had one that was numbered 360, but again, I don't remember its CV #.  

The original 3609 was wrecked on the CV and replaced with a former N&W RS-11 (367) which went to the Maine Coast as their 367 and now operates on the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

There's more, but that's off the top of my head.

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Posted by FanOfTheRail on Saturday, April 17, 2021 5:18 PM
Thanks. So that's where the N&W unit went. The wreck replacement had some features not found on the other CV RS-11s.

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