CP 1685 AT PORT COQUITLAM, B.C.
Built by : GMD
Built in : 1953 as TH&B 75
Serial Number : A 513
Class : DS-17
Paint Scheme : CP Rail no-Multimark
This Photo : Mark Forseille, 2006
Other Photos (chronological) :
1. TH&B 75 at Hamilton, ON., painted in the TH&B Maroon/Cream paint scheme. Photo by David T. Stowe, 1983. From the Bill Sanderson collection;
2. CP 1685 at Revelstoke, B.C., painted in the CP Rail no-Multimark paint scheme. Photo by Bill Sanderson, 1996;
3. CP 1685 at Port Coquitlam, B.C., rear side, painted in the CP Rail no-Multimark paint scheme. Photo by Wilco van Schoonhoven, 2006.
Paint Data : CP Rail no-Multimark
Notes : Built by GMD as TH&B GP7 #75 (1953), acquired by CP, rebuilt with a 1,750 Hp. 16-567C engine block, chop-nosed and renumbered to #1685 (1987). Unit has no dynamic brakes. Equipped with CANAC remote control 'beltpack' equipment. Declared surplus (7/1/2014).
* : Originally built as a GP7, this unit received a 1,750 Hp.16-567C engine replacing the original 1,500 Hp. 16-567B engine when overhauled and renumbered to #1685, technically making it a GP9u unit. CP retains the GP7u designation for the ex-TH&B units numbered in the #1682-1687 group.