CP 1687 AT SMITHS FALLS, ON.
Built by : GMD
Built in : 1953 as TH&B 77
Serial Number : A 515
Class : DS-17
Paint Scheme : CP Rail no-Multimark
This Photo : Bill Sanderson, 1996
Other Photos (chronological) :
1. TH&B 77 at Hamilton, ON., painted in the TH&B Maroon/Cream paint scheme. Photo by Ken Annett, 1974. From the Bill Sanderson collection;
2. CP 1687 at Montreal, QC., painted in the CP Rail no-Multimark paint scheme. Photo by Bill Sanderson, 1993;
3. CP 1687 at Toronto, ON., painted in the Canadian Pacific paint scheme. Photo by Bruce Chapman, 2003. From the Bill Sanderson collection;
4. CP 1687 at Thunder Bay, ON., painted in the Canadian Pacific paint scheme. Photo by Bryan Martyniuk, 2006;
5. CP 1687 at Port Coquitlam, B.C., painted in the Canadian Pacific paint scheme. Photo by Mark Forseille, 2013.
Paint Data : CP Rail no-Multimark > Canadian Pacific
Notes : Built by GMD as TH&B GP7 #77 (1953), acquired by CP, rebuilt with a 1,750 Hp. 16-567C engine block, chop-nosed and renumbered to #1687 (1988). Unit has no dynamic brakes. Sold to CIT (2002), rebuilt at Alstom Ogden Shops, Calgary AB. Leased back to CP. Retired (10/25/2012). Moved to SRY, New Westminster, B.C., for dismantling and scrapping.
* : 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 #1687, technically making it a GP9u unit. CP retains the GP7u designation for the ex-TH&B units numbered in the #1682-1687 group.