Thursday, January 30, 2014

Canadian National GE C40-8M

A total of 84 of the GE C40-8M, a Co-Co type powered by a V16 7FDL prime mover, were built by General Electric from 1990 to 1994, part of the GE Dash 8 Series, and often referred to as a Dash 8-40CM.

Mechanically identical to the Dash 8-40CW, the Dash 8-40CM was constructed only for Canadian railways. It is distinguished from the Dash 8-40CW by a full-width cowl body and the use of a Canada-specific nose and windshield configuration. The trucks (bogies) also differ  - all are taken from retired Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works locomotives.  Here a Dash 8-40CM is on the point of a stack train at Red Pass, BC.

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