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Locomotive 9000 by Carol Lux Photography
CN9000 was built in 1948. This locomotive is a diesel-electric, which means the diesel engine drives a generator which produces electricity for the electric motors mounted on each of the axles. CN9000 is historically significant because it was the first production road freight locomotive built for a Canadian railway.
CN9000 was sandblasted and repainted in 1996. The locomotive ran under its own power on Central Western Railway for a shooting of the movie "In Cold Blood" in July 1996. Unit 9000 logged 2.5 million miles in revenue service from 1948 until its retirement from CN in October 1971. Locomotive 9000 spent a good portion of its productive service working out of Calder (now Walker) Yard in Edmonton, Alberta, especially during its last few years. CN9000 now resides at the Alberta Railway Museum in Edmonton, Alberta as their "signature" locomotive.
April 4th, 2014
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