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GO Transit Auxiliary Power-Cab Unit #9861

Michael Taylor

Auxiliary power-cab unit (APCU) #9861 ( renumbered later to 903) was converted from an Ontario Northland Railway FP7A #1512 for use on GO trains. It provided a better crash standard for the crew and the GMD prime mover was replaced by a V8 engine to provide climate control power to the passenger cars.

9861 is seen at Georgetown Ontario on April 27th, 1974 on the official launch of the GO service to Brampton and Georgetown. GP40-2W  #9808 was heading the train and 9861 was on the rear. Invited dignitaries traveled to Georgetown on a steam hauled service powered by Ontario Rail's ex-CPR 1057 and rode the GO Train home. 

The first GO Train crossing a viaduct just east of Georgetown.

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Last Updated: December 27, 2012
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