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3 GO Transit GP40TCs #9805, 9807 & 9804

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3 GO Transit GP40TCs #9805, 9807 & 9804

In the late1960s and early 1970s, GO (Government Ontario) Transit used single deck cars for  locomotive hauled services. Brampton trains were a rush hours service only (using the CNR tracks) and it was normal practice to return the locos of the 3 afternoon Brampton rush hour trains to Toronto with one set of passenger cars. This photo was taken on an evening in August 1974 and shows 9805, 9807 and 9804 passing the CPR West Toronto station.

These locos carry the purple/white/green livery that was originally chosen for these units. All of the GP40TCs were sold to Amtrak in 1988. The TC version was a stretched GP40 using a SD40 frame to provide space for an auxiliary diesel engine to power a 500 kW alternator for heating and cooling the passenger cars.

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