With a coffe on my lap I dashed over to THE YARDS

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    With a coffee on my lap I dashed over to THE YARDS

    Hi Folks this is what was waiting for ME:D

    I get all excited;)

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    And this.

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    And the last shot.
    And back to work:(

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  4. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Data on CP 1151, 5480, & 1596

    Data taken from
    Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive Roster and Photo Archives

    Nice Yard Goats! Or should I say "Hump sets"

    You should share your photos with the Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive Roster and Photo Archives

    The first unit #1151 is essentially a slug. (No Prime Mover) But it retains the cab and controls. The folks at CP are kinda smart. Keeping the controls in a slug unit means that the hogger has a nice quiet ride. The other two units in the set keep their prime movers, but in the case of #5480, the controls have been removed. I can't read the # on the third unit in this consist but it probably has the controls removed too....

    "Hump Control Cabs" are mated with pairs of SD40-2's.

    Unit #1151

    Builder GMD>CP

    Model Cab Car built from SW9u

    B/N A489

    Conv. 1999

    Paint ??

    Notes 1204/7400


    Unit #5480

    Builder EMD

    Model SD40-2

    B/N 75615-6

    B/D 1975

    Paint C/DF

    Notes CP/GATX/NS-3249/SOU-3249

    History (chronological): Date Built by EMD as: SOU 3249 1975

    Renumbered to: NS 3249 19xx Sold to: GATX 3249 1991

    Sold to: CP 3249 1992-06 Renumbered to: CP 5480 1993-04

    Notes: none

    Disposition: Active.

    Other Photos Available: 1. CP 5480 at Toronto,ON (1999-04)

    was part of hump set CP 5480,5481,1519


    GP9 #1596 looks to be paired with #1104 as a yard goat (slug and slug mother.) In this case, both units have functional cabs for bi-directional control.

    "Control Cab" 1104 was originally a C-424's.

    Unit #1104

    Builder MLW>CP

    Model Cab Car

    B/N 84864

    Conv. 1996

    Paint A8L

    Notes 4226


    Unit #1596

    Builder GMD>CP

    Model GP9u

    B/N A1457

    RB/D 1985

    Paint ?

    Notes 8805


    Does anyone know what the "u" in GP9u stands for???
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah


    Trackside Guide says that "u" means "upgraded (electrical, horsepower, etc.)"
    "m" means "modified but not upgraded"
  6. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Re: GP9u Thanks...

    I thought that might be the case.

    One of the GP9u's that I saw a while ago had a note in the roster of having been upgraded with the prime mover from a FP9. :cool:
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Ron,
    5481 is the # on the last unit saw them in action today:D

    1151 5480 5481
  8. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    It's another SD40-2...

    It's got the same lineage as it's mate.

    Unit #5481

    Builder EMD

    Model SD40-2

    B/N 75615-8

    B/D 1975

    Paint C/DF

    Notes CP/GATX/NS-3251/SOU-3251

    It's always neat to see consecutive #'s in a consist..

    The note on the Roster page is as follows:


    So grab your camera and get back out there!!! :D
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    O K DO K.

    Will try friday morning got an hour to spare...:D
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Boy o Boy it was hard but

    Here is A consist not the one I was a hunting but one of the regulars for shunting them there BIG long loads.
    You should of heard her grone;)

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  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    This is a shot as it groaned passed me.

    Difficult to get a good clear shot of 3 unit make up:(


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  12. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Heaven on earth...

    Wow! A Yard Goat and two different Hump Sets! That's one busy place...

    Not to mention more consecutive numbers....

    Very cool... :cool:
  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi I posted a few on the FRIEGHT post by mistake:(


    1152 5477 5478 hump on a hump;)
  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    CP SD40-2 B units

    The full series of these is 5475 to 5485 (missing ~83 and ~84)
    75 and 82 are in Montreal, 76 to 81 in Toronto and 85 in Moose Jaw.
    Looks like they picked up the whole series of Southern locos except one - 3245.
  15. Grain Baron

    Grain Baron A newbie to MRR

    Hump Set Features

    Hello All,
    I have been pursing modeling details on these hump sets operated by CP. My plan is to use a SW1200, and a pair of SD-40 SNOOTs to make up the set. I have a pile of CP SD-40 SNOOTs to work from, so I would prefer to use them for this special consist. I don't feel like hunting down high noses for the SDs.

    Has anyone seen a set like this (SW1200/2 x SD40-2 SNOOT)? Road numbers? Photos?

    I have seen the CPR Control Cabs with dual cab roof strobes, but nothing but blacked out cab windows on the SD40s. Are they any special markings on the SDs?

    I have seen several CN hump sets which appear to be either SDs or GPs with strobes on the cab roof, nose, and cab sides. Are these control cab sets, or robots? Seen at Symington in Wpg and Saskatoon East.

  16. Grain Baron

    Grain Baron A newbie to MRR

  17. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    A cab car is even less than a slug - neither an engine nor a prime mover. All it can do is control other units. The more common use of cab cars is on push-pull commuter trains. This is an odd use: a cab car with B units!
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    The sets you see lashed up are mother and daughters, as the are called at the yards.

    I have posted many pictures HERE if you look back a few years you should fnd them.

    I will post some as I find them in my archives. LOL
  19. Grain Baron

    Grain Baron A newbie to MRR

    Yard Mother & Daughter Sets

    Thanks for the posts. I found the road numbers of sets operating in Toronto and a set of photos of all of them...now I can start building them up based on my SD40-2 SNOOTS....

    Thanks again!!!

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