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CP 8000 DRS4-4-1000

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Today the CPR has over 1,700 diesel road units. They all own their existance to this relic, CP 8000 Baldwin DRS4-4-1000 build in 1948, CP's first road diesel.

It's lickely the only remaining piece of rolling stock wearing the lovely 'pink & yellow stripe' paint scheme. The ALCO switchers purchased earlier were black, both were quickly repainted into the familiar 'Tuscan Red & Grey', still worn by CPR's Heritage fleet today.

I'd love to see a Heritage unit in these colors. CP used to roster dozens of pink SD40-2s (faded action red), most now retired.
We are doing a cosmetic restoration on CP 8000 at WCRA museum in Squamish BC Canada , trying to get a lead on gauges for the cab , especially the ammeter ..anyone out there direct us to a source new /used ...many thanks ....

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