The Diesel Shop

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Milwaukee Road E57 at Harlowton, Montana on 28 September 1967. (Matt Herson photo)

Canadian Pacific and its pending merger was one of last year's predominant stories. The Diesel Shop used the occasion to look at the railroad's past practice of augmenting its motive power roster primarily through leasing arrangements and other means. The profile concludes with a review of CPR's Leasing Tendencies from 1975 to 2020.

As outlined last month, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes. Damage from the monumental storm caused Erie Lackawanna, among others, to re-route rail traffic for two weeks through Canada on both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National. EL trains detoured over the CN are delineated here.

The next to last segment of the series on electric locomotives appears this month with a close-up look at Box-cab motors. The final installment will appear in February, and it will profile both streamlined and rectifier models.

Lastly, another step is being taken to help improve website navigation; it centers on the development of a few additional "Notebooks." Each new notebook is a collection of all Diesel Shop data that relates to a single railroad. For example, the "CSX Notebook" consists of the following elements:

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Ready Track: New Listings / Major Updates

** Table of Contents **
  • Class One
  • Regional
  • Short Line
  • Industrials
  • Passenger
  • Fallen Flag
  • Leasing Companies
  • Features
  • Celebrity Locomotives
  • Remember When
  • Yesterday's Hotspots
  • Critter Notebook
  • Recent Front Covers
  • Builder Data
  • Alco Notebook
  • Baldwin Notebook
  • EMD Notebook
  • Fairbanks Notebook
  • GE Notebook
  • Catenary
  • RR Document Archives
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  • U.S. Military & Government Locomotive Notebook
  • Museums
  • Tourist / Excursion Lines
  • Railroads Beyond North American Shores
  • General Reference Information
  • Superintendent's Desk

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