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News photos: Former BAR F unit bound for Calgary

By Trains Staff | June 6, 2023

Long-stored Bangor & Aroostook F3A became CP property with CM&Q acquisition

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F3A locomotive in vintage paint scheme on bridge
F3A No. 502, a Bangor & Aroostook unit dating to 1947, is photographed in a CPKC consist at Galt, Ontario, on June 2, 2023. Stephen C. Host

A former Bangor & Aroostook F3A, which became Canadian Pacific property with the purchase of the Central Maine & Quebec, is on its way to CPKC headquarters in Calgary. A CPKC spokesman confirmed the locomotive, shown in Galt, Ontario, on June 2, is en route to Calgary, but said he had no information on future plans for the unit.

BAR No. 502, built in 1947, had previously been owned by CM&Q predecessor Montreal, Maine & Atlantic. It is reportedly in original, unrebuilt condition. The unit had been moved to Montreal for storage in 2021 after having earlier cleared out of the former CMQ shop in Derby, Maine.

Trains News Wire will provide more information when it becomes available.

Train with five locomotives including F3A on bridge
The F3A on the move. Stephen C. Host

4 thoughts on “News photos: Former BAR F unit bound for Calgary

  1. Need to hurry up and renovate & paint this unit and install PTC so it can be used with CP 4-6-4 2816 when it tours the system. Saw UP Big Boy 4014 tour though Louisiana back in 2021. The assisting diesel locomotive looked so out of place. The sleek F unit would blend in so much better behind 2816.

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