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Locomotive profile: Fairbanks-Morse Train Master

By | March 16, 2020

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Canadian Pacific Train Master No. 8905 at ExpoRail in Montreal, Quebec.
Canadian Pacific Train Master No. 8905 at ExpoRail in Montreal, Quebec.
Canadian Pacific Train Master No. 8905 at ExpoRail in Montreal, Quebec.
Jim Wrinn
Train Master

•YEARS BUILT: 1953-1956

•MANUFACTURER: Fairbanks-Morse

•OPERATED ON: Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Central of New Jersey; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; Pennsylvania Railroad; Reading; Southern; Southern Pacific; Virginian; Wabash

•NAMES: Train Master, H-24-66

•QUANTITY: 127

•HORSEPOWER: 2,400

•KNOWN FOR: Poor performance at full throttle for extended periods or in high temperatures

•STATUS: One locomotive on display, Canadian Pacific 8905, at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum

3 thoughts on “Locomotive profile: Fairbanks-Morse Train Master

  1. This is the first profile I’ve looked at and I’m disappointed in the lack of specifics. For example, wasn’t this the highest HP diesel at the time? Were there no positives known?

  2. They had extraordinary service years on CNJ & SP commuter trains. A few frames remain from “slug” conversions, but I think greatly under-respected on the whole.

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