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CN Boxcab Electric Locomotive
The CN Boxcab Electrics were a series of six electric locomotives built by General Electric for the Canadian Northern Railway in 1917. They were used in service through the Mount Royal Tunnel in Montreal until retirement in 1995, operating for 76 years, 7 months and 12 days.
They were classified as a Box-Cab model 0440-E-166-4-GE-228-A by General Electric, delivered new to the Canadian Northern Railway. Each unit weighed 174,000 lb (79,000 kg). They had a B+B wheel arrangement, a maximum continuous tractive effort of 19,600 lbf (87 kN), capable of operating at a maximum safe speed of 55 mph (89 km/h) . They were given the following classification: Class: Z-1-a by the CNoR in 1919; CN continued to use the same classification after 1919. One unit, CN 6713, was retired in 1993 and was then cannibalized for spare parts to supply the remaining class Z-1-a locomotives.
CN Boxcab #602 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Electric
Designer: General Electric
Build date: 1917
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
UIC class: Bo'Bo'
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Locomotive weight: 174,000 lb (78,925.1 kg; 78.9 t)
Electric system: 2400 V DC catenary
Current collection: Pantograph
Maximum speed: 55 mph (89 km/h)
• Continuous 19,600 lbf (87 kN)
Operator: Canadian National Railway
Last run: 1995
Canadian Northern Railway electric locomotive no. 602 used in Mount Royal Tunnel and later became Canadian National Railways engine no. 9102.
La locomotive électrique no 602 de la société Canadian Northern Railway en service sur la ligne de chemin de fer du mont Royal; elle deviendra ensuite la locomotive no 9012.
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