CMGN 2014

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CMGN 2014

Unread postby GP9R » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:21 pm

Does anyone have photos of CMGN 2014 before it was painted into Central Michigan colors. Specifically when it was in Dob(dobb?) Mining?
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:59 pm

Not sure if this is actually 2014, but this is a Devco (why did I think it was Dobb?) GP38-2.

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Found this on Devco....

CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (DEVCO):
This crown corporation was formed in 1968 to improve the economy of Cape Breton and increase employment. One division - the coal division - was formed to operate the mines in Cape Breton and the Sydney & Louisburg Railway which became the DEVCO Railway. In the 1970s it had a motley collection of second-hand ALCO RS1s, RS23s and RS27s. From 1979 to 1983 they purchased thirteen GP38-2s some of which had power take-offs so that they could be used as emergency generators at the mines.

The railroad hauled the coal to the washing plant at Victoria Junction and then either to the loading dock at Witney Pier, to the domestic coal terminal at Dominion or to the interchange with the CB&CNS at Sydney.

When the mines closed several of the GP38-2s were sold and the coal pier and railroad were purchased by Emera (owners of the Nova Scotia Power Corporation). Coal is now imported through the pier and hauled by train to Victoria Junction where it is unloaded by a special tipper that has an electric remote controlled "pusher" that runs on a short track inside the building parallel to the line of coal cars and positions them for roatary tiping. After blending, the coal is trucked to one power station and taken by train to another. The cars have rotary couplings and so do not have to be uncoupled. The railroad is operated by the Quebec Railway Corporation as the Sydney Coal Railway.

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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby Railnut » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:49 pm

My notes have CMGN 2014 being former DEVCo # 227..but I am not 100% sure.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:12 am

Conrail Jon wrote:Image


That's a pretty sharp looking paint scheme.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby AARR » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:35 am

Those Devco units were sharp looking. Does 2014 still have the tiny fuel tank or did someone put a large4r one on it? Dave C - I also show 2014 as former Devco 227.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby JDavis21835 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:03 am

A few shots of 2014. Answer the tank question?

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Showing some of her old colors.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby AARR » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:47 am

Looks to me like CMGN has a larger fuel tank than DEVCo 224. DEVCo received their GP38-2's in several batches so its possible that 224 and 227 arrived at different times with different sized fuel tanks or a larger fuel tank was installed on 227 later in its career.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby Railnut » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:04 pm

Don..if you look at the first photo JDavis posted..you can see that the tank on the 2014 appears to have been added onto.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:58 pm

Don..if you look at the first photo JDavis posted..you can see that the tank on the 2014 appears to have been added onto.


SOG (son of a gun) you're right, Dave. Who would have thunk they'd extend the gas tank vs just putting another one on :? :o
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby JDavis21835 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:27 pm

Don Simon wrote:
Don..if you look at the first photo JDavis posted..you can see that the tank on the 2014 appears to have been added onto.


SOG (son of a gun) you're right, Dave. Who would have thunk they'd extend the gas tank vs just putting another one on :? :o

Thats easy, they either had a fab guy in the shop who needed some work, or someone has a friend with a fab shop :wink:
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby GP9R » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:41 pm

This will be an interesting engine to Model. I'm tempted to get a pair and do one as Devo and one as CMGN :o
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby AARR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:23 pm

If you do, GTW4633, they're not stock GP38-2's. So if you want to replicate them closely I can assist you with a bunch of details. I modeled one like this years ago.
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Re: CMGN 2014

Unread postby CERY » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:03 pm

Are there any DEVCo decals available? I really like the scheme.
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