81548 - Alco (MLW) S-3 Switcher


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Last modified January 22nd, 2011

Canadian Pacific Railway # 6561

lettered as

Dominion Atlantic # 6561

MLW 660 hp yard units with multiple unit controls.

The only low horsepower diesels built new with m.u. were Dominion Atlantic 6560 and 6561. These two units fit in the CPR numbering for MLW 660 hp units. Other than DAR RDC's 9058 and 9059 no other diesels were lettered for any subsidiary. They were transferred to Lambton Yard in Toronto where they worked singly on yard and local jobs. After the new hump yard in Agincourt opened they worked as a pair on the Pulldown until 1974 when they were replaced by 7107 and 7108 (MLW S-4) and sent to Sutherland, Saskatchewan.

DAR 6561 fully equipped as road units including combination pilot, chime horn and classification lights.
Andy Mc.Culloch Collection

August 28, 1956, Dominion Atlantic S-3 road switchers No. 6560 & 6561 pulling plaster train near Windsor, NS., Photo by John A. MacIntosh, Chuck Conway collection

6560-6561 working the Pulldown at Toronto Yard on February 18, 1967. L.B.Chapman


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