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 Post subject: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:07 pm 

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A few years back the last Canadian Pacific H16-44 no. 8554 was donated to some organization called The Locomotive & Railway Historical Society of Western Canada and shipped west out of Calgary. As of today does anyone know exactly what happened to this unit let alone if its still in preservation? The last time I saw it, it was in rough shape and by no means operational at any level. If it's still surviving I'd be quite interested to know if there is any current fundraising movement to restore this historic locomotive.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:35 pm 

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I believe it is still in outside storage at the CPR Ogden shops in Calgary.


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:29 pm 

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k5ahudson wrote:
I believe it is still in outside storage at the CPR Ogden shops in Calgary.


The last time I heard of it K5, it was headed out to west to some private owner in the area possibly still in Calgary? I believe there are pictures on Railroad Picture Archives of the move but thats all I can find for the moment. To think that one of the last FM H16-44s is in Canada not a single engine in the US, well boy do Canadians know how to preserve their FM relics.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:31 am 

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The Locomotive & Railway Historical Society of Western Canada is still exist?? I don't know but i hope some museums in Canada or USA can preserved this locomotive

I hope a update of this soon

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:26 pm 

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I very much doubt she is in danger of scrapping. The Canadians are well aware of their place in the preservation of FM design locomotives. If she is functional, this particular locmotive should be brought under cover and rebuilt, as the design is typical of a Diesel that briefly was abundant in North America.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:49 pm 
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CP 8554 is still around, and along with some other historic equipment is stored at the possibly defunct Mazeppa Processing Partnership gas plant, approximately 5 miles northeast of High River, AB.

Exact location is at these coordinates: 50.647394, -113.772536

Of note, it is coupled to the last 2 FM/CLC B-unit shells in existence, which were converted to Locotrol I robot cars by BC Rail. They are BCOL RCC3 (nee CP 4455) and RCC4 (CP 4456). Photos are from their previous storage location at De Winton, AB, approximately 22 miles to the northwest of Mazeppa.

http://www.canadianrailwayobservations. ... ot1cvs.jpg

http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%2 ... RCC4-2.jpg

With some info from the Canadian Trackside Guide (which unfortunately does not give their correct location) other equipment stored with the FM's includes CP lightweight baggage cars 404935 and 404947, CP automobile boxcar 404097 (nee 295524), CP RS-23 8017, a unknown gondola/flatcar and a unknown caboose.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:36 pm 

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They still have their FM trucks!


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:28 pm 

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I find some pictures ,in the facebook of Jason Paul Sailer, look like 8554 and the C-liner units has save in storage area located southeast of Calgary

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I hope you see the pictures

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:11 am 

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Remarkably valuable collection. I'd like to see the windows covered. I'd loved to know what the long range plan is for this collection.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:32 pm 
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In case anyone is wondering why RCC4 is in pseudo-VIA paint, here's why:

http://whiteriverdivision.blogspot.com/ ... 0.html?m=1

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian Pacific 8554
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:00 am 
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More photos and info about the location and equipment stored along with 8554:

https://www.bigdoer.com/37366/old-thing ... ollection/

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