CPR Fairbanks Morse Diesel Builder's Plate from Class DRS-16d

When Canadian Pacific Railway discontinued their transcontinental passenger service, they sold most of their inventory through their 'CP Bygones' shop opened in the mid 1970's.  This seller purchased these two plates directly from CP Bygones and has stored them for over 35 years.  

This is a CLC (Canadian Locomotive Company) set of plates from CPR 'Baby Trainmaster' unit #8604.  This FM locomotive had serial #2945 (see photo #1), built in 1956, was wrecked near Cranbrook on May 31, 1974 and retired on June 2, 1974.  Photo #2 shows the tag attached by CP Bygones with their catalogue item number.

Photo #3 taken at Crowsnest in 1973 by D. R. Philips from the Bill Sanderson Collection.
Photo #4 was taken by an unkown photographer in Cranbrook, BC, date unknown.  Photo from the Bill Sanderson collection.
Photo #5 taken at Lethbridge AB 1974.  Photo taken by Bruce Chapman and courtesy of the Bill Sanderson collection.   

All locomotive photos courtesy (and permission obtained from) mountainrailway.com.

The diamond shaped plate comes complete with the 'Powered by Fairbanks Morse' bar plate.  Both plates are in excellent shape with little damage around the mounting holes which is usually not the case when these plates were removed.  I did not attempt to clean them as most collectors prefer them in 'as is' original condition.  The plates are made of heavy sheet aluminum with stamped-in data.   

These plates as a pair are exceedingly rare to locate.  Plates will be shipped in their original wrapper from CP Bygones with photos and history sheet all boxed to protect the contents.

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brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

$1650.00 USD SOLD (Oct. 12/14)

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