CPR Fairbanks Morse Diesel Builder's Plate

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 #8553.  This FM locomotive had serial #2896 (see photo #1) and was built in July 1955 and retired on March 20, 1972 after being fire damaged on the MacLeod Sub on January 28th, 1972. Photo #3 shows the tag attached by CP Bygones with their catalogue item number.

Photo #4 was taken by Stan Styles in Nelson, BC in April, 1969.  Photo from the Stan Styles collection.

Photo #5 shows #8553 painted in the Maroon and Grey 'script' paint scheme. Photographer and date unknown.  Photo courtesy of the Ron Visockis collection.

Photo #6 shows the remains of #8553 at Ogden Yard in Calgary, AB in 1972.  Photo taken by Bruce Chapman and courtesy of the Bill Sanderson collection.   

Locomotive photos courtesy (and permission obtained from) mountainrailway.com.

Both plates are in excellent shape with very 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 two plates together are exceedingly rare to locate.  On the back of the 'Powered by Fairbanks Morse' plate, the corresponding number matches the CP inventory number as listed for the diamond shaped plate (16054). Price includes free shipping insurance.

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brass pin normal size

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brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

brass pin normal size

$945.00 USD SOLD

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