CPR DFB16-4 Fairbanks Morse Builder's Plate


Built by CLC in April, 1953 with serial number 2722.  The engine was a class DFB-16b (B unit) and the accompanying photos of the engine show its history. Photo 3 (photo taken by D.R. Phillips in 1970: courtesy of the Bill Sanderson Collection) was taken at CP's Ogden Yard, Calgary, AB in 1970.  Unit had been retired by CP in August, 1968 and sold to the PGE in  1971where it was rebuilt and renumbered to Robot Control Car RCC-3 in July, 1971 (see photo 4 - courtesy of Claude Prutton -1983).

 The plate has a scar across the bottom third of the plate and the model number is not readily visible due to a small vertical scar .  There is also a small crack on the left hand mounting hole (see photo 5), most likely a result of its removal from the unit.  However, the shop serial number, contract number and build date are all clearly visible (see photo 2).  

Comes with the "Powered by Fairbanks Morse" bar also taken off the same unit.  This second plate has a coat of grime and black paint on it (see photo 6).  

I have left both plates in their 'as bought' condition.  

Both plates were purchased by the seller directly from the CPR in the mid 70's from their 'Bygones Shop'.  This particular plate is very rare due to its service history with two Canadian Railroads.

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$495.00 USD SOLD (Apr. 26/12)

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