FP9A's 6521-6542

Number

Class

Built Date

Retired

Notes

6521

GPA-17c

March 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6308
  • modified by VIA in 1997 to remove steam generator and install head end power generator
    based in Winnipeg and used on Churchill run
  • sold to Progress Rail, 15 May 2002; moved to Patterson GA June 2002

6522

GPA-17c

March 1957

1 November 1967

  • wrecked 2 August 1967 while leading 6538 and GP9 4118 in headon collision with RS18 3694,
    C-424 3221 and C-424 3204 at Dunrankin ON, mile 196.4 Ruel Subdivision

6523

GPA-17d

March 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Moncton shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6312
  • sold 21 January 1999 to RaiLink used on Timber Train and RaiLink Ottawa Valley
  • transferred to RaiLink (later RailAmerica) Lakeland and Waterways in Alberta mid-1999
  • transferred to RailAmerica Mackenzie Northern Railway early 2001
  • transferred to RailAmerica Goderich and Exteter Railway, 2002

6524

GPA-17d

April 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1983 and renumbered to VIA 6300
  • was the locomotive in the centre of the passenger train involved in the accident
    at Dalehurst AB, 8 February 1986
  • received some damage that was repaired using the nose of KCS F7A 4062; returned to service
  • modified by VIA in 1997 to remove steam generator and install head end power generator
    based in Montreal and used on passenger service in northern Quebec

6525

GPA-17d

April 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold by VIA 20 February 1995 to Wisconsin Central for use on Algoma Central
    refurbished and numbered Algoma Central 1754
  • retired by CN on 1 November 2001, shortly after CN's acquisition of Wisconsin Central

6526

GPA-17d

April 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Moncton shops for VIA in 1985 and renumbered to VIA 6313
  • modified by VIA in 1997 to remove steam generator and install head end power generator
    based in Winnipeg and used on Churchill run
  • retired 2002; sold to Ohio Central Railroad, 4 April 2002 and shipped to NRE-Alco in Capreol ON

6527

GPA-17d

April 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Moncton shops for VIA in 1985 and renumbered to VIA 6314
  • wrecked 9 April 1993 while following VIA 6310 (former CN 6532)
    upon hitting washout near Rapide-Blanc QC (mile 17.5 St Maurice Subdivision)
  • sold for scrap 5 November 1993 to Mandak Metals, Selkirk MB

6528

GPA-17d

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6309
    kept in storage by VIA, late 1990s retired from VIA early 2001

6529

GPA-17d

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6311
  • modified by VIA in 1997 to remove steam generator and install head end power generator
  • based in Winnipeg and used on Churchill run
  • sold to IFS Leasing in Saugus CA, 2002

6530

GPA-17d

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold by VIA to 8 March 1995 to Ohio Central Railroad, Coshocton OH
  • resold by Ohio Central for scrap to Larry's Truck and Electric, McDonald OH
  • cab sold to Branson Scenic Railway, Branson MO, to repair their F9PH number 83

6531

GPA-17d

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold by VIA 20 February 1995 to Wisconsin Central for use on Algoma Central
  • refurbished and numbered Algoma Central 1755
  • sold to Pioneer Rail, shipped to Gettysburg Scenic Railroad, 2003

6532

GPA-17d

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • along with 6632, painted in experimental VIA paint scheme and rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops
    for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6310
  • wrecked 9 April 1993 while leading VIA 6314 (former CN 6527) upon hitting washout
    near Rapide-Blanc QC (mile 17.5 St Maurice
  • sold for scrap 5 November 1993 to Mandak Metals, Selkirk MB

6533

GPA-17e

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6302
  • modified by VIA in 1997 to remove steam generator and install head end power generator
    based in Winnipeg and used on Churchill run
  • sold to Progress Rail, 15 May 2002; moved to Patterson GA June 2002

6534

GPA-17e

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6301
  • kept in storage by VIA, late 1990s retired from VIA early 2001

6535

GPA-17e

May 1957

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • wrecked 15 May 1981 when hit a washout near Duplessis QC on the St Maurice Subdivision
  • when retired it still wore CN paint sold for scrap 29 September 1991
    to Century Locomotive Parts, Lachine QC

6536

GPA-17e

June 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • first locomotive to be painted in new CN paint scheme
    (orange nose, black and white stripes, white noodle), 1961
  • immortalized by numerous models and toys produced to represent new paint scheme
  • sold for scrap 3 May 1994 to General Scrap, Winnipeg MB

6537

GPA-17e

June 1958

1 December 1967

  • wrecked 10 August 1982 while leading 6632 in headon collision with GP40 9629, 9499 and 9565
    at Ingersol ON (mile 59 Dundas Subdivision)

6538

GPA-17e

June 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • wrecked 2 August 1967 while trailing 6522 and GP9 4118 in headon collision
    with RS18 3694, C-424 3221 and C-424 3204 at Dunrankin ON, mile 196.4 Ruel Subdivision

6539

GPA-17e

July 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • rebuilt by CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and renumbered to VIA 6303
  • sold 21 January 1999 to RaiLink and used on Timber Train and RaiLink Ottawa Valley
  • painted in RaiLink colours and re-numbered to RaiLink 1400
  • transferred to RaiLink (later RailAmerica) Lakeland and Waterways in Alberta mid-1999
  • transferred to RailAmerica Mackenzie Northern Railway early 2001 after repairs in Calgary
  • transferred to RailAmerica Goderich and Exeter Railway, September 2003

6540

GPA-17e

June 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold by VIA 18 February 1994 to Rail Ent. Incorporated, Port Washington NY
  • sold in 1994 by Rail Ent. to private owner
  • leased to NE Kansas Rail Museum, Atchison KS
  • sold to Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, Boone IA, in late 2002, for use on dinner train
  • painted in green/yellow/gray CSX colours, numbered BSVY 6540
  • entered dinner train service 6 Feb 2003

6541

GPA-17e

June 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold by VIA 1994 to Nebkota Rail, Gordon NE
  • sold by Nebkota 15 May 1998 to Canadian Pacific for use on business train
  • painted in CP maroon and gray and numbered CP 1401

6542

GPA-17e

June 1958

transferred to VIA 31 March 1978

  • sold for scrap by VIA 3 May 1994 to General Scrap, Winnipeg MB