F3A and F3B 9000-9005

Number

Class

Built Date

Renumbered / Reclassified

Retired

Notes

9000

F3A
class V-1-a

May 1948

reclassified V-1-A-a, January 1950
reclassified GFA-15a, September 1954

8 October 1971

This was the first road-freight diesel on the CNR system.
After travelling 2.6 million miles donated by CN to Alberta Pioneer Railway Association
(Alberta Railway Museum) November 1971
Restored and repainted in CNR freight colours in 1996
Appeared in movie "In Cold Blood" in July 1996 on the Central Western Railway,
lettered as Central Western 9000 Still operates on special occasions at the museum.

9001

F3B
class V-1-b

May 1948

reclassified V-1-B-a. January 1950

4 June 1971

Used on GTW 1968-1971.

9002

F3A
class V-1-a

May 1948

reclassified V-1-A-a, January 1950
reclassified GFA-15a, September 1954

15 July 1975

Scrapped by CN at Transcona, Man.

9003

F3A
class V-1-a

May 1948

reclassified V-1-A-a, January 1950
reclassified GFA-15a, September 1954

19 December 1973

Scrapped by CN at Transcona, Man.

9004

F3B
class V-1-b

May 1948

reclassified V-1-B-a, January 1950

18 July 1975

Wrecked 1 August 1954. Along with 9054, involved in head-on collision with CNR 6053
at Quibell, Ont. (mile 74.6 Quibell Subdivision, now Reddit Subdivision).
Rebuilt by GMD December 1954 using an F9B carbody.

9005

F3A
class V-1-a

May 1948

reclassified V-1-A-a, January 1950
reclassified GFA-15a, September 1954

never officially retired

Wrecked in head-on collision 17 May 1958 at South Junction, Man.
(mile 62.9 Sprague Subdivision) Parts used by GMD in construction of GP7M 4824.