RailPictures.Net Photo: CN 2107 Canadian National Railway MLW HR616 at Kingston, Ontario, Canada by Doug Lilly
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» Canadian National Railway (more..)
» MLW HR616 (more..)
» Unknown
» Kingston, Ontario, Canada (more..)
» March 10, 1985
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» CN 2107 (more..)
» Unknown
» Doug Lilly (more..)
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251’s Last Stand

Although Alco exited the locomotive business in 1969, Canadian subsidiary MLW continued building locomotives for the North American market into the 1980’s. Their last six-axle freight locomotive based on the Alco 251 design was the 3000 horsepower HR-616. Unfortunately, the so-called High Reliability series was just as trouble-plagued as the predecessor Century series, and the 20 HR-616’s sold to CN were the only ones built. Here one of the sleek “Draper-Taper” cowls teams with two prior-generation C630M’s to power a westbound manifest through Kingston, Ontario.
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