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Locomotives - SW1000 (switcher)
General Motors Electro-Motive Division
104,328 kg (230,000 lb)
100 km/h (62 mi/h)
November 1966-January 1967
Number of units in fleet:
Did you know?
- This locomotive is not used to pull passenger trains on principal routes. Instead, it manouevres cars around the yards of VIA's Montréal Maintenance Centre.
- These locomotives previously spent 20 years in the service of Inland Steel, a mining company located in Indiana (United States).
- This type of locomotive - called a "switcher" - cannot provide the train with electricity.