Morrissey, Fernie & Michel

First standard-line production Baldwin diesel exported to Canada

Morrissey, Fernie & Michel
Photograph by Walter E. Frost
Vancouver, BC - July 3, 1965
Source: City of Vancouver Archives, item: CVA 447-1595
MF&M #1

DS4-4-660
c/n 73042, b/d 11/1946

- ordered by the Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. of Michel, BC for their Morrissey, Fernie & Michel Railway as #1
- line abandoned 1958

- to Johnston Terminals of New Westminster, BC in 1964, *
their terminal was located adjacent to Vancouver's Drake street yard

- to Delta Alaska Terminal, Delta, BC as DAT 1
- sold to Seattle & North Coast's partners, 1979 **
- leased to Publishers Paper Co. Newburg, OR, 1981 ***
- used on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, 1982
- moved to Sacramento for storage at the CSRM (Califorina State Railroad Museum)
- used on the Napa Valley Railroad for track work
- donated to the Feather River Rail Society, Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola CA, 1990
- declared surplus by the Western Pacific Railroad Museum, 2015 ****


sources:
   *   Old Time Trains
  **  Trains Magazine - Oct. 1981
 ***  Feather River Rail Society Train Sheet archives , Issue No. 46 - Nov/Dec 1990
 ***  CLASS III Shortlines
**** Railroad.net forums
Thanks to Thomas Hillebrant for help with rounding up these sources


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