The other reason is that the U25Bs were probably very inexpensive and nobody else wanted them.I'd say that was key! The sight of those newly purchased units being towed in over Mountain Junction was something else... akin to a rolling junk yard.
MEC407 wrote:Here is a fairly recent shot of 404 and 407:Yay, my photo. These are actually easy to see if you want to. Take Rt 20 west out of Montreal, the road one would take to Dorval. They are sitting at CAD on the right.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1691330
CFD125 wrote:I remember that the 407 had one of those siren shaped "air whistles" on the roof instead of normal air horns. (The brand name escapes me right now).A Hancock air whistle. Interesting creatures, those. Sound very similar to a steam whistle, but not as loud.