'The Canadian' #11/12 from Toronto to Sudbury for several trips had this goofy combo: FA2 4050-FPA2 4095.
One night I was working and saw that 4095 was due inspection in Montreal the next day.
How to get it there?
#2 coming in from the west the following day had 2 1400's that were clear for dates and no ailments.
So I had Sudbury shop turn #11's power for #2 east and #2's power went south on #12.
I worked days in Montreal, and then drove to Ottawa and arrived in time to shoot him at the station.
Walkley shop foreman John Walchuk is standing beside the units. I asked him how he liked the 2 MLW's instead of the usual GM's, and
he said that he preferred them!!!
Wow, an MLW lover!!
Fireman a tad slow shutting off the water intake on the 4095; the only unit with a steam generator to heat the little 6-car train on a cold wet blustery day.