A bit of a milestone was reached for me during a September 2005 trip to North Bay where I finally manage to capture a photo of classic GP9 1604 (after hoping to nail it for a few years). She's seen here spotted on the Main just south of North Bay Station awaiting the eventual arrival of the afternoon Yard Crew. As far as i'm concerned, 1604 seems to be one of the only units on the roster to maintain, with very little fading, the classic mid-70's "Chevron" paint scheme. If you look at the nose of the unit, even the Provincial flag has maintained it's color with very little fading (considering it's a sticker).