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CN Locos

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I saw CN 6141 this morning in the middle of a 3-loco consist - looked like a newer unit. Anyone have more information on this series?

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I saw CN 6141 this morning in the middle of a 3-loco consist - looked like a newer unit. Anyone have more information on this series?

As far as I can say, it's actually IC 6141 with a new paint job. CN repaints their locomotives from other RR's it has acquired (Wisconsin Central, Grand Trunk Western, Illinois Central) in CN colours but stenciled for their original road (WC, GTW and IC reporting marks respectively), or in the case of the WC 69xx's, the road they're assigned. You will see the same for freight cars: brown CN scheme, one of CN's acquired roads' reporting marks.

DMIR 406, GTW 5934, IC 6141, all painted in the standard CN red & black noodle dip job, but still carrying their original reporting marks.

WC and GTW's in their native schemes are becoming rare up here. Another road that was acquired, DW&P, has all but vanished.

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Ahh interesting, so a used one that just got repainted.

I think I saw a Illinois Central (non-repainted) or something the day before traveling with a CN consist - dark grey base with some red in the logo area. I don't railfan so I don't have anymore details. :( Just thought I'd let everyone know though. :P

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I saw a BC Rail loco here in Windsor last week at the CN yard.

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Ahh interesting, so a used one that just got repainted.

I think I saw a Illinois Central (non-repainted) or something the day before traveling with a CN consist - dark grey base with some red in the logo area. I don't railfan so I don't have anymore details. :D Just thought I'd let everyone know though. :D

An IC not repainted would be black paint with white number, lettering, and logo.

Illinois Central 1002

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An IC not repainted would be black paint with white number, lettering, and logo.

Illinois Central 1002

Yup! Got one yesterday here in Calgary. #1012 with BC Rail 759 and on another track were CN 5688 & 5611. Enjoy!

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Yup! Got one yesterday here in Calgary. #1012 with BC Rail 759 and on another track were CN 5688 & 5611. Enjoy!

I got one yesterday too, IC 6065, passing through Kingston,

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I got one yesterday too, IC 6065, passing through Kingston,

Very Nice Catch! Did you catch a shot of that Grey Locomotive behind 6065 by chance? If so, feel free to share it if you like!

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Its not the best shot. The gray engine was 6076. For the record the lead engine was 2404 (which I have also added a photo of) while the fourth unit was 5356 (didn't get a shot).

I have also attached a photo of 5600, the first SD70I that passed through on train 149, a few minutes ahead of the train led by 2404.

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The gray ones are GCFX/Alstom SD40-3's, which are (slowly) being renumbered into WC 6900 series units as they were purchased by CN. Ironically, they were originally built as CN SD40's.

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The gray ones are GCFX/Alstom SD40-3's, which are (slowly) being renumbered into WC 6900 series units as they were purchased by CN. Ironically, they were originally built as CN SD40's.

Yes they where sold by CN and leased back under long term lease when Alstom bought the old AMF shops in Montreal back in the 1990's. So Alstom is looking to get out of the leasing business im guessing? if CN bought them fully out right?

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Wasn't it one of the ones that went down that hill in BC?

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A few shots from August 1.

Very sweet shots Ashton! GREAT WORK! Now, does anyone know where in Alberta those pics were taken? I sure don't ! I believe in Edmonton, but where in Edmonton!?

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Should I let that question sit for a bit? :rolleyes: It is in Edmonton.

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Very sweet shots Ashton! GREAT WORK! Now, does anyone know where in Alberta those pics were taken? I sure don't ! I believe in Edmonton, but where in Edmonton!?

We were actually close by... very close by when me and Shane were shooting from the middle of the Yellowhead...

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Oh wish it was like today, back in the old old days... thanks to John Reay

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Do you have a date and a location of where it was taken?

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Here's a shot of CN GMD1 1422 resting at the LRC shop tracks at Mac Yard this afternoon after finishing my 0700 East shift.

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Saw 9410 with some 53XX running light in Edmonton. 9410 looks to have been recently repainted. I'm sure you could still smell the paint on it.... It looked like it had just come out of London...

No chance for pics.

It kind of seems odd to me that they would repaint a locomotive in the Zebra stripes... I can't help but wonder if this locomotive might be going to a museum?

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Saw 9410 with some 53XX running light in Edmonton. 9410 looks to have been recently repainted. I'm sure you could still smell the paint on it.... It looked like it had just come out of London...

No chance for pics.

It kind of seems odd to me that they would repaint a locomotive in the Zebra stripes... I can't help but wonder if this locomotive might be going to a museum?

They're repainting a lot of the 4-axle stuff at Woodcrest, hence the bolded IC style font, and occasionally, the (redundant) CN sublettering that many of the units now carry.

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So, has anyone seen any of the 8800-series SD70M-2's yet? Any photos to share?

Mike, I'm specifically looking in your direction.

Dan

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So, has anyone seen any of the 8800-series SD70M-2's yet? Any photos to share?

Mike, I'm specifically looking in your direction.

Dan

They're not out in freight service yet, some are still at London, others out undergoing DPU compatibility testing with a few CN GE's. Two I know of off hand are 8801 which was in Windsor the other day, and 8804 that has been floating around.

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