A. Wong

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

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Hey,neat! Looks like they're pulling something other than the GO coaches.

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Hey,neat! Looks like they're pulling something other than the GO coaches.

thats either when GO leased Loco's to CP on weekends or just after when CN bought them off of GO

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thats either when GO leased Loco's to CP on weekends or just after when CN bought them off of GO

Photo was taken 1988, CN acquired them in 1991, so they were most likely working leased to CP.

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Photo was taken 1988, CN acquired them in 1991, so they were most likely working leased to CP.

IIRC that was the same time that CP leased some VIA F40PH-2 units.

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IIRC that was the same time that CP leased some VIA F40PH-2 units.
Didnt CP lease F40PH-2's in 1993-4?
Photo was taken 1988, CN acquired them in 1991, so they were most likely working leased to CP.
That would be correct, I didnt check the date of the Pic

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4778 and 5303 leading a pretty short train southbound by Clareview at around 1700 today.

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7510 and 503 in Hinton AB, and 5360 leading 4652 WB, west of Hope. BC.

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Photos of the latest 2200's have started to pop up on the usual channels, and oddly enough these units (which are a new order, rather than an add-on to the previous ES44DC order) sport a couple of very interesting visual differences.

Dan

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Photos of the latest 2200's have started to pop up on the usual channels, and oddly enough these units (which are a new order, rather than an add-on to the previous ES44DC order) sport a couple of very interesting visual differences.

Dan

Like the Thomas The Tank Engine-ish class light at the front :)

The 8800's are out in full force, the Kingston sub (Ontario) seems to be a popular place for them.

Here are two recent CN shots I took: 1) a Geep-Slug-Geep set switching BIT, and 2) a pair of GP40-2WL's coming back on the Mac-Lambton transfer known as #577.

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Like the Thomas The Tank Engine-ish class light at the front :)

Not just the front - the rear ditch lights sport one as well.

I'm going to chalk it up to CN-esque "cost savings".

Dan

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Not just the front - the rear ditch lights sport one as well.

I'm going to chalk it up to CN-esque "cost savings".

Dan

Too bad CN wouldn't plaster a Thomas The Tank Engine face on all of their new GEVO's with that one front and rear DPU marker.

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Too bad CN wouldn't plaster a Thomas The Tank Engine face on all of their new GEVO's with that one front and rear DPU marker.

You could always buy a Halloween mask and stick it on the nose :lol:

Far worse things have been put there... (here's a hint: inflatable)

Fyi: 2263 was trailing on a 114 today.

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Was in Belleville today and got a few photos.

CN 2562

CN 8816

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Plus a couple of VIA shots.

VIA HEP-II 4111

VIA 6437

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Jeez, does anyone know what happened? I think I have photos of that unit.

This morning saw 5311, 5357, and 1433 heading north by Clareview Station.

I have pictures of the VIA consist that derailed around here a few years ago too. Probably the last shots of them in service.

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Jeez, does anyone know what happened? I think I have photos of that unit.

This morning saw 5311, 5357, and 1433 heading north by Clareview Station.

I have pictures of the VIA consist that derailed around here a few years ago too. Probably the last shots of them in service.

It says on the page with the pic of 5307: "Remarks: Retired and awaiting the torch is CN 5307. This engine along with 6002 and 6004 were in a pretty significant washout derailment on the Brazeau Sub, with a sulphur train."

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Saw 6006 and 6024 pulling a short train north by Clareview.

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Saw 6006 and 6024 pulling a short train north by Clareview.

Don't see the 6000s out here any more, only Dash 9, and SD70/75s. Occasionally get to see a SD50/60.

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Don't see the 6000s out here any more, only Dash 9, and SD70/75s. Occasionally get to see a SD50/60.

I shot two elephant-style on a #399 a few days ago.

But agreed, you rarely see them around anymore.

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I shot two elephant-style on a #399 a few days ago.

But agreed, you rarely see them around anymore.

John's right, the 'good stuff' that we get on the Halton and Bala rarely goes on the Kingston anymore.

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Not the best photo, but a brand new GEVO taking a trip around the loop at Thornton yard. Have yet to see any of the new EMD's.

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Not the best photo, but a brand new GEVO taking a trip around the loop at Thornton yard. Have yet to see any of the new EMD's.

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2258 was one of 5 new ones I remember spotting last month heading to Mac yard.

A lot of the SD70M-2's are running around out east between Toronto and Montreal. You can't throw an SBU on the Kingston Sub without hitting one :P

Here's a sight that's getting rarer...3 former straight-SD40's on a freight...SD40u's 6020 & 6016, plus SD40-3 WC 6944. Rumour is CN is looking at storing/retiring the WC/GCFX units.

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2258 was one of 5 new ones I remember spotting last month heading to Mac yard.

A lot of the SD70M-2's are running around out east between Toronto and Montreal. You can't throw an SBU on the Kingston Sub without hitting one :P

Here's a sight that's getting rarer...3 former straight-SD40's on a freight...SD40u's 6020 & 6016, plus SD40-3 WC 6944. Rumour is CN is looking at storing/retiring the WC/GCFX units.

they should keep (WC/GCFX) them and get rid of the IC non DB units

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