A. Wong

CN Locos

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CN 7263 up here from Memphis, TN.

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A friggin rust bucket !

Here's CN7241 - 241 at the Mac Yard diesel shop before the side-swipe accident (on the Halton Oubound) which put both units OOS for good.

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A friggin rust bucket !

Not nearly as much rust as the 7243, the cab on the 7243 is completely rusted out, during the day, if you look above the electrical cabinet you can see daylight. 7243 actually lost a cab door because the hinges were rusted right through. I heard the 7263 is up here to replace the 7205 that went to Homewood to be scrapped due to a warped frame.

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Not nearly as much rust as the 7243, the cab on the 7243 is completely rusted out, during the day, if you look above the electrical cabinet you can see daylight. 7243 actually lost a cab door because the hinges were rusted right through. I heard the 7263 is up here to replace the 7205 that went to Homewood to be scrapped due to a warped frame.

A rust contest? I nominate 9567 and 9590, they both have nice rusty hoods the last time I saw them. But there's far worse units I haven't noted.

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Beats me why CN is retiring perfectly good GMD1's and GP9's when their 40-2's are going to sh*t...oh wait, they're retiring them too :P

Wonder what they'll replace them with...C44-9W's? They're getting pretty old :P

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Wonder what they'll replace them with...C44-9W's? They're getting pretty old

Gensets, maybe?

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CN just retired two C44-9's already, guess newer locomotives do go down the crapper when it gets derailed or fully abused.

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CN just retired two C44-9's already, guess newer locomotives do go down the crapper when it gets derailed or fully abused.

...or when they get rolled down a hill because of poor trackwork/operations....

(sorry Mike and Tyler, couldn't resist)

Dan

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CN just retired two C44-9's already, guess newer locomotives do go down the crapper when it gets derailed or fully abused.

Don't forget about the two SD50F's retired! But those do have a reputation for being lemons...

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Don't forget about the two SD50F's retired! But those do have a reputation for being lemons...

are you talking about the 2 units that were wrecked years ago or these new ones added to the deadline?

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are you talking about the 2 units that were wrecked years ago or these new ones added to the deadline?

You mean four units.

5413 - Oct 26, 2007

5421 - Nov 9, 2007

5442 - Nov 8, 2007

5446 - Nov 9, 2007

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5304 pretty freshly painted.

And CNA 415605 with small website address near the reporting marks. Can't say I've personally seen many like that.

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Poor Geeps getting used and abused like that, does CN currently have any EMD SW1200RS in the active fleet or have they all be retired or leased to other companies.

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does CN currently have any EMD SW1200RS in the active fleet or have they all be retired or leased to other companies.
AFAIK, yes. I saw one in North Vancouver... 7304.

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Poor Geeps getting used and abused like that, does CN currently have any EMD SW1200RS in the active fleet or have they all be retired or leased to other companies.

I believe CN still has the 7300, 7303-06, 7309, 7311 and 7313(?). 7303-06 and 7311 are currently being used in Vancouver. 7306 and 7311 are at Thornton yard, with the other 3 at Lynn Creek in North Vancouver.

Poor Geeps getting used and abused like that, does CN currently have any EMD SW1200RS in the active fleet or have they all be retired or leased to other companies.

I believe CN still has the 7301, 7303-06, 7309, 7311 and 7313(?). 7303-06 and 7311 are currently being used in Vancouver. 7306 and 7311 are at Thornton yard, with the other 3 at Lynn Creek in North Vancouver.

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I believe CN still has the 7300, 7303-06, 7309, 7311 and 7313(?). 7303-06 and 7311 are currently being used in Vancouver. 7306 and 7311 are at Thornton yard, with the other 3 at Lynn Creek in North Vancouver.

I know there was one in Montreal recently, forgot the number...one was at Mac too with ol' 2338: 7316.

5304 pretty freshly painted.

Very nice. I spotted her back in June still in the stripes.

Funny, 5289, another recent repaint, has been retired :D

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I know there was one in Montreal recently, forgot the number...one was at Mac too with ol' 2338: 7316.

The one at Mac Yard is used for parts to keep the steel transfer facilities SW1200 running.

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For those interested in videos, I took one of CN 1653 and co. heading south in Edmonton tonight:

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For those interested in videos, I took one of CN 1653 and co. heading south in Edmonton tonight:

Never seen one of the ex NAR SD38's. Doubt I ever will as I did hear they will be gone soon!

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Never seen one of the ex NAR SD38's. Doubt I ever will as I did hear they will be gone soon!

And I don't believe they roam too far from Edmonton... or at least don't head too far east.

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For those interested in videos, I took one of CN 1653 and co. heading south in Edmonton tonight:

What's that white stuff on the ground?

:P

Dan

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And I don't believe they roam too far from Edmonton... or at least don't head too far east.

They go west a bit, I've seen them out here. 1650 was in Vancouver on a work train about 3 years ago.

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