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That is cool - like, does 529 ever get CN power??

Yes it does. That train is an Norfolk Southern train from Enola, PA to Montreal Tashereau yard, PQ. It starts as 31T then becomes CP931 when it gets on CP tracks through NY state and finally becomes CN529 when in crosses into Quebec from Rouses Point, NY up to Montreal, PQ. On its way back to Enola, PA the symbols are CN528, CP930 and 30T. Usually the power is all NS, but currently NS is using pay back power from CP thus all the CP power lately. Its the same 6 or 7 GE's being rotated on this train by NS so they don't have to use much of their own power. That will change once the pay back is completed, then all NS power will return. When CN529 goes to Montreal, the power is recycled and use on CN trains 394/393 (Montreal to Richmond, Qc) and 324/323 (Montreal to St Albans, VT). If those trains don't come back in time when a CN528 is ordered back to Enola, PA, CN power is added on as a result which makes for nice lash ups of NS and CN power sometimes. There has been CN CP NS lashes used recently because of the CP pay back power on NS.

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Had an interesting day which involved chasing a few CN train on the Camrose sub with the intention of shooting a few trains in Camrose, an attempt at the Battle River Railway, both of which shooting anything in Camrose and the BRR failed, but, then we found this CP train with 8 locomotives, 50 cars, and a wooden grain elevator, now used by a malting company, to include in the shot. 

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Canadian Pacific is shipping a batch of locmotives to JABCo., located in Chicago Heights, Illinois, for scrap. These units include SD40-2F 9001, 9002, 9003, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9012, 9013, 9015, 9016, 9018, 9019; SD40-2 5841, 5857, 6614, 6620; ICE SD40-2 6212 and 6215; DME SD40-3 6056. 

On 2/25/2017 at 10:03 AM, soo8513 said:

video of CP 4404 West cresting Meadowvale Hill (February 23rd) with CP 6050.

 

 

 

Nice to see that Expressway train full.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TheAverageJoe said:

Canadian Pacific is shipping a batch of locmotives to JABCo., located in Chicago Heights, Illinois, for scrap. These units include SD40-2F 9001, 9002, 9003, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9012, 9013, 9015, 9016, 9018, 9019; SD40-2 5841, 5857, 6614, 6620; ICE SD40-2 6212 and 6215; DME SD40-3 6056.

They're manifested for JABCo, but they're actually heading to Belson Steel.

 

Dan

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22 hours ago, TheAverageJoe said:

either way they look pretty much sold for scrap ;(

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/608138/

Indeed. These units are done. (Which I guess also means an end to the SD30ECO program as well.)

 

A contact is dealing with the scrapper for parts, so it seems that are amenable to that kind of thing if anyone is looking for anything in particular.

 

Dan

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1 hour ago, smallspy said:

Indeed. These units are done. (Which I guess also means an end to the SD30ECO program as well.)

 

You'd think that with Hunter out the door they might be more likely to buy new power, but that does not appear to be the case. IIRC they still had a bunch of options for more ECOs, but the scraping indicates that they don't want more. I don't think they have intentions to acquire newer line haul engines either.

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1 hour ago, smallspy said:

Indeed. These units are done. (Which I guess also means an end to the SD30ECO program as well.)

 

A contact is dealing with the scrapper for parts, so it seems that are amenable to that kind of thing if anyone is looking for anything in particular.

 

Dan

Yes the SD30ECO program is dead.

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I know this is old news but ex CP M636 4723 on display in Farnham Quebec has been sold for scrap and should be cut up on site, If your close to the area its worth going to check out.

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1 hour ago, Viafreak said:

Will CP repaint ES44's with the Beaver remains to be seen.

Eventually that should happen, we'll just see how long it takes. Also, expect the AC4400CWs being rebuilt by GE this year to have the beaver logo.

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