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IC 6104 SD40-2

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The recession has hit CN traffic levels hard - effectively grounding the SD40 fleet. Aside from wayfreights, they are now used only on a as-reqd basis for mainline service, leaving the SD60F as the oldest power one can see regularly. This despite SD50Fs and countless oddballs such as SAR C30-7s already retired. On this day this is one of four active IC SD40s on the system, with the rest stored/retired or offered for sale. The WC (ex-ACR) & BCOL series have already been wiped out.

Until this year these were a dime a dozen, heres my log for December 2008 alone:
1-12-8 CN 402 CN 5284-IC 6201
5-12-8 CN 301 CN 5536-IC 6115
9-12-8 CN 303 CN 8008-IC 6139
17-12-8 CN 313 CN 8802-IC 6072
22-12-8 CN 104 CN 5266-IC 6058
22-12-8 CN 342 CN 5519-IC 6068
Alot of the IC units are in winnipeg out of all places. Who would of thought Winnipeg Manitoba would be the place to find IC now adays.

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