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Once again 520 is short on power, hence the tramp power leading. Still no ditchlights, three zebras look right though. The GP38-2s trailing have the dubious distinction of wiping the GMD1 herd off the roster, as the preferred power of choice on the branchline. Nearly every Prairie branchline is...
A common sight on CP (Ive seen 5 together) much rarer on CN. The lash-up will likely be cut in half @ shops to form two roadswitcher pairs. 4794 was in North Battleford working solo two weeks ago, no doubt brought in so the crews dont need to use the GMD1u yard power.
Note that 4794 is in...
Freshly painted GP38-2W leads a trio of GP38-2's home on a wayfreight. Don't be fooled by the rosy picture, I've cropped out 4703's primer color cab for a reason.
4:09pm CN 520 (W/B) 1 minute
9 hoppers/11 tankers/34 hoppers
November 20th, 2007
1:41pm CN 560, 4 hoppers
A couple months ago I posted this photo of CN 560 as "CN Classic": http://tinyurl.com/2yqu82
Today the scene repeated with three Geeps! Two GP38-2W's sandwitching a GP38-2, all in classic zebra paint...
Although taken today, this is the same sight one could see 30 years ago in the 1970s. CN 560 is returning home light after completing its daily switching duties on the Watrous sub.
Note the primer door on 4703, the GP38-2 is showing its age.
Category: Vintage Freight Train Photos - Diesel Era
After leaving the Maritimes I was worried about not seing CN GP38-2's again, since this is widecab country after all. Thankfully CN has proven me wrong by replacing two GP38-2W's on the local wayfreight, with two GP38-2's. Don't really like the latest replacement though: SD75I+SD50F - just not...
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