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  1. MBTA 1129 GP40MC

    MBTA 1129 GP40MC

  2. Back to Boston

    Back to Boston

    First Saturday morning MBTA train to Fitchburg - my ticket to New England Norfolk Southern action.
  3. MBTA 1116 GP40MC

    MBTA 1116 GP40MC

  4. HBRY 2509 GP7

    HBRY 2509 GP7

    Note the evolution of the HBR paintsheme over the last decade. The frame stripes are now thicker, as well nose stripes are now white vs. lime on older units. CN & Omnitrax corporate paints present as well naturally.
  5. Stillwater Central

    Stillwater Central

    Shortline power in Lawton along the old Frisco route, WAMX 4023.
  6. CN 4700

    CN 4700

    CNs first GP38-2 is in good company: trailing a GP40-2LW (currently oldest on CNs roster) followed by a GP9RM predecessor. As you can see with each generation the cab gets bigger LOL. Sadly the GP40-2LWs were the last new Geeps on CNs roster. From MP 25.00 York sub June 29th, 2008 6:01pm...
  7. HLCX 9647

    HLCX 9647

    After leaving CN in 2000, this unit is back on home turf! CTRW leassed five (???) of them, finally dispelling their ex-CN M420(W)'s to the HBR along with GP30's and other oddballs on roster. Despite CN retiring and selling these units left and right, they're perfect for a shortline like...
  8. CTRW Saskatoon

    CTRW Saskatoon

    Originally Carlton Trail was powered by ex-CN M420W's and a couple BCOL's (including a B unit!) thrown into the mix. Up to six would be put on a grain train to struggle through the hilly terrain (Northern SK is not like South SK). Today HBR and other shortlines took all the MLW's away, leaving...
  9. What happend?

    What happend?

    I'm posting this in response to my own photo, showcasing two brand new SD70M-2's shining away. This is the other side of new motive power acquisition. CN 9551, a GP40-2LW is seen on a E/B manifest, travelling CN's mainline, from the same angle, at two different times in its life. I think...
  10. Grain Train

    Grain Train

    An Aberdeen, Carolina & Western grain train with 3 ACWR units and 2 from CSX prepares to head west into ACWR territory after receiving the train from CSX.
  11. CN survivor

    CN survivor

    In the last 10 years CN shrank their GP40-2LW/GP40-2W fleet from ~280 to about 60. Hence these engines are now rare. I've only seen them three times this year and I railfan the CN main fairly often. Statistically the IC SD40 series (SD40-2/SD40-3/SD40-2R etc.) is twce as common in the area...
  12. CN 452 Sep 27 '07

    CN 452 Sep 27 '07

    Today's 452 is a very special train. It has about 1/2 the usual cars and a GP40-2LW leading. Although he had lots of tankers mid-train, he looks like a unit potash on the curve. 9:13am, CN 452, 56 cars CN 9437-5359 (zebra-CN NA) 1 bulkhead, 3 coil cut, 30 hoppers (12 cut up front, 15 on the...
  13. AC


    Air conditioning, ACWR style. The crew of Aberdeen, Carolina & Western GP40-2LW #9624 tries to cool off on a hot July day on a light engine move from Star to Candor.
  14. HESR #9712 EMDD GP40-2LW Saginaw, MI

    HESR #9712 EMDD GP40-2LW Saginaw, MI

  15. ACWR 9556

    ACWR 9556

    No one paints their equipment better than the ACWR. GP40-2LW #9556 is seen here outside the Perdue Mills plant in Candor, NC.
  16. ACWR + CSX

    ACWR + CSX

    ACWR #9593, an ex-CN GP40-2LW and CSX SD40-2 #8335 make up part of a colorful consist at Candor, NC.
  17. PRSX 9593

    PRSX 9593

    Progressive Rail Services #9593, a GP40-2LW, sits by the Apex depot awaiting it's next assignment. It looks like this one has seen better days.
  18. Waiting


    Progressive Rail Services #9593, a GP40-2LW, sits by the Apex depot awaiting it's next assignment. CSX GP40-2 #6349 waits in the background.
  19. The natives are friendly!

    The natives are friendly!

    GP40-2LW's CN 9606 and CN 9482 supply the 6000 horse power to lug a manifest of Grain hoppers, Tankers, and a few Highcubes westbound at Riverview. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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