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I couldn't come up with a name for this shot, so just went by the song I was listening.
The name fits well though: It seems like your stereotypical Prarie shot, something that could have been taken 20 years ago - A pair of SD40-2's leading a manifest. These engines however have been...
Two GP38-2's return to the shops after bringing a 15 car cement train into town. Such lash-ups are very common in the area, working on a numnber of wayfreights and turns. At any given time there's at least 10 GP38-2's in the region (Wilkie-Sutherland-Lanigan corridor).
Once upon a time CP Rail used their own containers for shipping. Now CP's container devision has been sold off to some big time shipper and CP Rail is formally the Canadian Pacific Railway, not to mention the multimark is dead. Yet here's a leftover from the era, I'm guessing used in MOW duty...
At one time CP ran almost a thousand SD40's and SD40-2's including leased units. Today they're numbers are dropping rapidly (300 or so left) do to the new GE's arriving.
I'm posting this photo today because a couple days ago the unit right behind 5876, 5390 was retired and I just found out...
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