CP 8888 leading BNSF n/b on OT Sub. 5-08-11

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robjacox

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CP ES44AC 8888 leading a n/b BNSF manifest on the Oregon Trunk Sub. Sunday afternoon (5/08/11).

I don't know the symbol for sure, but judging by the train makeup I'd say it's a BARPAS.

We rarely ever see CP power here on the OT Sub., and rarely if ever see foreign power leading, so catching a "cool" numbered CP unit leading was a nice treat.

I thought it was going to be BNSF SD70MAC 8888, which in itself would have been sweet, this one was 3x better.
 

cp9524

New Member
Nice catch! You're doing better than me as I've yet to see 8888 even though I primarily railfan CP's southern Ontario service area.
 

The Renton Rocket

New Member
CP ES44AC 8888 leading a n/b BNSF manifest on the Oregon Trunk Sub. Sunday afternoon (5/08/11).

I don't know the symbol for sure, but judging by the train makeup I'd say it's a BARPAS.

We rarely ever see CP power here on the OT Sub., and rarely if ever see foreign power leading, so catching a "cool" numbered CP unit leading was a nice treat.

I thought it was going to be BNSF SD70MAC 8888, which in itself would have been sweet, this one was 3x better.
and the BNSF crew belived thay have died and gone to railroader heaven with that unit on the point!

soft seats,hot plate and a microwave oven!
 

Bob5446

New Member
There's a picture on another board of the CP8888 as a mid-train dpu on a grain train in Mojave last Friday. Didn't take long to send it North!
 

KickingHorse

New Member
Well you could have caught in Coquitlam that day, or the next, or the next, or .....

As per Luc's traces, it arrived in Coquitlam on the 10th and was still there on the 12th.

> CP 8888 Arr. Coquitlam,BC May 10
 

otlocal

New Member
I have question about CN units.When one came up the OT,i heard the crew trying to find a switch the cab but he said some of switch's where in french,Anybody know about this?And how prevalent is this?
 




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