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On a very cold January Saturday my trusty '79 Pontiac wagon  ( The  Parisienne – Atlantica ) found its way to CN Snider, where to no surprise a westbound typical  mixed freight with mixed power – some what unusual given GMD only – is occupying  the turnout to enter the Mac Yard lead.


CN 9554  ( GMD 1975 built GP40-2L(W) ) is teamed with a venerable F7Bu ( GMD 1951; rebuilt 1972 to 'u' status) and two other GP40's. The trailing SW may have been lifted at Oshawa along with the coiled steel gondolas – perhaps from Lasco Steel ( now Gerdau ).


All thirty of  the  CN rebuilt  (1972 ) F7's will be retired by 1989.


What's interesting: 1985: 


The year of the Polar Vortex ( yes, that term is not new ! )


The final chapter of the CAR begins:


 April 30 - CN and CP take over the Canada Southern (Michigan Central/New York Central/Penn Central/Conrail) line(s) through southern Ontario. 


more York Subdivision:


 MLW#2035  


 BBD#2118  


 BBD#2111  


and surprise, new owner:


  the repainted 9554 today  


sdfourty
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On a very cold January Saturday my trusty '79 Pontiac wagon ( The Parisienne – Atlantica ) found its way to CN Snider, where to no surprise a westbound typical mixed freight with mixed power – some what unusual given GMD only – is occupying the turnout to enter the Mac Yard lead.

CN 9554 ( GMD 1975 built GP40-2L(W) ) is teamed with a venerable F7Bu ( GMD 1951; rebuilt 1972 to 'u' status) and two other GP40's. The trailing SW may have been lifted at Oshawa along with the coiled steel gondolas – perhaps from Lasco Steel ( now Gerdau ).

All thirty of the CN rebuilt (1972 ) F7's will be retired by 1989.

What's interesting: 1985:

The year of the Polar Vortex ( yes, that term is not new ! )

The final chapter of the CAR begins:

April 30 - CN and CP take over the Canada Southern (Michigan Central/New York Central/Penn Central/Conrail) line(s) through southern Ontario.

more York Subdivision:

MLW#2035

BBD#2118

BBD#2111

and surprise, new owner:

the repainted 9554 today

sdfourty

Photographer:
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Date: 01/26/1985 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN9554 (search)
Train Symbol: CN9554 west (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Snider (search)
City/Town: CN Snider (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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