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It seemed like a normal Saturday morning, and in the middle of running errands I decided to make a stop by the station, as it would be around the time that CN 331 showed up. Sure enough, a headlight showed and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, as foreign power was extremely common back at this time. But what I got was something even cooler. As 422 was just approaching the St Paul Street bridge, a long wave of fresh red, black and white paint was visible. A long string of new engines from Erie, making their first trip on the Grimsby Subdvision. The new engines were 2892, 28xx, 2983, 2886 and 2895. The fresh paint looked great on them, a refreshing look compared to the dirty GEVOS that are usually down here.
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Caption: It seemed like a normal Saturday morning, and in the middle of running errands I decided to make a stop by the station, as it would be around the time that CN 331 showed up. Sure enough, a headlight showed and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, as foreign power was extremely common back at this time. But what I got was something even cooler. As 422 was just approaching the St Paul Street bridge, a long wave of fresh red, black and white paint was visible. A long string of new engines from Erie, making their first trip on the Grimsby Subdvision. The new engines were 2892, 28xx, 2983, 2886 and 2895. The fresh paint looked great on them, a refreshing look compared to the dirty GEVOS that are usually down here.

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Doctapinklaces [61] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/18/2014 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: CN 422 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Grimsby Subdivision (search)
City/Town: St Catharines (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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12 Comments
  1. Thank you!!

  2. Nice Shot!

  3. I don’t mind the the SD75′s, I’d take them over an older GEVO.

  4. I love how the original Consist is EMD But then you have all the Newly Bought ES44′s And of course the Annoyingly Common SD75I’s.

  5. And Arnold , I agree lol. Although if I knew this was coming ahead of time I would’ve at least went to the end of the platform

  6. Foreign power was very common back during these days so this was a different change

  7. I would take foreign power over it however, nice catch

  8. Great catch!!! Good thing there wasn’t any more units on there or you might be moaning you were hanging out in the wrong location for the photo !! :o )

  9. Great shot Docta! Recall you mentioning this shot in one of our chats down at Merriton. Great to see it finally on here!

  10. Well, it is nice to see that 3 GM’s are on the front pulling them. That works for me. :-)

  11. Yeah, when CN’s not making a single unit pull 180 cars lol.

  12. I guess you could consider that a Normal Consist on 422 and 421 today, Lol. Nice catch!

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