Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

It's hard these days not to get excited when you can catch a trio of GP9 working together in 2017. CN's local out of Aldershot this morning had exactly that as it pulled along the SOR yard job in Hamilton. Sadly the leader has numerous scares on it from years of hard work, never the less it is still employed by CN thanks to the reliability CN's fleet of GP9RM's have provided over the decades.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Marcus W Stevens all rights reserved.



Caption: It's hard these days not to get excited when you can catch a trio of GP9 working together in 2017. CN's local out of Aldershot this morning had exactly that as it pulled along the SOR yard job in Hamilton. Sadly the leader has numerous scares on it from years of hard work, never the less it is still employed by CN thanks to the reliability CN's fleet of GP9RM's have provided over the decades.

Photographer:
Marcus W Stevens [347] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/10/2017 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4125 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville sub. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=30901
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

10 Favourites
View count: 265 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 29731

Full size | Suncalc

You may be interested in these railpictures.ca photos:
Loading

7 Comments
  1. 3403 has made a few runs up to Brantford but still has the bugs. 3840 should have been picked up by 421 sometime last week to ship out for rebuild.

  2. The 3403 is behind 4003 to the right, and yes 2081 was busy in the yard :) The 3840 was at the north end of the yard, not being used.

  3. Long live the GP9′s on CN – I say that now but I know the end will come. I am very much enjoying CN’s roster right now and relishing my time with the GP9′s. The 567′s sound very very good.

    Joe, can’t test a six axle unit in Hamilton – has to go to Brantford to the Hagersville for proper dynamic testing, then sent back to the shop in Hamilton for further changes as needed. That’s probably 2081 in the photo working the yard, not sure where 3403 would be in this shot.

  4. SOR must have really messed up 3403 for it to still be down in Hamilton…it came up to Brantford last week and went right back down.

  5. Incredibly, CN has over 100 GP9RM’s still active! Sixty+ year old technology, albeit significantly updated, in daily service. Unprecedented, aside from perhaps a couple of lake freighters, compared to other forms of transportation. Imagine Air Canada still flying 707′s or DC8′s!

  6. Wow! Very excellent photo Marcus. :-)
    I’m going to add to Paul’s comment with, 2 different railroads, 5 loco’s in the picture and nothing is painted in a common livery.

  7. 3 GP9′s and 3 different paint schemes!

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2016 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us