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With thanks to the enterprising person(s) that made this possible  - this very surprising and railfan-friendly lettering now adorns former SP 9392, former GEXR 9392 which was re-numbered GEXR 3054 a year or two? after this unit arrived on the property in 2012. It arrived with full SP Speed Lettering on the sides for quite a while before it was painted out, but it didn't have the SP on the nose.. while on GEXR until today. Oh boy is this ever going to bring everyone out for the last 5 days of GEXR on the Guelph Sub.
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Caption: With thanks to the enterprising person(s) that made this possible - this very surprising and railfan-friendly lettering now adorns former SP 9392, former GEXR 9392 which was re-numbered GEXR 3054 a year or two? after this unit arrived on the property in 2012. It arrived with full SP Speed Lettering on the sides for quite a while before it was painted out, but it didn't have the SP on the nose.. while on GEXR until today. Oh boy is this ever going to bring everyone out for the last 5 days of GEXR on the Guelph Sub. Also those of us in Guelph/Kitchener owe a thanks to Alex Sanders for the heads up! Thanks man.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [868] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/10/2018 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: GEXR 3054, ex GEXR 9392 ex CEFX 9392 ex SP 9392 ex SSW 9392 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 431-10 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Guelph (search)
City/Town: Guelph (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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11 Comments
  1. I have never been a fan of graffiti on any rail equipment and this certainly does not qualify as such. Well done to whomever restored the SP on the nose. The SD40/45T-2′s are my favorite freight locomotive and I have been lucky enough to see and photograph them moving tonnage over Cajon, Tehachapi, Donner, Beaumont and more. I loved photographing 3054 on CN rails over my time on the railroad. Here is to hoping 3045 stays in Canada!

  2. Thanks gang, great stuff.

  3. The Southern Pacific lettering was painted over in July 2013.

  4. I assume Steve’s talking about the “Southern Pacific” lettering on the side, which I think happened when the unit was renumbered to 3054.

  5. By looking at past photos the SP was never painted over. In 1990 the SP existed on the nose and gradually faded through SP & CEFX ownership to almost nothing by 2007

  6. RLK2211 Thank you. Do you recall when the SP lettering was painted out?

  7. June 18, 2014 was when 3054 was rendered from 9392

  8. Nice! I will try and snag a few shots before the takeover date. I definitely got my share of shots of this unit when it first came to GEXR back in 2012.

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=4763

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=4768

    I wonder if whoever applied the decal did this on purpose for the last week…any idea on where this unit’s going after Nov. 16?

  9. Oops, I hate it when I forget what month it is :) Kind of wishing it was still October !

  10. Date should be 11/10/2018.

  11. Glad to help!

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