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A CN eastbound with piggyback highway trailers (TOFC) on the front end is approaching Rectory Street grade crossing in London. The spire of St. Mary's Parish RC church crowns the first of three SD40-2 variants. CN 6018 is an SD40-2Q remanufactured from CN 5166, in its original CN North America paint scheme, while the others two are SD40-2w. 
First trailer says "CN Piggyback" - don't know what percent of the train was piggybacks.  
With some detective work I figured out the location and church. The date is more elusive. References indicated CN 6000-6028 remanufacture program was in 1993, while CN North America began mid-1992.  If anyone knows when CN 5345 got its CNNA repaint, when CN stopped Piggyback services through London, or the train number, please let us know in a comment.
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Caption: A CN eastbound with piggyback highway trailers (TOFC) on the front end is approaching Rectory Street grade crossing in London. The spire of St. Mary's Parish RC church crowns the first of three SD40-2 variants. CN 6018 is an SD40-2Q remanufactured from CN 5166, in its original CN North America paint scheme, while the others two are SD40-2w.
First trailer says "CN Piggyback" - don't know what percent of the train was piggybacks.
With some detective work I figured out the location and church. The date is more elusive. References indicated CN 6000-6028 remanufacture program was in 1993, while CN North America began mid-1992. If anyone knows when CN 5345 got its CNNA repaint, when CN stopped Piggyback services through London, or the train number, please let us know in a comment.

Photographer:
John Parnell photo, J.Pittman collection [250] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa 1994 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6008, CN 5321, CN 5345 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Rectory St (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. In the 80′s, there was piggyback service from Windsor that was set off at BIT; train 420. KO93 dropped westbound cars for addition to 423 going westbound when they pulled 217′s westbound pigs to Mac Yard. Perhaps it was still going.

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