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I had this photo out a few days ago in preparation for posting but another took its place. After seeing James Knott's recent photo of the 4726 I concede defeat. :-)  I thought the 7524 looks pretty rough around the edges, it actually still has a few things to learn after seeing the 4726. LOL. Great photo James. For those interested, this is the midnight Scona job coming home at 8:30, they are negotiating the east leg of the wye.
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Caption: I had this photo out a few days ago in preparation for posting but another took its place. After seeing James Knott's recent photo of the 4726 I concede defeat. :-) I thought the 7524 looks pretty rough around the edges, it actually still has a few things to learn after seeing the 4726. LOL. Great photo James. For those interested, this is the midnight Scona job coming home at 8:30, they are negotiating the east leg of the wye.

Photographer:
L. Parks [31] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/13/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 7524 (search)
Train Symbol: Scona switcher (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bretville Junction (search)
City/Town: Edmonton (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Your welcome.
    If you’re as happy as I am with your 1014 switcher photo, then we’re totally good. :-)

  2. Nice!!!! Thanks for this.

  3. Checked my work notes. To be more accurate, SW1200 7031 and SW9′s 7000 to 7004 were working the Edmonton area back at that time. If the transfers were small, you’d be stuck with a 72hundred (SW900) to use. The GP38 we used for transfer work at Clover Bar in early 79 was the 216.

  4. Thanks James. I went and quickly checked what I was thinking. The 7500′s (which were reassigned from road service in the late 70′s as 200′s) replaced the 1200′s on our Edmonton hump in mother-slug-slug-mother sets. The same happened in Winnipeg and else where that had a hump yard I’m sure. With the Edmonton hump put of commission (not sure when, 90′s maybe) this released these units to yard work. When these units were converted by CN for yard service back in 78/79, they were a dream come true. Before being put to work on the hump they were used in yard transfers and heavy switching for several months. Working afternoons at Clover Bar, there was the one job that took a transfer of cars into Calder and brought one back. Typically a SW1200 in the 7000′s was used for a goat. Well, when these showed up for transfer work with a slug, it really was OMG. What a difference. :-)

  5. That’s a gem too! I quite enjoy units that show the grind they’re put through. Not sure I’ve ever seen a 7500 series – at least to my recollection.

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