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The first chore of the day for 580's crew is usually sorting out cars for the local industries that they will later switch, and today they were getting cars ready for Normerica (kitty litter), Ingenia (plastics) and Rembos (lumber).  It was clear and sunny first thing this morning but the clouds sure rolled in fast.  CN 5273 looks pretty good for 44 years old.  What I thought was original paint is not, as the unit has been repainted a few times.  If you look closely within the "C" on the nose there is the remnant of a smaller "CN" that looks more appropriate on the nose of a standard cab.  What's ironic is in the photo I found of the unit taken in 1987 with the small logo you can clearly see a larger "CN" logo through the red paint.  So at least the nose/cab has been repainted three times.  I find little details like this intriguing.
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Caption: The first chore of the day for 580's crew is usually sorting out cars for the local industries that they will later switch, and today they were getting cars ready for Normerica (kitty litter), Ingenia (plastics) and Rembos (lumber). It was clear and sunny first thing this morning but the clouds sure rolled in fast. CN 5273 looks pretty good for 44 years old. What I thought was original paint is not, as the unit has been repainted a few times. If you look closely within the "C" on the nose there is the remnant of a smaller "CN" that looks more appropriate on the nose of a standard cab. What's ironic is in the photo I found of the unit taken in 1987 with the small logo you can clearly see a larger "CN" logo through the red paint. So at least the nose/cab has been repainted three times. I find little details like this intriguing.

Photographer:
Rob Smith [267] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/3/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5273 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 580 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Brantford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Kevin, it’s always worth a trip to Brantford! :)

  2. Yes it does :) Worth a trip to Brantford!

  3. Well that looks alright in sunlight!

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