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It's been a while, and I figured my first post again in a couple years here should show something interesting. Back in 2018, here's a 385 with quite a lashup in 2020's standards. They stalled out battling the Escarpment, and needed assistance, giving me the opportunity to catch up to them. Hard to believe its been 2 years already since the brief colourful leaser days on CN. Even crazier to think that these second hand C40-8s are hitting the razor line soon too, along with the widecab versions, and the cowl bodies. Best start shooting shortlines and locals more, as they're about the only cool things left
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Caption: It's been a while, and I figured my first post again in a couple years here should show something interesting. Back in 2018, here's a 385 with quite a lashup in 2020's standards. They stalled out battling the Escarpment, and needed assistance, giving me the opportunity to catch up to them. Hard to believe its been 2 years already since the brief colourful leaser days on CN. Even crazier to think that these second hand C40-8s are hitting the razor line soon too, along with the widecab versions, and the cowl bodies. Best start shooting shortlines and locals more, as they're about the only cool things left

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frmn2001 [87] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/14/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2123 (search)
Train Symbol: M385 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Dundas (search)
City/Town: Blenheim (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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15 Comments
  1. An unusual looking cab, that’s for sure. A nice relief from, yawn, what typically adorns the front of GE’s today. Nice with the sun too. The units are in it while the rest of the train is in the shade. Close timing.

  2. I can appreciate having something different in the lead and I have taken lots of pics of these units. They were terrible units to operate, I hated having them on the point of my trains.
    I can’t tell you how many times I have stalled or assisted other trains going up the Dundas to Copetown :-)

  3. Nice shot. I don’t mean to be picky but by labelling this as “Blenheim”, aren’t we going to make future Searches turn wonky ? [ thinking Chesapeake & Ohio here... ].
    Is it Blenheim Line or something, between Paris and Princeton perhaps?

  4. @mercer. It is the Dundas Sub passing through Blenheim, Ontario

  5. Blandford-Blenheim if you want to split hairs about it haha. :) The product of the amalgamation between the former Blandford and Blenheim Townships. This photo is shot from Blenheim Road, in historic Blenheim Township.

  6. And if we truly want to split hairs, the road sign says Etonia when you approach Blenheim Road.

  7. LOL..we just called it the approach to Masseys :-)

  8. No doubt! My comment was just a roundabout way of saying that Lucas isn’t incorrect in calling it Blenheim.

    Having grown up in the Town of Simcoe, it was always frustrating telling people where I was from as 90% would assume Simcoe meant Simcoe County. The complications of duplicated place names – this being another example.

  9. For my money, I invite anyone to do a Search using the toolbar at the top of the page, and you tell me how many photos are found, taken in Blenheim ( the town ) and how confusing it is to also find photos taken in Blenheim (Township).
    Which is why I feel the caption should be changed to reflect that. Because if we leave it ‘ as is ‘, 10 years from now someone’s going to ask why 385 was on the former CSX/C&O mainline !

  10. I called it Blenheim because of the overpass. Didn’t really care enough to dig deeper lol. Thanks for the info though fellas

  11. Im also sure people can tell this is not on the C&O. Shot is taken in 2018, its double track, the track condition is well, and the shot quality isn’t from the 70′s. Future references though I will keep all that in mind

  12. Much ado about nothing :-)

  13. We’re all bored, can’t you tell? :)

  14. LOL@kitchener_railfan

  15. Hahaha, I don’t know how you think talking amalgamation of townships implies boredom! :D

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