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CN 5676 and GTW 5946 couldn't cut it with their heavy train, and stalled on the grade at CN Hardy.  They were forced to split their train and take the first half to Paris West, where they left the cars on the north track and are seen here returning to retrieve the tail end of their train.  Unfortunate for the crew, but fine by me as it provided an opportunity for a decent photograph of the trailing SD40-3 in KCS paint.  The unit was built as CN SD40 5240 and rebuilt in 1998,  becoming KCS SD40-3 6629 briefly, before returning to the CN roster again as GTW 5946.  When rebuilt, CN and KCS had a deal that each would use the 19 SD40-3s for six months of the year, however that arrangement didn't last very long and CN ended up taking over the full lease. A few of the SD40-3s have been sold, however most are still on the roster.
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Caption: CN 5676 and GTW 5946 couldn't cut it with their heavy train, and stalled on the grade at CN Hardy. They were forced to split their train and take the first half to Paris West, where they left the cars on the north track and are seen here returning to retrieve the tail end of their train. Unfortunate for the crew, but fine by me as it provided an opportunity for a decent photograph of the trailing SD40-3 in KCS paint. The unit was built as CN SD40 5240 and rebuilt in 1998, becoming KCS SD40-3 6629 briefly, before returning to the CN roster again as GTW 5946. When rebuilt, CN and KCS had a deal that each would use the 19 SD40-3s for six months of the year, however that arrangement didn't last very long and CN ended up taking over the full lease. A few of the SD40-3s have been sold, however most are still on the roster.

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Rob Smith [359] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/25/2008 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: GTW 5946 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Hardy (search)
City/Town: Brantford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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