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CN 383 has just left Mac Yard and crossed the Humber River on its way to Sarnia, Ont. Lead by ES44AC 2808 an unknown sister trailing and ET44AC 3003 in DP mode mid train.

 CN L570 waits for 383's tail end to clear Humber. The "WisperCab" split on CN SD70-2M  8964 can be seen through the window on this shot.
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Caption: CN 383 has just left Mac Yard and crossed the Humber River on its way to Sarnia, Ont. Lead by ES44AC 2808 an unknown sister trailing and ET44AC 3003 in DP mode mid train. CN L570 waits for 383's tail end to clear Humber. The "WisperCab" split on CN SD70-2M 8964 can be seen through the window on this shot.

Photographer:
ngineered4u [39] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/05/2016 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2808 (search)
Train Symbol: 383 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Halton (search)
City/Town: Vaughn (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Yes Daniel, if 551 has to run to Pt.Rob, they use the GP9/38′s that are assigned to Aldershot. When 570 was an exclusive Mac to Oshawa train it did have 6 axle power on it. The reason you see big power on 523/570 is that trains are longer and heavier these days. I had 11,000ft and 12,000 tons a few days ago on 523. The power is cycled from 523 and may end up on 120 or 383 that night.
    I have heard mixed reviwes about the rebuilt CP geeps. CN has no plans to rebuild the GP9 fleet again as it has a lot of GP38-2′s to fill the low horsepower needs.

  2. The only Geeps I saw come to Port Rob recently were that one time 551 that was assigned to run a Port Rob transfer. Otherwise, all six axle units. 5-6 years ago, six axle units on 570 were almost unheard of, so it’s interesting to see these changes taking place. I see I didn’t complete my question in my first comment. Lol. What I was wondering if CN had any intention to rebuild the GP9′s again since they’re nearing that 60 year old point. CP seems to be having no issues with it, other than the 710′s are sluggish to load.

  3. No more geeks are at Pt.Rob. Only big road power there right now as smaller units are n9 longer needed there. Aldershot of course has lots of GP38 and GP 9′s

  4. @daniel – Geeps are alive and well here in Aldershot and on some Port Rob – Aldershot turns

    @Ngineered – that’s three WB DPUs on Sunday…421, passed by 385 at Aldershot early in the mornbing, and this 383. Phil are any EB’s (west of Toronto ) getting DP’s??

  5. What’s the story with the Geeps? I see they’re gone from Port Robinson, and they’re much less common on 500 series freights than before. Be interesting to see if CN any of them. Surely they’ll have to at some point, as six axle units can’t cover the whole system.

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