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Despite it's overall appearance, I think 4774 as pictured above was recently out-shopped believe it or not. A keen eye will note the trucks have a fresh coat of black paint on them with little weathering, there are shiny glad-hands dangling off the pilot, in addition to new digits on the number boards, striping and patch paint in certain places (for example where the window face, nose roof and side meet. Also, there's a chalk arrow pointing to this location with the word "crack" next to it. I can only assume they re-welded the seems and patch painted over it).

Marcus Stevens caught this duo yesterday in Milton . Marcus noted, and I completely agree, that this unit needs a new paint job. However my thinking is that CN is extremely unlikely to repaint the zebra strips on the engine. So do I want fresh paint or faded stripes? I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts on this.
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Caption: Despite it's overall appearance, I think 4774 as pictured above was recently out-shopped believe it or not. A keen eye will note the trucks have a fresh coat of black paint on them with little weathering, there are shiny glad-hands dangling off the pilot, in addition to new digits on the number boards, striping and patch paint in certain places (for example where the window face, nose roof and side meet. Also, there's a chalk arrow pointing to this location with the word "crack" next to it. I can only assume they re-welded the seems and patch painted over it). Marcus Stevens caught this duo yesterday in Milton . Marcus noted, and I completely agree, that this unit needs a new paint job. However my thinking is that CN is extremely unlikely to repaint the zebra strips on the engine. So do I want fresh paint or faded stripes? I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts on this.

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Mark MacCauley [79] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/24/2017 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4774 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Aldershot (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Polish a turd, still a turd!

  2. 4774 was not shopped recently but did get new wheels. Gladhands and air hoses are replaced often because of wear and tear. I wish she would get repainted in stripes again :-)

  3. Repaint or not, its an impressive old soldier and certainly stands out in a crowd :)

  4. new paint, its not like its the only zebra out there, as most of the other 4700s are still zebra

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