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And now there are two - finally together after months of waiting, Heritage painted CN 600/7600 are paired together drilling the yard back in March. The other Heritage set is out west, where Rob Eull photographed them in April. Say what you will about the accuracy of these things, but CN really stepped up to the plate after years of underwhelming commemorative schemes, and I am looking forward to the potential of more in the future should they happen.
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Caption: And now there are two - finally together after months of waiting, Heritage painted CN 600/7600 are paired together drilling the yard back in March. The other Heritage set is out west, where Rob Eull photographed them in April. Say what you will about the accuracy of these things, but CN really stepped up to the plate after years of underwhelming commemorative schemes, and I am looking forward to the potential of more in the future should they happen.

Locomotive notes: CN600 ex CN 503, CN 7600 ex CN 4728, rebuilt from a gp38-2 to a gp40-3 (added a Turbo). CN 601 ex CN 516, CN 7601 ex CN 4702. One thinks if these are successfull may be many more to come, something has to be done about the four axle fleet, the GP9's can't last forever can they? And the GMD1's are gone... there must be more to the story.

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Stephen C. Host [1187] (more) (contact)
Date: 3/21/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 600,7600 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Macmillan Yard (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. I agree with you. Even though the paint job may be be 100% accurate as per original paint scheme there is nothing wrong with it since it is in revenue service, NOT in a museum! Well done! Let us see more varieties.

  2. There must be a bunch of those slugs somewhere. Not as common as they once were. Sad if the 38′s lose their bark for a turbo whine.

  3. I love turbo whine emd’s. In reality I enjoy both.

    Yes there are a whack of slugs still in Toronto and one or two in Sarnia around here. 200 and 500 series. Some stored in Toronto too. I am expecting cn to make a move once they finish evaluation and performance of these rebuilds and crossing fingers. We will see what happens.

  4. I know what you mean. When the SD40′s first came out and variants (-2′s, GP40′s etc.) just loved the whine emanating from them. The 38′s are kind of the end of what the FT’s started. Turbo’s have become the new standard and why not, fuel savings and extra hp.
    Lets see now, 2 GP38′s at 4000hp and 32 hungry cylinders (typical switching setup it seems)or 3000hp and only 16 cylinders with that power distributed over 8 axles. H’mmm.
    Better visibility with a slug too. :-)

  5. Very nice Steve!

  6. A positive recognition of heritage.

  7. As suggested, I really love the idea, and would hope for more…but the execution….

  8. I’ve heard they basically had no drawings for anything – each shop was told to make one and they all did it differently probably based on historical photos and ‘best guesses’ otherwise. I imagine it would then really depend on who was doing the new design and how much they knew..

    It sounds like a last minute affair anyway – in the least, still way better than not having anything at all.

    Look at what UP did… this is damn close by comparison.

    I think after a few months/years of dirt, sun, and grime the 7600/600 paint will start to look close after some sun bleach.. maybe..

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