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Date: 10/11/20 12:06
GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

The first CN heritage unit to be outshopped was picked up from CSX in Buffalo, NY last night and was on CN 422 (Port Robinson, ON - Toronto Mac. Yard) this morning.  It was repainted at AMP in Dansville, NY.

Photo 1 - Roster shot of CN 8952 as CN 422 reversed from Aldershot Yard light power back to Hamilton to make a lift.
Photo 2 - Hook and haul, 422 soon returned with their lift from Hamilton Yard heading back to Aldershot.

Both photos taken from Hidden Valley Road at Bayview Jct., Hamilton, ON Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!  Be safe. 

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/20 12:08 by DundasMP23.






Date: 10/11/20 14:40
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: King_Coal

Looking very nice. I don't think I ever saw a freshly painted GTW locomotive; the blue is quite bright and should cheer up many fall photos.



Date: 10/11/20 15:04
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: sixaxlecentury

Wound be neat to see her working with one of the few remaining blue GP9's CN has.  



Date: 10/11/20 15:56
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

sixaxlecentury Wrote:
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> Wound be neat to see her working with one of the
> few remaining blue GP9's CN has.  

It passed a GTW GP38-2 in Hamilton.  It would have been a cool drone shot.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 10/11/20 15:57
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: Magellan13

Anyone know what other heritage units they have planned?  

Magellan



Date: 10/11/20 16:40
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: cn6218

I've seen pictures of 3115 posing as a BC Rail unit (R/W/B hockey stick scheme), and another GE (no number visible) in IC black dip.  Then there are the GP40(?) and slug set at Progress Rail in Tacoma in green and yellow '50s CN.

I find it a little funny that they would paint diesels in "heritage" schemes that are still extant, albeit looking a little rough these days.

I'm waiting to see what they come up with for the Halifax & South Western! :-)

GTD



Date: 10/11/20 16:58
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: HAMTURN

Hi Rob  Great shots. What are the circumstances of this unit getting redone?

Bill Turner



Date: 10/11/20 18:04
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

HAMTURN Wrote:
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> Hi Rob  Great shots. What are the circumstances
> of this unit getting redone?
>
> Bill Turner

CN's own heritage units.  There's a image floating around the internet that shows the following schemes:
ACR
BLE
BCOL (hockey stick)
BCOL (green)
CNNA
CN (zebra stripe)
CN (green/gold)
CV (black/orange)
DMIR
DTI
DWP (blue/orange)
EJE
GBW
GMO
GTW
IC (black)
ICG (orange/gray)
WC

As previously mentioned, there's photos of the BC Rail (hockey stick) and IC (black) at Woodcrest going around also.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 10/11/20 18:07
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

> I'm waiting to see what they come up with for the
> Halifax & South Western! :-)
>
> GTD

I'm surprised Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) didn't make the cut.  That scheme would look great on a modern unit.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 10/11/20 20:46
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: gnfan

Ontario Northland?



Date: 10/12/20 06:56
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

gnfan Wrote:
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> Ontario Northland?

Nope.  That deal fell through.  Ontario Northland was not purchased by CN.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 10/12/20 07:51
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: dkmg

It went through Pointe Claire eastbound around 20 minutes ago. ie. 10:30 am Oct. 12.
Looks like same consist but not sure.

Dave Kurts



Date: 10/12/20 07:56
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: ghCBNS

There's certainly a play on paint schemes here as the 'Newfoundland Railway' logo would never have appeared on the '60s CN scheme.....but it would be cool to see the logo applied to a unit although it would be exaggeration to see it on standard gauge equipment.

The Newfoundland Railway did have a couple of GE 47 Ton units acquired pre-Confederation.

http://www.cwrailway.ca/cnrha.ca/sites/default/files/Diesel%20Drawings/1-1000/ES-4a%20775-777.jpg

CN assumed operation of the Newfoundland Railway when the Dominion of Newfoundland became a part of Canada in 1949. All other diesel units were acquired new by CN and carried the standard CN schemes of the era.



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Date: 10/12/20 08:12
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: cnr6776

Hopefully they will do one in black too.

Posted from Android



Date: 10/12/20 17:06
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: M-420

cn6218 Wrote:
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 Then there are the GP40(?) and slug set at Progress Rail in Tacoma in green and yellow '50s CN.
 GTD

The Progress Rail unit is not the correct colour(s) - but I bet it runs like a Deere.   (-:

B




Date: 10/12/20 19:54
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: DundasMP23

I just read that the artwork going around is from at least 2 years ago and has no connection to what CN has planned.  The list I posted earlier was based off that artwork.  So I guess we'll just have to wait and see what CN has planned!  

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 10/13/20 09:07
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: inCHI

As someone else said, it's interesting to see schemes painted as heritage that are still in service. If their painting something IC at Wood rest, there are SD70's right outside that run long distance locals every day. Similarly, a few GT GP38-2's are regular local power.



Date: 10/13/20 10:08
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: BanJoe

I hope the rumors of a DTI unit come true. That would look great. The GTW unit looks awesome, too



Date: 10/13/20 13:15
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: MC6853

The million dollar question is will the Bessemer unit actually be used on the former Bessemer?



Date: 10/13/20 19:04
Re: GTW Heritage Unit
Author: tq-07fan

ghCBNS Wrote:
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> There's certainly a play on paint schemes here as
> the 'Newfoundland Railway' logo would never have
> appeared on the '60s CN scheme.....but it would be
> cool to see the logo applied to a unit although it
> would be exaggeration to see it on standard gauge
> equipment.
>
> The Newfoundland Railway did have a couple of GE
> 47 Ton units acquired pre-Confederation.
>
> http://www.cwrailway.ca/cnrha.ca/sites/default/fil
> es/Diesel%20Drawings/1-1000/ES-4a%20775-777.jpg
>
> CN assumed operation of the Newfoundland Railway
> when the Dominion of Newfoundland became a part of
> Canada in 1949. All other diesel units were
> acquired new by CN and carried the standard CN
> schemes of the era.

A standard gauge Terra Transport heritage unit at Clover Bar, just east of Edmonton. That's the money shot everyone is dying for...

Jim



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