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Date: 08/25/23 08:11
CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: newtonville150

Executive special P688 through Springhill Jct at 09:09, August 25th 2023.
Apparently for a re-dedication of the Rockingham yard as "Robert Pace" yard.

About an hour later, a few miles east at Oxford Jct, CN Z120 with 558 axles.

...John Reay
Springhill NS








Date: 08/25/23 08:54
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: King_Coal

Sparkling office car special. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 08/25/23 10:03
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: lynnpowell

What is the history of the dome car?



Date: 08/25/23 10:24
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: Lackawanna484

King_Coal Wrote:
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> Sparkling office car special. Thanks for sharing.

Yes. They brought out the high quality buffer and wax.

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Date: 08/25/23 12:06
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: refarkas

Superior OCS shot.
Bob



Date: 08/25/23 12:43
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: jcaestecker

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> What is the history of the dome car?

My guess is that it is former ATK, ex-GN or NP.  And from the window pattern, it may be one of the 10 or 12 dome coaches that were HEP'd by ATK and given a few emergency windows.  

-John



Date: 08/25/23 13:13
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: newtonville150

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> What is the history of the dome car?

Built in 1955 by Budd as GN 1325, a 46-seat dome-coach. Later BN 4605, then Amtrak 9465, then 9409 (HEP).
To Montana Rockies Daylight in 1996 (assigned Amtrak 800723). To RailQuest America 2001.
Leased to AOE summer and fall 2004 as AOEX 800723 "American Spirit". Never painted into AOE colors.
Sometimes used on the tail of the AOE. To CN in 2005 as CN 99/IC 800723 "American Spirit".

...John Reay
Springhill NS



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/23 13:23 by newtonville150.



Date: 08/25/23 15:39
Re: CN Executive Special Halifax-bound
Author: cp1400

newtonville150 Wrote:
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> lynnpowell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What is the history of the dome car?
>
> Built in 1955 by Budd as GN 1325, a 46-seat
> dome-coach. Later BN 4605, then Amtrak 9465, then
> 9409 (HEP).
> To Montana Rockies Daylight in 1996 (assigned
> Amtrak 800723). To RailQuest America 2001.
> Leased to AOE summer and fall 2004 as AOEX 800723
> "American Spirit". Never painted into AOE colors.
> Sometimes used on the tail of the AOE. To CN in
> 2005 as CN 99/IC 800723 "American Spirit".
>
> ...John Reay
> Springhill NS

And for a short time wore the CN Green Gold and Black scheme. Seen here at Squamish BC June 25, 2013


cp1400




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