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Date: 09/09/23 12:15
On August 28, 2023 Z120 was arriving in Halifax at 13:02 (at least a few hours behind "schedule"), led by AC44C6M 3300, the first of the Dash-9 AC conversion units on CN. CN must be fairly pleased with the results of this project, another one of the conversion units led the executive train down to Halifax (solo) a few weeks ago.
Part of the reason for the Halifax trip was to rededicate Rockingham Yard as the Robert Pace Yard. Pace was chairman of the CN board for several years, and reportedly was responsible for having clean and recently painted power assigned to Rockingham (the yard was on his daily commute apparently). The new sign outside the recently renovated yard office still hasn't been unveiled though. A few days ago a crew was on site to reorient it from parallel with the Bedford Hwy. to right angles with it (I guess it would be easier to read as you're driving past). And now that he has retired from the Board, any old grubby power gets assigned to Rockingham once again.
Back on the 28th, 2817, from CN's first order for AC traction locomotives 10 years ago, was working as DPU near the end of the train at Birch Cove.