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Date: 08/11/19 18:21
8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

=17pt8/11/19 18:00 83 degrees at CN Charlotte, Michigan as BCOL Cowl,  C40-8M, 4606 and BNSF 7237 power train 501 over the ChS junction switch and past the GTW depot. This is a rare catch with a cowl leader on a very long interesting train!! Word is cowl units will soon be retired. Full 3:53 train video attached.  

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Date: 08/11/19 18:56
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: King_Coal

Nice percentage of house cars on this train including the high-cubes on the front. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 08/11/19 19:26
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

King_Coal Wrote:
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> Nice percentage of house cars on this train
> including the high-cubes on the front. Thanks for
> sharing.


Thx, Glad you enjoyed it. 



Date: 08/12/19 04:32
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: FiveChime

Nice it still has a pleasant horn, in BC Rail days it was a nice sounding K5H and now a screaming P5.

Thanks for posting,

Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 08/12/19 07:54
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: Goldie

Nice panning. Well done.Enjoyed the sound too.



Date: 08/12/19 18:19
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: VFPNSFAN

Nice catch and video!



Date: 08/12/19 19:59
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: inCHI

Great catch and that train is massive - 136 cars by my count, with almost all of them long. A couple years ago the racks alone would have been the train, and a long one on their own. But instead there are 80-90 racks and 40-50 cars of mixed freight. Seems like it was probably 11,000-12,000 feet.



Date: 08/13/19 08:11
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Nice it still has a pleasant horn, in BC Rail days
> it was a nice sounding K5H and now a screaming
> P5.
>
> Thanks for posting,
>
> Regards, Jim Evans

Glad you enjoyed it. The Cowls will be missed.



Date: 08/13/19 08:12
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

VFPNSFAN Wrote:
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> Nice catch and video!

Thank-you! I was very surprised to see a Cowl leader.



Date: 08/13/19 08:14
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

inCHI Wrote:
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> Great catch and that train is massive - 136 cars
> by my count, with almost all of them long. A
> couple years ago the racks alone would have been
> the train, and a long one on their own. But
> instead there are 80-90 racks and 40-50 cars of
> mixed freight. Seems like it was probably
> 11,000-12,000 feet.

Thank-you for your kind words and comment. It was one of those lucky moments and since the cowl was leading videoed the entire train. 



Date: 08/13/19 19:37
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: SantaFeRuss

A P5 horn! Best sounding horn in all of railroading. My opiniom, ofcourse. Always nice to see 86 feet boxcars. That Southern Pacific hi-cube 60' car was real nice to see as was the Conrail 60 footer.

SantaFeRuss

 



Date: 08/14/19 05:13
Re: 8/11/19 CN Train L501 with rare BCOL Cowl C40-8M Leader
Author: ngfan

SantaFeRuss Wrote:
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> A P5 horn! Best sounding horn in all of
> railroading. My opiniom, ofcourse. Always nice to
> see 86 feet boxcars. That Southern Pacific hi-cube
> 60' car was real nice to see as was the Conrail 60
> footer.
>
> SantaFeRuss
>
>

Those horns are a treat!!! Hi Cube cars are always great to see too. Glad you enjoyed it. 



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