IC SD70 Question.

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jlaroccoii
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IC SD70 Question.

Post by jlaroccoii » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:00 pm

When did the CN paint the side sills yellow on the SD70 units from the Illinois Central? Also what time did they start the repaints into CN colors and what units are in the CN paint scheme as of 2016? Thanks for the help.

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Re: IC SD70 Question.

Post by ENR3870 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:25 am

It's not paint, it's 3M reflective striping. FRA and Transport Canada require all equipment, locomotives and rolling stock be equipped with reflective striping on the sides to be better seen in crossings at night. CN standard is the yellow. All CN power got the stripe, BCOL, IC, WC, etc.
Tyler W.

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Re: IC SD70 Question.

Post by jlaroccoii » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:57 am

Thank you for the information. Any Idea how many SD70 units are still in IC paint?

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Re: IC SD70 Question.

Post by ENR3870 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:59 pm

Off the top of my head 1002, 1008, and 1039 are painted in the CN paint.
Tyler W.

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