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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.
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.