Hi, I want to know how many engines are CURRENTLY in the various paint schemes that CP has, including any patches and/or inheirted/hertiage schemes.
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SooLineRob wrote:Canadian Pacific has quite the variety in paint schemes ... if you like red paint!I haven't seen as many of the red & white/black lettered SOO locomotives recently. They're still relatively common, but CP seems to be largely repainting them to the spelled-out Canadian Pacific scheme. However, I do see a few 4-axle ex-MILW units running around the Twin Cities pretty regularly in their original orange and black (patched of course), at Newport, Shoreham Yards, Red Wing and sometimes by the Ford Plant.
Common: red & white SOO
Few and far between: orange & black ex-MILW SOO
.missthealcos. wrote:The D&H GP38-2's painted in D&H gray and blue, are actually "heritage" units. They were repainted in this scheme by CP in the early/mid 90's When painted, they even had markings on them denoting this fact. Also, along with the FP9's/F9B painted in Tuscan & gray, CP GP38-2 3084 is painted in Tuscan & Gray(of course, it never would have actually carried this paint, the long gone now GP35's having been inspiration to paint it in this scheme), as a pinch hitter for the F-units.I guess it depends on the definition of what a "heritage" unit is.
mtuandrew wrote:Another paint scheme I've seen, but only rarely: white StL&H lettering on a red background, similar to the CP Rail System paintjob.Funny you mention the StL&H units! I just saw one last month leading a train ... add that one to the "rare CP paint job" file.
.missthealcos. wrote:I'll have to find pics from back then, but they absolutley had markings. They were painted in I believe 1992. I think there were 4 done, 7303, 7304 , 7307, 7312. I don't know if all of them were "marked" but a least one was.Bingo ... those units were repainted in 1992, now that you mention it. See Mr Diamond's post in the topic below :
SooLineRob wrote:Very likely the same that I noted - I think it was the second unit on an eastbound train, on the NP line at Dale Street. Couldn't tell you whether it was a 4- or 6-axle unit, but it was definitely a -2 standard cab EMD.mtuandrew wrote:Another paint scheme I've seen, but only rarely: white StL&H lettering on a red background, similar to the CP Rail System paintjob.Funny you mention the StL&H units! I just saw one last month leading a train ... add that one to the "rare CP paint job" file.
SooLineRob wrote:What markings did the D&H GP38-2's have denoting them as "heritage" units? I've seen SOO units which have "Proud Member of CP Rail System" decals under the cab windows...Something like this (on D&H 7312 - most recently repainted and designated a heritage unit in 2000)