• CN Heritage Unit!

  • Discussion relating to the Canadian National, past and present. Also includes discussion of Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western and other subsidiary roads (including Bessemer & Lake Erie and the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway). Official site: WWW.CN.CA
Discussion relating to the Canadian National, past and present. Also includes discussion of Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western and other subsidiary roads (including Bessemer & Lake Erie and the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway). Official site: WWW.CN.CA

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  by Pensyfan19
 
Welcome to the club, CN! GP40-3 #7600 and slug GY-430A #600 have been repainted into Canadian National's classic green and yellow paint scheme! Although the shade of green is lighter than the original livery, they still look great as these are Canadian National's first official heritage units! Also, I believe this makes #600 is the first heritage slug. :P

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/749241/
  by Pensyfan19
 
And that's not all! There's an entire list of heritage liveries for CN! This is the largest amount of full on heritage units since Norfolk Southern 8 years ago! :-D
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  by CraigDK
 
The GTW unit looks good. But no Detroit & Toledo Shore Line?
  by eolesen
 
Sad part is that half that list still has real examples floating about.

No EJ&E?...




  by Pensyfan19
 
CN denied to comment on these heritage locomotives for now.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... nt-comment
Three Canadian National locomotives have been repainted into heritage paint schemes, and more are reportedly on the way. Photographs circulating on the internet show locomotives painted in Grand Trunk blue and red; the red, white, and blue BC Rail paint scheme; and the black Illinois Central scheme known to railfans as the “death star” design. Visible in photos the Grand Trunk unit is a CN logo featuring a “25” and the U.S. and Canadian flags, reflecting the 25 years since the privatization of the formerly government-owned railroad through its initial public stock offering.

A Canadian National spokesman said the railroad was not prepared to comment about the locomotives. Unconfirmed reports say there will be a total of 18 locomotives involved. Painting of the locomotives to appear thus far has been outsourced to non-CN facilities.
  by Pensyfan19
 
eolesen wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:51 pm No EJ&E?...
You were saying? EJ&E and WC officially revealed, IC and BC Rail have been spotted outside the shops with them.
  by Pensyfan19
 
CN slug #601 has been repainted into an Illinois Central heritage slug. Looks like it´s in Skyomish, which makes sense since I heard something a while ago about Progress Rail at Skyomish rebuilding CN slugs.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GrandTrunkW ... ker/posts/
  by NHV 669
 
And its mother unit, GP40-3 7601, is also out of the shop in fresh IC paint.