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Discussion relating to the past and present operations of CPR. Official web site can be found here: CPR.CA.

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  by Pensyfan19
 
Anyone know if this unit, 3005, is still in this paint scheme? It's an ex-E&VRailfreight engine but does anone know where it is now? Does anyone also know of other odd CP rail paint schemes like this?

http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster A ... 3005-5.jpg
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  by Pensyfan19
 
Does anyone know of other CP schemes on locomotives which were from other railways??? Or if this locomotive is still in this scheme or was repainted/rebuilt?
  by NHV 669
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4687465 Shows it as repainted in April of 2017.

This isn't a CP "scheme", they simply painted their company decals over their own rebranded scheme for the E&N, instead of doing a patch job. This is a common practice on plenty of RR's who are in no hurry to rush to the paint booth. Nowadays it's as simple as leasing a locomotive and not having to patch anything as the host operator. In this instance, they probably retained the unit when they sold off the E&N, and wanted their name back on it without painting the whole thing.
  by Pensyfan19
 
Ok. Thank you. Anyone know if there are any ex-E&N units still out there in a similar painterests scheme to the one shown earlier?
  by NHV 669
 
It appears 3004 was the only other unit painted in such a scheme, and that locomotive has also been repainted back into CP colors since at least 2007.