LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!

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Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

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The “official” list of schemes are as follows:

CN North America
CN Zebra
CN Maple Leaf
DWP Blue “Delivered With Pride”
EJ&E Orange w/white nose stripes
GTW Blue
CV Black & Orange
IC Deathstar
ICG Orange & Gray
WC
DMIR Arrowhead
Algoma Central
B&LE Orange
GM&O Redbird
BC Rail Red White & Blue
BC Rail Green
DT&I “We Have The Connections”
GBW 1950’s scheme
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Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

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While it's neat that CN is honoring the component RR's that make up its system, all these are going to be new widecab locos, that to me---are just ugly! So thanks---but no thanks.

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joeyuboats wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:15 pm
While it's neat that CN is honoring the component RR's that make up its system, all these are going to be new widecab locos, that to me---are just ugly! So thanks---but no thanks.
That would be wide nose locos - cabs are the same width - just ask Dick Eisfeller at Big E. :wink: At any rate, I guess that you will be one less human to dodge while the many grateful folks are out there chasing them all over North America. Thank you for giving us more room.

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chapmaja wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Darn, the D&TSL is the one I would want to see most. Granted it would look like the NS's NKP loco, but still I wanted to see it.
Curious to me that two key components in the CN system have not been included - D&TSL and NAR (Northern Alberta Railway).Same kind of treatment that NS gave to New Haven with their heritage series. Perhaps we shall have an addendum...

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rah rah rah

Go CN!

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:?: The Ontario Northland isn't owned by CN.

The slug set isn't the correct green.

At least part of the reasoning behind these various heritage fleets is trademark protection.
If a company no longer uses a trademark, then it's possible another company will.
Many of these are on older rolling stock that would be subject to retirement.
Easier to keep track of the trademarks applied to engines.

Perhaps the best case of trademark protection is Pan Am.

Paint colors have codes assigned to them. Would be odd if the contractors didn't paint the color code specified by CN.

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CN goes out of their way to do something great like this, and people complain about it. (Un)Believable.

Also, why would CN paint a unit for Ontario Northland, which has never been owned by CN?
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Man O War---who is Mr. Eisfeller??? I must be getting old----do not do much train watching anymore. Used to go to Fostoria at least 4-5 times a year, have not been for at least 3 years now. Widenose----widecab, you get what I am talking about. To me now---shortlines are the way to go. All the big roads all look the same.

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I think it's wonderful im looking forward to being trackside and seeing the heritage units.

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SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:54 am
CN goes out of their way to do something great like this, and people complain about it. (Un)Believable.
100% agree.

I saw one guy on facebook in his mom's basement yelling about the handrails being a different color and the number plates not being the correct color. SMH.

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Living 10 minutes away from the Holly Sub and 20 from the Flint Sub, I'm really looking forward to seeing these!!!

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DaveO wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:47 am
:?: The Ontario Northland isn't owned by CN.
SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:54 am
Also, why would CN paint a unit for Ontario Northland, which has never been owned by CN?
My bad. I had the impression that they had acquired it in the late 2000's. I have no idea where I'd gotten that idea... :oops:
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Here's 8952 on A422 yesterday. It has since gone to Quebec
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Burb8145 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:07 pm
CN 8952, an SD70M-2, has just literally been given GT Blue paint and is scheduled to be moved out on A422.
And IC & BCOL RWB Gevos were leaked
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Anyone have photos of M396 today? Stuck in the hospital. Sounds like 4 of them there Heritage units are on it.
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A No.1 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Anyone have photos of M396 today? Stuck in the hospital. Sounds like 4 of them there Heritage units are on it.
Sorry it is a little late, but here are my photos from East Lansing
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Here are the 4 HU's being towed by M396 eastbound to Toronto from Sunday.

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CN Heritage Unit

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Looks like another heritage unit

Anyone what type of engine this is? It has 3 fans like a GP40-2 but the air filter box looks like a 38-2 however that box has filters in it like a 40-2 :?

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/749241/
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AARR wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Looks like another heritage unit

Anyone what type of engine this is? It has 3 fans like a GP40-2 but the air filter box looks like a 38-2 however that box has filters in it like a 40-2 :?

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/749241/
It's a GP40 that's been rebuilt.
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fomer GP38-2 rebuilt to GP40-3 standards

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