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*Retired*
CN SD40u's 6002, 6004 6026
CN SD40-2W 5243,
CN SD40-2's 5372, 5376, and 5383 on June 29th (All are ex-UP units).
CN SD40-2W 5282
CN SD40-2W's 5255, 5333 (failures)
CN 4000
WC 6002 WC 6003
DM&IR 203, 206, 209, 301, 415, 416, 417, 418


NRE has purchased the following: CN GP9RM`s 4010, 4015, 4024, 4027, 4030, 4031, and 4034. CN SD40 5078 (renumbered NREX 5232) , 5233, DWP SD40's 5902, 5904, 5905; GTW SD40's 5912, 5922, 5925, and 5928; SAR C39-8 7483, 7488; SAR (RFRX) B23-7`s 4203, 4205, WC SD45's 6594, 7507, 7526, 7527, 7530, 7554, and NREX (ex-WC) SD45's 6416, 6417, 6418, 6419, and 6420, all ex-WC numbers 7514, 7551, 7638, 7498, and 7532

PROGRESS RAIL has purchased the following: CN GMD1's 1063, 1078, 1082, BCOL B36-7's 3607, 3609, SAR C39-8 7486, WC SD45's 6497, 6529, 7515, 7522, and 7531. The five WC SD45's will be scrapped at JABCO Industries, in Chicago Heights, IL.

CYCLE SYSTEMS has purchased the following: WC SD45's 6588, 7501, 7502, 7506, 7512, 7519, and 7524. These units will likely all be scrapped as well.
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Will be interesting to see how much GTW and DWP blue any of those units keep under new ownership.

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Hey james..quit stepping on my toes (LOL)...I had been posting some of the above info on the WC SD45's thread. You do have more engines on your list...thanks for getting it all in one spot .
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A third SD40-2Q (or SD40u, as most know them) has now been retired: 6026.
This unit was involved in a collision at Momence, Illinois back in late 2005, and has been sitting in the same spot, in it's smashed up state, since that time.
The previous two SD40-2Qs, mentioned above (6002 & 6004) were also retired due to wreck damage.

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could these be what you are talkin about GREGG????? :) http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 99&nseq=55

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No I dont think those are the ones. Whats wrong with them? Look good to me. Cant be any worse then our junk. Sign them up for a six month lease.

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from a post on CNLines

These units came off the track on the brazzeau sub south of Edmonton on April 23, 07. They were being lead by SD40-2 5307 which was wrecked as well, and trailed by a 4800 series (GP38-2W) which stayed upright. My dad was the engineer on this train and was injured in the 5307. They were proceeding with train 444 southbound at 25 miles per hour when they hit a broken rail and came off the track into the ditch. This occured right after the strike and still had the track supervisor running trains instead of inspecting track.

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sd70accsxt700 wrote:No I dont think those are the ones. Whats wrong with them? Look good to me. Cant be any worse then our junk. Sign them up for a six month lease.
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CN 4000 has appeared in the dead line at Woodcrest Shops in Homewood
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In addition, WC 6002 and 6003 have been retired, along with 3 of the gray ex-GCFX engines. Also DM&IR SD38-2s 203, 206, and 209, DM&IR SDM 301, and DM&IR SD40-3s 415, 416, 417, and 418 have also been retired. CN is really starting the dump the DM&IR engines, which is strange becuase they haven't put the special braking system needed to run on the DM&IR ore trains on any other engines, and CN is really in the hole power wise on the DM&IR due to this. Seems like a waste of engines to me. CN 4000 is in the deadline at Homewood, along with WC 7504, 7637, and DM&IR engines 209 and 418. Also, several GTW GP9Rs, IC SW14s, and even a BC Rail RS18 are in various deadlines.
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EJ&ESDM809 wrote:CN is really starting the dump the DM&IR engines, which is strange becuase they haven't put the special braking system needed to run on the DM&IR ore trains on any other engines, and CN is really in the hole power wise on the DM&IR due to this.
From what I heard, 10 of the former GCFX grey engines like the ones assigned to GTW and WC, are being converted to operate with ore trains on the DMIR. They will carry DMIR reporting marks just like the WC and GTW units.

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I'm thinking that maybe the fake GTs will probably be the ones that head up to the DM&IR. Sounds like CN is going to let the leases on the ex-GCFXs assigned to the WC expire, along with the remaining WC SD40-2s (6004-6006). 6002 and 6003 are already retired. Get you photos of the maroon WC SD40-2s while you can.
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BCOL SD40-2# 758 is now in the deadline at Woodcrest..crankcase failure.
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Sounds like you can add DM&IR SDM 317 to the retired list. It was listed in the auction list.
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the WC 6900`s are just about finished on CN. Close to 30 units are already in storage at Woodcrest. How quick things can change on CN

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SD40-2 wrote:the WC 6900`s are just about finished on CN. Close to 30 units are already in storage at Woodcrest.
You're kidding, right? These things?
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yes gregg those here are a few picturs of them
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and heres BCOL 758

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those are some nice pictures guys.

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Well, add GCFX SD40-3 6059 and DM&IR SDM 317 to the list of deadlined engines at Homewood.
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the WC 69xx / GCFX 69xx's lease expires Mar 31/08

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