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Unread postby Marrail61 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Anyone seen this on Kalamazoo sub? Pics not great.
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Re: New to town

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:13 am

New unit for CN?
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Re: New to town

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:24 am

Another UP hand-me-down for the CN. GDLK picking up a GE would make no sense. Their people and what few spare parts they have are EMD. A recent Trains magazine spoke about Watco picking up more SD40-2's
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Re: New to town

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:35 am

The unit was sent back to GE and now carries a GE reporting mark. Its UP number was 9366. I can’t recall what its current number is.

Edit: posted incorrect UP number, got the digits backwards.
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Re: New to town

Unread postby BDG » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:54 am

Looks like GECX 8129.
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Re: New to town

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 am

GECX 9129

from UP 9366
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Re: New to town

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:22 am

LOL that's the worst engine CN could ever assign to Kzoo, except maybe a C40-8M!
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Re: New to town

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:06 pm

At least when it breaks down, it won't be blocking the mainline :P
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Re: New to town

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:23 pm

SD80MAC wrote:LOL that's the worst engine CN could ever assign to Kzoo, except maybe a C40-8M!


Can I ask why that is? Is the the weight of the engine?

I can recall a couple years ago, CN ran a ballast train up the Kalamazoo line with an SD70M-2 and an SD75I, and sometime in the last year there was a BNSF GEVO working in Kilgore Yard. It wasn't assigned there permanently but someone said it was a transfer from BC to Kilgore or something.
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Re: New to town

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:50 pm

Quick update:

the ex-UP engine is gone. CN 5601 is now the power for the Kalamazoo job.
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