CN Retirements

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GTW6401
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More of the GTW GP9s are heading to Coastal Carolina Railroad. GTW 4628 for sure, and a couple more.

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I read in the latest Railroads Illustrated magazine that the SD60F's are next on the hit list, Would be a good idea to get shot's while we can.

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Major bump time there has been talk at CN about the Dash 8 retirements for years now (mainly the full cowls), Well guys i think its finely happening a bunch has been spotted at Centralia Illinois in the dead line. Word to the wise if you see any start getting pics.

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The C40-8Ms do not have PTC, which was a pretty good indication they would not be sticking around.

In other CN power news, it sounds like some or all of the IC SD70s will be rebuilt into SD70ACCs like NS’s program. There is talk of eventually doing something similar to the SD70Is and SD75Is. CN is also expecting 20 SD70ACe-T4s being delivered later this year.
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Listed as retired
CN C40-8M
2400
2401
2406
2407
2409
2410
2411
2413
2414
2416 (?) listed in green, as opposed to red like all the others listed
2418
2419
2421
2426
2428
2429
2435
2442
2445
2453

CN C40-8 (ex-UP)
2106
2114
2121
2127

CN C40-8W (ex-BNSF)
2154
2158
2161
2169
2173
2187
2197

BCOL C40-8M
4606
4610
4613
4614
4615 *CN paint*
4616
4621 *CN paint*
4624

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:cry: It's too bad about the "Cowl" units being retired!!!! :cry: Has anyone seen any recently? I have not seen one since January 20th in Pt. Huron!!!! Are there going to be any more chances to see "Cowls?" :?: I hope it is not over on CN forever!!!! :cry: Gosh, there are too many "Regular CN" engines now!!!! :roll:

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Around the beginning of April there was a bunch of WBs on the Flint sub with 5-7 units of power, the later units being cowls. It was easy to note when they were the BCOL or zebras. They never did come back East...

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LansingRailFan wrote:Around the beginning of April there was a bunch of WBs on the Flint sub with 5-7 units of power, the later units being cowls. It was easy to note when they were the BCOL or zebras. They never did come back East...

:cry: That's a shame, though we knew the time would come for these "Cowl" units! "Heritageunits.com" lists the 23 BCRail ones!!!! Now, six of these are supposedly ones for sale! Below are links for the 14
BCOL C40-8M units that were seen operating in 2020! Hopefully some will stay around:

BCOL 4606, seen 2-29-2020, Wamac, IL! The guy posted "Massive consist with other barns." I guarantee this was going to Centralia, IL, just north of there for retirement (listed as one 'For Sale'): https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4606

BCOL 4607, seen 3-27-2020, St. Catharines, ON, heading to MacMillan Yard, Toronto, ON https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4607

BCOL 4608, seen 5-15-2020, "Leading" train east at Durand, MI─I never saw anyone post about this one :roll:: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/de ... Rxmx1ikkQI

BCOL 4609, seen 3-20-2020, Drummondville, QC on its way to Montreal, QC: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4609

BCOL 4610, seen 2-29-2020, Wamac, IL! The guy posted "Massive consist with other barns." I guarantee this was going to Centralia, IL, just north of there for retirement (same train with BCOL 4606 and listed as 'For Sale'): https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4610

BCOL 4611
, seen 4-27-2020, Surrey, BC: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4611

BCOL 4612, seen 1-5-2020, East Lansing, MI: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4612

BCOL 4613
, seen on a train 4-11-2020, Plainfield, IL (listed as 'For Sale'): https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4613

BCOL 4614, seen 2-29-2020, Wamac, IL! The guy posted "Massive consist with other barns." I guarantee this was going to Centralia, IL, just north of there for retirement (same train with BCOL 4606/4610 and listed as 'For Sale'): https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4614

BCOL 4617, seen 4-11-2020, La Plata, MO : https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4617

BCOL 4620, on "Stack Train" seen 3-12-2020, Belleville, ON: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4620

BCOL 4625, seen 3-3-2020, Drummondville, QC: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4625

BCOL 4626, seen 4-28-2020, Wainwright, AB: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4626
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