An interesting walk!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by OwenCPR, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    So I just got back from a late night walk with my dog (a Samoyed for those who care). I'm fortunate (some locals say unfortunate but they are not interested in railroads, just peace and quiet) to live very close (two blocks) from CPs main line south of Calgary to Lethbridge and the US (the Macleod Sub) so I get to railfan pretty much whenever I like.

    Tonight, I heard then saw a freight heading towards Calgary headed by a CP SD90, a UP AC4400 and a CP SD40-2. I thought I was pretty lucky just seeing that ( and the train must of been mostly empty given the speed it was travelling and the length was only about half of the normal 100+ cars that come through).

    But what caught my eye was smack bang in the middle of the train was a blue switcher with the marking RPRX 2003. Any idea what this is / where it comes from / where its going? I'm guessing it is bound for the Odgen shops in Calgary (formally CP and now Allstrom) to be converted into a green goat or similar. Would like to confirm!

  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Owen, I'll keep my eyes open down in the yard and let you know if I see anything.
  3. Diesel John

    Diesel John Member


    Give me some time I'm digging, your right though, either a green goat or Green kid, it's bad ordered to Ogden.
  4. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Hey, I saw that locomotive last night at work! I think they were bringing it to Ogden shops. But I saw something even better, 2 BRAND NEW CSX SD70ace's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They weren't even running, and were sitting down by the fuel racks. I don't know if CP is going to test them, or what. If the are still there today, I'll get some pictures of them. If anyone else knows, please tell!
  5. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Thanks John.....Mike....I await the pics......was in Banff for the last few down to the old station and snapped off a few pics....
  6. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here are a few pictures I got today of those CSX SD70ACe's. I couldn't get far enough away from them to get great pictures, but these are ok. They are really cool looking engines!



  7. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Mike... they've been building those new Locos at the plant here in London. I was up in Stratford last week, and there were a pair of those resting in the GEXR yard, evidently on some sort of test run. They're very nice and shiny... :)
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Mike, excellent pictures :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Looks great Mike.....makes me want to model modern diesel.....almost!

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