another newbie

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Relic, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Relic

    Relic Member

    I'm just starting with Ho trains and computers and I think I've found nirvana. Could someone please tell me when CN stopped running their locos long hood forward ? I'm modeling the early 60's
  2. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I model circa 1880, so wouldn't have the foggiest idea.

    But welcome to The Gauge!
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    i don't know anythign about Canadian National, but if you want a layout i'll make one. what are you interested in?
  4. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    I dont know anything about you querrie either, but welcome aboard the gauge, like trains, there will be someone along that will be able to help you soon, have a good one..steve
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    CN has a number of GP9RM that were remanufactured between 1981 and 1989. I don't know if this was the time that they switched from long hood forward. I still see them operating in pairs with no regard for short or long hoods (there is a prototype for two chop-nosed GP9 coupled nose-to-nose).
    If you look at photos, you can tell by the way the paint scheme is applied.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I believe it was more common for CN to run short hood forward from the 1960s onward. Of course there are always exceptions to the "rule". ;)

  7. Relic

    Relic Member

    I bought a Clasic Trains magazine the other to kill some time with while my lady was on a job interview. Anyway, there was an article with some pics of Grand Trunk GP9s running long hood ahead. GT was (is) a child of CN and does what daddy does so I figure that early 60s is close enough for me.The photos were taken in 1967. Thanks for taking an intrest
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge :wave: Gotta love that CN Pacman paint :thumb:
  9. stuart_canada

    stuart_canada Member

    CN PACMAN paint????? i think you mean CP Pacman paint. they are the ones with the pacman like logo in black and white, CN has the wet noodle look
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Oy! Flog me with a bag of Smarties, put ketchup on my mac-n-cheese and paint my Big Boy in CP red, me thinks I made a big boo boo. Sorry about that, my self-imposed penace will be to push my train around the club layout like a Brio playset. :thumb:
  11. Pete

    Pete Member

    They still run the switchers like the SW1200RS long-hood forward ;)
  12. Relic

    Relic Member

    I guess anything,s possable .Since I live right beside the CN main between Truro& Amherst I get to see a lot of trains and was hyped to see a short all hopper (half a dozen cars) with an old GM running Long hood ahead, in 2005 hoodathunk

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