Another Sunday?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by TrainsWinnipeg, May 7, 2007.

  1. Well as always sunday morning is train time. This week we went east if Winnipeg. Started off well, found our first train in Oakbank Manitoba.

    This one to be exact.


    Notice anything?

    These units perhaps.


    then about 5 minutes later this came along.
    After that we headed to Elma Manitoba along CN's east/west mainline.
    a few minutes(30) later this came along.

    And that ended the day. Not a single train the whole way back to town.
    Ah well still saw some at least.
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Gots to love them f units. very nice pics, I would say a good day overall
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    very cool F-units :thumb: sounds like a good day for you!--josh
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    The F units are actualy being used as power? that's cool to see!
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures.
  6. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Really cool! I had no idea that those F units would still be in service. They're bascially mid-1950s loco, right? that I'd expect to be used on heritage railways. They appear to be in excellent condition as well! Rob
  7. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Maybe the F units were being used as power, but perhaps they were just being moved. A number of railroads have resurrected older units and refurbished them for use on office car specials etc. I'm sure somebody "up there" will know more than my speculation, however.
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I was digging around looking for more info on those F-units and found that they are ex-Ohio Central units, which CP purchased to power the Royal Canadian Pacific excursion train. Prior to Ohio Central, the units were VIA 6307 and 6313, and before that, CNR 6515/6526. Since CPR's last F-unit was numbered 4105, these two "new" locos became 4106/4107.
    Here's where I found this info:

  9. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    This rings a bell now as I recall reading about this somewhere. I'm still curious to find out where they were going and where they might be used! Thanks, Rob
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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