Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Sep 13, 2003.
Taken from a C D .
What do you think???
better if I post the picture
It obviously has CP heritage but is that a legitimate CN SD40-2 number? Of course the unit has been released from the CP, since the long hood looks like it has touch up paint where the CP should be. The CN looks suspicious though. Keep us posted if you find out more.
That puppy is part of a group of 11 units originally owned by Ontario Hydro (5779-5786), (5860-5862) and were painted for, maintained and operated by CP Rail.
They and 11 other units operated by CN were aquired in 1978 and used to haul coal from B.C. and Alberta to Ontario.
8 of the CP units were transfered to CN in 1996, being renumbered 5388-5395, while the remaining 3 were transfered in 1999 and renumbered 5396-5398.
In April of 2000, 10 units were sold to CP who retained the CN numbers. One unit (#5391) remains on CN's roster.
It appears that most of the units stayed in CP colors for quite some time and and may never have been repainted and that they were returned to CP that way.
Well there you have it
Thanks Terry mystery solved
It sure is different looking! It's always to see something not the norm. Thanks for sharing!
They were purchased by CP and used by Ontario Hydro. CP had the contract with Ontario Hydro to handle the rail service for their power plants. CN later got the contract including the locomotives. They were numbered in the 5300 series. Some were sold back to CP and others were retired.
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