Monthly Archives: September 2017

CN 5400-series ex-EMDX / Oakway SD60 Paint-Ups / Patch Jobs

These are always popular with railfans and modelers. CN scooped up a bunch of ex-EMD/Oakway leasing SD60’s (formerly leased to Burlington Northern) a number of years ago. All were renumbered into the 5400 series (previously occupied by now-retired GMD SD50F’s). … Continue reading

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CP Rail 4203, MLW C424 Build & Paint-up

Awww yeeah, action red baby. Prototype History & Details: As the 60’s rolled around, Canadian Pacific had fully dieselized its operation throughout the 50’s and retired its last steam locomotives in early-mid 1960. It was swarming with first generation diesel … Continue reading

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CN 567417 – the High Class Roller of 40′ Boxcars

Above: Freshly shopped and ready for hauling some newsprint rolls. The fun part about building boxcars is you can have endless variety to play with: a boring 40′ boxcar might look like the next boring 40′ boxcar, and it probably … Continue reading

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Eye-Spy: CN Weston Sub – Highbury Industrial Lead, Rexdale Part 2

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I’d like to do more (and have a list of ideas), but time and other priorities pop up. Our first installment way back, Part 1, dealt with some of the … Continue reading

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