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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2010, 11:03:32 PM »
Nice pics guys,  I have always like the CN livery,  Once in awhile they come south on 5 into Oregon.

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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2010, 11:03:32 PM »

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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2010, 11:11:37 PM »
First "B" apparently for BROKER
Second Character:
M - Montreal
B - Brampton (The Toronto container terminal is B.I.T.- Brampton Intermodal Terminal which is, of course, located on Intermodal Drive.)
V - Vancouver.
I wouldn't be surprised to see BW and BE as well as Winnipeg and Edmonton are important inland terminals.

CN "Maple Leaf Green", Vern has not been used since the "WET NOODLE" logo was adopted around 1966.

I wouldn't mind to see CN using some heritage green the way UP did with some of its engines (MoPac, CNW green and yellow, SP daylight orange...). It would be awesome.

Also, to the list should we watch for BC (Chicago), BD (Detroit), BM 2.0 (Memphis), BM 3.0 (Mobile)... CN is really looking South and I never heard of similar painted trucks down South.

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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2010, 02:05:59 PM »
BH stands for Halifax...
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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2010, 02:44:30 AM »
Here is one that hasn't been repainted in the "locomotive" scheme.
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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2010, 10:55:36 AM »
It's funny seeing how each paint shop paints them a little bit different

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2010, 02:05:04 AM »
It's funny seeing how each paint shop paints them a little bit different

I noticed that as well. I guess they don't have a strict format to follow for them.

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Re: CN Transportation - Updated September 2010
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2010, 04:30:25 PM »
First "B" apparently for BROKER
Second Character:
M - Montreal
B - Brampton (The Toronto container terminal is B.I.T.- Brampton Intermodal Terminal which is, of course, located on Intermodal Drive.)
V - Vancouver.
I wouldn't be surprised to see BW and BE as well as Winnipeg and Edmonton are important inland terminals.

CN "Maple Leaf Green", Vern has not been used since the "WET NOODLE" logo was adopted around 1966.
  I believe BC is used in Calgary.
I wouldn't mind to see CN using some heritage green the way UP did with some of its engines (MoPac, CNW green and yellow, SP daylight orange...). It would be awesome.

Also, to the list should we watch for BC (Chicago), BD (Detroit), BM 2.0 (Memphis), BM 3.0 (Mobile)... CN is really looking South and I never heard of similar painted trucks down South.

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2010, 06:11:51 PM »
BC (Calgary - Sarcee Yard): Confirmed. I received pictures, but I wait for the ok to release them online.
BB (Brandon?): Reported to have been seen in Manitoba.

In that case, we can think of
BW (Winnipeg),
BE (Edmonton),
BS (Saskatoon, not...) and
BR (Regina).

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2010, 03:58:18 PM »
BB = Brampton Intermodal... The trucks from Brampton seem to handle a lot of highway runs to Winnipeg via Highway 17 and possibly further west
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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2010, 04:00:05 PM »
And there is no CN intermodal terminal in Regina ; traffic is shipped to Saskatoon for the 2hr drive South (and Winnipeg & Calgary handle to the other Southern parts of Saskatchewan
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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2010, 11:42:10 AM »
And there is no CN intermodal terminal in Regina ; traffic is shipped to Saskatoon for the 2hr drive South (and Winnipeg & Calgary handle to the other Southern parts of Saskatchewan

Good point, I didn't made the link between Brampton and the info I got. Also, It makes much more sense, because I never heard of a major CN presence in Brandon, nor Regina. Both are definetely CP backyard. I am not sure to understand why a railroad would ship a can from Brampton to Manitoba (about 24 hrs drive) by truck while they can use their own rails for much less, but in the case of Brandon, Regina and Southern Sask., it really makes sense to be served out of Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and even Edmonton. 

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2011, 07:21:46 PM »
Took a drive to Vancouver Rail Terminal today as the sun was out and why not!! Oh yeah, did I mention I took my camera?? I thought there would be more of them parked for the New Year weekend but this was all there was!!

Columbia midroof with black steelies...........a different look, kinda mean in its own right! Put this one on the tracks and it would be a locomotive!!



Columbia with moose bar


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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2011, 07:28:55 PM »
After the rail terminal, there was little action of inbound or outbound trucks so I took a drive past Vancouver Freightliner and found this for all the Cascadia fans................Jan??? Do I have your attention??

New Cascadia Condo waiting to be picked up by its owner


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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2011, 08:36:29 PM »
AWSOME Shots Jim ;D ;D ;D!!!!!!! I have seen both the Prostar and the Cascadia in the CN Locomotive colours and the Cascadia looks much better IMO!!
It's Appearance might be Half yours but it's Reliability might be Twice yours!!

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2011, 09:56:23 PM »
AWSOME Shots Jim ;D ;D ;D!!!!!!! I have seen both the Prostar and the Cascadia in the CN Locomotive colours and the Cascadia looks much better IMO!!

Indeed. Lot of makes and varieties. Also, have you got snow in Vancouver?!?

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Re: CN Transportation
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2011, 09:56:23 PM »

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