CN should do Heritage units

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CN should do Heritage units
Posted by KBCpresident on Sunday, November 19, 2006 8:58 PM
Here isa railroad that owes s some Heritage Units...Canadian National. Do you think anyone here is under 21?

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Posted by coborn35 on Sunday, November 19, 2006 9:10 PM

 KBCpresident wrote:
Here isa railroad that owes s some Heritage Units...Canadian National. Do you think anyone here is under 21?

Why? Are you  a pervert or something?

What exactly are you trying to say?

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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Monday, November 20, 2006 12:08 AM

The only former railroads under the CN banner that would seriously qualify for Heritage Units are Central Vermont, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio.

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Posted by tatans on Monday, November 20, 2006 8:18 AM
What heritage? Canadian or American ? ? Remember Canadian National Railway was a Government of Canada run institution for years( a little bit of good old Canadian socialism) so what heritage would these locomotives represent? Oh, do you mean not CN but one of the American owned railroads CN bought, that makes sense. Interesting to find out if CN is a good corporate citizen eh?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 20, 2006 9:43 AM
Wasn't the GM&O part of Frisco.
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Posted by senshi on Monday, November 20, 2006 11:50 AM
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Wasn't the GM&O part of Frisco.


It was bought up by Illinois Central in the 70's I think.  That was when they changed their name to Illinois Central Gulf, CN from downtown Chicago to Joliet is old GM&O trackage.  It didn't work out too well and a bunch of the lines were sold off, eventually producing Gateway Western and teh SP line north from St. Louis.

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Posted by SFbrkmn on Monday, November 20, 2006 3:48 PM
I really have not been exicited on hertitage eng painting. What UP did was mainly to protect their company logos and in my opinion has become very  overated. Shippers are doing business with UP, BNSF, NS and so forth--not MP, MKT, CNW, WAB, GN, Frisco and so on.
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Posted by poop on Monday, November 20, 2006 5:16 PM

Those Union Pacific heritage units are awesome! I have yet to see one in person though. I am glad that they at least did something. (better than no heritage units)    CN should paint some classic Grand Trunk heritage engine. (even though there are still many GTW engines around) The GT is my favorite railroad, and that would be awesome to see CN make a GT heritage unit! It's too bad that CN painted the two green/gold E-units into the newer red/black. I am glad that they still have the four E's, two painted for Illinois Central!

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 20, 2006 5:40 PM
Lets not forget that IC is a part of CN.
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Posted by RR Redneck on Monday, November 20, 2006 5:41 PM
Seen all but the SP (my favorite) unit. I am keepin vigilant though.

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Posted by KBCpresident on Monday, November 20, 2006 6:26 PM
 coborn35 wrote:

 KBCpresident wrote:
Here isa railroad that owes s some Heritage Units...Canadian National. Do you think anyone here is under 21?

Why? Are you a pervert or something?

What exactly are you trying to say?

I'm trying to say "Here is a railroad that owes us some Heritage Units...Canadian National. and then I am simply asking if you think any user is under 21.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, November 20, 2006 9:25 PM

 KBCpresident wrote:
I'm trying to say "Here is a railroad that owes us some Heritage Units...Canadian National. and then I am simply asking if you think any user is under 21.

     Okay.  I'll ask....why?

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, November 20, 2006 10:43 PM

And just for the record, HTML tags don't work here.  Forum code resembles it, but uses [].

As for the heritage unit idea, methinks you'd have to go back a ways to find more than has been mentioned.

On the other hand, CSX and NS might have some interesting subjects to choose from.  There's still a lot of BNSF predecessor stuff still on the rails.

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Posted by nanaimo73 on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:24 AM
CP was talking about having heritage units back in the 1990s. One was supposed to be D&H, but it seems they only have heritage locomotives with the old CPR scheme around.
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Posted by KBCpresident on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:22 PM
 tatans wrote:
What heritage? Canadian or American ? ? Remember Canadian National Railway was a Government of Canada run institution for years( a little bit of good old Canadian socialism) so what heritage would these locomotives represent? Oh, do you mean not CN but one of the American owned railroads CN bought, that makes sense. Interesting to find out if CN is a good corporate citizen eh?
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Posted by trainfan1221 on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:34 PM
To answer part of your question, this has been brought up many times and there are people of all ages here.  Anyone under 21 I would leave to their discretion if they wish to disclose who they are.  And for my next question..is that new guy really gonna use the name "Poop"?
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Posted by KBCpresident on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 10:22 PM
That's reassuuring!Blush [:I]...So you wouldn't kick me me in the rear if I told you I was 14years old, and already a train freak. Wink [;)]

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Posted by KBCpresident on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 10:31 PM
 tree68 wrote:

And just for the record, HTML tags don't work here.  Forum code resembles it, but uses [].

As for the heritage unit idea, methinks you'd have to go back a ways to find more than has been mentioned.

On the other hand, CSX and NS might have some interesting subjects to choose from.  There's still a lot of BNSF predecessor stuff still on the rails.

I can think of the GTW, DM&IR, WC, GM&O, and CV.

Hey BNSF railfan, what happened to your post titled "."Smile [:)]

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Posted by TH&B on Thursday, December 7, 2006 1:29 AM

CN should do heritage units, and they should be Grand Trunk Railroad- Canadian Northern Railway- National Transontinental Railway and Intercolonial Railways. Of course these engines were mostly steam engines in black and some electric engines, also in black. But it's the real CN heritage. hehehe

I like the idea of CPR doing a D&H- a MILW- a SOO and a TH&B as heritage units, but paint them as they were as close to possible even if it is on new big units.

 The only UP heritage unit I liked was the CNW.

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Posted by coborn35 on Thursday, December 7, 2006 5:36 PM
 KBCpresident wrote:
 tree68 wrote:

And just for the record, HTML tags don't work here.  Forum code resembles it, but uses [].

As for the heritage unit idea, methinks you'd have to go back a ways to find more than has been mentioned.

On the other hand, CSX and NS might have some interesting subjects to choose from.  There's still a lot of BNSF predecessor stuff still on the rails.

I can think of the GTW, DM&IR, WC, GM&O, and CV.

Hey BNSF railfan, what happened to your post titled "."Smile [:)]

The only thing abut that, there are still alot of DMIR and WC units running around.

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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Thursday, December 7, 2006 6:04 PM

Everybody, 

What are you suggesting?

SD70M-2 units in the Central Vermont 1970's, Duluth, Winnepeg & Pacific, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Schemes?

ES44DC units in the Illinois Central 1960's and British Columbia Railway 1970's schemes?

That is the only thing I can imagine for Canadian National Heritage Units.

Please, be even more descriptive. 

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Posted by trainfan1221 on Friday, December 8, 2006 8:15 PM
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Posted by KBCpresident on Friday, December 8, 2006 9:19 PM
I agree. I read in some of the other forums, that this  was an adult envirment, and I CERTAINLY don't want to IntrudeCool [8D]Wink [;)]!

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Posted by coborn35 on Friday, December 8, 2006 9:25 PM
 Andrew Falconer wrote:

Everybody, 

What are you suggesting?

SD70M-2 units in the Central Vermont 1970's, Duluth, Winnepeg & Pacific, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Schemes?

ES44DC units in the Illinois Central 1960's and British Columbia Railway 1970's schemes?

That is the only thing I can imagine for Canadian National Heritage Units.

Please, be even more descriptive. 

Andrew

Someone would die if CN painted an SD70M-2 in DWP and IC schemes. I garuntee it.

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Posted by J. Edgar on Friday, December 8, 2006 9:25 PM
 Andrew Falconer wrote:

The only former railroads under the CN banner that would seriously qualify for Heritage Units are Central Vermont, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio.

 

???    CN has been around over 100 years........they just retired the oldest continuly operated electric units here a coupla years ago..................theres their classic f unit paint jobs..............yea i think the CN its self qualifies........

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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Saturday, December 9, 2006 2:28 PM

The CN/GTW/CV/DW&P 1950's Scheme on Locomotive models built by EMD and MotivePower unit is a way to make the first Heritage Units.

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Posted by PBenham on Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:53 PM

Why stop at the CN family scheme GM styling group created for GTWs F3s? There's the original DM&IR maroon scheme, BCRail, and Pacific Great Eastern's schemes. PGE started out with yellow(?) with red striping early, prior to adopting the green it used for twenty years.

The Newfoundland Railway (3'6") had a very basic black on its only Diesel, reputed to be ex-US Army. Does anyone have 411 on it? Do I have to dive into the stack of boxes and find the ancient X2200 Newfoundland roster, or the GE/Whitcomb (and others) narrow gauge unit listings. Sigh [sigh] Perhaps when I'm off for the holidays, I'll take the plunge.

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Posted by TH&B on Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:25 PM
Heritage units? Just put a GT noodle and a CV noodle on some CN units they got. Voila, heritage units.
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Posted by J. Edgar on Saturday, December 9, 2006 9:32 PM

 cnr wrote:
Heritage units? Just put a GT noodle and a CV noodle on some CN units they got. Voila, heritage units.

 

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Posted by wcfan4ever on Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:19 AM
Sad part about CN is...Don't look for them to do anything nice for anyone. Especially in Wisconsin where they treat you like crap. If you go to Illinois, they treat you real great. I however will never look for anything good from CN except for the few remaining WC units still running around not retired/scrapped yet.

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