Monday, February 23, 2009

Junk Power

Matt aka Saintjohnrailfan recorded a CN 406 with "junk" power on the head end on February 21 in Rothesay. By junk power he means a collection of old units normally used for switching and not for mainline freights. In this case it was CN 4773, CN 7010 and CN 4708, two GP38 units with a GP9 in the middle.

Presumably CN was running short on mainline power (C44-9W, SD75, etc) and had to scramble to find units to pull the train.

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