Saturday, June 20, 2009

GE B Units On The Prairies

I had the distinct surprise of seeing GE B23-7 units in Regina last week. On June 11 I pursued CN 1412 to the CN yard in Regina. Once I crested the berm at the south end of the yard, I saw these two units.
Savage Alberta Railway 1009 1010 in Regina

The Savage Alberta Railway was a shortline created in June 1999 as Alberta RailNet, owned by North American RailNet. In 2005, CANAC purchased the railway, and on December 1 2006 CN bought it back.

I don't think I've ever seen a GE B unit before. It was a nice surprise to see two of them.

More mundanely, CN GP9 7261 was also there behind them. 7261 is a "mother" to "calf" or "slug" units. Note the extra hardware above the pilot to control "calf" units.
CN 7261 in Regina

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