Friday, July 08, 2016

CN 15 Years Logo

CN was privatized on November 17, 1995, ending a decades-long ownership by the Canadian federal government. Just under 15 years later, CN started applying a "The journey continues / L'aventure se poursuit" 15 year logo to selected locomotives. In typical CN fashion one side of the locomotive received the English version and the other received the French version.

It's not unusual for CN or CP to apply special liveries to their locomotives. CP decorated a number of their locomotives for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and several CN locomotives have received stickers for Ecoconnexions.

CN applied the 15 year logo to six of the ex Union Pacific C40-8s it acquired: CN 2107, CN 2112, CN 2113, CN 2115, CN 2124 and CN 2128. I've seen 3:

CN 2113 in Winnipeg, June 25, 2016

CN 2115 near Winnipeg, January 20, 2014

CN 2128 in Winnipeg, April 21, 2014
Two other locomotives received the 15 year logo that I am aware of: CN 7505, one of the humpyard dogs at Symington yard in Winnipeg, and CN 7258, a Winnipeg-assigned switcher.

CN 7505 in Symington Yard, Winnipeg, March 25, 2015
CN 7258 in Symington Yard, Winnipeg, June 17, 2011

Have you seen any other "15 year" locomotives?

You might also be interested in LogoDesignLove's article on CN's logo evolution, Trackside Treasure's post on the logo's 50 year anniversary, and Oil-Electric's post on the "bent paper clip".


Unknown said...

Nice post there Steve. On video, I've captured both of the geeps, and 4 of the C40-8's I think: 2113, 2115, 2124, 2128

Canadian Train Geek said...

Thanks Taylor! I hope to "catch them all" at some point.

shnorth123 said...

CN's 100 is coming up in 2019, I wonder If CN will do anything special to mark the creation of the company. I wonder if CN will have a 100th Anniversary logo?

Unknown said...

Hey Steve, I believe there was some sort of larger EMD (maybe an SD70I or something) that got it. I heard the story was that it was the first locomotive delivered to a newly privatized CN.

Canadian Train Geek said...

Hi Taylor (M), I haven't seen it but it is quite possible. Maybe one of the early 5600s?

Canadian Train Geek said...

Hi shnorth123 I do hope CN does something to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Canadian National Railways.

r.s. said...

2629 was heading east in rural iowa on 3/12/19