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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Sep 28, 2006.
Just like to share this picture sent to me from the CP yards.
Are they nice or what?
They sure are clean! Even the rust on the coupler is fresh...!
I think those are the cleanest locomotives I've ever seen. And very ... I don't know ... red.
What's the green and white [+] for?
I like em'!!:thumb:
That tells you that unit is first aid equipped Miles.
Yep, they sure are brand spankin' new!! And red!
What a beauty! Too bad they don't put the "golden rodent" beaver on them any more.
Bet that looks really nice along the route with snow on the ground.
Unfortunately, they probably won't be that clean when the snow flies.
Actually, I saw a ton of them running between Lake Louise and Field BC last February when the snow was flying. The only way you could tell an AC4400 from an ES44AC was the cleaness of the unit (aside from the absence of the beaver logo).
They run quit frequently through Smiths Falls and they still are looking quite clean. After all, it was the exhaust that was getting them all dirty. By comparison, I saw an ES44AC coupled to an AC4400 running at full idle. The AC4400 was belching black smoke while the ES44AC hardly had any exhaust smoke.
Time to get out the toothbrush and scrub the weathering off the AC4400s so as to convert my HO scale models to ES44ACs.
Well, here are some more shots of the new units: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=160721
Thanks for posting these great picture links Triplex.
I wonder how long it'll be before they make it out west?
In my opinion, the only thing that looks nice with snow on the ground is somewhere that I'm not!
And it looks like the effects of the thunder storm that recently scared the red component back into my computer have finally worn off: that nice clean diesel is most definitely BLACK .