1. BC Rail King

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    Now that CNR has taken over WC, they have gained 240 Wisconsin Central owned locomotives. I will list them off bellow, but of these how many are actually being used by the Candian National???

    **I have eliminated units which I know to NOT be in service**


    SW1 - 1
    SDL39 - 711, 713, 719
    SW9 - 1231
    (this means there are two units numbered 1231, does any one know why?)
    SW1200 - 1231-1233, 1235-1247
    GP7Au - 1501-1508
    SW1500 - 1550-1571
    GP38-2 - 2001-2006
    GP35m - 2051-2061
    GP30 - 2251-2253
    SD35Q - 2500
    GP35 - 2551-2558
    GP40 - 3000, 3002-3007, 3009-3012, 3014, 3017, 3018, 3021-3025
    GP40u - 3026-3027
    SD40 - 6000
    SD40-2 - 6002-6006
    SD45 - 6497, 6502, 6516, 6521, 6529, 6533, 6550, 6552, 6553, 6554, 6556, 6578, 6579, 6582-6584, 6586-6588, 6590, 6591, 6593-6605, 6607-6636, 6639-6642
    F45 - 6650, 6651, 6653-6656
    FP45 - 6652
    SD45u - 7495, 7496, 7498-7502, 7504-7515, 7517-7520, 7522-7528, 7530-7532, 7551, 7554, 7581, 7585, 7589, 7592, 7606, 7637, 7638


    Any help would be appreciated...

    Dane [​IMG]

    [ 11 January 2002: Message edited by: BC Rail King ]
     
  2. Pullin4u

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    Dave,
    First of all some minor corrections to your list:
    *The SDL39's are numbered in the 582-590 series, not the 700's as you list.
    *There is only one unit numbered 1231, it is an SW1200. WC never had any SW9's.
    *Correct number series for the SW1200's is 1230-1237 for a total of 8 units.
    *WC 3026 and 3027 are classified as GP40-2 not GP40u.
    *WC 2500 is classified as SD39-3 by WC, not SD35Q.

    To make matters simple, I will list the groups of units that have been retired since the CN takeover on 10-9-01.

    *SW1 1 has been purchased by a tourist road in northern Wisconsin.
    *All GP30 units (700-series, 2250-series)
    *All GP35 units (2550-series) except 2558
    *All SW1200 units except 1230 (leased to Charter Steel) and 1237 (leased to a paper mill in the Wisconsin Rapids area)
    *All Algoma Central FP9A's and FP9B's.
    *All GP35m's (2050-series) except 2052
    *All F45's with the exception of 6654 (6650-6651; 6653, 6655-6656)

    There have been patchy retirements of SD45's too numerous to get into here, I'd have to dig through my records. All of the SW1500's, GP40's, GP40-2's, GP38-2's, SD40-2's, the single SD40, SD39-3, the single FP45, and all of the rebuilt SD45's are in service.

    For a comprehensive WC roster (pre-CN) I suggest a look at my website, it can be found at: http://www.trainweb.org/wcnorthamerica/index.html

    Also a good idea to check out WCinfo@yahoogroups.com if you have an interest in current and historic WC operations.

    Hope this helped,

    George Widener
    CN WC Division Engineer
    :cool: Unofficial WC North American Operations Homepage
     
  3. Pullin4u

    Pullin4u Resigned

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    Forgot to add, if you have any other questions about the WC roster or current operations feel free to contact me directly.

    George Widener
    CN WC Division Engineer
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  4. BC Rail King

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    Thanks for the info...

    I will send, if you ont mind the corrected info to the Bystow Railway Society to correct (thats where I got the orignal roster from) So, do you mind if I do, they are always happy to give full creit, theres always a long list after "MOTIVE POWER NOTES" of contributers...

    Dane
     

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