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CP Units Retired (or Sold) Recap


Locomotives sold in January 2013:


Both retired in August 2012, CP GP40-2 4654 and 4655 have been sold in unserviceable condition. Previously stored, CP 4654 in Toronto Yard and CP 4655 stored at Alyth Yard, on January 20th CP 4654 had arrived in Bensenville, IL, and is destined to Metro East Industries East St. Louis, IL,   CP 4655 was also enroute to MEI, but on January 20th, was set off Bad Order at Swift Current, SK. According to our sources, they are to be rebuilt into GP38-2ís.  Bill Sandersonís collection shows their B&M and CP paint schemes.




Retired SW1200RS 1237, 1250, and 1251 have been sold to NRE - Silvis, IL but as of January 25th, had not moved yet. As well, SW1200RS 1239 and 1241 have been sold to Independent Diesel services in Thief River Falls, MN.

Locomotives retired in January 2013:

CP Slugs 1127 and 1128 were retired in Winnipeg, Manitoba
and at press time, were being sent to Moose Jaw, SK for scrapping.  The pair were previously  mated to GP38-2 (Motherís) 3027 and 3028. In late-January, CP GP38-2 3027 was enroute to CAD Railway Services in Lachine, Quebec for overhaul.


Locomotives retired during December 2012:


Retired on December 13th, CP SD40-2F 9000, 9002, 9005, 9010, 9016, 9018, 9019 9022, and 9024 will be sent to EMD - Progress Rail in Mayfield, KY  for rebuild into SD30C-ECO units.



Locomotives retired during November 2012:


CP Slug 1021

SOO GP40 2041 (Ex-MILW)


Locomotives retired during October 2012:


CP Hump Controller 1150 (Wrecked in a collision at Agincourt Yard, and is to be scrapped onsite)

CP Slug 1022 Stored Serviceable in Montreal since last year (and which had been mated to a GP9u at St-Luc), was retired in October, and scrapped at the diesel shop  in October.

CP  (ex-GP35) Control Cab Daughter 1125

CP Slug Hump Controller 1152

CP GP9u 1526, 1546, 1628, and 1687 (ex-THB)

CP SD40M-2  5490 and 5492

DME GP40Q 4000,

CP GP9u 1557, 1575, 1607, 1609, and 1610.  (All moved to Coquitlam, BC).  

STLH SD40-2 5593

ICE  SD40-2 6413 (unit is in wrecked condition at the CSX Huntington Shops in Huntington, WV. The wreck on the CSX took place in March 2012 and the loco will not be returning to CP (our thanks to Bryan Jones).  

CP SD9043MAC 9129, 9133, and 9138 sold to MANDAK METAL PROCESSORS, and all scrapped in Winnipeg, MB.

CP SD9043MAC 9100-9128, 9130-9132, 9134-9137, 9139-9160 although not yet retired, are all for sale and stored in Winnipeg, MB.  Mark Forseille snapped CP 9123 looking great at Port Coquitlam, BC on a warm and sunny June 11th, 1999.



SD9043MAC Vignette:  At Mile 74 CP MacTier Sub on July 29th, 2008,  Wayne D. Shay snapped CP 9111 leading southbound CP slowing down  to meet a northbound at Craighurst, ON.


"FOR SALE"  Mark A. Perry snapped this January 18th, 2013 in Winnipeg, MB showing a segment of CP's fleet of stored SD9043MAC's all lined up at the CP Diesel Shop in Winnipeg behind the McPhillips's Street Casino, snow covered, cold, and all for sale.



CP posted this week the tender for the SD90MAC/4300 units. Eight units are up for tender as is, where is.  You can view the link below.

CP SD40-2 6022 is now Stored Unserviceable in Winnipeg, MB  with extreme fire damage in December 2012. It will likely not be repaired.



Andy Cassidy snapped the following stored SW1200RS units at Coquitlam, BC:  CP 1241, 1239, 1237 are shown stored in the deadline on December 20th, 2012.  These switchers were retired in August 2012.


Last month the following CP GE AC4400CWís were stored serviceable:  8508, 8512, 8522, 8553, 8576, 8643, 9510, 9514, 9530, 9533, 9534, 9546, 9547, 9550, 9551, 9554, 9559, 9566, 9568, 9719, 9733, 9756, 9757, 9763, 9780, 9820 and 9840. (Subject to change).

CP F9B 1900 was sent to NRE in Silvis, IL, in late January for a mini-overhaul and at press time, had arrived at the facility.    The loco was not sold as some rumors had suggested.



CP Motive Power News

CP GP38-2 Overhaul Update:

The overhaul of GP38-2ís for Tier 0+ compliance, equipping them with AESS (Locomotive Automatic Engine Start/Stop), and repainting them into CP livery is now spread over three facilities: Cadrail Diesel Services, EMD-Progress Rail and at National Railway Equipment. As well, this month the first of CPís GP38AC units are included.


GP38-2ís to be overhauled at CAD Railway Services Lachine, QC:


CP 3027


GP38-2's released from EMD-Progress Rail (Mayfield, KY):   

CP 3024, 3038, 3040, 3041, 3042, 3048, 3057, 3061, 3062, 3066, 3111, 3117, 3126, 3127, 3128, 3129, 3133 and (former SOO) CP 4414, 4415, 4418, 4424, 4427, 4428, 4436, 4446, 4447, 4450, 4506, 4513, 4514, and 4515.  

GP38-2's to be overhauled at EMD-Progress Rail (Mayfield, KY): 

CP: 3025 (This is the last one to be released from Mayfield, KY).


GP38-2ís released from NRE (Silvis, IL):

CP 3033, 3103, 3124, 3134, CP 4426 (Former Soo Line).


GP38-2's to be Overhauled at NRE (Silvis, IL) :

CP GP38AC 3007, GP38-2 3075, 3084 (CPR Script Paint).  STLH (ex-D&H) 7308. SOO 4439.  The big news this month was the first GP38AC to be earmarked for overhaul. news this month was the first GP38AC to be earmarked for overhaul. CP also surprised the railfan community by adding an ex-D&H GP38-2, (STLH 7306), and CPR script painted  GP38-2 3084  to the list. See photos of each below.



Joe Ferguson snapped the two most recent Mayfield releases CP 3128 and  3040 at Paducah, KY being returned to CP  January 18th


Richard Marchi bagged EMD-Progress Rail rebuilt CP 3048 in Montreal on January 6th.


Repainted CP GP40 4600, and rebuilt CP GP38-2 4418, are seen at  LaCrosse, WI. January 19th. The former SOO GP40 was painted at St. Paul, MN following modifications at  OSR Salford Shop a few years ago.


SOO SD60 Overhaul Update:

SOO SD60 overhaul update:

CAD Railway Services (Lachine, QC) continue to overhaul 26 SOO SD60ís and four SD60M to Tier 0+ compliance, equip them with AESS (Locomotive Automatic Engine Start/Stop) to conserve fuel, and repaint and renumber to CP 6200-series.  The entire rebuilt SD60 fleet will receive (PTC) Positive Train Control modifications at the CP St-Luc Diesel Shop.


In Service:

CP SD60 6231 (ex-SOO 6031) released January 20th, 2013

CP SD60 6249 (ex-SOO 6049) released December 21st , 2012

CP SD60 6238 (ex-SOO 6038) released December 4th, 2012

CP SD60 6256 (ex-SOO 6056) released November 29, 2012

CP SD60 6246 (ex-SOO 6046) released November 20, 2012  

CP SD60 6230 (ex-SOO 6030) released November 1st, 2012

CP SD60 6236 (ex-SOO 6036) released October 26th, 2012

CP SD60 6221 (ex-SOO 6021) released October 6th, 2012

CP SD60 6223 (ex-SOO 6023) released September 20th, 2012

CP SD60 6257 (ex-SOO 6057) released August 31st, 2012

CP SD60 6234 (ex-SOO 6034) released August 15th, 2012

CP SD60 6252 (ex-SOO 6052) released July 25th, 2012   

CP SD60 6255 (ex-SOO 6055) released June 21st, 2012

CP SD60 6229 (ex-SOO 6029) released June 5th, 2012

CP SD60 6243 (ex-SOO 6043) released April 20th, 2012

CP SD60 6254 (ex-SOO 6054) released March 29th, 2012

CP SD60 6245 (ex-SOO 6045) released March 6th, 2012

CP SD60 6242 (ex-SOO 6042) released March 1st, 2012

CP SD60M 6260 (ex-SOO 6060) released January 13th, 2012

CP SD60 6228 (ex-SOO 6028) released December 16th, 2011

CP SD60 6225 (ex-SOO 6025) released December 1st, 2011

CP SD60 6241 (ex-SOO 6041) released November, 2011

CP SD60 6240 (ex-SOO 6040) released October, 2011

CP SD60 6250 (ex-SOO 6050) released October, 2011


At Cadrail:


SOO SD60 6039, arrived at St-Luc December 21st

SOO SD60M  6058 arrived at St-Luc December 21st   

SOO SD60M 6059 arrived at St-Luc December 21st

SOO SD60 6047 arrived in Montreal January 17th

SOO SD60 6048 arrived in Montreal January 17th

SOO SD60M 6062 arrived  in Montreal January 18th


On January 20th, Jay Butler was first to catch CP 6231 fresh out of CAD trailing behind 8937 on CP 235 in Tilbury, ON.

On January 16th, Jay Butler bagged CP 282 east at St Joachim, ON  (MP 90.4 Windsor Sub) led by CP 8813, 8506 with SOO SD60ís 6048,  and  6047 (DIT) both  destined for rebuild at CAD.

Richard March snapped the latest SD60 in service, CP 6249 at St-Luc Diesel Shop December 23rd.

Francois Jolin bagged CP 6249 on#319  likely her first assignment at Delson, QC. on December 27th.!i=2306506346&k=DxH8tWm&lb=1&s=A


As the sun was dropping, Dennis Weber caught DM&E Train B-27 with CP SD60 6254 and ICE SD40-2 6423 rolling through Stockton, MN 12-31-2012.

At the St-Luc Diesel Shop December 23rd, Richard Marchi snapped CP 6249 just released from CAD Railway Services.



Richard also clicked all three unserviceable new arrivals for CARAIL together at St-Luc Diesel Shop on December 23rd.



Earlier in the month on December 2nd, Richard Marchi found CP SD60 6256 just released from CAD Railway Services, at the St-Luc Diesel Shop in Montreal.     



Bill Miller lists the remaining SOO LINE painted SD60ís and SD60Mís:


Currently Running:

SOO6022 at Farnham, QC on MMA
SOO6026 at Ditchfield, QC on MMA
(See CRO Shortlines EASTERN)

Not in service:

SOO6039 at St Luc since 12/20
SOO6058 at St Luc since 12/20
SOO6059 at St Luc since 12/20

SOO6027 at Toronto Yard since 9/8
SOO6032 at Toronto Yard since 9/17
SOO6035 at Toronto Yard since 9/16
SOO6044 at Toronto Yard since 9/8

SOO6062 at Toronto Yard since 12/31

SOO6024 at St Paul since 9/20
SOO6033 at St Paul since 11/28
SOO6037 at St Paul since 9/14

SOO 6039 at St Luc

SOO6047 at St Luc
SOO6048 at
St Luc
SOO6053 at St Paul since 9/10

SOO6058 at St Luc

SOO6059 at St Luc

SOO6061 at St Paul since 9/19

SOO6051 at Alyth, AB since 12/28

SOO6052 at St-Luc.

SOO6053 at St Paul since 9/10

SOO6058 at St-Luc

SOO6059 at St-Luc

SOO6061 at St Paul since 9/19 

SOO6062 at St-Luc.

CP SD30C-ECO Update:

CP SD30C-ECO repower unit CP 5004 was photographed completed at EMDís plant in Mayfield, KY in January. (scroll down)

A large group of CP SD40-2ís are now being rebuilt at EMD-Progress shops to meet Tier 0+ US emissions standards are in Mayfield, Kentucky.  These rebuilt SD30Cs are to be numbered beginning at CP 5000.  The SD30C-ECOs are basically rebuilt from SD40-2 cores and frames, and powered by a new 12 cylinder 3000 hp 12-710G3F engine. Similar to recent locomotives delivered by GE and EMDI, except for the headlight and ditch lights, LED lighting is expected.


Further information about ECO re-powering can be found here:


The following 20 CP SD40-2's are to be done over the next 12 months:  5415, 5672, 5691, 5728, 5734, 5735, 5745, 5789, 5869, 5918, 5933, 5934, 5950, 5971, 5980, 5983, 6027, 6039, 6056 and 6606.

One of the first SD30C ECO repower units was been sighted at EMDís plant in Mayfield, KY.  CP 5004 is nearing completion, and should ship before the end of the first week of December 2012. Photos will follow once the locomotive is in the public domain

The following SD40-2's and SD40-2F's are the proposed units for ECO rebuild beginning in mid-in 2013:  SD40-2ís 5648, 5787, 5795, 5844, 5902, 5924, 5930, 5931, 5940, 5944, 5947, 5948, 5967, 5992, 5997, 5998, and 6006, and SD40-2Fís:  9000, 9002, 9005, 9010, 9016, 9018, 9022, and 9024.

CP GP20C-ECO Update:

All 30 GP20C-ECO units numbered 2200-2229 are to be assigned to St-Paul, MN, releasing up 30 CP GP38-2ís.  E. Hunter Harrison confirmed CP will continue with this rebuild program.

The 4-axle GP20C-ECO units being built at the EMD Muncie, IN facility are being numbered  in the CP 2200-series and ride on new frames, and feature the 8-710G3A prime mover and other hardware upgrades.  Note the new style long hood, American-style steps, as well as a new fuel tank and cab.     


These units caught brand new and snow covered CP GP20C-ECO 2210, 2211 and 2212 recently assembled by Progress Rail Locomotive in Muncie, IN. 



Dennis Weber was first to catch CP GP20C-ECO 2202 and 2221 on CP property at LaCrosse, WI, January 26th, with SOO 4416 up front.



The following GP7u/GP9u locoís are tied up Retired at Coquitlam, BC  pending cannibalization for usable components at the SRY shops in New Westminster, BC,  Later on these will be scrapped at ABC Metals in Langly, BC:


CP 1508, 1514, 1526, 1530, 1531, 1538, 1543, 1546, 1557, 1573, 1574, 1575, 1607, 1609, 1610, 1612, 1614, 1615, 1618, 1628, 1632, 1636, 1639, 1647, 1649, 1652, 1691, and 8214, 8227, 8230, and 8237.  As of December 31st, 31 units had arrived at the CP yard in Coquitlam, BC for stripping at SRY.    CP 1546, 1628, 1639 and 8214 arrived in late December and on New Years Eve, Duane Cook snapped CP 8214 at the Coquitlam Diesel Shop.  


 Andy Cassidy snapped CP GP9uís 1546, 1628, 1652, and 8214, in the Dead Line at CP Coquitlam Diesel Shop Mile 111.9, CP Cascade Sub on December 29th



The following GP7u/GP9u locos have already been scrapped at ABC Metals.


CP 1501, 1503, 1505, 1515, 1519, 1525, 1528, 1565, 1566, 1567, 1568, 1569, 1570, 1581, 1588,1603, 1611, 1617, 1621, 1638, 1644, 1649, 1682, 1692, 1696, 1697, 8224, 8229, 8240, 8242,and 8264.

Mark Forseille submitted his shot of CP GP9u 1588 inside the SRY Shop being stripped in New Westminster, BC March 19th 2012.


On Dec 8th at the Coquitlam Diesel Shop Andy Cassidy noted more Dead-Line units at the shop waiting disposition to SRY in New Westminster: 1652, 1530, 1691,1618, 1612, 1575, 1692, 1632, 1636, 1647, 1609, 1538, 1614, 8230, 1557, 1615, 1508, 1628, 1546, 8214, 1543, 8237, 1514, 1574, 1573, 1610, 1607. This, in addition to a number of other tied up locomotives; both serviceable and unserviceable are making it a congested place these days.


Out of all these, here we see CP GP7u 1508, and CP GP9u 1514, 1618  and  1691. Note the modified rear carbody on CP and 1514 and 1691. Several Geeps were tested with an extra capacity sand box area, but the experiment proved it was not cost effective to modify the fleet.


CP Leased Locomotives on the property in January


CEFX (GP38-3) NOW OFF LEASE: 3803, 3804, 3805, 3807, and 3811.  (All five previously on lease, have left the property last month, and as of January 20th were all in Indianapolis, IN on the INRD.   


CEFX (AC4400CW) IN SERVICE: 1002, 1006, 1007, 1014, 1018-1020, 1023, 1024, 1026-1059.   (SOO-owned on paper as of February 28th 2011)


CEFX (SD40-2) OFF LEASE: 2786, 2791, 2797, 2802, 2803, 3105, 3109, 3112, 3120, 3121, 3127, 3128, 3130, 3133, 3137, 3139, 3143, 3145, 3148, 3149, 3155, 3163, 3164, 3166, 3168, 3172, 3173, 3176, 3181, 3182, 3183, and 3188.  Many of these units are now back in the USA.


CITX (SD40-2) STORED: 2783, 2792, 2799, 2804, 3008, 3024, 3026, 3035, 3036,  3053, 3054, 3055, 3057, 3059, 3060, 3061, 3062, 3064, 3065, 3066, 3067, 3070, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, 3075, 3078, 3080, 3082, , 3083, 3086, 3089,  3090, 3091, 3092, 3095, 3097, 3098, 3099  3100, 3157 and 3177, all off lease and stored at various locations on CP.  In July, 3032 was removed from storage at Coquitlam, BC and sent to the SRY for lease.  


CITX (SD40-2) IN SERVICE:  2785, 2794, 2796, 3056, 3058, 3063,

3077, 3079. 3081, 3088, 3101, 3102, 3110, and 3170.

CP Photos

Kevin Dunk snapped the following three great shots:  A pair of westbound CP GEís are just topping the crest of Fassiferne Hill west of Cranbrook, BC on the Moyie Sub with a general manifest train.  In the background Fisher Peak sizzles under the heat on top of the engines, February 25th, 2011.

Looking almost like a perfect computer simulation, Kevin caught the Childrenís Wish Foundation train from the Hwy 3 overpass near Sentinel, BC.  This is the Crowsnest Sub, with a lovely sweeping wide angle view of the Canadian Rockies in the background, taken July 17th, 2011.

UP 8291-8171 and mid-train DPU (UP 8265) are working the Cranbrook Sub with potash loads just passing under Hwy 3 between Galloway and Jaffray, BC, on October 4th, 2011.

Then and Now:  A classic lashup of C-Liner #4057, FM H16-44 #8715,  GMD F7B #4440, and wrapping it up with MLW FA2 #4092 taken at the old coking plant at Michel with train #984 back on Feb. 20 1974.  Of note, this same photo was used in Greg McDonnellís book ĎPassing Trainsí.  Iíve also added NewsPhoto #13 of this yearís AAPRCO passenger excursion train the ďKootenay Limitedí as a comparison to how much this valley has changed since 1974, PoW#51 and NP#13 were both taken near the same location.  Iím also including another image from the BC Archives collection showing an elevated view of that same coking plant seen in Johnís image.  When you drive through Michel today you would never guess of what had been there previously.

On June 4th, 2012, Kevin photographed the AARPRCO ďKootaney LimitedĒ passing through the same spot (MP 13.4 on the Cranbrook Sub), as CP SD40-2  5915 pilots the Amtrak F40PH 406 and the private cars at Michel, BC. 

In this black and white image, John Southerland beautifully captured The Empress CPR 4-6-4 Hudson #2816  steaming past the section house  at CP Wasa MP 11.8 on the Windermere Sub on October 18th, 2006.

Dennis Weber snapped CP Train 199 with CP 8900 and 8805 at Rockland,WI on January 6th, 2013.

On January 26th CP Train 285 had an interesting consist as DM&E-6370, NS-8932, and CP-4600 came into Dennisís view at LaCrosse, WI.

Bob Heathorn took this shot in late 2012 at the crew change spot at  Smiths Falls, Ontario on the busy Montreal Toronto main line. A speed swing was pulling rail west on the south track with the 9363 on train 143 waiting to depart.  

CP  609 rolls through Dorval on a sunny January 15th with October 2012  released CP SD60 6236 leading a long train of oil empties.

On January 16th Jay Butler caught  CP T76 with D&H sister units CP GP38-2  7309 and 7310 west by Ringold, ON.

CP News

Canadian Pacific Railway emerged as the middleman in a five-year deal between Phillips 66, the refining arm of Conoco Phillips Co., and Massachusetts-based logistics provider Global Partners LP,  to ship roughly 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day from North Dakotaís roaring Bakken oil field to a refinery in Linden, New Jersey.  The Canadian Pacific Railway has come through  a tumultuous year of management shakeups including veteran E.  Hunter Harrison installed as CEO after a bitter proxy battle, is hitching a ride on the great U.S. petroleum revival.  Over five years, the equivalent of roughly 91 million barrels of oil will be transported via CPís rail network from a loading facility in Stampede, N.D., to a Global terminal in Albany, N.Y., potentially generating an additional $78 million in revenue this year for CP plus $90 million in 2014, as First Energy Capital Corp. analyst Steven Paget has calculated.  (via Avrom Shtern with thanks)

CP Vignettes

Paul Smith shot this chopped RS3 CP 8438 at the diesel shop in Winnipeg.  These were assigned to yard and hump service in Winnipeg and Montreal.


Wilco van Shoonhoven submitted this fine photo essay of CP Rail 6-axle power in the 1980ís from his website:   M630 4510 4512, 4553 M636 4703, 4704,  and 4724. The roster shots are by Gary Zuters, Bruce Chapman  and others from Wilcoís photo Collection.


©CRO February 2013