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@CanadianCN - Ah yes, your 6-18271 CP SD90MAC Diesel has great sentimental value for me too because when I retired several years ago my colleagues at work gave it to me as a retirement gift.  Well, they didn't exactly 'give' it to me, they had taken up a collection of cash and, because they knew I was into model trains, they told me to buy myself a nice engine to remember them by.  Ever since I'd seen the picture of that SD90 (with the beaver prominently displayed on the side of it) in Lionel's 2000 catalog I'd been attracted to it, and so then when I coincidentally saw it on eBay I snapped it up and she's been pulling various consists (and I've had no problems with it) on my layout ever since.  She's a beast for pulling power!

Hope you like yours!

@PH1975 posted:

@CanadianCN - Ah yes, your 6-18271 CP SD90MAC Diesel has great sentimental value for me too because when I retired several years ago my colleagues at work gave it to me as a retirement gift.  Well, they didn't exactly 'give' it to me, they had taken up a collection of cash and, because they knew I was into model trains, they told me to buy myself a nice engine to remember them by.  Ever since I'd seen the picture of that SD90 (with the beaver prominently displayed on the side of it) in Lionel's 2000 catalog I'd been attracted to it, and so then when I coincidentally saw it on eBay I snapped it up and she's been pulling various consists (and I've had no problems with it) on my layout ever since.  She's a beast for pulling power!

Hope you like yours!

Can you share a picture? Thank you!

@richtrow posted:

I'm not Canadian, but I do run CN trains as part of my Grand Trunk Western layout

A few years back I commissioned some Canadian-style EMD wide-cab kits from Kaslo Shops. A run of 50 were made but I've only seen a couple of other modelers that actually installed theirs. Mine aren't "one-of-a-kind" but they're extremely rare nonetheless.  If you're interested in getting your own wide-cab units, you should let Ryan Kunkle at Lionel know you want some.

My CN wide cab units in action on the late, great, Independent Hi-Railers, Midwest Division Layout.
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Those are amazing, I have been hoping one of the major manufacturers would produce gp38w or gp40w.

I suggested this model in the 3rd rail wish list tread.

Bob "0"

You can run your CP/CN passenger cars in the same consist as the railroads used to run. Here in Ottawa the local Ottawa / Brockville ran daily every morning arriving at  Ottawa West station, yard & roundhouse at about 10:15 AM as I remember. After leaving Ottawa Union the engine would be changed out. The regular engine to Brockville would be # 1265 CP Light Pacific added to the train for the trip to Brockville and return later the same day. The Brockville local would come over from Ottawa Union with the Locomotive off the early morning Prescot to Ottawa local also a 1200 series Light Pacific. CP & CN called these mixed trains "POOL" trains. I lived one block east of Parkdale Ave about a half mile west of Bayview & Scott where the CPR station Ottawa West, yard and roundhouse were located. I could hop on my bike ride east to the station and watch the engine change out during the summer when school was out.

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