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Canadian rent-a-wrecks

  • Romet
Prior to the recession power short CP was leasing a number of rebuild SD40-2s from NRE, CITX & GCFX in batches of 50 at a time. Despite wearing new paint, a number of these engines turn out to be old Canadian Class I retirees! Common everyday units until a couple years ago, even though theyre numbered identical to SP SD45s, CNW SD50s and other goodies coming through on the lease fleets.

CITX 3091 ex CP 5552 SD40 was retired by Canadian Pacific in 2000
CEFX 2802 has a more interesting history. CN 5046 SD40 retired by CN in 1998, rebuilt by NRE for UP as SD40-2 UP 4752, re-numbered 2802 to free up room for SD70Ms in 2001. After five years on Union Pacific all 33 re-builds were retired in 2003 & returned to owner (CIT Financial) - now free to roam on other roads.

Its good to see them back home! Note that even the headlight was moved from the nose on the NRE rebuild! At the least the old CP looks stock.
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