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Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:27:33 PM »
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Though I'd pass this on, Jeff at Prairie Shadows has does a special run of Intermountain F7A's and F7B's in the CN 9100 series, which were the lucky ones that CN re-manufactured in the 1970's, with the last one's being tied up in 1989. These were painted in the freight version of the 'zebra stripe' scheme, which has a vertical transition from the orange on the nose/cab just aft of the cab door to the black carbody, as opposed to the 'passenger' variant which has a diagonal that protrudes onto the carbody beyond the cab door. It is very noticeable, and not something that can be patched as the stripes are arranged differently (directionally and at a different angle alltogether).

There are no specific details that make then a CN prototype, but with IMRC only releasing the 'passenger' scheme thus far on the F7A/B, here's your chance to get the iconic (imo) F unit scheme.

CN F7Au:
http://www.prairieshadows.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=389&category=9

CN F7Bu:
http://www.prairieshadows.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=390&category=9

Some of these were used on the locally famous Naticoke Steele Train, CN #725, from Stelco in Hamilton (blast furnace & finishing mills), Ontario to Stelco in Nanticoke, Ontario (blast furnace) and return. Nice bit of street running in Hamilton:
http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6836
http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=7508
http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=7730

No affiliation with Prairie Shadows... though Jeff gets a disturbing amount of my model capital these days  ;)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 05:28:59 PM by lock4244 »
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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 02:39:22 PM »
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And I hear you bought all 7 units!! :D

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:54:48 PM »
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Almost makes Crash Naturally look good..... Almost!!!!

(Ok, I ordered an A B set from Jeff but only to dirty and ding up..... Like they were 48 hours after they were shopped..... :D)
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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 11:47:31 AM »
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And I hear you bought all 7 units!! :D

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 05:30:37 PM »
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Almost makes Crash Naturally look good..... Almost!!!!

(Ok, I ordered an A B set from Jeff but only to dirty and ding up..... Like they were 48 hours after they were shopped..... :D)

This from the guy fawning all over the N scale GMD-1... you know, the locomotive that is unique to CN (and NAR). Meaning NO CP variant ever existed. Pud, you're not fooling anyone. Welcome to the light, the wet noodle has you now  :trollface:

BTW, at least CN shopped their power. Having been on an in-service MLW back in the day, if using a garbage bag as a horn cord was part of good shopping, I guess CP was alright  :facepalm:
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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 05:40:22 PM »
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LOL

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 08:58:11 PM »
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Meanwhile in Canada:

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 10:23:48 PM »
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Hmm... looks like a Canadian
Pacific / Canadian National
get-to-know-each-other
party...


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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 09:49:59 AM »
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CN and CP fans have a long history of mutual admiration.

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 10:00:17 AM »
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CN and CP fans have a long history of mutual admiration.


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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 05:26:47 PM »
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This is all well and good, but where are my Conrail gondolas?
You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
Now spread your wings and sail out to me

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Re: Prairie Shadows CN F7A/Bu's 9100 series
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 09:34:15 PM »
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This is all well and good, but where are my Conrail gondolas?

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