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Offline mike c  
#101 Posted : 14 December 2016 06:24:34(UTC)
mike c

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On another note, over the past few decades, major North American Railroads have been selling surplus locomotives and replacing the older locomotives with newer ones. This has led to a glut of older locomotives, many still painted in the colours of the original operator, falling into the hands of smaller operators, short lines and leasing companies. Those locomotives have been reappearing all over the continent and farther afield as well.
Thus, since the 1990s, it can be pretty common to see unusual consists made up of locomotives in varied liveries, but being operated by a specific railroad. The famous Megantic Oil Train Accident involved former BN and other diesels being used by the Montreal Maine Atlantic, which had taken over former CP trackage and was using that line to transport Bakken oil to St John NB for refining. It also happens that major railways requiring additional power, will lease or rent equipment from other railroads or brokers (leasing companies) to meet short term needs.

It is also common to find locomotives in liveries of acquired roads being used on the network of the main company, such as Soo Line material on CP lines, BC Rail on CN and so on. D&H, which was acquired by CP, parts of which were later sold to Norfolk Southern, so locomotives with D&H markings can occasionally be found on the CP USA route but also on the NS part of the former route.

The closest equivalent in Europe today would be the MRCE/Dispolok/AngelTrains/CB Rail lease locomotives found in most European countries today, some labelled for the national railways and others by private or out of country operators.

Regards

Mike C

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Offline BrandonVA  
#102 Posted : 22 December 2016 22:05:06(UTC)
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Not quiet as modern as Mike's observation, but let me present the Burlington Northern...I mean Utah Railway:

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Wattis, Utah, 1985
Source: [img=http://www.railpictures.net/photo/553176/]http://www.railpictures.net/photo/553176/[/img]
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#103 Posted : 17 January 2017 17:45:51(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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German class 218 diesel under wire hauling Swiss baggage car.
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Deviated D367 from Augsburg near Nannenhofen, 1984

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#104 Posted : 29 January 2017 14:55:48(UTC)
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Only 10 years ago such a BNSF Geep mix could still be spotted.
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Santa Fe / Great Northern cabless unit / Burlington still with historic paint schemes near Milledgeville, Illinois, March 2007

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Greetz - Ak
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#105 Posted : 20 May 2017 16:23:22(UTC)
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Lindau on Lake Constance: Happy mingling of Austrian, German and Swiss equipment.
1044-094-9-am-130706-lindau-65606.jpg
www.bahnbilder.de
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www.bahnbilder.de
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http://bahnamateurbilder.startbilder.de
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http://doku-des-alltags.de
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#106 Posted : 26 June 2017 14:29:59(UTC)
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Shunting NOHAB MY 1138 in Danish DSB livery meets VT 532 in Hausach in the German Black Forest, 2009,
my-1138-rangiert-hausach-trifft-368715.jpg
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#107 Posted : 27 March 2019 15:47:48(UTC)
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Natrup-Hagen, 2008.
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Online rbw993  
#108 Posted : 27 March 2019 18:41:06(UTC)
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Interesting! The Re421 panto is down, not contributing traction.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#109 Posted : 05 April 2019 13:56:37(UTC)
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Ok, then here a Swiss loco with panto up Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany.
120-127-6-und-sbb-421-371-6-in-singen-hohentwiel.jpg
www.fotocommunity.de
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Online rbw993  
#110 Posted : 06 April 2019 13:45:31(UTC)
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good to see they are both pulling their own weight! But why 3 pantos?
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#111 Posted : 13 May 2019 16:15:37(UTC)
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German class 120 with Russian coaches of EN 452 (Moskva Belorusskaja-Paris Est) near Hermannspiegel, 2013.
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https://www.bahnbilder.d...44-1-mit-dem-en-452.html
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