Unpatched CNW 8701 Leads MDMFW on the Last Voyage

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  • Published on Sep 30, 2015
  • The 2nd to last CNW unpatched C44-9W leads the MDMFW 29 through Kansas City on 9/30/15 on what will most likely be it's last trip as a leader.
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Comments • 47

  • Russ Grunert
    Russ Grunert Year ago

    lived south side of Milwaukee say many C&NW TRSINS

  • Kflann the Railfan
    Kflann the Railfan 2 years ago

    Saw the pair sitting on a siding on the Metro North Line between Olympia Fields and Chicago about 4 years ago. Was in the train so I could not get a good shot of them, Good to see a few still hanging around for RR Heritage. Subbing to you if you could sub back to my channel

  • LoadsofTrains
    LoadsofTrains 4 years ago

    Great video and catch!

  • AZTrainGranny
    AZTrainGranny 4 years ago

    Sweet catch. Love the old warriors. Question: Where does one find the "notes" on these locos referred to by posters here?

  • A. Train
    A. Train 4 years ago

    Great catch and video.

  • Franky M
    Franky M 4 years ago

    Nice CNW 8701

  • Northwestern Railfan
    Northwestern Railfan 4 years ago +1

    8701 has a bad axel and also is going in for a new engine from what I herd. Not getting retired, not getting repainted. You don't have to worry about it. And maybe for future reference, get all the details before you say something about it.

    • Zach Pumphery
      Zach Pumphery 2 years ago

      Don't believe everything you hear. They're UP units now.

    • TheNevadaRailfan
      TheNevadaRailfan 2 years ago

      The two units left the IRM I think yesterday or the day before. They'll be working Proviso for a bit. They'll be sent to the UP shops for rebuilding and fresh CNW paint. Many have said it was the end of the twins but that was confirmed as a false rumor.

    • Northwestern Railfan
      Northwestern Railfan 4 years ago

      yep, they are getting new number boards to match what CNW had and are also getting a fresh coat of CNW paint!

    • Chris S
      Chris S  4 years ago

      8701 and 8646 show stored at Union IL...

  • Northwestern Railfan
    Northwestern Railfan 4 years ago +1

    8701 has a bad axel and also is going in for a new engine from what I herd. Not getting retired, not getting repainted. You don't have to worry about it. And maybe for future reference, get all the details before you say something about it.

  • Milepost34.9 TX
    Milepost34.9 TX 4 years ago

    Both of the CNW twins have notes on them saying to not repaint or patch them. If something is wrong with the unit they won't be repainted or patched thankfully.

    • The Average Railfanner
      The Average Railfanner Year ago

      They should honestly go to IRM (Illinois Railway Museum) It is a large museum, and has plenty of other CNW engines. I'm not promoting that they should be scrapped or abandoned, i'm just saying, they might be in good hands with IRM. IRM takes good care of the engines and cars they do have, and they should still be able to run.

    • Milepost34.9 TX
      Milepost34.9 TX 4 years ago

      @844Train I sadly have to agree with you on that. Hopefully UP will keep them on their roster for just a little while longer.

    • Chris S
      Chris S  4 years ago

      +Texas Railfan Yeah, they do have that note, but with the units being 21 years old and all the new units coming out UP doesn't need these running around anymore. Seems their days may be spent in a museum pretty soon.

  • KC Railfanning
    KC Railfanning 4 years ago

    What a long and awesome catch you got there!

  • Александр Морозов

    Очень хороший видео ролик. КЛАСС.

  • Yoshi the Railfanner
    Yoshi the Railfanner 4 years ago +1

    UP is already retiring their Dash 9's? God, that sucks. I heard that they would be donating the 2 CNW units to some museum and they would not receive any patch or repaint during the meantime.

  • Pack Studioz
    Pack Studioz 4 years ago +1

    Holy cow!!!! Fantastic catch dude!!

  • Three Rivers Railfan
    Three Rivers Railfan 4 years ago

    What are they doing with it if its one of its last times?

    • railroadpics _
      railroadpics _ 4 years ago

      They are being stored at Union while IRM does touch ups to their paint jobs.

    • Chris S
      Chris S  4 years ago

      @railroadpics _ Not really suprised, with all the new locomotive orders they aren't needed on the roster. They have had the storage notes for a while (4-5 months) now it seems their days are done for good.

    • railroadpics _
      railroadpics _ 4 years ago

      Oh that would be amazing....but man they were retired they were retired young...Just consider it...in the 1994 these were considered to be the future....

    • Chris S
      Chris S  4 years ago

      @railroadpics _ Yep, might be going to IRM sometime soon.

    • railroadpics _
      railroadpics _ 4 years ago

      Ok. UP Trace confirms they arrived at 7:23 PM today.