|CN 4136 is operating with 7068 and 7083 in the London yard on April 18, 2021. Terry Nixon photo.|
By Peter Mumby.
7068, class GS418c, was rebuilt in 1992. Units 7000-7083 were
classified as switchers, and although the short hood was designated as
the front, control stands were not altered, meaning that long hood
forward operation still applied. This unit was painted in the standard
switcher scheme of the period with the large noodle on the long hood.
Like the 4136, it featured gold digits on the cab. By the time 7083 was
completed, the CN North America scheme had been introduced, and the
appropriate small noodle with single stripe was applied. Gone were the
gold cab side digits, superseded by the ones of the more mundane light
CN 7068 is still wearing the paint work that was originally applied in 1992. Terry Nixon photo
|CN 7083 models the standard paint work of the CN North America scheme. Terry Nixon photo|