CN EMD SW1200 & SW1200RS Units
All photos were generously submitted by Brian Nicholson
"All shots in major yards were done with a signed release and accompanied
by a friend who is a CN employee. CN today has a 'No-Tolerance' policy to
tresspassing; so NEVER try to enter a CN yard to take photos!"
SW1200 (no 'RS' option) from series 7020-7035. A very stock SW1200.
I presume they were retired, the Canadian Trackside guide doesn't list them.
The CN also had 10 SW9's 7001-7009 renumbered to 7701-7709 in 1985.
SW1200RS 1255 shows the older CN 'wet-noodle' scheme.
These units were delivered in the green and gold freight scheme when built.
SW1200RS 1290 from series 1204-1397 built 1958 to 1960.
This shot of a freshly repainted unit shows all the Canadian details of
CN SW1200RS's, snowshield on the hood, sheet metal radiator doors, etc.
Of 197 units built only 23 remain on CN's roster.
SW1200RS 7308 is one of 18 units renumbered into the 7300's in 1987.
These were among the last SW1200's built (1960).