Relax It is for a movie

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Relax It is for a movie

flatcar99
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10 Nov 2017, 03:16 #1

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rsullivan
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10 Nov 2017, 08:15 #2

Mr. Flatcar99. When I saw the picture, I immediately recognized it as a Canadien National/Canadian National (CN) GMD SW1200RS with a very slight modification to its paint scheme. CN had different appliances or details on their GMD version which differ from the EMD SW1200 versions sold to railroad companies south of the 49th parrallel. Rapido is producing one of their usual rivet counter's version in four CN paint schemes, three of which have the proper red/black/white couleurs/colours. See https://rapidotrains.com/ho-gmd-sw1200rs/ for complete details. I'm sure Mr. Derek and the rest of our neighbours are happy to see these. True Line Trains is also working on a most accurate special run release of the GMD SW1200RS's with possibly six or seven versions offered. Their latest update was March 2017 available at http://www.truelinetrains.ca/locomotives/ho---1200-rs. I love the CN since they paint their locomotives the same way the NH paint shops did during the McGinnis era (at least it seems that way). Anyway the shop foreman desired. Here are some photos to show the New Haven like differences found on the same classes of switcher. 
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 3.jpg
CN GMD SW1200RS in almost the same scheme.
CN GMD SW1200RS in almost the same scheme.
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 4.jpg
CN GMD SW1200RS with the black cab scheme.
CN GMD SW1200RS with the black cab scheme.
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 2.jpg
Two CN GMD SW1200RS's in two different schemes, one with the black cab and the other with black and white stipes along the hood.
Two CN GMD SW1200RS's in two different schemes, one with the black cab and the other with black and white stipes along the hood.
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 5.jpg
CN GMD SW1200RS with red hood tops added.

As you can see from the picture of the 7300 above, US style exhaust stacks and used by the CP
could be found on CN SW1200RS's. Here is a great model of a CN GMD SW1200RS. I think it is G scale.
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 7.jpg
Someone's highly detailed model of GMD SW1200RS.
Someone's highly detailed model of GMD SW1200RS.
CN also did more than change the paint schemes on their GMD SW1200RS's.
CN GMD SW1200RS pic 6.jpg
CN GMD SW1200RS upgrade, but I don't know what their classification is for it. This has GS-413b on the cab side and the SW1200RS's had GS-12b on the cab side, so they may be different.

Just wanted to share some of the similarities of the CN GMD SW1200RS and the NH SW1200 pictured posted by Mr. Flatcar99. I wonder how many ever showed up in New London on the Central Vermont Railroad. CN locomotives, offices and shops are very visible here since they openly own the former Illinois Central Railroad. Their highrail trucks are white with red wet noodle logo. 
Just wanted to pass on my observations. All the pictures were from a image search I just made, so I don't have acknowledgement of ownerships since none accompanied the pictures.
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Run 8
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11 Nov 2017, 00:45 #4

Interesting. Thanks for posting. The 1387's M3H horn is currently in my shop - bought it from the scrapper a few years ago. As a side note, it later became the CS-03, car shop switcher in Edmonton, Alberta before going to Larry's Truck Electric in Ohio as LTEX1213 for final disposition .
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rsullivan
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11 Nov 2017, 03:51 #5

Thanks Mr. Flatcar99 for the link that shows a different view taken at Don Yard, Toronto, Ontario. Interesting that for the sake of movie magic, only one side was painted. I chuckled at the comment about suspecting the CN wet noodle logo was a child of the New Haven's logo. I wonder if Mr. Derek knows if that and the couleurs/colours have any link to Mr. Herbert Matter and/or the New Haven Railroad's paint shop diagrams?
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frn1963
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11 Nov 2017, 12:53 #6

All this discussion and no mention of the movie's title??
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rsullivan
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11 Nov 2017, 16:12 #7

Mr. Nagle. In the discussion below the picture on the link provided by Mr. Flatcar99, a MrDan posted the following comment on April 11. 2015. "Aha, here we are. According to the February 1992 issue of Railfan and Railroad, CN SW1200RS 1387 was done up in New Haven colours for the Disney movie “Used People”, filmed in September 1991 and listed as “shot in CN’s Bayview (Toronto) yard”, but they probably mean Cherry St. or Don Yard around where the photo was taken. There were also two 40′ boxcars painted New York Central involved." I never heard of the movie before. When you search Disney Movies on their dedicated website, there are no responses. There are some available on eBay (https://www.ebay.com/p/Used-People-VHS-1993/3189940), and a review of the movie by fredman49 on March 20, 2013 said "How refreshing to have a romance story centered around two mid life lonely people who thought love might not ever find them again. Odds of them getting together are pretty unlikely with resistance from the family and two different religious backgrounds but strong self will and a hunger for love is a powerful force that can knock down the most challenging of odds. A perfect cast that flows seamlessly from situation to situation in the crowded burrows around New York City area. Jessica Tandy is delightful and she's the reason I love the movie so much." The cast includes Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Marcia Gay Hardin, and Marcello Mastrolanni. That's all I found in ten minutes. I found it amazing that it is not on Disney's list of all their movies on their website. It sounds as railroad centered as Barbra Striesand standing on the NYC tug in 'Funny Girl."
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frn1963
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12 Nov 2017, 16:00 #8

Thanks, Mr. Sullivan, for your research - my bad for not reading more carefully. Sounds like one to watch for the cast, not the railroad. (You will have guessed that I am not "fredman49"!)

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rsullivan
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12 Nov 2017, 16:44 #9

Sorry for the mistyping of your name Mr. Nangle, and I never thought you might have been the other Fred.
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