Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall from Glory

CN 5334 seen here in Prince Rupert September 28, 2008. This weather beat iron horse was once a rolling billboard for Expo 86 in Vancouver, BC. It was sitting on the waterfront in the rain this morning awaiting the arrival of the rail barge out of Alaska. I thought I'd try a snap a few shot of it in the rain......after giving it a looking over I noticed through the faded worn paint what appeared to be green and yellow paint, so I started to think about the colours and rememberd CN had painted a locomotive to promote the 1986 worlds fair. After doing a little digging online I discovered that this was indeed the former Expo unit. 1 paint job and 22 years have past and this is how it looks today!