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Owner: Canadian National Railways
Model:GE ES44ACBuilt As:CN 2831 (ES44AC)
Serial Number:61297Order No:1806CN2
Frame Number:Built:12/2012
Other locos with this serial:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
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CN 2831 @ Bourbonnais, IL
Title:  CN 2831 @ Bourbonnais, IL
Description:  Leading a northward manifest train.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 4/10/2014 6:59:15 PM
Location:  Bourbonnais, IL
Author:  Joshua Bauer
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
CN 2831 - CN 4715
Title:  CN 2831 - CN 4715
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/14/2014  Upload Date: 9/20/2015 11:51:58 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  Dave Howarth Jr.
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 4715(GP38-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/14/2014  Upload Date: 9/20/2015 11:51:31 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  Dave Howarth Jr.
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 8:32:39 PM
Location:  Tuscola, IL
Author:  Robert Lee Tennyson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 8:32:40 PM
Location:  Tuscola, IL
Author:  Robert Lee Tennyson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 8:32:42 PM
Location:  Tuscola, IL
Author:  Robert Lee Tennyson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/9/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 8:32:43 PM
Location:  Tuscola, IL
Author:  Robert Lee Tennyson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2014  Upload Date: 6/3/2014 8:32:53 PM
Location:  Matteson, IL
Author:  Miguel Gruber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 2815(ES44AC)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
CN 2815
Title:  CN 2815
Description:  The pair of CN ES44AC's passes by a pool with a blurry reflection of the two units shining in the water
Photo Date:  5/25/2014  Upload Date: 6/12/2014 12:05:16 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  Spencer Wagen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2815(ES44AC) CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Two Canadian National ES44ACs wait with a short freight on the Dixie Siding in Neenah
Photo Date:  5/25/2014  Upload Date: 6/12/2014 12:02:46 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  Spencer Wagen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 2815(ES44AC)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Framed by the Kampo Road crossing gate, CN 2831 pulls north off of the Dixie Siding at Neenah
Photo Date:  5/25/2014  Upload Date: 6/12/2014 12:03:53 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  Spencer Wagen
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/9/2014  Upload Date: 6/13/2014 11:07:55 PM
Location:  Carbondale, IL
Author:  Christopher Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) AMTK 27(P42DC)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/9/2014  Upload Date: 6/13/2014 11:10:04 PM
Location:  Carbondale, IL
Author:  Christopher Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) IC 2712(C44-9W)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/6/2014  Upload Date: 9/27/2014 7:49:33 AM
Location:  Schoolcraft, MI
Author:  Pat Huemmer
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
CN 329
Title:  CN 329
Description:  CN 2831 with 96 cars
Photo Date:  9/27/2014  Upload Date: 5/6/2015 12:48:14 PM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Northbound mixed freighter leans into the big curve at Zephyr.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 5/13/2015 6:33:30 PM
Location:  Zephyr, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Rolling around the big bend at Zephyr.
Photo Date:  4/18/2015  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 7:46:53 PM
Location:  Zephyr, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 2830(ES44AC)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
CN 3003
Title:  CN 3003
Description:  More snow action as series 300 freighter rolls through Zephyr countryside.
Photo Date:  1/3/2016  Upload Date: 3/5/2016 5:19:57 PM
Location:  Zephyr, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 3003(ET44AC) CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Eastbound mixed freight #382
Title:  Eastbound mixed freight #382
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/22/2016  Upload Date: 1/23/2016 9:53:32 AM
Location:  Princeton, ON
Author:  John Lowes
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2942(ES44AC) CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
#148 eastbound all autorack at
Title:  #148 eastbound all autorack at
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/15/2016  Upload Date: 6/15/2016 3:28:15 PM
Location:  Paris Jct, ON
Author:  John Lowes
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2301(ES44DC) CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  A CN stack train approaches the bridge across the St. Louis River at Oliver. The train is caught heading west at mile post 465.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:23:47 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Richard Hopfensperger
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  7   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Two units lead a stack train at Oliver. The train is heading west and will soon cross the 1916 built bridge over the St. Louis River.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:27:44 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Richard Hopfensperger
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  8   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  A CN stack train enters the confines of the top deck on the 1916 built bridge across the St. Louis River at Oliver. The train is heading west and will be entering Minnesota about half way across.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:30:18 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Richard Hopfensperger
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  8   Comments: 0
CN 2831 and CN 8024 on the Oliver Bridge
Title:  CN 2831 and CN 8024 on the Oliver Bridge
Description:  A CN container train crosses the unique double-decked Oliver Bridge as it heads west via former DM&IR rails at Oliver, WI on 26 Jun. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 2831 and CN 8024 pulling and CN 2252 and CN 2309 pushing. The Oliver Bridge is a double-deck, Warren truss, swing bridge built by the American Bridge Co. in 1910. It was built to connect the Spirit Lake Transfer Railway in MN to the Interstate Transfer Railway in WI, both became part of the DM&N. The bridge was named in honor of Henry W. Oliver, founder the Oliver Mining Co. It is 1,889’ long, 25’ wide, with a 306’ swing span. Due to the intent to span a navigable interstate waterway, the plans needed the approval of the War Dept. and Congress. The War Dept. required a movable span to enable river traffic. Congress required the accommodation of vehicular traffic. The railroads initially ignored the requirement to accommodate vehicular traffic; while most of the lower deck was built with the rest of the bridge in ‘10, the decking for the roadway was not installed and the approaches to connect roads to the bridge were not built. They ultimately conceded in ‘16 and the lower deck opened to traffic in ‘17. The roadway decking consisted of wooden planks until the timbers were replaced with concrete in 2001. The upper deck was built to be double tracked, but it is uncertain if it ever was. Some references are positive that it was double tracked, but one set was removed at some unknown point. Other references are sure that the second set of tracks were intended for an interurban line which ultimately never crossed the bridge, so that second set was never laid. Several references claim the bridge never operated as swing bridge, but there is plenty of information on the internet (if you extend your search beyond Wikipedia) to confirm that it did indeed function as such from when it was built until ca. ‘47. From about 1890 until at least 1942, excursion boats made frequent runs from Duluth to Fond du Lac, MN to carry passengers for day trips, weekend outings, and vacations. The Clow & Nicholson Transportation Co. was the prominent excursion line, from at least 1902 to 1942 their steamers Plowboy, Newsboy, Rotarian, Columbia, and Montauk (possibly others) made the 19 mile trip up river. A Minn. DoT bridge report also states that the DM&N, later DM&IR, had a bridge tender on duty continuously, in accordance with navigation laws, until 1953. That is when they received permission to stop manning the bridge due to the decline of river traffic, but they were required to maintain the ability to open the bridge on 3 hours’ notice if a ship needed to pass. The swing mechanism was disabled at some point.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 7/31/2016 1:51:13 AM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
CN 2831 and CN 8024 on the Oliver Bridge
Title:  CN 2831 and CN 8024 on the Oliver Bridge
Description:  A CN container train crosses the unique double decked Oliver Bridge as it heads west via former DM&IR rails at Oliver, WI on 26 Jun. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 2831 and CN 8024 pulling and CN 2252 and CN 2309 pushing. The Oliver Bridge is a double-deck, Warren truss, swing bridge built by the American Bridge Co. in 1910. It was built to connect the Spirit Lake Transfer Railway in MN to the Interstate Transfer Railway in WI, both became part of the DM&N. The bridge was named in honor of Henry W. Oliver, founder the Oliver Mining Co. It is 1,889’ long, 25’ wide, with a 306’ swing span (partially visible at left). Due to the intent to span a navigable interstate waterway, the plans needed the approval of the War Dept. and Congress. The War Dept. required a movable span to enable river traffic. Congress required the accommodation of vehicular traffic. The railroads initially ignored the requirement to accommodate vehicular traffic; while most of the lower deck was built with the rest of the bridge in ‘10, the decking for the roadway was not installed and the approaches to connect roads to the bridge were not built. They ultimately conceded in ‘16 and the lower deck opened to traffic in ‘17. The roadway decking consisted of wooden planks until the timbers were replaced with concrete in 2001. The upper deck was built to be double tracked, but it is uncertain if it ever was. Some references are positive that it was double tracked, but one set was removed at some unknown point. Other references are sure that the second set of tracks were intended for an interurban line which ultimately never crossed the bridge, so that second set was never laid. Several references claim the bridge never operated as swing bridge, but there is plenty of information on the internet (if you extend your search beyond Wikipedia) to confirm that it did indeed function as such from when it was built until ca. ‘47. From about 1890 until at least 1942, excursion boats made frequent runs from Duluth to Fond du Lac, MN to carry passengers for day trips, weekend outings, and vacations. The Clow & Nicholson Transportation Co. was the prominent excursion line, from at least 1902 to 1942 their steamers Plowboy, Newsboy, Rotarian, Columbia, and Montauk (possibly others) made the 19 mile trip up river. A Minn. DoT bridge report also states that the DM&N, later DM&IR, had a bridge tender on duty continuously, in accordance with navigation laws, until 1953. That is when they received permission to stop manning the bridge due to the decline of river traffic, but they were required to maintain the ability to open the bridge on 3 hours’ notice if a ship needed to pass. The swing mechanism was disabled at some point.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 7/31/2016 1:51:18 AM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
A446-81 At Prospect Heights
Title:  A446-81 At Prospect Heights
Description:  I heard there was a death star on the train, but it ended up getting taken off at Fondy. You can see my main mode of transportation on the station platform.
Photo Date:  8/2/2016  Upload Date: 3/25/2017 9:23:23 AM
Location:  Prospect Heights, IL
Author:  Kyle Krinninger
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Transit,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 3066(ET44AC)
Views:  19   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  CN 2831
Photo Date:  8/3/2016  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 9:17:21 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Maskel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  38   Comments: 1
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  CN 2831
Photo Date:  8/3/2016  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 9:21:29 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Maskel
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  CN 2831
Photo Date:  8/3/2016  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 9:25:14 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Maskel
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  34   Comments: 3
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  MacMillan yard bound consist passes over Doncaster Avenue with an SD70ACe working as a trailing unit
Photo Date:  2/8/2017  Upload Date: 3/4/2017 6:36:53 PM
Location:  Vaughan, ON
Author:  Dan L
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 8101(SD70ACe) CN 2911(ES44AC)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Canadian National 2831 & 2918 are passing the former Studebaker Plant in South Bend Indiana
Photo Date:  10/12/2017  Upload Date: 10/12/2017 7:12:33 PM
Location:  South Bend, IN
Author:  Matt Provenza
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC) CN 2918(ES44AC)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
CN 2831
Title:  CN 2831
Description:  Canadian National 2831 is passing the former Studebaker Plant in South Bend Indiana
Photo Date:  10/12/2017  Upload Date: 10/12/2017 6:50:16 PM
Location:  South Bend, IN
Author:  Matt Provenza
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
CN 2918
Title:  CN 2918
Description:  Canadian National 2918 & 2831 are passing the former Studebaker Plant in South Bend Indiana
Photo Date:  10/12/2017  Upload Date: 10/12/2017 6:56:27 PM
Location:  South Bend, IN
Author:  Matt Provenza
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2918(ES44AC) CN 2831(ES44AC)
Views:  33   Comments: 1


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