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Owner: Canadian National Railways
Model:EMD SD70M-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:20046224-25Order No:
Frame Number:20046224-25Built:
Notes:GF-643d
Other locos with this serial:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
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CN 435
Title:  CN 435
Description:  CN 5780 - CN 8024 - CN 7274 - CN 243
Photo Date:  4/11/2016  Upload Date: 10/4/2018 11:19:32 AM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5780(SD75I) CN 8024(SD70M-2) CN 243(Yard Slug) CN 7274(GP9RM)
Views:  74   Comments: 1
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:  17   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:  19   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:  21   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:  109   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:  90   Comments: 0
CN 8024 on NS 16t
Title:  CN 8024 on NS 16t
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/15/2016  Upload Date: 7/15/2016 8:37:59 PM
Location:  Morristown, TN
Author:  Johnny Winkler
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
CN 8024 On NS 282 Westbound
Title:  CN 8024 On NS 282 Westbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2016  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 1:08:20 AM
Location:  Somerville, OH
Author:  Land Rover
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  190   Comments: 2
CN 8024 West On NS 282
Title:  CN 8024 West On NS 282
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2016  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 1:12:28 AM
Location:  Somerville, OH
Author:  Land Rover
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  220   Comments: 2
CN 8024 On NS 288 Westbound
Title:  CN 8024 On NS 288 Westbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2016  Upload Date: 8/24/2016 11:58:49 PM
Location:  Seven Mile, OH
Author:  Land Rover
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 2
CN 8024
Title:  CN 8024
Description:  on CN #384
Photo Date:  11/5/2016  Upload Date: 2/21/2017 9:15:21 AM
Location:  Georgetown, ON
Author:  Doug Little
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 1
CN 8024
Title:  CN 8024
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/5/2016  Upload Date: 2/21/2017 9:15:34 AM
Location:  Georgetown, ON
Author:  Doug Little
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  18   Comments: 1
CN 8024
Title:  CN 8024
Description:  bright fall day as CN #231 heds west
Photo Date:  11/5/2016  Upload Date: 2/21/2017 9:15:52 AM
Location:  Georgetown, ON
Author:  Doug Little
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
CN 8024
Title:  CN 8024
Description:  CN #231
Photo Date:  11/5/2016  Upload Date: 2/21/2017 9:16:11 AM
Location:  Georgetown, ON
Author:  Doug Little
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
NS 8344, CN 8822, CN 8024, CN 2323
Title:  NS 8344, CN 8822, CN 8024, CN 2323
Description:  A loaded sand train for the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad coming into Connellsville on CSX rails just before sundown. Even though the engines are NS/CN it is a SWP crew. The sand comes from Wisconsin and is destined for Smithfield, PA. NS 8344 is former CR 6102 built in March 1991.
Photo Date:  3/27/2017  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 6:46:17 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8344(C40-8W) CN 8822(SD70M-2) CN 8024(SD70M-2) CN 2323(ES44DC)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
CN A489
Title:  CN A489
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/7/2017  Upload Date: 5/7/2017 10:15:13 PM
Location:  Hattiesburg, MS
Author:  Aaron Van Amburg
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8024(SD70M-2) CN 8005(SD70M-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
CN 435
Title:  CN 435
Description:  CN 5400, and CN 8024, lead a 41 car A43531 18 through Brantford on a sunny July afternoon
Photo Date:  7/18/2018  Upload Date: 12/30/2018 11:34:24 PM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5400(SD60) CN 8024(SD70M-2)
Views:  43   Comments: 0


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