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Owner: Canadian National Railways
Model:GE ES44DCBuilt As:CN 2309 (ES44DC)
Serial Number:58293Order No:1928
Frame Number:Built:3/2008
Notes:EF-644l
Other locos with this serial:  CN 2309(ES44DC)
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CN 2555 2309
Title:  CN 2555 2309
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/16/2013  Upload Date: 8/19/2013 4:59:40 PM
Location:  Tuscola, IL
Author:  Zachary Walters
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2555(C44-9W) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
CN 2309 passes under an old overhead bridge
Title:  CN 2309 passes under an old overhead bridge
Description:  CN 2309 passes under an old overhead bridge north of Bluford, IL on the former IC's Edgewood Cutoff
Photo Date:  8/30/2013  Upload Date: 1/12/2014 10:44:38 PM
Location:  Bluford, IL
Author:  Darren Doss
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
CN ES44DC 2309
Title:  CN ES44DC 2309
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2013  Upload Date: 7/12/2014 10:49:55 AM
Location:  South Bend, IN
Author:  Alan Gaines
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
CN 148
Title:  CN 148
Description:  CN 2309 - IC 1031 - CN 5281 with 111 cars
Photo Date:  8/20/2015  Upload Date: 7/2/2018 12:00:04 PM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) IC 1031(SD70) CN 5281(SD40-2W)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
M348 comes around the curve after crossing the Harvard Sub diamonds
Title:  M348 comes around the curve after crossing the Harvard Sub diamonds
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/30/2015  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 3:53:54 PM
Location:  Barrington, IL
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 8867(SD70M-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
CN 2309 & 8867 lead M348 south down the EJ&E
Title:  CN 2309 & 8867 lead M348 south down the EJ&E
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/30/2015  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 3:54:03 PM
Location:  Barrington, IL
Author:  Jon Hall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 8867(SD70M-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
CN 2252
Title:  CN 2252
Description:  The trailing units on a stack train crossing the St. Louis River at Oliver.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:34:55 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Richard Hopfensperger
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2252(ES44DC) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  A piar of CN units doing their part to move a westbound stack train along its way across the St. Louis River at Oliver. The train is using the top deck, while auto traffic is able to cross the river on a lower deck. The bridge was built in 1916.
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:37:26 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Richard Hopfensperger
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 2252(ES44DC)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
CN 2252 and CN 2309 on the Oliver Bridge
Title:  CN 2252 and CN 2309 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 1:51:24 AM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2252(ES44DC) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  141   Comments: 1
CN C759
Title:  CN C759
Description:  Empty coal train heads north at Garden Lane
Photo Date:  8/8/2017  Upload Date: 8/19/2017 3:24:33 PM
Location:  Memphis, TN
Author:  Daniel Hanna
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 2505(C44-9WL) CN 2881(ES44AC)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
CN 394
Title:  CN 394
Description:  CN 2997 - CN 2309 with 106 cars
Photo Date:  1/5/2018  Upload Date: 12/3/2018 12:26:45 PM
Location:  Brantford, ON
Author:  James Gardiner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2997(ES44AC) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  111   Comments: 1
A446 pulls from the siding
Title:  A446 pulls from the siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/15/2018  Upload Date: 10/5/2018 11:27:17 PM
Location:  Duplainville, WI
Author:  Edward Weisensel
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8011(SD70M-2) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
A446 about to rattle the diamonds
Title:  A446 about to rattle the diamonds
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/15/2018  Upload Date: 10/5/2018 11:28:45 PM
Location:  Duplainville, WI
Author:  Edward Weisensel
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 8011(SD70M-2)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
A446 pulls from the siding
Title:  A446 pulls from the siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/15/2018  Upload Date: 10/5/2018 11:26:37 PM
Location:  Duplainville, WI
Author:  Edward Weisensel
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8011(SD70M-2) CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
Eastbound manifest
Title:  Eastbound manifest
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/14/2018  Upload Date: 6/2/2018 4:38:03 PM
Location:  Ambridge, WI
Author:  Paul Leach
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC)
Views:  45   Comments: 1
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  Train 331 approaching Lundy's Lane grade crossing.
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 11/1/2019 5:48:04 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 2147(C40-8W)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  Train 331 approaching Lundy's Lane grade crossing.
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 11/1/2019 5:48:07 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 2147(C40-8W)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  Big blue sky shot of Train 331 at Lundy's Lane grade crossing.
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 11/1/2019 5:48:10 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 2147(C40-8W)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
CN 2309 M34841-30
Title:  CN 2309 M34841-30
Description:  With 447 out of the way, 348 continues south at 0818.
Photo Date:  7/1/2019  Upload Date: 10/17/2019 1:09:46 AM
Location:  Byron, WI
Author:  Der Langsame
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 8945(SD70M-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
CN 2309 A49191-04
Title:  CN 2309 A49191-04
Description:  491 heads for Fond du Lac at 1152.
Photo Date:  7/5/2019  Upload Date: 10/17/2019 9:26:36 PM
Location:  Byron, WI
Author:  Der Langsame
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 5673(SD75I) CN 2331(ES44DC)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  Train 331 approaching Lundy's Lane grade crossing.
Photo Date:  9/25/2019  Upload Date: 12/31/2019 1:56:47 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 5600(SD70I)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
CN 2309
Title:  CN 2309
Description:  Train 331 at Lundy's Lane grade crossing.
Photo Date:  9/25/2019  Upload Date: 12/31/2019 1:56:50 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Neil Barratt
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2309(ES44DC) CN 5600(SD70I)
Views:  20   Comments: 1


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