California Northern RR.

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California Northern RR.

California Northern Railroad (Symbol CFNR) is owned by RailAmerica.

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CFNR 100, EMD GP15-1

CFNR 100 is an EMD GP15-1. CFNR 100 reportedly was built in 1976 by EMD as a model GP15-1, builders number 757142-12, CNW 4411. This unit was reportedly returned to the lessor in 1996 and became Union Pacific 1542.
CFNR 100 with 107 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) GP15-1s 107 & 100 are sitting at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.
  • Photo of CFNR 100 with 107 at Napa Junction — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, Kodachrome 64, KR120 film, Image 1.0.50.19.4:
    Scan: 2020081301ph.4

CFNR 107, EMD GP15-1

CFNR 107 is an EMD GP15-1. CFNR 107 reportedly was built in 1976 by EMD as a model GP15-1, builders number 757142-19, CNW 4418. Also reported with this serial is SJVR 107 and GMTX 429.
CFNR 107 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) GP15-1s 107 & 100 are sitting at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.
  • Photo of CFNR 107 & 100 at Napa Junction — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, Kodachrome 64, KR120 film, Image 1.0.50.19.4:
    Scan: 2020081301ph.3

CFNR 109, EMD GP15-1

CFNR 109 is an EMD GP15-1. CFNR 109 reportedly was built in 1976 by EMD as a model GP15-1, builders number 757142-21, CNW 4420. This unit was reportedly renumbered to CFNR 1568.
CFNR 109 at Davis, CA
Cal Northern GP15-1 109 sits in Davis, CA at 6:15 p.m. on August 12, 2010.
Nikon D300s, Digital Images: 2010081601.3, 2010081601.26
CFNR 109, 111 & 113 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) GP15-1 109 is leading the set 109, 111, 113 + more at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.

CFNR 111, EMD GP15-1

CFNR 111 is an EMD GP15-1. CFNR 111 reportedly was built in 1976 by EMD as a model GP15-1, builders number 757142-23, CNW 4422. Also reported with this serial is CFNR 1568.
CFNR 111 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) GP15-1 111 is sitting at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.
  • Photo of CFNR 111 at Napa Junction — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, Kodachrome 64, KR120 film, Image 1.0.50.19.6:
    Scan: 2020081301ph.2

CFNR 113, EMD GP15-1

CFNR 111 is an EMD GP15-1. CFNR 111 reportedly was built in 1976 by EMD as a model GP15-1, builders number 757142-23, CNW 4422. Also reported with this serial is CFNR 1568.
CFNR 113 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) GP15-1 113 is sitting at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.
  • Photo of CFNR 113 at Napa Junction — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, Kodachrome 64, KR120 film, Image 1.0.50.19.7:
    Scan: 2020081301ph.5

CFNR 203, EMD SD9E

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, CFNR 203 was built in 1955 by EMD as a model SD9, SP 5377, SP Class DF-121, builder's number 20228. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3855 SP Class EF618-2.
This locomotive was upgraded in 1971 emerging as SP 4331 SP Class EF618E-1.
The disposition of this locomotive is sold 1994, became CFNR 203. Other owners and numbers associated with this locomotive reportedly include: SLC 602, KMGX 57602, WRIX 602, TMRX 602, KMGX 602.
CFNR 203 at Napa Jct, CA
California Northern (CFNR) SD9 203 is sitting at Napa Junction, CA, on Sunday, July 14, 1996.
  • Photo of CFNR 203 at Napa Junction — Hasselblad 500c, 80mm f/2.8 CF Zeiss Planar T* lens, Kodachrome KR120 film, Image 1.0.50.19.2:
    Scan: 2020081301ph.1

CFNR 500, NRE 3GS21B

According to good sources CFNR 500 was built in 2010 by NRE as a model 3GS21B-DE, builders number 058-0195.
CFNR 500 at Napa Junction
CFNR 500 NRE 3GS21B at Napa Junction, CA on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

CFNR 501, NRE 3GS21B

According to good sources CFNR 501 was built in 2009 by NRE as a model 3GS21B-DE, builders number 058-0179.
CFNR 501 at Napa Junction
CFNR 501 NRE 3GS21B at Napa Junction, CA on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

CFNR 503, NRE 3GS21B

According to good sources CFNR 503 was built in 2009 by NRE as a model 3GS21B-DE, builders number 058-0173.
CFNR 503 at Tracy
May 7, 2010: California Northern 503 NRE 3GS21B 503 at Tracy, CA with two GP15-1s.
CFNR 503 on Westside Line
June 11, 2010: California Northern Railroad (Symbol CFNR), National Railway Equipment Co. (NRE) built, model 3GS21B Genset is where steam engines once filled their water tanks and the Southern Pacific's nocturnal Owl fast passenger train used to scream it's steam whistle at night while scurrying sleeping passengers between Oakland and Los Angeles.

CFNR 504, NRE 3GS21B

According to good sources CFNR 501 was built in 2009 by NRE as a model 3GS21B-DE, builders number 058-0187.
CFNR 504 in Davis, CA
California Northern 504 an NRE 3GS21B passes GP15-1 109 in Davis, CA at 6:25 p.m. on August 12, 2010.

CFNR 505, NRE 3GS21B

According to good sources CFNR 505 was built in 2009 by NRE as a model 3GS21B-DE, builders number 058-0175.
CFNR 505 at Grimes
CFNR 505, an NRE 3GS21B-DE is at Grimes, CA on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 with CFNR GP15-1 1568.

Tracy Shop Building
California Northern ex-SP shop building at Tracy, CA on May 7, 2010.
SP Crossbuck Near Vernalis
On Center Road, just south of Vernalis, on the California Northern, along the route of the Owl, was this crossbuck that still proudly said, Southern Pacific. May 7, 2010.

Related Links

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CFNR Roster
A unit by unit all time roster of CFNR locomotives
My RailAmerica Page
This is a page with links and other photos related to RailAmerica
Trip to valley on Flickr
On May 7, 2010 I took a trip to Tracy and Modesto via Vernalis.
Sources
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