CN to Unveil Veterans Tribute Locomotives

Canadian National today will show off two locomotives that it has painted in tributes to veterans of Canada and the United States.

The veterans tribute locomotives will be rolled out on Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada.

Each locomotive features camouflage paint on the long hood.

On the engineer’s side is a the message “Thank You For Your Service” in English and a “support our troops” yellow ribbon.

The conductor’s side has the same message in French and an image of a poppy and the words “Lest We Forget.”

CN will recognize veterans with two minutes of silence in its offices, yards, and shops. Locomotive engineers on the road will ring the bells of their locomotives.

A CN spokesman said the veterans units will enter revenue service in the coming days.

The Montreal-based railroad also plans to support the Legion National Foundation’s  Digital Poppy Campaign in Canada.

In the U.S. CN is making a $10,000 donation to the American Legion.

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