Two of a Kind
CP 6644 painted in RAF Dark Green and RAF Ocean Grey, using a camouflage pattern inspired by Allied Spitfire aircraft used during the Second World War. Accents are RAF Roundel Yellow. The road numbers and lettering are the RAF standard font used on planes of WWII vintage.
In acknowledgement of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6th 1944, the locomotive has been renumbered as 6644. The design includes regulation-sized "invasion stripes" applied to Allied aircraft prior to the D-Day landings, and both sides and the tail of the locomotive display CP's unique "Support Our Troops" logo, paying tribute to our men and women in uniform.
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Note..... Needless to say the Spitfire did not do a flyby while shooting this photo of CP 6644 at CP's headquarters in the Ogden yard located in southeast Calgary, I added the Spitfire to the photograph to show the relationship between the two with their matching Invasion Stripes.
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