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Date: 01/05/13 19:59
New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: SOO6617

First six GP20ECO locomotives have been sent to St. Paul,MN via CP train 281 for service. Reportedly the first batch will see service on the former Soo and DM&E. Numbers are 2200 and up. No builder's numbers available yet.



Date: 01/05/13 21:26
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: CCMF

Oddly the first six delivered are CP 2210-2215.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 01/05/13 22:09
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: tx_trainman43

Anybody know when the first SD20ECOs will be built?



Date: 01/06/13 01:50
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: SOO6617

tx_trainman43 Wrote:
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> Anybody know when the first SD20ECOs will be
> built?


The first few are already built and in testing, the question is how soon will the first be delivered. Obviously CP didn't want to take delivery before 1Q 2013.



Date: 01/06/13 15:41
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: CPengineer

Seven are in St. Paul now being set up for service. Here's 2213 from this morning.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/13 16:26 by CPengineer.




Date: 01/06/13 21:24
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: rcall31060

The low nose on these engines, appears to be longer than that of your run-of-the-mill GP-38/40. Am I looking at 4 axle "Snoots" here?

Bob Callahan
Monticello, IN



Date: 01/07/13 01:43
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: coach

Nice looking units. I wonder how clean they are to a similar HP genset? They sure look better.



Date: 01/07/13 04:25
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: junctiontower

I'll bet they WORK a heck of a lot better, and for a longer period of time, too.



Date: 01/07/13 06:01
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: nsscot

this the end of the mp 15acs in the area?or older locomotives?
do know some are stored.

thanks
Don



Date: 01/07/13 06:17
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: CCMF

I can see some SOO GP38-2's heading to Canada. Some already have.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 01/07/13 06:36
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: Hookdragkick

Those motors look nice, even if they lost some of their iconic features; it's good to see they've dodged the torches and have been given a second chance.



Date: 01/07/13 06:47
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: Locotrol2

With the exception of the trucks and traction motors, everything is new on these Geeps. The SD32's are using frames, trucks, etc from retired SD40-2's.

Posted from BlackBerry



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/13 06:48 by Locotrol2.



Date: 01/07/13 07:49
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: schmo

Kool! They look like Baby Gators.



Date: 01/07/13 09:13
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: GTWMISteve

Nice to see some brand new (well almost) 4 axle power. Never thought I'd see that again. Kind of remind me of a GP50 with a low nose cab off a GP20 or an older 4 axle EMD.

Posted from Android



Date: 01/07/13 10:08
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: CNW

What are the specs on these units? Prime mover, H.P. etc.

Thanks,

Dennis



Date: 01/07/13 10:31
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: imrl

Here is a spec sheet right from EMD on their ECO repower program.

http://www.emdiesels.com/emdweb/products/pdf/EMD_710ECO_Repower_Solutions.pdf

There, it does call it a GP22ECO so I'm not sure if there is actually any actual difference with these being called GP20ECO. But it does give some insight into the ECO repower program.



Date: 01/07/13 11:10
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: algoma11

They are 2000 HP 8 Cylinder 710 derivatives.

Essentially new GP 38's.

They are very GP60 like!

Mike Bannon
St Catharines, ON



Date: 01/07/13 12:57
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: CCMF

CP 2200, 2201, 2202 left Muncie, IN on NS at 1431-07.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 01/07/13 14:47
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: tx_trainman43

I STILL cant figure out the need for the "snoot" nose. Anyone have any info on that?



Date: 01/07/13 15:09
Re: New CP GP20ECO locomotives moving out
Author: atsf98

tx_trainman43 Wrote:
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> I STILL cant figure out the need for the "snoot"
> nose. Anyone have any info on that?


probably a safety thing



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