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Date: 09/01/19 23:05
Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: Marcus

Initially, CP's new SD70ACU locomotives were not used as leaders,
but now, for the first time, CP SD70ACU 7000 is on the point of a loaded coal train.

1. CP train 867 loaded coal crosses Hunter Creek on CN's Yale Sub, west of Hope, B.C.
2. Passing through Rosedale on CN's Yale Sub, just east of Chilliwack, B.C.






Date: 09/01/19 23:08
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: Marcus

3&4.  Westbound through Langley, B.C. on CP Page Sub headed for Roberts Bank.






Date: 09/02/19 02:18
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: exhaustED

Looking sharp - very nice shots!



Date: 09/02/19 08:19
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: CPR_4000

The "new" EMD's should provide welcome relief from the endless parade of widenose GE's.



Date: 09/02/19 09:25
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: The-late-EMD

Are these rated at 4300 or 4500hp?

Posted from Android



Date: 09/02/19 14:53
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: feclark

Three locations I don't think I've seen posted before; the third shot is a really neat perspective. A non-GE; who woulda thunk? I know, they do have other stuff too.
Fred



Date: 09/02/19 18:24
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: PHall

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> Are these rated at 4300 or 4500hp?
>
> Posted from Android

According to Wikipedia they are 4500HP.



Date: 09/02/19 20:10
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: BCR4619

**4300 HP according to the CP release

PHall Wrote:
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> The-late-EMD Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Are these rated at 4300 or 4500hp?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> According to Wikipedia they are 4500HP.



Date: 09/02/19 20:26
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: Marcus

Says DRF-43 on the cab
Suggesting 4300 hp



Date: 09/04/19 03:21
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: Hookdragkick

It's Mr. Kool-aid. Oh Yeah!



Date: 09/04/19 09:18
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: TCnR

Good catch, nice locations.

Just for clarity these appear to be the ex-UPrr SD90 rebuilds, had to dig around to find that out:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SD70ACU



Date: 09/04/19 11:39
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: sarailfan

There are only 2 ex-UP units scheduled to be in CP's order, and the last listing I saw had them in the second batch. These first four should all be ex-9100 series.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 09/04/19 11:50
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

Thanks for posting.


Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/04/19 15:14
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: SD80MACfan

Is it just me, or are those cabs isolated? Also, it's nice to finally see something new on the CP roster.



Date: 09/04/19 16:12
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: TCnR

aha, forgot CP had bought this frame / locomotive as well.
Good info. Had to go back and re-read then Wiki-link from the above post CP had a couple of UP units, NS bought 34.

sarailfan Wrote:
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> There are only 2 ex-UP units scheduled to be in
> CP's order, and the last listing I saw had them in
> the second batch. These first four should all be
> ex-9100 series.
>
> Posted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/19 16:24 by TCnR.



Date: 09/04/19 22:56
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: NSDash9

TCnR Wrote:
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> Wiki-link from the above post CP had a couple of UP units, NS bought 34.

NS acquired 100 former UP units and 10 former CIT Leasing units, all of which were rebuilt to SD70ACU's:

http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/7229.html



Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 09/05/19 08:28
Re: Brand New CP SD70ACU 7000 now running as leader on coal train
Author: TCnR

Good info, interesting story,
Great photo coverage.



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