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Date: 09/02/19 10:42
CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: BCR4619

With a bright picture posted yesterday of a leading CP 7000 on FB I figured this would be my first and last time ripping to Boston Bar for a Coal train, Hah!

1. We caught up with CP 7000 train 867 leading through Martinson on the CN Ashcroft Sub.

2. CN 119 Crossing the Anderson creek trestle. CN did not look good today with some identity issues on their locomotives!

3. 7000 following closely behind.








Date: 09/02/19 10:44
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: BCR4619

4. Coasting along the Fraser River on the Ashcroft Sub.

5/6. Popping out of one of the many tunnels railway west of Hells Gate.








Date: 09/02/19 10:46
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: BCR4619

7. Rounding the bend at Popkum, BC

I had wanted to catch it rolling though Mud Bay but due to the Coal Dumper failing at Roberts Bank there was no room for 867 to continue westward and was parked in the siding at Pratt.

Enjoy!




Date: 09/02/19 15:01
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: feclark

Lovely series, and lots of locations not typically posted. Thanks. The last one is a sleeper; really nice mood to it.
Fred



Date: 09/02/19 16:26
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



Date: 09/02/19 17:25
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: alco244

better hope a GE is in dpu mode pushing



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/19 17:26 by alco244.



Date: 09/02/19 20:00
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: Locotrol2

Yeah, hopefully on the tail end so when it blows up, it can be switched out easier......



alco244 Wrote:
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> better hope a GE is in dpu mode pushing

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Date: 09/03/19 08:17
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: alco244

as i have operated them, i have no faith in any upgrade or rebuilding, only had 1 trip with those junkers, that it didn't crap out, love the GE's, only reason to rebuild them is to keep wabco in line on price only!



Date: 09/03/19 10:53
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: NYSWSD70M

alco244 Wrote:
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> as i have operated them, i have no faith in any
> upgrade or rebuilding, only had 1 trip with those
> junkers, that it didn't crap out, love the GE's,
> only reason to rebuild them is to keep wabco in
> line on price only!

Was that operation pre-rebuilding?

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Date: 09/03/19 12:41
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: Train611

Excellent photos
And locations.

611

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Date: 09/03/19 18:00
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: Locotrol2

I've had AC4400's and SD90's fail as well. I prefer EMD power, but the GE AC units are pretty good, however nothing beats EMD 645 powered engines. I'd take 3 SD40-2's over 2 AC units anyday.

Locotrol2


alco244 Wrote:
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> as i have operated them, i have no faith in any
> upgrade or rebuilding, only had 1 trip with those
> junkers, that it didn't crap out, love the GE's,
> only reason to rebuild them is to keep wabco in
> line on price only!

Posted from Android



Date: 09/04/19 01:53
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: BoostedFridge

Do the loaded coal sets not run with 2x1x1 power distribution normally?

Was this train shorter than the usual length?



Date: 09/04/19 06:15
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: BCR4619

They normally do run 2-1-1 however I am wondering if these guys dropped their second unit off at Geddis as photos yesterday indicate they had two units on the Mountain Sub. I did not pay much attention to the axle count however both sets  that ran this week running with the SD70ACU's in the lead position were running 1-1-1

BoostedFridge Wrote:
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> Do the loaded coal sets not run with 2x1x1 power
> distribution normally?
>
> Was this train shorter than the usual length?



Date: 09/04/19 09:20
Re: CP 7000 SD70ACU Leads coal loads
Author: TCnR

Nice locations. Great area in good weather.
t4p.



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