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Offline laj

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CN EMD SD70ACe locomotives (EMD Order Cancelled)
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:54:24 PM »
In July, CN placed a new order for an additional thirty ES44AC locomotives from GE. CN also cancelled their EMD order for SD70ACe locomotives. The previous ES44AC order (CN 2800-2834) have all been delivered, and are the first AC locomotives on the Canadian National roster. Two of these are not in service. CN 2818 suffered a failure during February and has since returned to service following repairs at GE. CN 2823 is being repaired at Soulanges Industries in Coteau, QC following a collision with a coal loader in BC. The rest of the fleet are all in service and assigned to trains operating in the west. In June, CN cancelled their SD70ACe locomotive order which would have been CNís first Electro Motive-built ďACĒ locomotives. The order was to begin construction later this year, and assigned numbers CN 8100-8129. According to one of our CN sources, this decision was based on their higher price. In addition, in July CN placed a new order for an additional thirty ES44AC locomotives from GE.