CP Rebuilds

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:54 AM

Overmod

But if that's controversial ... ignore it.

Not at all, only fools ignore facts and history.

'Conqueror' well suits multiple locomotive models from over the years, I'll throw the EMD FT in there along with Welch's Dash-8.

Now what do we call the SD50...

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:57 AM

SD70Dude
Now what do we call the SD50...

I'm sorely tempted to call it the "Vasa of the Rails"...

(Other contenders come to mind, but most of them have problems 'by accident' and not due to functional disasters in the design.  I thought of Liberty Ships but that was just the welding technology.  What am I missing?)

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:59 AM

Good one!  Pretty hard to beat that, well, unless you're a stiff breeze!

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 6:32 PM

Let's hope it doesn't end up HMS Vanguard.

Too late to matter in a world that's basically now all General Electric at the head of mainline freight trains. And like HMS Vanguard with her obsolete 15" guns that had been in storage for 20 years after being removed from retired battlecruisers, their 710 engines in these have been idle for years and date to an earlier time. 

I think CPR will decide they have a winner with these though. Perhaps not enough to seriously consider ordering Tier 4 successors from EMD, but hopefully enough to ensure decades of successful service for these rebuilds. Maybe they'll end up being happy enough that they even keep an eye open for some used 2nd hand deals to rebuild to similar specifications in the future (They've already bought several retired SD9043MAC's from Union Pacific to enable a full 30 unit follow-up order in 2020).

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Posted by d&henginner on Friday, July 12, 2019 6:18 PM

i have operated cp's sd90whatevers, only had 1 trip when they didn't crap out, rebuild them all you want, when they finally get scrapped, the trusty and probally rusty sd40-2will still be out working as EMD intendedBig Smile

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Posted by beaulieu on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:20 AM

Photos are now out of CP 7001 on Trainorders and elsewhere, the first SD70ACU to see sunlight. Looks just like the NS units, except of course for the paint.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:21 AM

Dreadnoughts on the line to Prince Rupert:

https://railpictures.net/photo/708757/

https://railpictures.net/photo/708766/

https://railpictures.net/photo/708768/

https://railpictures.net/photo/708771/

Hopefully these units are successful and we see more SD9043MAC rebuilds in the future.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:38 AM

I've seen the NS rebuilds in regular service so I foresee no problems on CP as most of the bugs have already been worked out.

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Posted by beaulieu on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:50 PM

kgbw49

Dreadnoughts on the line to Prince Rupert:

Hopefully not, CP doesn't serve Prince Rupert.

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:14 PM

beaulieu
kgbw49

Dreadnoughts on the line to Prince Rupert:

Hopefully not, CP doesn't serve Prince Rupert.

As stated in the photo captions, this is a run-through train on CN track.  These trains (symbols C741 and C740 on CN) run from mines on CP in southeastern BC to the port of Prince Rupert.  Interchange takes place in Kamloops, and the CP power normally runs through to minimize switching.

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