First 4 CP SD70ACU arrive on home rails

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First 4 CP SD70ACU arrive on home rails
Posted by beaulieu on Friday, August 16, 2019 9:51 PM

The first 4 SD70ACU finally arrived on CP. Locomotives CP7000 - 7003 were delivered this morning by CN at Dubuque, IA and will be hauled to St. Paul, MN where they will be setup and then released for service. Core locomotives for the second batch are going the other way to CN at Dubuque and include the former UP 3561 and 3567, which were purchased to make up the required 30 cores.

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Posted by chicagorails on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:07 AM

Any photos?

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:56 AM

There are some photos linked in the “CP Rebuilds” thread.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:05 AM

kgbw49

EMD went to all the 'trouble' to build pockets to store the various MU pneumatic hoses so the gladhands don't get damaged and also installed gladhand retainers to at the very least capture the gaskets within gladhands and keep them clean - and on a brand new locomotive neither get used.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:06 PM

BaltACD
kgbw49

EMD went to all the 'trouble' to build pockets to store the various MU pneumatic hoses so the gladhands don't get damaged and also installed gladhand retainers to at the very least capture the gaskets within gladhands and keep them clean - and on a brand new locomotive neither get used.

Our operating instructions do not contain a requirement to secure unused hoses.  From photo evidence it appears that CP also does not require their use.

I make a point of securing hoses with the dummy couplings in winter, so ice and snow do not fill the hose.

Zug - wasn't NS trying to discipline crews a few years ago for not securing unused hoses?  I heard something about that on another forum.

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:10 PM

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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