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CN GE/Wabtec rebuilds
Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 4:06 PM

CN 3300 is the first one out of the Fort Worth plant in new paint and with a new cab.  I haven't seen anything official yet, but I think it's a pretty safe bet that this is a DC-to-AC rebuild from one of the CN Dash-9s that had been seen at this plant in recent months.  

http://rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=261806

Choosing the 3300 number series for these doesn't leave much room for additional ET44ACs, ours are numbered CN 3000-3285.  

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Posted by D.Carleton on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:50 AM

Apparently CN liked what they saw when testing the NS AC44C6CMs.

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Posted by Ulrich on Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:50 PM

Clearly a change of thinking at CN..they were among the last to embrace AC..

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:33 PM

Ulrich

Clearly a change of thinking at CN..they were among the last to embrace AC..

 

Well, perhaps - just perhaps - when you are "sweating the assets" with single locomotives pulling huge land barges like 1920s 2-10-2s on drag freights, the ability to lug at very low speed for a very long time without damaging the traction motors is probably very valuable.

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Posted by Ulrich on Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:57 PM

kgbw49

 

 
Ulrich

Clearly a change of thinking at CN..they were among the last to embrace AC..

 

 

 

Well, perhaps - just perhaps - when you are "sweating the assets" with single locomotives pulling huge land barges like 1920s 2-10-2s on drag freights, the ability to lug at very low speed for a very long time without damaging the traction motors is probably very valuable.

 

Yes, likely why CN went AC..

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