ELECTRO MOTIVE CANADA
Summary of EMCC activity during October 2010:
Twenty-one locomotives were shipped from London during October for two customers.
· The last eight (4016, 4018 to 4024) of 25 SD70ACe units for Saudi Arabia (SAR) left the plant for Montreal via GEXR and CN.
· The first 13 deliveries of 45 CN SD70DCe (SD70M-2) were made in two batches (8917 to 8924 and 8925 to 8929) at London East.
· Repowered UP SD59MX 9905 and 9909 were returned to the plant during the month.
In mid-November, Walter Pfefferle caught the following new CN EMD SD70DCes (SD70M-2's):
CN 8930, 8931, 8932, 8933, 8934 and 8936.at London East
New GM Locomotive orders:
(by Sean Graham-White)
The following 2011`orders have all been publicized in some manner:
Freightliner PH37ACmi 70013-70020 NS ES44AC 8067-8091 (8024-8066 in 2010)
Transnet C30ACi #s? (South Africa - Qty of 10 built in USA)
NS SD70ACe 1000-1024 SNIM SD70AC CC122-CC127 (Mauritania)
BHP Billiton Iron Ore have further 10 SD70MACe locomotives numbered #4374 thru #4383 on order from EMCC of London Ontario Canada whose delivery is anticipated in August/September 2011.
Further BHP Billiton Iron Ore SD70MACe have been named over past two months with
#4324 being named Tjilla,
#4325 being named Jimblebar,
#4333 being named Karlkura,
#4337 being named Osuma Maru,
#4338 being named Pepper,
#4340 being named Woodstock and
#4344 being named Tenacity.
Note: There are other GM orders out there but they have not been announced yet.
Recent developments regarding London-built JT42CWRs (66 class):
(From Michael Hunt)
Former Fastline No. 66304 has been fitted with a replacement Works Plate decal, this time with the correct information! All five of the former Fastline locos, 66301 - 305, have now been leased by DRS, and are going through the facility at Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, for a mini overhaul, since they have been out of use for a protracted period since Jarvis went into administration. When this work is completed, DRS plans to return 66411 - 66415 to HBOS leasing. All of this because they have secured a better leasing deal from BTMU Capital Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts. Things are tight financially over here!
© CRO December 2010