CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE SHOPS
Leading Norfolk Southern train 367 with style Mike Ray took this great photograph of London-built Union Pacific SD70ACe 8772 at Chattanooga, TN on May 31st.
Larry Broadbent snapped EMDX demo SD70ACe 2111 on the London Test Track on May 30, 2012.
As work at the London plant slowly winds down, the four KCS units were photographed on the ready tracks at the plant. Also, three lease units, EMDX 2110 and 2111 (in blue), and EMDX 2113 (in primer) were still on the property, along with a couple UP units hiding near the paint shop. There are a small number of incomplete units still inside the plant, and the area to the east of the facility that had been filled with cab units and other body panels, is now almost empty. Walter Pfefferle took these photos May 24th. In June they had been moved inside the plant.
On June 21st, Walter Pfefferle snapped UP SD70ACe 8774, EMDX 2110-2111-2113, and two more SD70ACe units in primer at the London Plant.
Geoff Williams snapped UP 8776 at EMD London on June 4th.
CAD Railway Services (Lachine, QC) are continuing their contract to overhaul 15 SOO SD60ís and one SD60M to Tier 0+ compliance, equip them with AESS (Locomotive Automatic Engine Start/Stop) to conserve fuel, and repaint and renumber to CP 6200-series.
RBRX F59PH 18537, CITX SD40-2 2804 and On May 1st CP SD9043MAC 9142 left CAD and was moved dead to Winnipeg. Mike Berry photographed CP SD9043MAC 9157 now at CADRAIL awaiting an engine change out on June 16th.
The VIA Rail F40PH-2ís at CAD Railway Services for rebuild and listed in their expected order of release:
VIA 6414 (Loto Quebec), 6445 (Coors Lite), 6435, 6408 (Coors Lite), 6451, 6427, 6440, 6415 and 6453.
Rebuilt VIA F40PH-3 6420 was released from CAD in early May and 6424 in late-May. VIA 6453 was the last yellow nosed F40 in service and she arrived at CAD May 31st.
Last month we learned CADRAIL is negotiating to obtain
On June 6th Tim Quetton snapped VIA RDCís 6135 and 6205 at the Canadian Pacific yard in Sudbury, ON. Note the ex-VIA LRC on the right.
Jay Butler snapped ETR 107 getting her new engine installed at the Lambton Diesel shop in Sarnia, and then caught her being returned to Windsor on CN 439 June 6th.
© CRO July 2012