Electro Motive Diesel Inc.

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.

CADRAIL / RB Recycling

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.

In Service:

    CP SD60 6229 (ex-SOO 6029) released June 5th, 2012

    CP SD60 6243 (ex-SOO 6043) released on April 20th 2012
    CP SD60 6254 (ex-SOO 6054) released on March 29th 2012
    CP SD60 6245 (ex-SOO 6045) released on March 6th 2012
    CP SD60 6242 (ex-SOO 6042) released on March 1st 2012
    CP SD60M 6260 (ex-SOO 6060) released January 13th 2012
    CP SD60 6228 (ex-SOO 6028) released December 16th 2011
    CP SD60 6225 (ex-SOO 6025) released December 1st 2011
    CP SD60 6241 (ex-SOO 6041) released November 2011
    CP SD60 6240 (ex-SOO 6040) released October 2011

At Cadrail:

    SOO SD60 6057 arrived at Cadrail April 2nd
    SOO SD60 6023 arrived at Cadrail March 30th
    SOO SD60 6052 arrived at Cadrail March 19th
    SOO SD60 6034 arrived at Cadrail March 19th
    SOO SD60 6055  arrived at Cadrail on March 9th

Released from CADRAIL May 24th CP SD60 6229 was held at the facility due to the CP strike where Michael Berry snapped her on June 2nd.   She was re-released to CP on June 5th.   

On June 14th, Michael Berry snapped a former CN GP9RM with no markings of any kind inside the fence at CAD. We have learned it is former AMP 01, ex-FAIX 0801, exx-CN 7072, exxx-CN 4382, nee-CN 4133.  It may be at CAD for repairs or may be soon sold.

Michael Berry caught five CEFX SD9043MAC's at CAD June 10th, photographing CEFX 136, and noted CEFX 105 behind, with CEFX 110, 114, and 119 inside. These big GMís were delivered by CN to Cadrail. In June.  They will be renumbered to QCM 401 to 405 and have been leased to the Cartier Railway (Acelor-Mittal).    CEFX has also selling 40 of their SD9043MAC locomotives, and as of June 21st, have only 14 remaining.   The five QCM units will be delivered by CN and Vermont Railway System to the Port of Norwood, NY for movement to Sept Iles, QC.   He also snapped the CN GP9RM and SOO 6023.  Red dipped RS18u 1825 is the CADRAIL shunter.

Other units at CAD include CP AC4400CW 8561 with extensive fire damage, RBRX F59PH 18537, CITX SD40-2 2804 and  CN ES44DC  2340. On May 1st CP SD9043MAC 9142 left CAD and was moved dead to Winnipeg.  CP AC4400CW 8561 was released in mid-May. 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.


Industrial Rail Services (IRSI)

Last month we learned CADRAIL is negotiating to obtain the LRC contract cancelled at IRSI in April, and we are waiting to confirm.

Diesel Electric Services (DESX) Sudbury, Ontario

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.

Lambton Diesel Services (LDSX) Sarnia, Ontario

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