Canadian Pacific orders additional SD30C-ECOs

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SD30C-ECO No. 5012 is from CPs first order, delivered in 2013.
Craig Douglas
CALGARY, Alberta – Canadian Pacific has returned to Electro-Motive Diesel for additional six-axles from its ECO line of repowered locomotives. The company has placed an order for 30 SD30C-ECOs for delivery later this year, a source close to the matter tells Trains News Wire. This will bring Canadian Pacific’s ownership of this model to 50 units. CPs first 20 SD30C-ECOs were delivered in 2013.

Unlike the first order that was constructed at Progress Rail’s Mayfield, Ky., plant, this order will be built at Bombardier Transportation’s Sahagun, Mexico, plant.

CP has identified surplus SD40-2s from its fleet to be used in the program. The locomotives will first move to Mid America Car in Kansas City, Mo., prior to shipment to Bombardier. Observers believe that certain components will be removed at Mid America before movement to Mexico. The first four SD40-2s to begin shipping south from Canada for the program are CP Nos. 5648, 5776, 5793, and 5947. Canadian Pacific expects the first locomotives to be delivered in the third quarter of 2015. Road numbers are expected to follow the initial order and wear CP Nos. 5020-5049

EMDs SD30C-ECO features a 12-710 prime mover that produces 3000 hp and meets Tier 0 emissions.

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