New GEs headed to Canadian National

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MONTREAL, Quebec — Canadian National has begun taking delivery of 22 new ES44ACs from General Electric. The locomotives are built at GE's Fort Worth plant and shipped to CN in Memphis, Tenn., by BNSF Railway. From there, CN is moving them north across the border for service primarily in western Canada.

These locomotives meet only Tier 3 emission standards but are able to operate in the United States using emission credits. The current emission standard, Tier 4, took effect Jan. 1, 2015. Road numbers for this ES44AC order are CN Nos. 2984 to 2999 and 3800 to 3805.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Canadian National’s 2017 order was for non-credit units and would be operationally restricted to Canada. We regret the error. Oct. 11, 2017. 7:39 p.m. Central time.
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