First Canadian Pacific SD70ACU locomotives delivered

Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
Canadian Pacific SD70ACU No. 7003 sits in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 17 waiting to be picked up by a northbound train.
Chris Guss
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Canadian Pacific has received its first group of rebuilt SD70ACU locomotives from Progress Rail. CP Nos. 7000-7003 were picked up in Paducah, Ky., by Canadian National last week and delivered to CP in Dubuque on Aug. 15. Canadian Pacific train 575-116 picked up the units for forwarding to Canada on Aug. 18. The four locomotives will be set out in Calgary for setup and begin revenue service by testing in western Canada initially.

The locomotives are part of an initial 30-unit order for SD70ACUs, utilizing CPs long-stored fleet of SD9043MACs as cores for the project. A follow-up order was placed for 30 more SD70ACUs for delivery in 2020. This order will use CP’s remaining 28 stored SD9043MACs and two SD9043MACs purchased from Union Pacific. Union Pacific Nos. 3551 and 3567 were shipped from a Union Pacific deadline in Nampa, Idaho, to St. Paul, Minn.

Progress Rail is completing the rebuilds at its Mayfield, Ky., facility. Road numbers for the two orders will be CP Nos. 7000-7059.
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.


The Genesee & Wyoming 

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 58% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today