Canadian Pacific Railway and Progress Rail signed a contract for the modernisation of 30 locomotives, which, once fully remanufactured, they will primarily serve in heavy haul transport.
The fleet will receive all new traction control systems, and new cabs adhering to the latest crashworthy standards. All major components, including the existing EMD 710 engine, will be remanufactured for optimal performance and reliability. The upgraded locomotives will be delivered to Canadian Pacific in 2019.
“Fleet modernization provides the railroads with the opportunity to upgrade their locomotives with today’s technology to continue going the distance,” Progress Rail’s Executive Vice President of Rolling Stock, Marty Haycraft said.
The EMD SD70ACU locomotives will be modernised at Progress Rail’s locomotive facilities in Mayfield (Kentucky) and Muncie (Indiana).