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CN container train 148 has ES44ac CN 2860 in the lead. It's the second unit that is interesting - EMDX 1605, painted in Union Pacific colours, is one of EMD's Tier 4 demonstrator units. Hood-side lettering beneath ELECTRO-MOTIVE reads  THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROGRESS ## SD70ACe-T4 
While EMD has labelled the locomotive as a member of the SD70 family, the prime mover is very different. Apparently the 2-stroke EMD 16-710 diesel engine, as used in other SD70's, could not be adapted into a practical Tier 4 compliant engine.
Instead the locomotive is powered by a 12-1010J 4-stroke diesel engine rated at 4600 HP, developed from the 16 cylinder 265H 4-stroke diesel that was the intended power for EMD's SD90MAC-H. 
Web sources indicate that UP ordered 88 SD70ACe-T4 and has a number of them in service, while Norfolk Southern had 10 on order as of August 2018. 
There are 3 trains on the 4 tracks in this picture: Track 3 is unoccupied, CN 148 is on Track 2, CN 422 is on track 1, and CN 421 is on the Aldershot Yard west end lead.
Copyright Notice: This image ©John Pittman all rights reserved.



Caption: CN container train 148 has ES44ac CN 2860 in the lead. It's the second unit that is interesting - EMDX 1605, painted in Union Pacific colours, is one of EMD's Tier 4 demonstrator units. Hood-side lettering beneath ELECTRO-MOTIVE reads THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROGRESS ## SD70ACe-T4

While EMD has labelled the locomotive as a member of the SD70 family, the prime mover is very different. Apparently the 2-stroke EMD 16-710 diesel engine, as used in other SD70's, could not be adapted into a practical Tier 4 compliant engine.
Instead the locomotive is powered by a 12-1010J 4-stroke diesel engine rated at 4600 HP, developed from the 16 cylinder 265H 4-stroke diesel that was the intended power for EMD's SD90MAC-H.
Web sources indicate that UP ordered 88 SD70ACe-T4 and has a number of them in service, while Norfolk Southern had 10 on order as of August 2018.

There are 3 trains on the 4 tracks in this picture: Track 3 is unoccupied, CN 148 is on Track 2, CN 422 is on track 1, and CN 421 is on the Aldershot Yard west end lead.

Photographer:
John Pittman [144] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/04/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2860, EMDX 1605 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 148 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville Sub mp 35.5 (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Nice catch!

  2. The rads look familiar but are actually quite different. Great that you caught a picture of this. Maybe CN will pickup a few also.

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