A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

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A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Jmusolf » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:21 pm

So according to Canadian Railway Observations, CP will be rebuilding the SD40-2F's in addition to the regular SD40-2's to make them more eco friendly. Does anyone know if the SD40-2F's will retain their unique cowl body shape after being rebuilt?

Here is the link to CRO if anyone's interested;

http://www.canadianrailwayobservations. ... 2012cp.htm
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Leo_Ames » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 pm

Doubtful considering the loss in versatility and the fact that even the standard hood units in the program are receiving new bodies.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby conrail313 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:16 am

Any idea when the first SD30ECOs are due out?
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Jmusolf » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:48 pm

conrail313 wrote:Any idea when the first SD30ECOs are due out?


CRO said that "One of the first SD30C ECO repower units was been sighted at EMD’s plant in Mayfield, KY. CP 5004 is nearing completion, and should ship before the end of the first week of December 2012. Photos will follow once the locomotive is in the public domain"

So any day now really.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby JayBee » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:07 pm

Scroll down for a photograph of CP SD30C-ECO 5004

http://locoslides.com/CP_Rail_slide_list_5.html
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Jmusolf » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:09 pm

Leo_Ames wrote:Doubtful considering the loss in versatility and the fact that even the standard hood units in the program are receiving new bodies.


I agree but you never know with CP. They may just call the new locomotives SD30CF-ECO and have them be the same externally with the cowl body but all eco friendly on the inside. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby JayBee » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:13 pm

Already 5 of the SD40-2Fs have been retired and disposed of by CP, with 9000 confirmed as parted out and scrapped.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Engineer Spike » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:31 pm

I wish that I could take any buff who likes the 9000 series for a ride. A nice July day at about 95 degrees would be perfect. I heard that we only got them because DD was building lots of SD60F models for CN. GM agreed to build more, only with -2 internals. CP might have been better off buying SD45, or early SD40 cores, and having someone rebuild them as SD40-2s, like they had MK do later on.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Jmusolf » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:08 pm

Now another question about the SD30s... are they currently being stored? Haven't seen any pictures of them in a while...
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby JayBee » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:02 pm

Jmusolf wrote:Now another question about the SD30s... are they currently being stored? Haven't seen any pictures of them in a while...


They are operating primarily west of Calgary, though once in awhile one will get as far east as Medicine Hat or Moose Jaw.
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Re: A questing regarding CP's SD30C-ECO rebuild program

Postby Engineer Spike » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:52 am

For most of the summer 2017 they were being used out of St-Luc on some trains. They were very common on the D&H, along with the ex SOO SD60s. I like having a set of them over AC/ES44AC sets. They seem to get down the road better and faster.
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