Cn 2228 ?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Biased turkey, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I took that pic last week in Montreal. The leading engine is the CN 2228.
    It's not in the CN roster at
    CN Locomotives - Active - CN Lines SIG

    It's a 6 axles engine but obviously not from the SD family

    Could someone please tell me what model it is ?

    And there was that GTW boxcar too. I like to see GTW rolling stock
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Looks like an ES44DC. The engine following it is a C44-9W. (Notice the difference in the thickness of the radiator "wings".)
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks for the information Triplex.
    It looks like the CN roster hasn't been updated since last year. That explains why I couldn't find that specific engine.
    Now with the engine # and model # I have more info to do some googling.
    Those radiator wings are quite impressive and a distinctive feature of that model.
  4. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Actually, the ES40DC and ES44AC (the other current GE models) look nearly identical. CN doesn't have those, though.
  5. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    The Evolution Series ES44DC and the ES44AC are General Electric's newest heavy-haul freight locomotive. The only difference between the two is direct current (ES44DC) and alternating current (ES44AC) that is generated to run the traction motors.

    ES - Evolution Series
    44 - 4,400 horsepower
    AC - Alternating Current
    DC - Direct Current

    The diesel engine runs on 12 cylinders as compared to 16 cylinders in other locos and is designed to use 315,000 fewer gallons of fuel over its lifetime. It met the US EPA emissions standards 3 years ahead of time. GE has a major problem - it can't produce the ES44AC/DC fast enough.

    Starting with the predecessor AC4400 (alternating current sister to the C44-9W), CP has gone entirely AC with their new locomotives. This is a technology that has been long established in Europe and was only recently introduced to North America by GE.

    EMD has an equivalent AC loco - the SD90MAC. However, they're encountering fierce competition from GE as most railways are going with GE. You get-one stop shopping from GE - locomotive, financing, and maintenance.

    For more info on GE's locomotive offerings, click on this link.
    GE Transportation - North America : Products : Locomotive Products

    Bob M.
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    EMD no longer makes 90's. The equivalents of the ES40/44DC and ES44AC are the SD70M-2 and SD70ACe. CN has SD70M-2s; they avoid AC power.
  7. galt904

    galt904 Member

    I thought GM/EMD was first with the SD60MACs for BN?
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    AC Ownership - Forums The first North American AC locomotive was CP's only MLW M640, rebuilt by Asea-Brown-Boveri in 1984-85 with AC traction motors.

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