Old 09-18-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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We have allot of power from another railroad in our consists marked CEFX. They are purple/maroon, and the guys say they are from Canada. We usually use these units on the headend because they have A.C., hot plates, and or microwaves.

What railroad is this?
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:57 AM   #2
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The X on the end of CEFX simply means that the equipment is privately owned.

CEF is the initials for CIT Equipment Finance.

http://www.cit.com/main/ProductsAndS...ustry/Rail.htm

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Old 09-18-2006, 03:53 AM   #3
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The units in question are EMD SD9043MACs. There are about 40 of these, and they are split up equally between CP and UP.

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Old 09-18-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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You can also see there locomotives in blue as well
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Being a leasing company, there are many different schemes:

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I have only been on the purple (maroon) ones. We were using three of these SD90s (our head unit was CEFX) a few weeks back to do some heavy switching. Our engineer was cursing the whole time because it takes a while for the AC units to load up. "Man these Canadian road units make horible switch engines!"
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I think they're actually leased out of the USA, just used in Canada.
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Those units are BIG!!!
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Those units are BIG!!!
According to our SSI the SD90 has 6000 horse power. That means we were switching with 18,000 horsepower.
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I just got back home from dragging a load of grainers. Our lead unit was one of these CEFX units. We also had one of the last units bought by SP in our consist.

The CEFX unit didnt have the teapot so my engineer and I joked about bad ordering it.
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According to our SSI the SD90 has 6000 horse power. That means we were switching with 18,000 horsepower.

Actually the CEFX units are not 6000hp SD90MAC-H's, they are 4300hp SD9043MAC's.
Also the units are spread among several railroads. While all 40 had been on CP, with some of them on joint lease between UP and CP, 20 of the units are now subleased out from CP to others. 13 units are leased to EMD and provided to BNSF as warranty protection units, 4 are on the Appalachian & Ohio RR, and 3 on the Paducah & Louisville RR. The remaining 20 units are still leased to CP.

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Actually the CEFX units are not 6000hp SD90MAC-H's, they are 4300hp SD9043MAC's.
Also the units are spread among several railroads. While all 40 had been on CP, with some of them on joint lease between UP and CP, 20 of the units are now subleased out from CP to others. 13 units are leased to EMD and provided to BNSF as warranty protection units, 4 are on the Appalachian & Ohio RR, and 3 on the Paducah & Louisville RR. The remaining 20 units are still leased to CP.

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you see these on just about every train on the on UP's Ayre sub. to canada. they get kind of annoying after a while. you never see a solid UP consist on that line. its always those or CP power with maybe 1 UP unit stuck in there somewhere.
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