EMD® Delivers Three New Locomotives
September 19, 2013--LAGRANGE, Ill. – Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) recently delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M), representing the first AC traction locomotives for the independent, Class III railroad.
A&M operates 139 miles from Fort Smith, Ark., to Monett, Mo., and interchanges with BNSF, Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class I railroads. The SD70ACe locomotives are certified for EPA Tier 3 emissions standards, and features include radial trucks and distributed power, in addition to AC traction.
The railroad selected EMD to supply its new locomotives based on the demonstrated performance of the SD70ACe. “To take advantage of AC traction on our mountainous route, we determined the rugged design of the SD70ACe would allow A&M to maintain high fleet availability at low cost. The SD70ACe locomotive is ideal for our operations and will enable A&M to retire several older locomotives, while drastically increasing our hauling capability and efficiency.” said A&M’s Chairman Reilly McCarren.
The 4,300 traction horsepower SD70ACe locomotive integrates EMD’s highly reliable and fuel-efficient 16-cylinder 710 engine, EM2000 microprocessor control system and AC traction. EMD launched the model in 2005 for freight applications in North America and around the world.
“We’re excited to provide the first AC locomotives to be introduced into A&M’s fleet,” said Billy Ainsworth, Progress Rail and EMD Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the confidence A&M has in EMD and look forward to providing the highest quality locomotives and services to support their operations and the lowest total cost of ownership.”
The locomotives, EMD road numbers 1201-1203, were delivered to A&M from Progress Rail’s Mayfield, Ky., facility. EMD 1201 made its debut at the MINExpo Show in Las Vegas, Nev., last September, painted in Caterpillar® yellow. Modifications at the Mayfield shop included a new, modern paint design reflecting A&M’s corporate colors and renumbering to A&M road numbers 70-72.
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About Progress Rail and Electro-Motive Diesel:
Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is a leading supplier of remanufactured locomotive and railcar products and services to the railroad industry, operating one of the most extensive rail service and supply networks in North America. More than 8,000 employees serve customers in a network of more than 165 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. Progress Rail Services is headquartered in Albertville, Ala.
Through the acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), Progress Rail has expanded its network of global locations, furthering a commitment to providing industry-leading products and services. Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Ill., EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and is a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation. The company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. EMD also has an extensive aftermarket business offering replacement parts, maintenance solutions and a range of value-added services.
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.
About Arkansas & Missouri:
The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company is an independent, privately held Class III railroad established in 1986. Providing integrated, multimodal solutions to its customers, A&M serves businesses in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri and connects with BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific. For more information, visit www.amrailroad.com.
Introduced in February 1952 and produced through November 1953, the SD7 was the 1500HP six axle big brother to the GP7. Riding on six axles, three-motor trucks, they were designed to offer more starting tractive effort in "road" service than the GP7. EMDs introduction of an A1A freight locomotive led them to design the SD7 from the ground up. In appearance, they are very similar to the GP7 only with a longer hood. The radiators are grouped together at the end of the long hood and not separated as was seen on the GP7. The grill assembly protrudes from the side of the hood whereas with the GP7 the grills are fit flush with the hood. As built, the SD7 very closely resembles the SD9 with the visual spotting features being the boarding steps and a variation of the classification lights. The SD7 (for Special Duty) was a massive locomotive at 60 feet 8 inches from coupler to coupler and weighing 360,000 pounds. It was powered by the same reliable 1500HP 567B V-16 two-cycle diesel engine as the GP7 and F7.
With a maximum speed range between 55 and 89 miles per hour, depending on the gearing ratio selected, and a tractive force of 90,000 pounds, the SD series was here to stay. With the SD7, EMD introduced the "lightweight" Flexicoil truck which enabled these locomotives to be used on branchlines as well as for road service. These trucks were so smooth that the SD7 was compared to "riding in a luxury car." With the advent of 1954, EMD made a conservative marketing push against the competition with the announcement of their "Nine Line" series. This consisted of the introduction of new locomotive model numbers, the SW9/1200, the F9A/B, the GP9, and the SD9.
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Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon2: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed. Paragon2 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with: superb back EMF motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the familiar sturdy maroon box!
Industry-Leading SOUND Features:
- Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
- Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
- 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
- Choice of 3 selectable Horns
- Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn and steam whistle - both the main whistle and alternate can be easily played
- Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or slower bell
- Numerous user-mappable functions with available keys
- Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
- Freight Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
- Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
- Farm Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
- Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key
- Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
- Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
- Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
- Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
- Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
- EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings
**Specifications on this page subject to change.
Athearn Genesis HO MP15AC EMD Demonstrator w/ DCC & Sound
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SKU: N/ACategory: MP15AC Diesel SwitcherTag: HO ScaleRailroad Short Name:
- Walkway tread
- Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
- Factory applied wire grab irons
- Windshield wipers
- See through cab windows
- Cab interior
- Sliding side cab windows
- Metal lift rings
- Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
- DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
- Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
- Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
- Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
- Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 75, 83, and 100 rail
- Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
- Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
- Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
- Minimum radius: 18″
- For a complete list of features, visit Athearn website
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Demonstrators, Proto-types & Test Beds
- 1201 > Arkansas & Missouri 70
- 1202 > A&M 71
- 1203 > A&M 72
- 1204 > Luminant Energy (TUGX) 5308
- 1205 > Luminant Energy (TUGX) 5309
- 1206 > Canadian National 8100
- 1207 > -----
- 1208 > CN 8101
- 1209 > CN 8102 (not confirmed)
- 1210 > CN 8103 (not confirmed)
Disposition info from Peter Åsman, Mike Murray (Yahoo Shortline Group) and Sean Graham-White (LocoNotes)
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