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Electro-Motive Diesel To Manufacture Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Posted on October 20, 2010

Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. signed a contract with Societe Nationale Industrielle Et Miniere (SNIM) to manufacture six SD70ACS heavy haul ac diesel-electric locomotives.

The SD70ACS is a 3360 kW ac locomotive that includes an EMD IGBT ac drive system. The locomotive also features a pulse filtration system and movable sand plows on the pilot and trucks. Designed for SNIM’s mining operation, the units will carry minerals and be capable of operating in harsh desert environments, according to the company.

The SD70ACS is also equipped with the EMD 710-T1 diesel engine, the EM2000 microprocessor locomotive control system and the FIRE display system.

The units, which will start being delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011, are designed to increase the amount of minerals that are carried per trip, the company said.

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