• 2007 Orders for ES44AC's and ES44DC's

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by dash7
 
hi, i know that this year that pilbara rail in western australia have orders for more ac44es locomotives but with "tear drop" style windsheilds not unlike those on the canadian national dash-9's they will also have microwaves,fridge's,a/c with higher capacity and cd players also they will have an extra core added to the radiators to cope with the extreme heat in the pilbara desert and an extra core for the aftercooler. and poxy loocking marker lights red/white on the front and long hood end, the delivery will be in the following order: dash-9-44cw-7043-7050 (these are ge build no's#57094-57103 in numerical order ,all built august 2006) arrived 1st week dec. 9435,9436 arrived 1st week dec. also an order for 10 es44dci is due late this year. i also beleive that fortescue metal group also in western australia have ordered new power from the general.its also been mentioned that mrs in brazil have new power on order from ge as china and cvrd brazil. cheers dash-7[/url]

  by Pilbara Rail
 
FMG have 15 -9 units on order.
Due Port Hedland, Australia, October 2007.

Possible that the same shipment will have the 10 ES44DCi units for Pilbara Rail, Dampier. As these units are due around the same time.

Pilbara Rail ES44DCi units will have the extended radiator section with two fans. Frame length will be the same as the AC6000.