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The Alaska Railroad has ordered 8 SD70MACs. They were tacked on to the CSX order. They are rated at 4,300 horsepower and will be numbered 4317-4324. Someone at another forum posted pics. of the unpainted 4317. They will have HEP installed at a later date. 4 are suppose to be delivered in April and 4 in May. The ARR will have HEP installed sometime after Sept. when the pass. season slows down.
The ARR doesn't have 40 double decker cars trains. They run 2 train sets, with about 11 or 12 double decker cars on each train set. Another train runs with about 2 double decker cars. The ARR has out for bid for 2 more Double Decker cars. Those cars aren't expected until 2005. The ARR owns 2 or 3 Double Deckers of its own and the rest are owned by the Cruise companies.