The 50-unit order for GE, and now Wabtec, involves the conversion of 50 C44-9Ws to AC traction. It is significant because GE won this contract over NS’s own shops after 4 years of them being rebuilt in Roanoke, Va., and Altoona, Pa. Union Pacific C44ACWM No. 7015 was also completed and tested on Sunday as part of the ongoing order to upgrade UP’s existing fleet.
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