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How to spot an SD70ACe-P6.

How to spot an SD70ACe-P6.

2020-06-21 Roland Depth 0 Fortescue Metals EMD SD70ACe

The only way to tell an SD70ACe-P6 model unit from a standard unit is the difference in height of the inverter cabinet located on the observers or left hand side immediately behind the cab. The -P6 is slightly higher and is noticeable on Aussie units as we have a kickplate on our handrail assemblies.

The -P6 model has an inverter per axle to allow better traction control and therefore greater adhesion over the standard model which has an inverter per bogie or truck.

The attached picture shows the step height change on FMG SD70ACe-P6 unit 727 serial 20188761-006 built in Nov 2019. The FMG order was built to the same specs and at the same time as the final ten units of Norfolk Southern order for 50 units #1175-1224.


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