Posted by on December 20, 2011 
This appears to be the first time most of the world is seeing this unit. Any specifications? V20 EMD 710 @ 5,000HP like its cousin the SD80MAC?
Posted by Blair Kooistra on December 20, 2011 
Interesting. There's a pretty good market for our big locos on foreign soil. These; the new ACE and GEVOS for Australia, the rebuilt SD90MACS going to Australia--and Republic Locomotive and NREC have orders on the book for locos for the tight-clearance Aussie open access freight railroads as well.
Posted by Backyard on December 20, 2011 
Complete with huge pad-eyes, fillet-welded to the deck and enough money in binders to buy a nice car. There is enough wood dunnage under that locomotive to keep warm all winter. I like it when they go big.
Posted by Jack Wayne on December 20, 2011 
I'm also wondering if this is destined for the Vale Minas Gerais-Vitoria lines (in mid-southern Brazil) or the Carajas Iron Road (in the north)...or if both sections of that railroad will get these locomotives?
Posted by Pedro Rezende on December 20, 2011 
I am wondering why they are coming without Vale painting scheme...
Posted by Cristiano Oliveira on December 20, 2011 
Yeah baby, now I'm talking!!! So good to finally see these engines coming out from the EMD plant! This engine is for Vale's Carajás Railroad in northern Brazil!
Posted by Jack Wayne on December 20, 2011 
Cristiano, thanks and I love it! This engine and its "brothers" (sorry, I still have a hard time referring to these big EMDs as "she") will see service in the far eastern edges of the Amazon jungle in Pará State...I look very forward to seeing pictures from you or others in that area when it happens.
Posted by Cristiano Oliveira on December 20, 2011 
Hi Jack... you bet you will pal xD! Take a look in my Flickr's gallery too, probably I'll post there first: My Best!
Posted by Khalil Poole on December 21, 2011 
Nice shot and catch! I wonder if these will come to a Class I near us in America???
Posted by Arpad Nemeth on December 21, 2011 
It totally looks like an sd70ace. Nice catch Chris!
Posted by Pedro Rezende on December 21, 2011 
Hi Chris, do you have more pictres of it? Vale ordered seven untis, that will receive number 101 to 107 on EFC (broad gauge). By the way, they are rated 5,000HP, use diesel engine model 20-710G3C-ES Tier 1 and wheighs 196 tons.
Posted by Chris Wilson on December 21, 2011 
Thanks for the comments/info... I never took any other detail shots, but the back looks the same as a SD70M-2 or ACe series other than the third colling fan.
Posted by MrDan on December 23, 2011 
According to CRO, they are supposed to be painted at VIA's TMC in Mimico by CRCR.
Posted by eeverenewt on October 29, 2012 

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