Progress Rail Signs with CP for 30 Modernized Locos

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Canadian Pacific for 30 Modernized Locomotives

June 28, 2018

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., today announced it has been chosen by Canadian Pacific to supply an order of 30 upgraded EMD SD70ACU locomotives – otherwise known as modernized versions of SD90MAC models.  Once fully remanufactured these freight locomotives will primarily serve in heavy haul applications. 

“Our customers operate all over the world, and have varying needs based upon their regional performance requirements. Fleet modernization provides the railroads with the opportunity to upgrade their locomotives with today’s technology to continue going the distance,” said Progress Rail’s Executive Vice President of Rolling Stock, Marty Haycraft. “We are pleased Canadian Pacific chose to modernize their fleet with our EMD SD70ACU locomotives, which are known for their proven technology, overall cost effectiveness and ability to serve as a sustainable product operating on the mainline.”

Progress Rail will modernize the 30 units at its Mayfield, Kentucky, and Muncie, Indiana, locomotive facilities. The fleet will receive all new traction control systems, and new cabs adhering to the latest crashworthy standards.  All major components, including the existing EMD 710 engine, will be remanufactured for optimal performance and reliability. The upgraded locomotives will be delivered to Canadian Pacific in 2019.


About Progress Rail: 
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Progress Rail Contact:
Barbara Jansen
Marketing Director