Canadian National (CN) is the largest railroad in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is currently Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Following the purchase of Illinois Central and a number of smaller US railways it also has an extensive network in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today Canadian National owns approximately 20,400 route miles of track in 8 provinces, as well as a 70 mile stretch into the Northwest Territories to Hay River on the southern shore of the Great Slave Lake; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, going as far north as Anchorage, Alaska.
Produced between 1972 and 1986, General Motors Electro- Motive Diesel (EMD) produced the 3,000 horsepower SD40-2 as an upgrade from the SD40. The SD40-2 features modular electronic control systems, making it significantly more reliable and economical than its competitors, and with almost 4,000 units built for 29 railroad companies, the SD40-2 is one of the best selling locomotives of all time.
Built by General Electric’s Transportation Systems division in response to the introduction of tighter emission policies that came into effect in 2005, the ES44 locomotives replaced the 4400CW series. The upgrades resulted in more power and less emissions from the smaller GEVO 12-cylinder engine than its 16-cylinder predecessor. Consisting of a twin six axle wheel arrangement, more than 2000 ES44s have been ordered by nearly all the major US and Canadian railroad companies.
Routes Featuring the ES44AC & SD40-2;
Barstow to San Bernardino
Castle Rock Railroad
SD40-2 locomotive in CN livery
ES44 locomotive in CN livery
Free Roam: Monument
Canadian Rock – Career System Scenario
Finish loading and haul a shipment of coal from Castle Rock to Larkspur to power the refinery. Scoring will be awarded for timeliness and knocked off for rough handling of the rolling stock.
National Petroleum – Career System Scenario
Haul a shipment of petroleum from Larkspur to Castle Rock to serve the local industries. Scoring will be awarded for timeliness and knocked off for rough handling of the rolling stock.
The Forgotten One – Career System Scenario
Head to Monument from Larskpur with a spare engine where a rake of specialist grain is waiting to be shipped out. However, there is a problem, the grain order is missing a wagon which is now buried within another rake of cars.