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Union Pacific 5280 (GE AC45CCTE)

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During the week, I was lucky enough to get up close with one of Union Pacific's mainline locomotives, General Electric's AC45CCTE, so I thought I'd post a few shots as there seems to be a few UP fans on the site

Union Pacific classes the General Electric Evolution Series 4400hp ES44AC with AC traction motors as "C45ACCTE". Currently UP is the only railroad who uses the Controlled Tractive Effort software which reduces the tractive effort by the rear locomotive in lighter top'n'tailed freight trains to reduce derailment risk for lighter wagons in the middle of the train


Head to head



'Bag of bits'



Front Bogie



UP operates 938 production ES44AC units in addition to other variants



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