A set of EMD SD80ACe locomotives for export arrived in Halifax on CN 120. These locomotives are destined for Vale's mining operations in Brazil. Vale is a very large mining company and its Brazilian iron ore operations are simply huge. Read all about Vale's operations on the great Oil-Electric blog to learn more.
Dave shot CN 120 rolling through Truro.
CN 120 had four CN engines on the head end, followed by two Vale engines on their own wheels, a couple of freight cars, then several Vale engines on flatcars with regular freight cars in between as spacers.
David Othen shot CN 120 coming into Rockingham Yard.
Caleb Wentzell shot the engines in Rockingham yard. The light was great for these shots.
Here's Caleb's closeup of Vale 102.
The locomotives will be loaded on a ship and sent to Brazil to join the rest of the iron ore fleet.
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