International Railway Journal, November 30, 2021
Canadian Pacific is designing and building the locomotive using fuel cells and batteries to power the electric traction motors. CP chief engineer Mr Kyle Mulligan said: “We are going to deploy that prototype into one of our terminals in Calgary.”
The diesel fuel tanks on the modified unit have been replaced by the extraction battery system and the cooling system and radiator fans have been replaced by the hydrogen storage. The fuel cells are located where the diesel engine and alternator were. “We are building this in a way that is modular so that we can retrofit existing platforms,” Mulligan said.