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11/21/2001



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CPR to upgrade 40 remote-control systems through CANAC


Canadian Pacific Railway Nov. 21 reached an agreement with CANAC Inc. to upgrade the railroad's 40 BELTPACK® locomotive remote-control systems (LRC) with more advanced technology.
Over the next two months, CANAC will upgrade 24 of CPR's BELTPACK Version I systems to Version II, including 60 operator control units (OCU IIe) and eight repeaters. CANAC also will upgrade CPR's 16 Version II systems with 40 OCU IIes, which are smaller and lighter, and designed to be more ergonomic.
"CPR is the second-largest BELTPACK user in North America … this further reinforces BELTPACK as the established LRC system of choice for Class Is," said Frank Trotter, CANAC president and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement.


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