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What was the first EMD locomotive?

What was the first EMD locomotive?

EMD Muncie On October 28, the plant was officially opened, and the first locomotive produced at the plant, a Ferromex SD70ACe #4092, was rolled out.

Is EMD still building locomotives?

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When was the EMD GP40 built?


Type and origin
Builder U.S., General Motors, Electro-Motive Division (EMD) Canada, General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Model GP40
Build date November 1965 – December 1971
Total produced 1,221

When did GM sell EMD?

General Motors put EMD up for sale in 2004, and in 2005 it became Electro-Motive Diesel, maintaining its famous initials under new ownership.

Is EMD owned by Caterpillar?

Today, EMD, a fully owned subsidiary of Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar Company, offers complete railroad solutions to railways across the world, including locomotives, track, repower, signaling and safety technologies.

What is the most common locomotive in the US?


Axle load 72,000 lb (32,658.7 kilograms; 32.7 tonnes) max
Loco weight 423,000–432,000 lb (192,000–196,000 kilograms) 212–216 short tons (189–193 long tons; 192–196 t)
Fuel type diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 5,500 US gal (21,000 l; 4,600 imp gal) or 6,200 US gal (23,000 l; 5,200 imp gal)

Does GE still make locomotives?

In September 2010, GE Transportation announced plans to commercialise a hybrid design by 2014–15. On July 27, 2017, GE Transportation announced that all production of locomotives would move from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Fort Worth, Texas, by the end of 2018.

What is the newest locomotive?

The ES58ACi locomotive is the most powerful Wabtec heavy-haul diesel-electric unit in operation. It incorporates the latest model GEVO V16 cylinders diesel engine on an AC traction-system backbone.

What is the difference between a GP40 and an GP40 2?

The differences between a GP40-2 and a GP40 are minimal, but the most easy to spot difference is the small water sight glass on the right hand side of the GP40-2, and several GP40-2’s were delivered with Blomberg M trucks with single clasp brakes. 861 units were built, with many still in service today.

How can you tell the difference between an EMD and a GE locomotive?

The radiator sections is where they differ most. GE radiators use a “wing” approach, while EMD radiators are of a flush variety, with grilles. The later-model EMDs use a flared radiator. Trucks differantiate a loco from another maker as well.