How much horsepower does an SD40 locomotive have?
The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 to 1989. The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as part of EMD’s Dash 2 series, competing against the GE U30C and the ALCO Century 630.
How many SD40-2 are there?
Many have been built (with over 4,000 built, and another 1,000 custom rebuild or build; including the original SD40 units being upgraded or rebuild to “Dash 2” standards), were purchased by many railroads, and are still currently in use.
What is the heaviest diesel locomotive?
Union Pacific Centennial
The Union Pacific Centennial is the largest and most powerful diesel locomotive ever built.
What kind of locomotive is the EMD SD40?
The EMD SD40 is a 6-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between January 1966 and August 1972.
What is the difference between GMD SD40-2 and EMD?
There are distinguishable differences between the EMD models and the Canadian GMD-built models. Most notable are the headlight configurations. The biggest giveaway is the rear light. GMD SD40-2s have a single beam, where EMD has twin-beam styled lights, usually placed next to each other.
What kind of engine does a SD40 have?
The Electromotive Division SD40-2 is a 6 axle, 3,000 HP diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 until 1986. Like the SD40 before it, it’s 645 engine puts out 3,000 HP. The SD40-2 is considered the most successful diesel locomotive of all time, with over 4,000 units being built. Burlington Northern had the most with nearly 900 units.
How many SD40-2W’s were made?
The SD40-2W features a wide nose Canadian safety cab instead of the conventional “spartan cab” found on other units. Other spotting features include snow shields, cab mounted bells and triangularly arranged class lights. 123 SD40-2W’s were built, all for Canadian National.