Emd Sd40a

Emd Sd40a

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An EMD SD40A is a six-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1969 and 1970. 18 examples of this locomotive were built exclusively for the Illinois Central Railroad. The SD40A was basically an SD40 built on an SDP45 frame. The longer SDP45 frame allowed for a larger, 5000 gallon fuel tank. This locomotive is powered by a sixteen-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine, which could provide 3,000 horsepower. Illinois Central Railroad used the SD40A as a long-range road-switcher, utilizing the larger fuel tank found on the SDP45. The Soo Line Railroad eventually acquired five of these units and as of 2005 they are out of service. Six other units remain in service under IC, which is now a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135772562
  • 9786135772562