GE U50

GE U50

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The GE U50 was an eight-axle, 5,000 hp (3.7 MW) diesel locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems. They were twin-engined locomotives, combining two 2,500 hp (1,850 kW) diesel engines. The U50 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were re-used from scrapped UP turbine locomotives built by GE during the 1950s. The U50 was built in response to the Union Pacific Railroad's requirement, issued in the early 1960s, for a 15,000 hp (11,100 kW) 3-unit locomotive intended to replace the turbines. The design was effectively two U25B locomotives on a single frame; each diesel engine and generator powered only the two trucks at the same end. Three were delivered to the UP in October 1963, and three to the Southern Pacific Railroad in May and June 1964. Other locomotives built to this requirement were the EMD DD35 and the ALCO Century 855.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135904973
  • 9786135904970