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EMD GP38AC Diesel Electric Locomotive
The EMD GP38AC is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between February 1970 and December 1971. It was basically a GP38 with an AR10 alternator instead of the GP38's normal generator.
261 examples of this model were built; railroads that purchased this model include CP, DT&I, GTW, GM&O, IC, LV, L&N, N&W, SLSF, SOU and Pacific Power and Light.
Many were upgraded to full GP38-2 status with the Dash 2 modular electrical cabinet.
Railroad: CP Rail
Road numbers: 3000-3020
Railroad: Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
Road numbers: 210-217
Railroad: Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Road numbers: 5800-5811
Railroad: Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Road numbers: 721-733
Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Road numbers: 9500-9519
Railroad: Lehigh Valley Railroad
Road numbers: 310-313
Railroad: Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Road numbers: 4020-4049
Railroad: Norfolk and Western Railway
Road numbers: 4100-4159
Notes: To Norfolk Southern. All have either been retired, scrapped, or rebuilt.
Railroad: Pacific Power & Light Company
Railroad: Southern Railway
Road numbers: 2823–2878
Railroad: St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Road numbers: 633-662
EMD GP38AC Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Build date: February 1970 - December 1971
Total produced: 261
• AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Locale: United States
Burlington Northern Santa Fe No. 2116, an EMD GP38AC.
By terry cantrell - originally posted to Flickr as BNSF 2116, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3942570
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