Four-axle Road Switchers or General Purpose Locomotives
Six-axle Road Switchers or Special Duty Locomotives
In a very real sense, yesterday's Special Duty eventually became today's Standard Duty. Many earlier model SDs, most particularly SD40s, SD39s and SD38s, have been rebuilt to Dash 2 standards for another 30 to 40 years of reliable service.
Diesel-Electric Locomotives built by EMC, GM-EMD
Streamlined power cars and early experimental locomotives
EMC participated in the construction of a number of motorized railcars, integrated streamliner trainsets, and experimental locomotives in the 1930s. Most of these were short production runs (one, two, or four units) that were used by a single railroad. The vast majority consisted of Winton prime movers and General Electric generating, control and transmission components inside a carbody whose assembly was subcontracted to another manufacturer, since EMC did not have the ability to build its own bodies until 1936.
An EMD advertisement, ca. 1957.
An EMD advertisement, ca. 1940.
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