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An EMD Model 40 at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Klaus Nahr.

By Klaus Nahr from Germany [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

An EMD Model 40 at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Klaus Nahr.
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EMD Model 40 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The EMD Model 40 was a two-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by Electro-Motive Corporation, and its corporate successor, General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) between August 1940 and April 1943. Nicknamed "critters", eleven examples of this locomotive were built. Powered by twin General Motors Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines, which produce a combined 300 horsepower (224 kW). Original buyers included the Electro-Motive Corporation/EMD Plant No. 2 switcher, Defense Plant Corporation 4 units, the United States Army 3 units, and the United States Navy 2 units, General Motors Cleveland Diesel Division 1 unit.

Known locomotives
Serial No. 1134

Former EMC 1134 Demonstrator, Later DVR No. 20, Museum of Industry, Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

Serial No. 1308

Former US Rubber, Old Ben Coal, SCRAPPED.

Serial No. 1309

Former US Rubber, Penn Dixie Cement, Lake Superior Railroad Museum at Duluth, Minnesota.

Serial No. 1834

Former USAX 7403, DPC No. 1, Cushing Stone Company, Amsterdam, New York.

Serial No. 1835

Former DPC No. 2, American steel foundry 5g1,Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum at North Judson, Indiana.

Serial No. 2284

Former USAX 7952, Former Acme Newport steel, Newport steel, KY NPTX No. 1. Owned and restored by Professional Loco services in East Chicago, Indiana.

Serial No. 2285

Former USAX 7953, Walkersville Southern Railroad, Walkersville, Maryland.

Serial No. 2286

Former USAX 7954. SCRAPPED.

Serial No. 2287

Former USN, Travel Town Museum, Los Angeles, California.

Serial No. 2288

Former USN No. 4, York County Heritage Trust, York, Pennsylvania.

Serial No. 2289

Former GM Cleveland. SCRAPPED.

EMD Model 40 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model: Model 40
Build date April 1940 – April 1943
Total produced: 11
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Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Locomotive weight: 84,000 lb (38,000 kg)
Fuel type: Diesel fuel
Prime mover: (2) Detroit Diesel 6-71
Engine type: Inline 2-stroke diesel
Generator: DC generator
Traction motors: DC traction motors
Cylinders: 6 (2)
Transmission: diesel electric
Locomotive brake: Westinghouse 14-ET Air brake
Performance figures
Power output: 300 hp (224 kW)

Locale: North America

See also:

EMD Locomotives

Electro Motive

Diesel-Electric Locomotives