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EMD MP15T Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The EMD MP15T is a 4-axle diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between October 1984 and November 1987. Instead of a non-turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD 645 engine it uses a turbocharged 8-cylinder engine. The external appearance of the engine remains similar to other MP15 models.
42 of these locomotives were built for the Seaboard System Railroad, 1200-1241 (later merged into CSX where they kept their numbers) and one unit for Dow Chemical Company, number 957.
In 2010 Progress Rail Services, A Caterpillar Company, purchased MP15T 1220 from CSX making CSX's total count 40.
EMD MP15T Overview
Type and origin
Power: type Diesel
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Build date: October 1984 – November 1987
Total produced: 43
• AAR B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
CSX EMD MP12T No. 1216 near the Cargill Superior Elevator at Buffalo, New York in 2004.
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