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Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway EMD RS1325 No. 30.

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EMD RS1325 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The RS1325 was a North American locomotive model built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division, having characteristics of both a switcher and a roadswitcher. Only two units were built.

In 1960, EMD built a pair of light roadswitchers, consisting of switcher carbodies and mechanicals on longer roadswitcher frames. These were given the designation of RS1325, RS denoting a roadswitcher not part of a specific series, and 1325 denoting the unit’s horsepower. The RS1325’s were 4-axle, B-B diesels constructed by GM-EMD in September 1960. The cab and forward is styled similarly to that of the GP20 or GP18 with a long sloping hood and the standard rounded top cab of the time. The long hood is low and more representative of a true switcher body. They had, similarly to the NW5 switchers, a short hood that could contain auxiliaries and a steam generator for passenger equipment, as EMD intended for them to be purchased as passenger switchers. However, the only two built lacked such amenities, as they were purposefully built for freight service.

Only two units of this type were produced in total, serial numbers No. 25773 and No. 25774. They made up order No. 4438, placed by the Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway, and they were given the numbers No. 30 and No. 31 in service. A green paint scheme with a thin red stripe adorned them until the C&IM was renamed as the Illinois & Midland Railroad when they were bought by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and added to the G&M’s ever-increasing roster of shortlines. As of 2016, both units remain in active use on the I&M with the same numbers.

EMD RS1325 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Electro-Motive Division
Total produced: 2
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Trucks: Flexicoil
Wheel diameter: 40 in (1.016 m)
Length: 52 ft 2 in (15.90 m)
Width: 10 ft 6 7⁄8 in (3.22 m)
Height: 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Locomotive weight: 125 tons (113 t; 112 long tons)
Fuel capacity: 900 US gallons (3,400 l; 750 imp gal)
Prime mover: EMD 567D1
Engine type: V12 diesel
Cylinders: 12
Performance figures
Power output: 1,325 hp (0.988 MW)

See also:

List of GM-EMD locomotives

Electro-Motive Division

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Locomotives