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EMD SD18 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The EMD SD18 is a 6-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between April 1960 and March 1963. Power was provided by an EMD 567D1 16-cylinder engine which generated 1,800 hp (1.3 MW).
54 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, and 60 for export, including fifteen for Korail (order numbers 700735–700749, serial numbers 28373–28387).
Owner: Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
Owner: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Owner: Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway
Owner: Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway
Owner: Reserve Mining Co.
Owner: RFFSA (export to Brazil)
Owner: Korea National Railroad (Korail)
At least four SD18s have been preserved. Chop-nosed Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 193 is now an operating member of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum collection. They also have DM&IR 316 in their collection, which is an "SDM"; an EMD SD18 given EMD 645 power assemblies by the Missabe. However, it is still labeled as an SD18.
The South Branch Valley Railroad also regularly operates former Bessemer & Lake Erie SD18 853 as their 182.
A fourth unit is Chesapeake and Ohio 7311, in Chessie System colors and with VLIX reporting marks. It was sold to a company in the State of Washington and is slated for a complete rebuild. As of now the unit has been running freights but should be rebuilt soon.This SD18 rides on Alco trucks.
Additionally, both SD18s owned by the Chicago & Illinois Midland are still in operation, and are used by the Illinois Midland Railroad, the successor to the CIM.
EMD SD18 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Build date: April 1960 – March 1963
Total produced: 114
• AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Gauge: 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm), Brazil
Prime mover: EMD 567D1
Engine type: V16 diesel
Power output: 1,800 hp (1.3 MW)
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range EMD SD18 No. 193 in Palmers, Minnesota.
By Keon McGarvey - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33967643
SBVR No. 182, formerly of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, on a night photoshoot in 2011.
By jpmueller99 from Shenandoah Valley of VA, USA - South Branch Valley 182Uploaded by Mackensen, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30910425
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