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Illinois Central Railroad No. 9450, an EMD SD28.

EMD SD28 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The EMD SD28 is a 6-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between July 1965 and September 1965. Power was provided by an EMD 567D1 16-cylinder engine which generated 1,800 horsepower (1.34 MW). This locomotive was basically a non-turbocharged version of the EMD SD35. 6 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads. A further 6 a passenger variant, type SDP28, were built for export to Korea in May 1966.

Original Buyers

Owner: Columbus and Greenville Railway

Quantity: 2
Numbers: 701-702

Owner: Reserve Mining Co.

Quantity: 4
Numbers: 1233–1236

Owner: Korean National Railways

Quantity: 6
Numbers: 6201-6206
Notes: type SDP28

EMD SD28 and SDP28 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model: SD28
Build date: July – September 1965, SDP28 May 1966
Total produced: 12
​ • AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: EMD 567D1
Engine type: V16 diesel
Cylinders: 16
Performance figures
Power output: 1,800 hp (1.34 MW)

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