EMD SD38 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The SD38 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between May 1967 and October 1971. It had an EMD 64516-cylinder engine generating 2,000 horsepower (1.5 MW), compared to the turbocharged EMD 645E3 V-16 engine that produced 3000 horsepower. The SD38 had the same frame as the SD39, SD40 and SD45. 52 were built for American railroads, one was built for a Canadian railroad, four were exported to a mining firm in Jamaica and seven were exported to a mining firm in Venezuela. The SD38 was succeeded by a Dash 2 version called the EMD SD38-2.
Railroad: Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
Railroad: Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
Railroad: Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Railroad: Kaiser Bauxite (Jamaica)
Railroad: McCloud River Railroad
Railroad: Orinoco Mining Company (Venezuela)
Railroad: Penn Central
Railroad: RFFSA (Brazil)
An M version of SD38 was built for the Brazil Federal Railways (RFFSA - Rede Ferroviária Federal S. A.).
Forty of a passenger version, the SDP38, were built for the Korean National Railways in May-July 1967. The units were numbered 6351-6390.
EMD SD38 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Build date: May 1967 – October 1971
Total produced: 108
• AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Fuel capacity: 3,200 US gal (12,000 l; 2,700 imp gal)
Prime mover: EMD 645E
Engine type: V16 diesel
Power output: 2,000 hp (1.5 MW)
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Norfolk Southern EMD SD38 No. 3809 and NS MT6 slug No. 978 at Buckeye Yard in Columbus, Ohio.
By MeRyan - IMG_2677, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16971733
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