EMD SD38AC Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The EMD SD38AC is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June and October 1971. It was basically an SD38 with an AR10 alternating current alternator instead of the SD38's normal direct current generator. It produces 2,000 horsepower (1,500 kW) from a 16-cylinder EMD 645E roots blown prime mover. It came equipped with or without dynamic brakes. This locomotive shared the same common frame with the SD39, SD38, SD40 and SD45. The SD38AC is basically the transition engine between the SD38 and the SD38-2. 15 examples of this model were built; 6 for B&LE, 8 for DMIR and one for BC Hydro.
Railroad: Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
Railroad: Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway
Railroad: BC Hydro
EMD SD38AC Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Build date: June – October 1971
Total produced: 15
• 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 engine
Power output: 2,000 hp (1,500 kW)
Locale: North America
CCGX EMD SD38AC No. 5202 leading CEMR Freight Into Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 13 2017.
By Taylorover9002 - I took a photo of the train passing., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61066874
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