Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
St Louis-Southwestern (Cotton Belt) No. 7784 at Rosenberg, Texas, January 5, 2001. K.L. Whitehead
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GE B30-7 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE B30-7 road switcher diesel-electric locomotive model was offered first by GE in 1977, featuring a 16 cylinder engine. It is 61 ft 2 in (18.64 m) long. A change to the original B30-7 was using the 12 cylinder FDL rated at 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kilowatts), resulting in a B30-7A, B30-7A1 and a cabless B30-7A .
B30-7As were built only for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and are externally identical to the 16-cylinder version B30-7.
B30-7A1s were built only for the Southern Railway.
Cabless B30-7A were built only for the Burlington Northern Railroad. Short line railroad Providence and Worcester Railroad acquired five ex-BN B30-7A cabless units, reclassified as B30-7AB units, numbered 3004-3008, in 2001. National Railway Equipment acquired these locomotives in 2015.
In early 2017, Chesapeake and Ohio unit 8272 was repainted by CSX into its original Chessie System livery and donated to the Lake Shore Railway Museum.
Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Railroad: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Railroad: Missouri Pacific Railroad
Railroad: St. Louis - San Francisco Railway
Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Railroad: Southern Railway
GE B30-7 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Build date: December 1977 – October 1983
Total produced: 396
• AAR: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length: 61 ft 2 in (18.64 m)
Prime mover: GE FDL-16
Engine type: V16 diesel, V12 diesel for B30-7A variants
Cylinders: 16, 12 for B30-7A variants
Power output: 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)
Locale: North America
BN 4010, a B30-7A, working in Aurora, Illinois, in 1993.
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