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The Illinois Central's only GE-Busch-Sulzer Transfer Locomotive, No. 9201.

The Busch-Sulzer diesel engine was designed and built in the U.S.A. Shown here is the 8-cylinder version which developed 1,600 hp. The 10-cylinder version was used in the GE-Busch-Sulzer locomotive, and it developed 2,000 hp.

The Busch-Sulzer diesel engine was designed and built in the U.S.A. Shown here is the 8-cylinder version which developed 1,600 hp. The 10-cylinder version was used in the GE-Busch-Sulzer locomotive, and it developed 2,000 hp.

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The Illinois Central's only GE-Busch-Sulzer Transfer Locomotive, No. 9201.
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GE-Busch-Sulzer Transfer Locomotive

A single GE-Busch-Sulzer demonstrator unit was built in 1936 for the Illinois Central Railroad and numbered 9201. Powered by a Busch-Sulzer 2,000 hp, two-stroke 10-cylinder V diesel engine, the locomotive's maximum tractive effort was 85,500 lbs, with service weight at 154.5 tons. It could obtain a maximum speed of 60 mph.

The GE-Busch-Sulzer was one of three transfer locomotive demonstrators supplied to the Illinois Central Railroad in the mid-thirties, each of different design.

See also:

EMC T Transfer Locomotive

GEIR 175-Ton Transfer Locomotive

Illinois Central

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Locomotives

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