GE Dash 8-40B Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE Dash 8-40B (or B40-8) is a 4-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between 1988 and 1989. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives. The Dash 8-40B is a standard version of the series; the Dash 8-40BW is a standard series but with a gull wing instead a standard cab.
A total of 151 examples of this locomotive were built for North American railroads.
The GE Dash 8-40BW (B40-8W) is a variant fitted with a full-width cab. Another variant is the GE Dash 8-40BP, more commonly known as the Genesis series. The locomotives in the Genesis series are the P40DC, the P42DC, and the P32AC-DM.
Railroad: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Railroad: General Electric
Railroad: New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway
Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Railroad: United States Department of Energy (Savannah River Site)
In July 2014, Union Pacific No. 1848, formerly St. Louis Southwestern No. 8049, was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Illinois Railway Museum.
GE Dash 8-40B Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Model: Dash 8-40B
Build date: 1988 – 1989
Total produced: 151
• AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: GE 7FDL16
Power output: 4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
Locale: North America
BNSF B40-8 No. 577 at Havelock, Nebraska, in October 2014. As of 2015, this is the only active Dash 8 in ATSF blue and yellow paint on the BNSF system.
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UP 1869, a GE Dash 8-40B.
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