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AT&SF 8780 and train near Darling, AZ in March 1981.   Photo by Roger Puta.

GE U36C Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE U36C was a 3600 hp diesel-electric locomotive model built by GE Transportation Systems.

The length of the locomotive was 67 ft 3 in (20.50 m), standard for U30C, U33C, U34CH, U36C, U36CG, C30-7 and C36-7. The U36C also had steel capped pistons.

218 units were produced between October 1971 and February 1975 for railroads in the United States and Mexico. A further 20 units of model U36CG (the passenger service variant of the U36C) were built for use in Mexico.

Original Owners

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Quantity:  100
Numbers:  8700-8799
Notes:  70 units rebuilt to SF30C's

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Quantity:  4
Numbers:  5800-5803

Clinchfield Railroad

Quantity:  7
Numbers:  3600-3606

Erie Lackawanna Railway

Quantity:  13
Numbers:  3316-3328

Ferrocarril del Pacífico

Quantity:  10
Numbers:  409-418

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México

Quantity:  104
Numbers:  8900-8986, 9300-9316
Notes:  8938-8957 were model U36CG.

GE U36C
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Model: U36C
Build date: 1971 – 1975
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Length: 67 ft 3 in (20.50 m)
Prime mover: FDL-16
Cylinders: 16
Performance figures
Power output: 3,600 hp (2,700 kW)

Career
Locale: North America

See also:

GE Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives

AT&SF 8780 and train near Darling, AZ in March 1981. Photo by Roger Puta.