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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.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Erie Lackawanna Railway
Ferrocarril del Pacífico
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: GE Transportation Systems
Build date: 1971 – 1975
• 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
Power output: 3,600 hp (2,700 kW)
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