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NRE N-Viromotive 2GS-14B Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The NRE 2GS-14B is a low-emissions Tier 4 genset diesel switcher locomotive built by National Railway Equipment. It is powered by two Cummins QSK19C I6 engines with each one developing 700 horsepower (522 kW) and creating a total power output of 1,400 horsepower (1,040 kW). At least eighteen 2GS-14B genset locomotives have been produced to date, with the majority of these units being manufactured at NREC's Mount Vernon shops in Southern Illinois.

Original Buyers

Owner: Belt Railway of Chicago
Quantity: 1
Road number: 140

Owner: CSX Transportation
Quantity: 4
Road numbers: 1316-1319

Owner: Dallas, Garland & Northeastern
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 140-141

Owner: Fort Worth and Western Railroad
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 2013-2014

Owner: Gerdau Ameristeel
Quantity: 3
Road numbers: 2286-2288

Owner: Northwoods Pulp and Timber
Quantity: 1
Road number: 104

Owner: National Railway Equipment
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 1400, 2007
Remarks: 1400 is a demonstrator; 2007 sold to Orange Port Terminal.

Owner: Odfjell
Quantity: 1
Road number: 1400

Owner: Orange Port Terminal Railroad
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 2220-2221

Owner: SEPTA
Quantity: 1
Road number: 70

Owner: Union Pacific
Quantity: 1
Road number: Y2005

Total Units: 18

NRE 2GS-14B Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: National Railway Equipment (NREC)
Model: 2GS-14B
Build date: December 2005 – Present
Total produced: 18
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover: Cummins QSK19C (×2)
Engine type: Diesel engine
Aspiration: Turbocharger
Cylinders: 6 (×2)

Generator Model: 572RDL
Air Compressor Model: GAR30
Air Brake Model: CCB26
Microprocessor Model: NFORCE
Traction Motors: D77-78
Wheel Arrangement: B-B
AARPlate2: Plate L
Length Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 56’2”
Width Over Grab Irons: 10’
Maximum Height Above Rail: 16’3”
Wheel Diameter: 40”
Minimum Curve Radius Single Unit: 147ft - 39°
Weight Fully Serviced: 258,000lbs
Fuel: 1,350 gal
Sand: 48ft cu. ft.
Coolant Per N Gen: 45 gal
Lubricating Oil Per N Gen: 80 gal
Used Lube Oil Reservoir: 200 gal
Retention Tank: 100gal
Performance figures
Power output: 1,400 hp (1,040 kW)

See also:

National Railway Equipment N-ViroMotive Locomotives

Low-Emissions Locomotives

Diesel-Electric Locomotives