How many cars can a SW1200 pull?

How many cars can a SW1200 pull?

The SW1200 has 1200hp and weighs in at 245,000 lbs and has 74,000 lbs starting TE at 25%. So, she could lug 40-50 cars on the flat switching. The real number of cars pulled would depend on the rollibility of each car and the weather so,25-30 cars would be a realistic number before wheel slip at start.

What does EMD locomotive stand for?

Electro-Motive Diesel
Progress Rail Locomotives, doing business as Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive products and diesel engines for the rail industry.

How much does a EMD SD70ACe cost?

The current price of these locomotives can range from $1.5 million for DC traction motors to nearly $2.5 million for AC traction motors. Union Pacific’s “Office Car Special”, led by SD70ACe #8866, is westbound on the former Southern Pacific at Donner Pass near Colfax, California.

When was the SW1500 built?

June 1966
EMD SW1500

hideType and origin
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model SW1500
Build date June 1966 to January 1974
Total produced 808

How much horsepower does a SD70ACe have?

SD70ACe is equipped with EMD’s 16-710-G3C-T2 prime mover, rated at 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW); later Tier 3 models are rated at 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW), and have a thermal efficiency of almost 36%. They are rated at 157,000 lbf (700 kN) continuous tractive effort (191,000 lbf (850 kN) starting).

How wide is a SD70ACe?

The underframe and coupler height were listed as 73.0″ and 34.5″ in the general arrangement diagram, based on a 43″ wheel diameter. However, since I drew my 1:18 rendition of the HTCR truck with 42″ wheels, those dimensions in my drawing are 72.5″ and 34.0″ respectively. The drawing shows an SD70ACe with HTCR trucks.

What color are EMD engines?

EMD painted most of their engines either gray or gold. Gold is not metallic. It is actually closer to dulux, a tan/brown color.

What kind of locomotives does BNSF use?

GE Dash 9’s and GEVO’s are BNSF’s primarily-used diesel locomotives, and can often be seen on almost every mainline train.

What kind of engine does an EMD SW1200 have?

The EMD SW1200 is a diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between January 1954 and May 1966. Power was provided by an EMD 567C 12-cylinder engine which generated 1,200 hp (895 kW). Late SW1200s built in 1966 were built with the 567E 12-cylinder engine.

What are the dimensions of a SW1200?

Exterior Dimensions SW1200 Total Length 44′-05″ Wheel Diameter 40″ Truck Wheel Base 8′-00″ Height to Top Engine Hood 11′-9.5″ Height to Top Cab 14′-06.5″ Cab Width 9′-11.5″ Top of Walkway 4′-07.5″

What kind of prime mover is a SW1200?

The EMD SW1200 was the final model the builder would produce using its model 567 prime mover (all future models used the model 645). The switcher was also the last model utilizing the traditional carbody and rounded-cab roof-line.

When did the EMD SW1500 come out?

Between June, 1966 and January, 1974 EMD produced more than 800 SW1500s, and as usual railroads large and small purchased the switcher along with many industrial operations.