Brookville BL20GH

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Brookville BL20GH
Metro-North Railroad Connecticut DOT Brookville BL20GH 129.jpg
CNDX BL20GH #129 at Croton Shops.
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Brookville Equipment Corporation
Build date 2008–
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Locomotive weight 132 short tons (118 long tons; 120 t)
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel capacity 2,600 US gallons (9,800 l; 2,200 imp gal)
Prime mover MTU-Detroit Diesel 12V4000
Alternator Kato
Generator Caterpillar C15
Traction motors D78
Cylinders V12
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Power output 2,250 hp (1.68 MW)
Career

The Brookville BL20GH is a diesel-electric locomotive built by the Brookville Equipment Corporation. It utilizes a V12 MTU-Detroit Diesel 12V4000 engine rated at 2,250 horsepower (1,680 kW). The locomotive is designed for switching and work train duty, but is also equipped with an I6 Caterpillar C15 engine for head end power, allowing the locomotive to be used in passenger service for branch line shuttle trains.

These locomotives are used in branch service on the Metro-North Railroad. They are used on shuttle trains operating on routes where there is no third rail (such as the tracks from Southeast to Wassaic). They lack third-rail shoes and thus rarely operate into Grand Central Terminal.

The BL20GH locomotives consist of 2 paint schemes. 6 of these locomotives are painted in an all new New-Haven scheme, which consists of a black nose, with a white stripe and an orange rear, with white New-Haven lettering overlapping the orange rear. Engines #125-130 are painted in the New Haven scheme. The other 6 locomotives, Engines #110-115 are painted in the all new Metro North scheme. This scheme consists on a blue nose and a silver rear, with a thick blue stripe and a thin red stripe going down the side of the engine. White Metro North lettering overlaps the thick blue stripe going down the side of the engine.

The BL20GH is a low emissions locomotive.

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