EMD GP18

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EMD GP18
GM GP18 7012 FEPASA.jpg
An EMD GP18 owned and operated by FEPASA.
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors, Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model GP18
Build date December 1959 – November 1963
Total produced U.S.- 350 units, Mexico- 40 units, export- 15 units. 405 units total.
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Fuel capacity 1,700 US gallons (6,400 l; 1,400 imp gal)
Prime mover EMD 567D1
Aspiration Roots blower
Cylinders V16
Power output 1,800 hp (1.34 MW)
Career
Locale United States, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Saudi Arabia

An EMD GP18 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division between December 1959 and November 1963. Power was provided by an EMD 567D1 16-cylinder engine which generated 1,800 horsepower (1.34 MW). The GP18 replaced the GP9 in EMD's catalog. 350 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, 40 units were built for Mexican railroads, 12 were built for export to a Brazilian railroad, 2 were exported to Peru, and 1 was exported to Saudi Arabia.

Original buyers[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad
1
300
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
1
6599
GP18M 1,750 horsepower (1,300 kW)
Boston and Maine Railroad
6
1750–1755
Mistakenly delivered as 1770 - 1775, but quickly renumbered to 1750-1755
Central of Georgia Railway
8
171–178
To Southern Railway 171 - 178
Chicago and North Western Railway
6
1774–1779
Grand Trunk Western Railroad
11
4700–4707, 4950–4952
4950-4952 equipped with steam generators
Illinois Central Railroad
29
9400–9428
Lehigh Valley Railroad
4
302–305
To Conrail 7496 - 7499
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
5
460–464
Missouri Pacific Railroad
146
400–499, 534–550, 4801-4829
400-499 built with AAR Type B trucks
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway
3
1800, 1802, 1804
Sold in 2010 to East Penn Railroad
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (“Nickel Plate Road”)
10
700–709
To Norfolk and Western Railway 2700–2709
Norfolk and Western Railway
48
915–962
Norfolk Southern Railway
17
1–17
To Southern Railway 180 - 196
Northern Pacific Railway
9
376–384
To Burlington Northern Railroad 1990 - 1998
Phelps Dodge Corporation (New Cornelia Mine)
3
44–46
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
24
1238–1239, 1256, 1333–1353
1238–1239, 1256 are 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW) GP18M.
Seaboard Air Line Railroad
10
400–409
To Seaboard Coast Line Railroad 1056 - 1065
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway
1
801
Renumbered 50 soon after delivery; to Southern Railway 179
Texas and Pacific Railway
5
1145–1149
To Missouri Pacific Railroad 500 - 504
Texas Mexican Railway
2
854–855
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
1
600
To Vermont Railway 801
National Railways of Mexico
37
7500 - 7536 7520-7529 equipped with steam generators
Ministry of Communication and Transportation (Mexico)
3
7123 - 5 to 7 To Sonora-Baja California 2304 - 2306
Araraquara Railway (Brazil)
12
1006–1017 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauge
Saudi Government Railways
1
1200 GP18M 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW)
Southern Peru Copper Corp.
2
24-25
Total 405

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