EMD GP28

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Not to be confused with the EMD GP28M, a rebuild of the EMD GP9.
EMD GP28
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Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model GP28
Build date March 1964 – November 1965
Total produced 31
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover EMD 567D1
Cylinders V16
Power output 1,800 hp (1.34 MW)
Career
Locale United States Mexico and Peru

An EMD GP28 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between March 1964 and November 1965. Power was provided by an EMD 567D1 16-cylinder engine which generated 1,800 horsepower (1.34 MW). This locomotive was basically a non-turbocharged version of the EMD GP35.

16 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, 10 were built for Mexican railroads, and five were built for use in Peru.

Original buyers[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Chihuahua Pacific Railroad
10
801-810
808-810 equipped with high short hood and steam generators
Illinois Central Railroad
12
9429-9440
Mississippi Central
1
211
to Illinois Central 9441
Southern Peru Copper Corporation
5
26-30
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
2
700, 701
to Texas and Pacific Railway 570, 571, to Missouri Pacific Railroad 700-701
Texas-Mexican Railway
1
856
Total 31

References[edit]

  • Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company. ISBN 0-89024-026-4. 
  • Extra 2200 South #36 September October 1972 pp. 22-23