EMD GP38AC

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EMD GP38AC
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Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model GP38AC
Build date February 1970 - December 1971
Total produced 261
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Career
Locale United States

An EMD GP38AC is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between February 1970 and December 1971. It was basically a GP38 with an AR10 alternator instead of the GP38's normal generator.

261 examples of this model were built; railroads that purchased this model include CP, DT&I, GTW, GM&O, IC, LV, L&N, N&W, SLSF, SOU and Pacific Power and Light.

Many were upgraded to full GP38-2 status with the Dash 2 modular electrical cabinet.

Original Buyers[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
CP Rail
21
3000-3020
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
14
210-217 215 renumbered 209, 216 renumbered 208, 217 renumbered 207; to Grand Trunk Western Railroad 3207-6214
215-220 To Grand Trunk Western Railroad 6215-6220
Grand Trunk Western Railroad
12
5800-5811
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
13
721-733 To Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 9540-9552
Illinois Central Railroad
20
9500-9519
Lehigh Valley Railroad
4
310-313 To Conrail 7656-7659
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
30
4020-4049 To Seaboard System Railroad 6241-6270
Norfolk and Western Railway
60
4100-4159
Pacific Power & Light Company
1
11
Southern Railway
56
2823–2878
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
30
633-662 651 wrecked, remaining to Burlington Northern Railroad 2110-2138

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