|Builder||GE Transportation Systems|
|Build date||1976 – 1986|
|Total produced||1,137 (50 were C30-7A variants)|
|AAR wheel arr.||C-C|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in), Estonia
|Engine type||V16 (V12 on C30-7A variants)|
|Cylinders||16 (12 on C30-7A variants)|
|Power output||3,000 hp (2,200 kW)|
|Locale||North America, Estonia|
The C30-7 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between 1976 and 1986 as an updated U30C with a 16-cylinder 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kW) FDL-series diesel engine. 1,137 were built for North American railroads.
A variant of the C30-7, 50 GE C30-7As were purchased by Conrail in mid-1984. Externally similar to the GE C30-7 model, six tall hood doors per side (in place of eight) showed it had a 12-cylinder (rather than 16-cylinder) prime mover. Both engines produced 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kW) but the C30-7A's smaller engine used less fuel. The C30-7A units were built between May and June 1984.
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia purchased twelve former Conrail C30-7A locomotives in 2001 and used their traction components in the rebuilding of 442 class locomotives as the GL class. These entered service in Australia from 2003.
|Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway||157||8010-8166|
|Burlington Northern Railroad||242||5000-5141, 5500-5599|
|Conrail||60||6550-6609||6550-6599 were model C30-7A|
|Ferrocarril del Pacífico||26||434-459|
|Louisville and Nashville Railroad||44||7000-7015, 7032-7051, 7062-7069||Delivered in Family Lines paint|
|Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México||305||6700-6799, 9600-9656, 11001-11148||11040-11090, 11129-11148 built from kits in Mexico|
|Norfolk and Western Railway||80||8003-8082|
|Seaboard Coast Line Railroad||51||7016-7031, 7052-7061, 7070-7094||Delivered in Family Lines paint|
|Union Pacific Railroad||140||2415–2539, 2960–2974|
Use in Estonia
In 2003 19 C30-7As were rebuilt and exported to Estonia as C30-7Ais to be used by EVR (Eesti Raudtee) which at that time was privately owned. The locos were numbered as part of Class 1500 (1558–1576) and were second-hand from Conrail/CSX/NS (USA).
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