GE Dash 8-40B

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GE Dash 8-40B
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model Dash 8-40B
Build date 1988 – 1989
Total produced 150
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Power output 4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
Railroad(s) Various, see list
Class B40-8
Locale North America

The GE Dash 8-40B (or B40-8) is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between 1988 and 1989. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives.

A total of 150 examples of this locomotive were built for North American railroads.

The GE Dash 8-40BW (B40-8W) is a variant fitted with a full-width cab. Another variant is the GE Dash 8-40BP, more commonly known as the Genesis series. The locomotives in the Genesis series are the P40DC, the P42DC, and the P32ACDM.

Railroad Quantity Road numbers
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 40 7410-7449
Conrail 30 5060-5089
General Electric 1 8002
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway 24 4002-4048 (even nos.)
St. Louis Southwestern Railway 54 8040-8093
United States Department of Energy (Savannah River Site) 1 107
Front view.

See also[edit]


  • McDonnell, Greg (2008). Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press. ISBN 978-1550464931. 
  • Solomon, Brian (2003). GE Locomotives: 110 Years of General Electric Motive Power. St. Paul, MN, USA: MBI Publishing. ISBN 9780760313619. 
  • Solomon, Brian (2010). Modern Locomotives: High Horsepower Diesels 1966–2000. New York: Crestline. ISBN 978-0785826811.