GMD NF210

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GMD NF210
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Diesel
Order number GMD C-207, C246 and C-271
Serial number A897–A922, A1450–1452, A1834–A1842
Model NF210
Build date 1956, 1958, 1960
Total produced 38
AAR wheel arr. C-C
UIC classification Co′Co′
Gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Trucks EMD Flexicoil
Minimum curve Alone: 23°
250.79 ft (76.44 m)
Wheelbase 42 ft 2 in (12.85 m)
Length 55 ft 2 12 in (16.83 m)
Width 10 ft 3 12 in (3.14 m)
Height 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Locomotive weight 215,240–227,735 lb (97,631–103,299 kg)
or 107.62–113.87 short tons (96.09–101.67 long tons; 97.63–103.30 t)
Fuel type Diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 900 imp gal (4,090 l; 1,080 US gal)
Lubricant capacity 137 imp gal (620 l; 165 US gal)
Coolant capacity 185 imp gal (840 l; 222 US gal)
Sandbox capacity 25 cu ft (0.71 m3)
Prime mover EMD 12-567C
Engine RPM range 275–800
Generator EMD D-15-B
Traction motors EMD D-19 (C-271: D-29), 6 off
Multiple working Yes
Top speed 60 mph (97 km/h)
Power output 1,200 hp (890 kW)
Tractive effort Starting: 68,000 lbf (302.5 kN),
Continuous: 40,800 lbf (181.5 kN)
Train heating None
Locomotive brake Air
Train brakes Air, schedule 6-SL
Career
Operator(s) Canadian National Railways
Class GR-12g, GR-12p, GR-12x
Number(s) 909–946
Retired 1967–1990
Disposition 21 exported, 6 preserved, 11 scrapped

The NF210 was a diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Diesel for service with Canadian National Railways narrow gauge network on the island of Newfoundland (see Newfoundland Railway and Terra Transport).

The design was based on the earlier NF110 locomotives, also built for CNR in Newfoundland. The engines were some of the very few 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) narrow gauge locomotives in North America. Thirty-eight were built between 1956 and 1960. The last examples were retired in 1990 and afterwards six example were preserved across Newfoundland. Eleven examples were exported to Chile, eight to Nicaragua, and two to Nigeria.

Preservation[edit]

One of the preserved locomotives number 931, located in Corner Brook still has its diesel engine intact, all of the others had their engines removed prior to being put on display. The engine in 931 used to be started and the engine moved up and down the short section of track at the museum. However the engine is now a static display like the rest, although it still retains its engine.

Fleet details[edit]

Key: Preserved Scrapped Exported
Road
number
Serial
number
Build date GM order
number
CN class Retired Notes
909 A897 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
910 A898 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
911 A899 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
912 A900 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g April 1967 Wrecked Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 1966
913 A901 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g May 1988  
914 A902 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
915 A903 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
916 A904 August 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
917 A905 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
918 A906 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g Exported to Nicaragua
919 A907 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
920 A908 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g April 1967 Wrecked Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador September, 1966
921 A909 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
922 A910 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
923 A911 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
924 A912 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g Preserved Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador
925 A913 September 1956 C-207 GR-12g Preserved Avondale, Newfoundland and Labrador
926 A914 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Exported to Chile
927 A915 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Exported to Nigeria
928 A916 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
929 A917 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g November 1988 Exported to Chile
930 A918 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g  
931 A919 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Preserved Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
932 A920 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Preserved Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
933 A921 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Exported to Chile
934 A922 October 1956 C-207 GR-12g Preserved Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador
935 A1450 March 1958 C-246 GR-12p  
936 A1451 March 1958 C-246 GR-12p November 1988 Exported to Chile
937 A1452 March 1958 C-246 GR-12p  
938 A1834 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
939 A1835 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
940 A1836 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x Preserved Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador
941 A1837 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
942 A1838 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x June 1989 Exported to Nicaragua
943 A1839 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x Exported to Nigeria
944 A1840 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x November 1988 Exported to Chile
945 A1841 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x November 1988 Exported to Chile
946 A1842 January 1960 C-271 GR-12x Exported to Nicaragua

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Canadian National Railway (September 1964). Diesel Unit Data Book. pp. 20–22. 

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