EMD GL8

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EMD GL8
GM GL8 3632 ALL.JPG
An ALL EMD GL8
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGM Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
ModelGL8
Build date1960–1965
Total producedB-B version: 96
A1A-A1A version: 53
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B or A1A-A1A
Gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Prime moverEMD 567
Cylinders8
Performance figures
Power output875 hp (652 kW)

The EMD GL8 was an export diesel-electric locomotive introduced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) in 1960.[1] They have been designed as light locomotives with a low axle loading. Measuring 36 feet 2 inches over the end sills, they are equipped an EMD 8-567CR engine producing 875 hp (652 kW) for traction, driving four traction motors in either A1A-A1A or B-B flexicoil trucks.[1] The EMD GA8 is a derivative designed for very light lines with extremely sharp curves using frame mounted traction motors and freight car trucks.

Several countries have purchased GL8 locomotives.[2]

Original owners[edit]

A1A-A1A version[edit]

Taiwan Railway Administration S210
  • 12 Taiwan;, 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
    • 12 Taiwan Railway Administration S201–S212 (S201-S207 are the first GL8 locomotives,which have locomotive bell mounted on the top of engine room)
  • 41 Pakistan, (now Bangladesh)

B-B version[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff Of Trains Magazine (1971). Our GM Scrapbook, p.72. Kalmbach Publishing Company
  2. ^ "Export GL8 Order Numbers". www.trainweb.org. 2004-02-21. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  3. ^ Iftekhar Omeer Talha (November 2010). "Bangladeshi Locomotives (Metregauge and Broad gauge)" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-02.


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