EMD GP38AC

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EMD GP38AC
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Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGeneral Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
ModelGP38AC
Build dateFebruary 1970 - December 1971
Total produced261
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Career
LocaleUnited 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.

BNSF 2116 EMD GP38AC

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 6207-6214
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 then to CSX
Norfolk and Western Railway
60
4100-4159 To Norfolk Southern. All have either been retired, scrapped, or rebuilt.
Pacific Power & Light Company
1
11
Southern Railway
56
2823–2878 To Norfolk Southern. All but 3 have either been retired, scrapped, or rebuilt.
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
30
633-662 651 wrecked, remaining to Burlington Northern Railroad 2110-2138 and later to BNSF. Some of them were rebuilt as GP38-3R or GP39-3

References[edit]

  • Marre, Louis A. & Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1989). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Books. ISBN 0-89024-088-4. LCCN 88083625. OCLC 19959644.
  • Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing. ISBN 978-0-89024-026-7.
  • Sarberenyi, Robert. EMD GP38 and GP38AC Original Owners

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