GE Dash 8-40B
Union Pacific Dash 8-40B #1869
Performance figures Power output 4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
GE Dash 8-40B (or B40-8) is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation between 1988 and 1989. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives.
A total of 151 examples of this locomotive were built for North American railroads.
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 P32AC-DM.
Original owners [ edit ]
BNSF B40-8 no. 577 at Havelock, Nebraska, in October 2014. As of 2015, this is the only active Dash 8 in ATSF blue and yellow paint on the BNSF system.
Preservation [ edit ]
In July 2014,
Union Pacific #1848, formerly St. Louis Southwestern #8049, was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Illinois Railway Museum.
See also [ edit ]
References [ 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