Sunday, March 22, 2009

Norfolk Southern Railway, Adel Georgia

Beautiful weather today, so I decided to go out and find something to shoot. I drove over to the small town that i work in. i knew of a couple of locomotives they park there. They use these to perform switching duties and picking freight in nearby local towns. I was able to get up close and personal this time. They are SD40 locomotives. More pics from my Sunday shoot posting next week!

The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000 horsepower (2,240 kW) model of C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between January 1972 and February 1986; 3,957 examples were built, and every class 1 railroad in North America operate this locomotive. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the SD40-2 was an upgraded SD40 with modular electronic control systems, HT-C trucks, and many other detail improvements. The SD40-2 is one of the best-selling diesel locomotive models of all time. BNSF, Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific operate some of the largest fleets of the type. (Wikipedia)
Power type Diesel-electric
Service class Locomotive
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (GM-EMD)
Model SD40-2
Build date January 1972 – February 1986
Total production 3,957
AAR wheel arr. C-C
UIC classification Co'Co'
Gauge 4 ft 8½ in (1,435 mm)
Driver size 40 in (1.02 m) diameter
Wheelbase 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m) between bolsters; 13 ft 7 in (4.1 m) between axles in each truck
Length 68 ft 10 in (21.0 m) over the coupler pulling faces
Width 10 ft 3⅛ in (3.13 m) over the grabirons
Height 15 ft 7⅛ in (4.75 m)
Total weight 368,000 lb (167,000 kg)
Fuel capacity 3,200-4,000 US gal (12,100-15,100 L)
Prime mover EMD 16-645-E3
Aspiration turbocharged
Cylinders V16
Power output 3,000 hp (2,240 kW)
Locomotive brakes Straight air
Train brakes 26-L air

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