THE GP-50 LOCOMOTIVE

In the second quarter of 1980, Electro-Motive Division will begin production of the GP-50 locomotive. This locomotive has a number of new and unique features including: 1) the new model 16-645F engine with a gross rating of 3800 (net 3500) HP which compares to previous 16-645E engine gross ratings of 3300 (net 3000), 2) a new D87 traction motor with a continuous rating of 1170 amps as compared to its predecessor rating of 1050 amps, and 3) the first application of a "Super Series" wheel slip control which provides for controlled wheel creep with up to 33 percent improvement in adhesion as compared to conventional type wheel slip control systems. This new GP-50 locomotive is a four-axle model which in many applications can replace six-axle locomotives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint Railroad Conference, April 9-10, 1980, Montreal, Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Ephraim Jr, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 80-RT-6 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM