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Locomotive profile: EMD GP38 diesel electric locomotive

By | March 16, 2020

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Lancaster & Chester GP38-2 type locomotives hauling a passenger train special.
Lancaster & Chester GP38-2 type locomotives hauling a passenger train special.
Lancaster & Chester GP38-2 type locomotives hauling a passenger train special.
Jim Wrinn
GP38/AC/-2

•YEARS BUILT: 1966-1986

•MANUFACTURER: EMD/GMD

•OPERATED ON: Most North American Class I freight railroads

•NAMES: GP38, GP38AC, GP38-2; nicknames: Geep, High Hood (for SR and N&W), Wide Nose (for CN)

•QUANTITY: 3,231 (967 GP38, GP38AC), (2,264 GP38-2)

•HORSEPOWER: 2,000

•KNOWN FOR: Versatility and reliability

•STATUS: Many operational on Class I railroads, regionals, short lines, and industrials.

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