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Locomotive profile: EMD SD45 series diesel electric locomotives

By | March 16, 2020

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Wisconsin Central No. 7525 at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Wisconsin Central No. 7525 at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Wisconsin Central No. 7525 at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Jim Wrinn
SD45/-2 series

•YEARS BUILT: 1966-1975

•MANUFACTURER: EMD

•OPERATED ON: Most North American Class I freight railroads

•NAMES: Hustle Muscle, Flares, Speed Machines, Tunnel Motor (for SD45T-2)

•QUANTITY: 1,695 (1,312 SD45, SDP45), (383 SD45-2, SD45T-2)

•HORSEPOWER: 3,600

•KNOWN FOR: Angled radiators at the rear on the SD45, grills by walkways at end of long hood for SD45T-2

•STATUS: Most are retired. Some carbodies still active. A few in museums. Many SD45T-2s are still in service on regionals, short lines, industrials, and leasers.

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