Amtrak No. 712, a GE P30CH in Southern Pacific service on the Peninsula Commute in 1978. Click to enlarge.

(By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California - 712 SF oct78x, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17931814)

 

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GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

The following is a list of locomotives produced by GE Transportation Systems, now a subsidiary of Wabtec. All were/are built at Fort Worth, Texas or Erie, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Most (except the electrics, the switchers, the AC6000CW, and the Evolution series) are powered by various versions of GE's own FDL diesel prime mover, based on a Cooper Bessemer design and manufactured at Grove City, Pennsylvania. GE is one of the largest locomotive manufacturing companies.

 

Passenger locomotives

While primarily a builder of freight locomotives, GE has on occasion been called upon to construct passenger models for specific customers. The most recent is the P42DC, ordered by Amtrak to replace the aging EMD F40PH. Additional units have been built for Via Rail Canada.

 

U28CG

U30CG

U34CH

U36CG 

P30CH

Dash 8-32BWH (B32-8WH)

GE Genesis

P40DC 

P32AC-DM

P42DC 

 

Freight locomotives

Early locomotives, switchers and special purpose

Switchers

25-ton

44-ton

45-ton

60-ton "Boxcab"

65-ton

70-ton

75-ton Drop Cab

80-ton

100-ton "Boxcab"

110-ton

SG10B

 

General purpose

57-ton gas-electric boxcab

60-ton boxcab

100-ton boxcab

2000-hp transfer

GE GEX3341

 

Universal Series (1956 to 1998)

Main article: GE Universal Series

Four axle

U4B B-B

U5B

U6B 1959

U8B

UM6B

U9B

U9C 

U10B / DH class

UM10B

U11B 

U12B

U13B

UD18

U18B

U23B

U25B

U28B

U28B

U30B

U33B

U36B

MATE

 

Six axle
U12C

UM12C 

U13C

U14C

U15C

U17C

U18C

UM18C

U20C

U22C

U23C

U25C

U26C

U28C

U30C

U33C

U36C

U50C

 

Six axle & Pony

U18C1

U20C1

 

Eight axle

U50

 

Dash 7 Series (introduced 1977)

Main article: GE Dash 7 Series

Models with "A" suffix are equipped with 12-cylinder prime mover in place of the standard 16-cylinder version, with the same power output.

Four axle
B23-7

BQ23-7

B30-7 

B30-7A

B36-7

 

Six axle

C18-7i

C22-7i

C30-7

C30-7A

C36-7

 

Dash 8 Series (introduced 1982)

Main article: GE Dash 8 Series
GE originally introduced this series with the model designation following the pattern of the Dash-7 line. After product improvements were made to the line in 1987 the official designations for models in this series changed to "Dash-8...", as shown in the list below. However, for simplicity, many railroads decided to use designations which follow the pattern of the Dash-7 line. Thus, for example, the Dash 8-40C is usually rendered as "C40-8". The "W" suffix indicates the then-optional wide-nose "North American" safety cab. For example, the Santa Fe used the designation "B40-8W" for GE's "Dash 8-40BW". The railroad continued this practice until its merger with the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1995, and the new railroad, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe (later BNSF Railway) furthered the practice.

Introduced during the Dash 8's later years were split-cooling in the radiators and electronic displays for the crews (instead of analogue gauges).

Four axle
Dash 8-32B (B32-8)

Dash 8-36B (B36-8)

Dash 8-39B (B39-8)

Dash 8-40B (B40-8)

Dash 8-40BW (B40-8W)

 

Six axle

Dash 8-32C (C32-8)

Dash 8-36C (C36-8) 

Dash 8-39C (C39-8)

Dash 8-40C (C40-8)

Dash 8-40CM (C40-8M)

Dash 8-40CW (C40-8W) 

Dash 8.5-40CW 

Dash 8-41CW (C41-8W) 

Dash 8-44CW (C44-8W) 

 

Eight axle

Dash-8 BB40-8M

 

Dash 9 Series (introduced 1993)

Main article: GE Dash 9 Series

The Dash 9 series introduced primarily electronics updates to the Dash 8 line. Also introduced was the HiAd (High-Adhesion) truck. Split-cooling was standard.

Six axle

Dash 9-40C (C40-9)

Dash 9-40CW (C40-9W) 

Dash 9-44CW (C44-9W) 

C38EMi

C44EMi

C38AChe 

 

Eight axle

Dash 9-40BBM (BBM40-9) 

Dash 9-40BBW (BBW40-9)

 

AC Series (introduced 1994)

These feature the same carbody design and many of the internal components as the Dash-9 series, except they are equipped with AC traction motors instead of the conventional DC versions. The cab air conditioner was moved from the left (conductor's) side walkway to a position under the cab floor to make space for the six traction inverters (one per axle) that supply the AC current to the traction motors.

Six axle
AC4400CW

AC44i

AC6000CW

C30ACi

C44ACi

 

Evolution Series (introduced 2005)

Main article: GE Evolution Series

The Evolution Series locomotives replaced the Dash 9 and AC series in North America and exceeded the then new U.S. EPA Tier II emissions standards that took effect in 2005, reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by over 40% and improving fuel consumption as well. They use the new GEVO engine (based in part on the 7HDL design) which produces the same power from twelve cylinders as previous locomotives' 16-cylinder 7FDL engine. Both AC and DC Evolution Series share the same carbody design. The radiator section "wings" are divided into two parts with differing angles.

Six axle
ES40ACi 

ES40DC

ES44DC

ES44DCi

ES44AC

ES44ACi

ES44C4

ET44AC

ET44C4

ES58ACi

ES59ACi

Eight axle
ES43BBi (Brazil)

 


FLXDrive

Main article: Wabtec FLXDrive

The FLXDrive Series of locomotives are GE's first battery-electric locomotives, using a similar design to the Evolution Series, with the exception of a diesel prime mover. The FLXDrive series was introduced in late 2019 with one BEL44C4D demonstrator unit, but other FLXDrive variants are planned for the future.

Six axle

BEL44C4D

 

PowerHaul Series

Main article: GE PowerHaul

Six axle

PH37

PH37ACmi

 

Canadian Pacific Railway 8822, a GE ES44AC.

 (By Nate Beal - originally posted to Flickr as CP Red, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3904853)

Rebuilds

M-K TE70-4S