EMD G18

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 14 July 2007 Artwork by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: EMD Engine: 645E 8-cylinder
Bore & Stroke 9.02" X 10"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 900 / 315
Main Generator: GM - D25R Horsepower: 1000
Gear Ratio: 62:15 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Delco Electric Drive (4) Model: GM
Weight: 134,200 lbs Traction Motors: Four GM - D36
Tractive Effort (starting) 38,800 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 33,60 lbs @ 12 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: Delco A8102 Alternator: GM D14
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24RL
Compressor: Gardner-Denver Model: WBO
Quantity Built: Not Available Dates: 1975 to ?
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Exterior Dimensions G18
Distance over End Sills 38'-00"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 8'-00"
Overall Height 12'-02.65"
Engine Hood Width 9'-00"
Width over Handrails 9'-08"
Center Bolster 28'-06"
Distance from End Sill to Centerline of Truck 9'-00"
Distance between Bolster Centers 20'-00"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 500 Lubricating Oil: 130
Engine Cooling Water: 126 Sand Capacity: 9 cu. ft.
Options: Vapor Clarkson Boiler #4625 (@ 2500 lbs./hr.)
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Reference Sources:
  • Diesel Locomtoives, Vol.2, by Bob Hayden
  • Illustrated Treasury of GM Locomotives, by James W. Kerr
  • Diesel Locomotives, The First 50 Years by Louis A. Marre
  • "Early Diesel and Electric Locomotives," Rail Heritage Publications

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