EMD GA16

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 28 October 2006 Artwork by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: EMD Engine: 567C 16-cylinder
Bore & Stroke 8.5" X 10"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 835 / 275
Main Generator: GM - D22 Horsepower: 1800
Gear Ratio: 63:14 Speed: 62 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: C-C
Traction Motor Blowers: Delco Electric Drive (4) Model: GM
Weight: 228,000 lbs Traction Motors: Six GM - D47
Tractive Effort (starting) 97,500 lbs @ 25% (and 42,131 lbs. for GA12) Tractive Effort (continuous): 67,500 lbs @ 9.3 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: Delco A8102 Alternator: GM D14
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24L
Compressor: Gardner-Denver Model: WXO
Quantity Built: 24 Dates: 1958 to 1960
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Exterior Dimensions GA16
Total Length 56'-06"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 10'-06"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-02"
Height to Top Cab 12'-01"
Cab Width 9'-02"
Engine Hood Width 9'-00"
Top of Walkway 8'-08"
Walkway Width 5'-04.5"
Center Bolster 35'-01"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 1'-09"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 1'-09"
Distance between Truck Centers 45'-07"
Minimum Turning Radious 57 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1200 Lubricating Oil: 165
Engine Cooling Water: 214 Sand Capacity: 25 cu. ft. (and 12 cu. for GA8)
Options: Vapor Clarkson Boiler #4625 (@ 2750 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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