EMD MP15DC and MP15AC

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 6 May 2006  Artwork by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: EMD Engine: 645E 12 cylinder
Bore & Stroke 8.5" X 10"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 800 / 275
Main Generator: GM - D15C (and D14) Horsepower: 1500
Gear Ratio: 62:15 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Drive (1) Model: GM
Weight: 250,000 lbs Traction Motors: Four GM - D77 (and D79AR10)
Tractive Effort (starting) 62,000 lbs @25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 48,800 lbs @ 9.3 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: GM Alternator: Delco
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24L
Compressor: GMD Model: WXO
Quantity Built: 241 (and 230 MP15ACs) Dates: 2/1974 to 11/1980 (8/1975 to 8/1984)
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Exterior Dimensions MP15DC & MP15AC
Total Length 48'-08" (and 49"-02")
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-00"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-08"
Height to Top Cab 15'-00"
Cab Width 10'-03"
Top of Walkway 7'-06"
Walkway Width 4'-07.5"
Engine Hood Width 10'-00"
Center Bolster 24'-02"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 2'-10"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 2'-10"
Distance between Truck Centers 33'-02" (and 33'-08")
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1100 Lubricating Oil: 165
Engine Cooling Water: 230 Sand Capacity: 28 cu. ft.
Options: None
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Artwork by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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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
  • The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, by Jerry A. Pinkepank
  • "Early Diesel and Electric Locomotives," Rail Heritage Publications
  • Diesel & Electric Locomotive Specificiations, 1981 by F.K. Hudson
  • Train Shed Cyclopedia, Vol. 20, 58, 60, 64, 80

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