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EMD GL8
GM GL8 3632 ALL.JPG
An ALL EMD GL8
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GM Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Model GL8
Build date 1960–1965
Total produced B-B version: 137
A1A-A1A version: 12
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. B-B or A1A-A1A
Gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Prime mover EMD 567
Cylinders 8
Performance figures
Power output 875 hp (652 kW)

The EMD GL8 was an export diesel-electric locomotive introduced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) in 1960.[1] They have been designed as light locomotives with a low axle loading. Measuring 36 feet 2 inches over the end sills, they are equipped an EMD 8-567CR engine producing 875 hp (652 kW) for traction, driving four traction motors in either A1A-A1A or B-B flexicoil trucks.[1] The EMD GA8 is a derivative designed for very light lines with extremely sharp curves using frame mounted traction motors and freight car trucks.

Several countries have purchased GL8 locomotives.[2]

Original owners[edit]

A1A-A1A version[edit]

Taiwan Railway Administration S210

B-B version[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff Of Trains Magazine (1971). Our GM Scrapbook, p.72. Kalmbach Publishing Company
  2. ^ http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/gl8.htm


External links[edit]



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