An ALL EMD GL8
The EMD GL8 was an export diesel-electric locomotive introduced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) in 1960. 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. 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.
- 12 Taiwan;, 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
- 12 Taiwan Railway Administration S201–S212 (S201-S207 are the first GL8 locomotives)
- 41 Pakistan, (now Bangladesh)
- 41 East Bengal Railways 2201–2241, 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)
- 69 Brazil, 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) and / or 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
- 15 Republic of Ireland, 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
- 12 Tunisia, 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) and / or 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
- 12 Société Nationale de Chemins de Fer Tunisiens 040DF351–040DF362
- Staff Of Trains Magazine (1971). Our GM Scrapbook, p.72. Kalmbach Publishing Company
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