Specifications [ EMD GP38 ]
General Motors (GE) Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) / General Motors Diesel (GMD) - USA
1966 - 1971
18.0m | 59.0 ft
NOTE: May include length of entire train set
(242,550 lb | 121 US Tons)
1 x EMD 16-645 16-cylinder engine; GM 32 main generator.
Engine / Drive Source
GM Delco Electric Drive (4) traction motor blowers.
Traction Motor / Sets
Rated Output Power
(Loco Facing Left)
GP38 - Original production model of 1966; 706 units produced.
GP38-2 - Updated model of 1972 (Dash-2 series); 2,213 units produced.
Mexico; United States
Customers / Operators:
Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad; Altos Hornos de Mexico; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; Bangor and Aroostook Railroad; Boston and Maine Railroad; Burlington Northern Railroad; Chesapeake and Ohio Railway; Clinchfield Railroad; Conrail; CSX Transportation; Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad; Erie Mining Company; Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste; Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company; Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad; Illinois Central Gulf; Illinois Central Railroad; Louisville and Nashville Railroad; Maine Central Railroad; Maine Central Railroad; Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad; Missouri Pacific Railroad; Monogahela Railway; Norfolk Southern Railway; Penn Central Transportation Company; Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines; Phelps Dodge Corporation; Seaboard System Railroad; Southern Railway; Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway; Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway; Texas Mexican Railway
NOTE: Includes both past and present