Specifications [ EMD SD40-2 ]
Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors / General Motors Diesel (GMD) - United States; Material u Construcciones S.A. (MACOSA) - Spain; Equipamentos Villares S.A. (EVSA) - Brazil
1972 - 1989
21.0m | 68.8 ft
NOTE: May include length of entire train set
(368,235 lb | 184 US Tons)
1 x EMD 16-645E3 V16 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine developing 3,000 horsepower.
Engine / Drive Source
6 x D77/78 DC with AR10 alternator as main generator.
Traction Motor / Sets
Rated Output Power
(Loco Facing Left)
SD40-2 - Base Series Designation.
JT26CW-SS (British Rail Class 59) - British market variant.
GT26CW-2 - Export variant.
GT26CU-2 - Export variant.
GT26HCW-2 - Algerian export variant.
SD40T-2 - Tunnel / snow shed variant.
SD40-2W - Canadian market variant.
SD40-2F - Full-cowl hood for Canadian Pacific Railway.
SD40-3 - Unofficial designation for rebuilt SD40-2s.
SD22ECO - SD40-2 fitted with EMD 8-710-ECO powerplant of 2,150 horsepower for reduced emissions.
SD30C-ECO - SD40-2 with EMD 12-710 prime mover of 3,000 horsepower for reduced emissions.
ET23DCM - SD40-2 fitted with GEVO-6 prime mover for improved emissions; modification / rebuild handled by GE Transportation; 13 units completed.