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Conrail 6412
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No: 1389   Contributor: Marc Petit   Year: 1986   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United States of America
Conrail 6412

04/05/1986 (Location unknown)

6412 - CONRAIL, U.S.A.

Diesel locomotive N° 6412, type SD40-2 with train MP 241
Picture added on 28 April 2007
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Co-Co locomotive powered by a 3000 hp (2240 kW) EMD 645E3 16-cylinder turbocharged 2-stroke Vee engine and alternator supplying current through silicon rectifiers to 6 nose-suspended traction motors. Tractive effort: 83, 100 lb (370 kN), max. speed 65 mph (105 km/h). SD = Special Duty. 645 is the cylinder volume, 645 cu. in. The SD40 version was introduced in 1965, with the "dash 2" range coming in 1972.
The Burlington Northern Railroad had about 900 of these locomotives, a quarter of its total locomotive stock.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 04 December 2012.
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