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No. 2000

Built in 1949 by Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation. This 2-unit transfer locomotive is rated at 2000 horse power. Each of two Diesel engines drives an electric generator which produces 1000 horse power at full load speed, 800 r.p.m. Traction motors are geared to 40-inch driving wheels. This locomotive is used for heavy switching and transfer service.


Total weight,

all on drivers (approx)

  494,500 Lbs.

Starting tractive power

at 25% adhesion factor

  123,615 Lbs.
Maximum speed   55 miles per hour
Length   86' 5"
No. 962  

Built in 1950 by American Locomotive Company. This is a 1000 horse power road-switcher with 4-wheel trucks for yard or road service. When equipped with boilers and coupled to a tender (as shown in inset), they are suitable for handling passenger trains between passenger terminals and coach yards.


Total weight, all on drivers   246,680 Lbs.

Tractive effort

at 25% factor of adhesion

  61,670 Lbs.
Maximum speed 60 miles per hour
Length   54' 11-3/4
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