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SW1500 Locomotives

Specifications listed are for standard locomotive models.

The majority of locomotives, other than switchers, in the GATX Locomotive Group fleet are equipped with dynamic braking. Contact Sam Buchholz at 312.621.6542 or sam.buchholz@gatx.com for specific equipment installed on available locomotives.

Horsepower:  1,500

Tractive effort @ minimum continuous Speed: 42,250 pounds. @ 10.7 mph

Length over coupler pulling faces:  44 feet, 8 inches

Distance between bolster centers:  22 feet

Truck-rigid wheel base:  8 feet

Width over grabirons:  10 feet, 1/8 inch

Height above rails:  15 feet

Wheel diameter:  40 inches

Fuel capacity:  600 to 1,100 gallons

Engine:  12-645E, 12 cylinder, roots-blown, GM Diesel

Main Generator:  D32

Traction Motors:  Four D77/78 direct current

Standard Gearing:  62:15 gear ratio

Weight:  Total loaded weight on rails average 248,000 pounds (1/2 variable supplies)