GE Dash 8-40B

The GE Dash 8-40B (or B40-8) is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems between 1988 and 1989. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives.

GE Dash 8-40B
Union Pacific Dash 8-40B #1869
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGE Transportation Systems
ModelDash 8-40B
Build date1988 1989
Total produced151
Specifications
Configuration:
  AARB-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime moverGE 7FDL16
Performance figures
Power output4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
Career
OperatorsVarious, see list
ClassB40-8
LocaleNorth America

A total of 151 examples of this locomotive were built for North American railroads.

The GE Dash 8-40BW (B40-8W) is a variant fitted with a full-width cab. Another variant is the GE Dash 8-40BP, more commonly known as the Genesis series. The locomotives in the Genesis series are the P40DC, the P42DC, and the P32AC-DM.

Original Owners

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 40 7410-7449
Conrail 30 5060-5089
General Electric 1 8002
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway 24 4002-4048 (even nos.)
St. Louis Southwestern Railway 55 8040-8094
United States Department of Energy (Savannah River Site) 1 107

Preservation

In July 2014, Union Pacific #1848, formerly St. Louis Southwestern #8049, was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Illinois Railway Museum.[1]

See also

References

  1. Schmidt, Brian (2014-07-11). "UP donates B40-8 to Illinois Railway Museum". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  • McDonnell, Greg (2008). Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press. ISBN 978-1550464931.
  • Solomon, Brian (2003). GE Locomotives: 110 Years of General Electric Motive Power. St. Paul, MN, USA: MBI Publishing. ISBN 9780760313619.
  • Solomon, Brian (2010). Modern Locomotives: High Horsepower Diesels 1966–2000. New York: Crestline. ISBN 978-0785826811.

Secondhand Owners

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
CSX Transportation 51 5930-5979 5930-5949 are ex-NYSW. 5950-5979 are ex-CR. All units are retired as of now. Some have been sold off to other railroads.
BNSF Railway 38 8600-8639 All ex-ATSF. Some units have been renumbered to the 560-597 series.
Union Pacific Railroad 90 1800-1890 1800-1839 are ex-SP and were originally built as B39-8es. 1840-1890 are ex-SSW. All retired.
Providence and Worcester Railroad 4 4001-4004 All units are ex-NYSW
Pan Am Railways 14 5930, 5933, 5936, 5937, 5943, 5946, 5948, 5953, 5956, 5966, 5967, 5972, 5974, 5976 5930, 5933, 5936, 5937, 5943, 5946, and 5948 are ex-CSX/NYSW. 5953, 5956, 5966, 5967, 5972, 5974, 5976 are ex-CSX/CR.
GE Capital Leasing (GECX) 4 5934, 5951, 5962, 5969 5934 is former CSX and NYSW. 5951, 5962, and 5969 are former CSX and CR. 5934 is currently on lease to Cimarron Valley Railroad.
Albany and Eastern Railroad 3 5931, 5935, 5957 All units are ex CSX. 5931 and 5935 are ex CSX/NYSW. 5957 is ex CSX/CR.
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