WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

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WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

Postby Alcoman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:50 am

Looking for any tech service (MI's and /or DRP's) information that ALCO produced regarding the GE 5GT584D1 Traction Generator used in the ALCO S-6 .According to a wiring diaagram that I have, it was also used in WM S-6 151-152 along with some EMD switches.

This Traction Generator was used in some export models that ALCO built also.

Please contact me off list if you have anything regarding this model GE product.
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Re: WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

Postby Engineer Spike » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:47 pm

Why was a GE generator used in EMDs? EMD had their own electrical gear since about the late 1930s. The S6 was from the 1950s. Did the EMDs get it from some trade in?
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Re: WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

Postby Alcoman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:14 am

Engineer Spike wrote:Why was a GE generator used in EMDs? EMD had their own electrical gear since about the late 1930s. The S6 was from the 1950s. Did the EMDs get it from some trade in?


I am not sure what you're asking? ALCO used this Generator, not EMD.
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Re: WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

Postby tgibson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:32 pm

along with some EMD switches


Some of us assumed this meant some EMD switchers.
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Re: WANTED: Tech info on GE 5GT584D1 Traction Gen.

Postby Pneudyne » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:19 pm

Here is a summary of the GT584 variants, taken from a 1971 GE document:

GE GT584 Summary.PNG



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