• Best EMD Locomotive

  • Discussion of Electro-Motive locomotive products and technology, past and present. Official web site can be found here: http://www.emdiesels.com/.
Discussion of Electro-Motive locomotive products and technology, past and present. Official web site can be found here: http://www.emdiesels.com/.

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  by tomjohn
 
For me it would have to be the 4000-4300 H.P. SD70 series of locomotives,especially when GM/EMD announced back in December,1988 they wouldn't produce the SD70 series model.
  by skeezix91
 
This one;

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The end. :-D
  by charlie6017
 
May not be the best EMD locomotive built, but I think the SW8 "Pup" was pretty cool. Their home on the LV was on the Hazleton Branch in "Anthracite Country". They survived into the R&N! :-)
  by airman00
 
SW1500.
  by tj48
 
Switchers: SW1200, SW1500, MP15AC.
4 motors: BL2, GP30 (love that cool roof line), GP40X.
6 motors: SD24 (Hi Hood), SD45.
  by atsf sp
 
If we are talking about the best 40series(GP/SD/F)
Favorite is the SD45 and SD45T-2
Least favorite is the SD70MAC
  by dtouellet
 
I would say that the best EMD diesels were the GP-7s and 9s. They cemented EMD's position as the lead builder of diesels for decades. Railroads that bought those units they were served well for years.

As far as my favorite EMD it would have to be the F-3. I just love the look of those F units, they looked great on the point of a freight or passenger train.
  by airman00
 
I also like the sw1001's too. (in addition to sw 1500's) :-D
  by jaygee
 
SD7 in original condition...for the win! Lots of second choice favorites. SD40-2/GP7-9/ SD9/ E8...you get the picture!
EMD Every Man's Dream....Every Model Delivers!
  by RDGTRANSMUSEUM
 
Best EMD for a tall person:GP-30. Best EMD for a medium TV or van train two GP-38-2's. Best EMD for the big trains SD40-2,HANDS DOWN!. BEST EMD for the gadgets and MASSIVE tractive effort: SD80-MAC. I ran them all on Conrail
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