• EMD SD40 series official thread (covers all variations)

  • 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 Joe
 
Hmmmm, well they are are used on every Class I RR in North America and many short lines. Are you still in the steam age? :-D

  by Phil Hom
 
There are a few web sites that has EMD Serial numbers listed They can help you research your question. You will find your answer there.

Andre has one of the better one.

  by SSW9389
 
First production SD40-2s were for KCS.

  by rlambrecht
 
First was KCS 637

Last was NdeM (later FNM) 13004

With 3955 in between.

Robert Lambrecht

  by Justin B
 
Does anyone have a date for the last SD40-2 built? I think some GP39-2s were built after the final SDs in 1985 or 1986 for MKT.

  by missthealcos
 
If you count SD40-2F as an SD40-2, then the last SD40-2's were built for CP in 1988...There were also GP38-2's built for CP in 1986 as well.
  by Jamshid
 
The export version of SD40-2 (more near to tunnel versions) is still in production line in turkey:

http://www.trainsofturkey.com/diesel_eng.htm#DE33000

(To the best of my knowledge, in recent years (be sure up to 2001) Koros ( a South Korean company) also had been manufacturing GM GT26CW-2 and FT36 cowl body locomotives)

  by crazy_nip
 
those are ex-SD45's which CNW sold in the mid 90's and were rebuilt into SD40-3's...

SP 8574 to 8706 were all rebuilt from SD45's (and a few SD40's) from CSX, CNW, conrail, KCS and BN and UP

SP never bought any SD40-2's new

  by SRS125
 
There was a small hand full of Southern Pacific SD45's that were rebuilt to SD40-2 specs but still retain the SD45 look. These locomotives were ordered by SP from Morrson Knutson some time between the late 1960's-late 1970's. The rules of this order were that Southern Pacific was to not send any locomotives for rebuild. MK would supply the whole deal lock, stock, and barrel. To clean out its lines of assorted junk and recycled many old SD40's, SD45's and SD35's for the progam. I beleve only 100+ were rebuilt to SD40 specs for SP.
  by UPRR engineer
 
The SD70's run and feel just like a 40.
  by LCJ
 
UPRR engineer wrote:The SD70's run and feel just like a 40.

I clearly recall what the Conrail SD40-2s were like when new. Great power -- fun to run a train with a set of them on the point.

If I came up to Cheyenne, would you give me a shot at the throttle? I'm kidding, of course. But maybe I'm not.

Welcome to RR.net, if indeed you are new.

Edited for clarity by LCJ (me).
Last edited by LCJ on Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by UPRR engineer
 
DC motors are alot more fun to run. Did you work for conrail?

  by LCJ
 
I agree, and yes, I did -- for 27 years, all together. First 15 as an engineer mostly on the extra board. What a life!

I notice you ignored my throttle time request. :wink:
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