• "Almost real" EMD locomotives

  • 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/.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by junction tower
 
Instead of slamming EMD for sticking with the 710, I choose to applaud them. If the 710 can meet performance, emission and economy standards, why fool around with unproven technology that would just complicate matters for shop forces. If 4300-4400 HP is the power ceiling for the forseable future, what's the incentive to stray off the proven path? [/quote]

  by Bryanjones
 
GM 92 is the SD89MAC testbed unit. The locomotive is identical to the phase II SD90MAC-H with the only difference being that the SD89MAC has a 12 cylinder 265H primer mover vs the 16 cylinder 265H found in the SD90MAC-H. The SD89 is rated at 4500hp and is still under development. They have not given up on the 265H prime mover and have working to correct its flaws before introducing the new model, much the same as GE has done with its Evoloution series locomotives powered by the new GEVO prime mover.

Bryan Jones