by Justin B
UP's DDA35s 70,72,75-79,82,83 were equipped with GE753E traction motors, except for #84, which had D67 motors. The DD35 B units all had D67s.
chicagorails wrote:they were not good on some curves, 8 drivers to replace 12 are not as powerful,one engine goes down whole unit not running,too much weight on some bridges, to name a fewThe DDX's were delivered long before I started at EMD but the Locomotive testers had fond memories of the Beasts. UP wanted a 100 ft locomotive for the centennal but the Big Bay of EMD wouldn't handle anything longer than around 98 feet ( I don't remember the exact length). The other issues were the short radius's and light weight track on the property. From the stories of the old timers, the first couple of units spent a fair amount of time on the ground.