EMD® GPL38S

For more than 90 years, we have produced the most durable, reliable and sustainable locomotive products and services in the rail industry. As a diesel-electric locomotive supplier to the Middle East and North Africa regions over many decades, we have engineered locomotives tailored for desert environments including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Mauritania.

EMD® GPL38S

EMD® GPL38S OVERVIEW

For more than 90 years, we have produced the most durable, reliable and sustainable locomotive products and services in the rail industry. As a diesel-electric locomotive supplier to the Middle East and North Africa regions over many decades, we have engineered locomotives tailored for desert environments including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Mauritania.

The EMD® GPL38S was designed specifically with the tough environment of the Middle East and North Africa in mind, with sand resistant features such as active air filtration, sealed car body, battery box doors, drains and partitions, and a stationery and movable sand plow.

The GPL38S locomotive is equipped with the EMD® 710 engine, DC traction, EM2000™ microprocessor control system and GP Truck. This locomotive is also fitted with an Electronic Air Brake System CCB II.

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive
EMD® GPL38S Freight Locomotive

FEATURES

  • 2,200 BHP (UIC) Locomotive equipped with an EMD® 8-710G3B Engine
  • Operation up to 120 km/hr
  • Tractive Effort Capability (UIC)
  • 273 kN starting tractive effort (1067mm diameter wheels)
  • 26 km/hr min. continuous speed
  • AAR designation: Bo – Bo
  • 12% improved fuel efficiency over 645 series engines

 

Engine

  • 2,200 BHP (UIC) 8-710G3B
  • High Efficiency Turbocharger
  • Low Emissions
  • Capable of meeting US EPA Tier I Emission standards
  • Electronic Unit Injection
  • Automatic Engine Start Stop (AESS™)
  • Starting motor thermal overload protection through the EM2000™ microprocessor control system

 

EM2000™ - Microprocessor Control System

  • Excitation and load control
  • Adhesion control
  • Engine control
  • Diagnostic system
  • Archived unit history data

 

Sand Resistant Features

  • Active Air Filtration - High Efficiency primary air filter system filters air to the engine air filters, electrical cabinet, traction motors and main generator
  • Overlapping carbody doors and compartment with increased pressurization
  • Sealing of carbody and battery box doors, latches, drains and partitions
  • Stationery and Movable Sand Plow

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Height     4.88 meters

Overall Length     16.739 meters

Width     3.05 meters

Horsepower     2,200 bhp

Maximum Speed     120 km/h

Minimum Continuous Speed     26 km/hr

Starting Tractive Effort     273 kN

Fuel Capacity    7,800 liters

Cooling Water Capacity     908 liters

Lube Oil Capacity     984 liters

Engine     8-710G3B

Track Gauge     Standard (1435 mm)

Nominal Weight     115 tonnes

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Our customers are our top priority, whether it be supplying them with locomotives or providing them with in-country service. We have embedded ourselves in Saudi Arabia to make sure our customers get the service they deserve. No matter where you are in the world, we want to provide you with top-quality products and service you can rely on. Let us know how we can help you today! A special thanks to Saudi Railways Organization, Arabian Railway Company, and Saudi Railway.

Progress Rail Saudi Arabia

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Through operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Progress Rail tailors its deep industry expertise to local markets to deliver world-class rolling stock, infrastructure and diesel engine solutions. 

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