EMD® GT38AC

The EMD® GT-Series locomotive platform includes GT38AC, GT42AC and GT46AC models. These locomotives integrate EMD® 710-Series engines together with AC traction technology to provide superior efficiency and performance for a broad range of operations. We pioneered development of AC traction for heavy haul diesel-electric locomotives, and today thousands of EMD® AC locomotives operate worldwide providing enhanced adhesion performance and lower life cycle costs.

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EMD® GT38AC

EMD® GT38AC OVERVIEW

For more than 90 years we have produced the most durable, reliable and sustainable locomotive products and services in the rail industry. We design and manufacture diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial rail applications, with 65,000 EMD®-powered locomotives delivered to more than 75 countries. Our technology leadership and superior performance drive our reputation for exceptional quality, service and innovation.

The EMD® GT-Series locomotive platform includes GT38AC, GT42AC and GT46AC models. These locomotives integrate EMD® 710-Series engines together with AC traction technology to provide superior efficiency and performance for a broad range of operations. We pioneered development of AC traction for heavy haul diesel-electric locomotives, and today thousands of EMD® AC locomotives operate worldwide providing enhanced adhesion performance and lower life cycle costs.

The advanced technologies of EMD® GT-Series Locomotives provide key product solutions for safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability, with GT38AC, GT42AC and GT46AC locomotives delivering optimal rail solutions in service across South America, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive
EMD® GT38AC Freight Locomotive

FEATURES

  • Features the highly reliable and fuel efficient 710 engine with approximately 10,000 operating worldwide
  • Provides advanced diagnostics and predictive health capabilities
  • Sets standards with a minimum 92-day maintenance interval
  • Inverter Driven Accessories for fuel economy
  • Optional semi-steering bogie application
  • Optional PR Uptime® remote monitoring and diagnostic services

 

EM2000™ - Microprocessor Control System

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

    

GT38AC

GT42AC

GT46AC

Locomotive Traction System AC Traction AC Traction AC Traction
Diesel Engine 8-710 12-710 16-710
Number of Axles 6 6 6
Locomotive Height  3,766 mm 4,231 mm 4,492 mm
Length Over Couplers  18,942 mm 20,314 mm 22,295 mm
Traction Horsepower 1,491 kW 2,237 kW 3,207 kW
Maximum Speed 80 kph 100 kph 100 kph
Starting Traction Effort
475 kN 500 kN 650 kN
Continuous Traction Effort  400 kN 470 kN 650 kN
Dynamic Braking Effort 225 kN 264 kN 332 kN
Fuel Capacity (usable) 3,800 liters 5,000 liters 9,500 liters
Maintenance Interval (minimum) 92 days 92 days 92 days
Maximum Weight 108 mT 120 mT 156 mT
Maximum Axle Load 18 mT 20 mT 26 mT
Track Gauge 1,000-1,435 mm 1,000-1,435 mm 1,000-1,435 mm
Designed For

Sub-Saharan Africa

Southeast Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

South America

Southeast Asia

Australia

Middle East

North Africa

South America

 

Other Model Configurations 

  • Other Gear Ratios Available
  • Track Gauges up to 1,676 mm
  • Heavy weight GT46AC model available / GT46ACS model available for desert operations

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For more than 90 years, Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has provided quality products and services to the railroad industry worldwide. We continue this proud history by producing freight, passenger and road-switching locomotives for use in the U.S. and abroad.

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LOCOMOTIVE REMANUFACTURING

Our highly qualified and experienced engine technicians are trained to assemble your engine to exacting OEM specifications and tolerances to ensure reliability and durability. We are proud to offer rebuilds of EMD® 567, 645 and 710 engines.

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