EMD® GT38LC

The EMD® GT38LC-3 Locomotive offers the latest DC technology with superior adhesion and tractive effort compared to earlier models. Designed for rail lines requiring high adhesion under light axle load conditions, the GT38LC-3 is equipped with the 2,200 brake horsepower EMD® 8 cylinder 710 engine, EM2000™ microprocessor control and latest design D36CC traction motors.

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EMD® GT38LC

EMD® GT38LC 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® GT38LC-3 Locomotive offers the latest DC technology with superior adhesion and tractive effort compared to earlier models. Designed for rail lines requiring high adhesion under light axle load conditions, the GT38LC-3 is equipped with the 2,200 brake horsepower EMD® 8 cylinder 710 engine, EM2000™ microprocessor control and latest design D36CC traction motors.

The GT38LC-3 incorporates reliable, service-proven systems with many years of leading operations in demanding environments. The advanced technologies of this model provide key product solutions for safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability, while delivering life cycle cost optimization and exceptional performance in a DC locomotive package. 

EMD® GT38LC Freight Locomotive
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EMD® GT38LC Freight Locomotive

EMD® GT38LC 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

Locomotive Traction System     DC Traction

Diesel Engine     8-710G3 T0+

Main Traction Alternator     AR6

Number of Axles     6

Traction Horsepower     1491 kW

Nominal Axle Load     13.3 tonnes

Maximum Speed     120 kph

Starting Tractive Effort     256 kN

Dynamic Braking Effort     245 kN

Fuel Capacity (useable)     4,000 liters

Maintenance Interval (minimum)     92 days

Maximum Weight     82.2 tonnes

Track Gauge     1000 mm

Designed For     Sub-Saharan African and South America    

 

Optional Model Configurations

  • Other Gear Ratios Available
  • Track Gauges between 1,000 mm - 1,435 mm

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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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