EMD® SDL38

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® SDL38
EMD® SDL38

EMD® SDL38 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® SDL38 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 SDL38 locomotive is equipped with the EMD® 8-710 G3B 2,000 THP engine, DC traction, EM2000™ microprocessor control system and GC Truck. This locomotive is also fitted with a 26L Pneumatic Air Brake System.

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EMD® SDL38 Freight Locomotive

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EMD® SDL38 Freight Locomotive

EMD® SDL38 Freight Locomotive
EMD® SDL38 Freight Locomotive

FEATURES

  • 2,000 THP (UIC) locomotive equipped with an EMD® 8-710G3B engine
  • Operation up to 80 km/hr
  • Tractive Effort Capability (UIC)
  • 339 kN starting tractive effort (New 1016 mm diameter wheels)
  • AAR designation: Co – Co

 

Engine

  • 2,000 THP (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     5.4 meters

Overall Length     19.1 meters

Width     3.1 meters

Transmission Type     DC

Horsepower     2,000 THP

Maximum Speed     80 km/h

Starting Tractive Effort     339 kN

Fuel Capacity     9,839 liters

Cooling Water Capacity     1,045 liters

Lube Oil Capacity     984 liters

Engine     8-710G3B

Track Gauge     Standard (1435 mm)

Nominal Weight     129 mT

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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

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

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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UNITED STATES

Gary Lawrence 
Account Executive
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Todd Ramm 
Regional Executive Director
Western Region

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Todd Ramm 
Regional Executive Director

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Jason MacLennan 
General Manager, Sales & Marketing
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Rob Robinson 
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Western Canada – Calgary based

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MEXICO

Mauro Soto 
Regional Executive Director

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Noel Valdivia
Sales Manager

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Andreas Naf 
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Henrique Miguel
Brazil - Sales Manager

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Marcelo Mamud
South America (except Brazil) - Sales Manager

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UK/EUROPE

Jon Caen 
Sales Director

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MIDDLE EAST

Ramzi Imad 
Regional Executive Director - International

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RUSSIA/CIS

Mumin Azamhkuzhaev
Eurasia General Manager

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PAKISTAN

Ali Irfan Malik 
Sales Coordinator

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TURKEY

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Matthew Dunwoodie
Area Sales Manager

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AUSTRALIA

Brett McLennan
VP - Australia

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CHINA

Ni Zaoyu
Country Manager

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INDIA

Abhinav Pamulaparthy
Supply Chain Director

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Barend Hanekom
Sales Director - all countries except South Africa

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Freedom Ndlovu
Sales Manager - South Africa

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Craig A. McKeen

General Manager, Sales and Marketing
Office Phone: 708-387-3640
Cell Phone: 708-710-1336

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Eric Smith
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Passenger Locomotives - West
Phone: 708-557-5260

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Gary Lawrence 
Manager, Locomotive Sales & Leasing
Phone: 318-780-1260

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Jacob Creech 

Director, Locomotive Leasing
Phone: 256-302-4315

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Macy Pruitt 

Customer Service Specialist
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