What is a GP9 locomotive?

The EMD GP9 is a four-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division between 1954 and 1959. This locomotive type was offered both with and without control cabs; locomotives built without control cabs were called GP9B locomotives.

What is the difference between a GP7 and GP9?

GP7, GP9, GP18 The main differences were internal not external. The most visible difference is the size and number of radiator fans (excluding the optional dynamic brake fan) but the GP7 and early GP9 had the same fans, that is 4 small fans. Latter GP9 had two larger fans.

What happened to Southern Pacific Railroad?

The last incarnation of the Southern Pacific, the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, was founded in 1969 and assumed control of the Southern Pacific system. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company was acquired in 1996 by the Union Pacific Corporation and merged with their Union Pacific Railroad.

How much does a GP7 locomotive weigh?

Five GP7B’s were built between March and April 1953. The GP7 was the first EMD road locomotive to use a hood unit design instead of a car-body design….EMD GP7.

Height 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
Loco weight 246,000 lb (112,000 kg)
Fuel capacity 1,600 US gal (6,100 l; 1,300 imp gal)

Who started the Southern Pacific Railroad?

Southern Pacific Railroad, one of the great American railroad systems, established in 1861 by the “big four” of western railroad building—Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker.

Where are EMD engines made?

EMD’s headquarters, engineering facilities and parts manufacturing operations are based in McCook, Illinois, while its final locomotive assembly line is located in Muncie, Indiana. EMD also operates a traction motor maintenance, rebuild and overhaul facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Does the Rock Island Railroad still exist?

In late 1974, when the agency finally gave its blessing UP was no longer interested. With few options left the Rock Island entered bankruptcy and was liquidated in 1980. In one of the industry’s great ironies, most of the railroad’s principal routes survive today.

Why did the Rock Island Railroad fail?

One of the most complicated mergers in the history of the Interstate Commerce Commission, it eventually failed, leaving the Rock Island in bad financial condition. By January 1980, it was determined that the Rock Island Railroad could not be successfully reorganized, and it was ordered to be liquidated and sold.

Where was the Southern Pacific GP9 locomotive built?

Southern Pacific GP9 #3775 leads an outbound freight at Campbell, California in September, 1992. This trackage was originally built as South Pacific Coast Railroad, a narrow-gauge operation. Drew Jacksich photo.

Is the Southern Pacific GP9 still in use?

Southern Pacific GP9 #3778, wearing the still-born Southern Pacific-Santa Fe livery, leads a load of eastbound beets out of the siding at Gilroy, California during October of 1989. Drew Jacksich photo. Today, hundreds of GP9s remain either in operation on shortlines or in use aboard a tourist railroad.

Where is the Texas and New Orleans gp9r rebuild?

Southern Pacific 2873, originally Texas and New Orleans 443, is at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California. Southern Pacific 3194, a GP9R rebuild built as Texas and New Orleans 281, is at the Golden Gate RR Museum, California. Southern Pacific 5623 is owned by Howard Wise and Errol Ohman.

Where did the GP9 train go in 1971?

A former New Haven GP9 has a Penn Central day service pointed westbound, just south of Canal Junction, Massachusetts in July, 1971. These trips left Boston in the morning and arrived in Hyannis on Cape Cod around noon. The train stayed for a few hours allowing folks to shop and visit the beach before returning back to the city. Roger Puta photo.

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