GP40-M3 in Argentina

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Hi all.

Again with rare machines in Argentina. This time I bring four GP40 information that came to Argentina in the 90s. And not just say it's all a peculiarity have these locomotives in Argentina, since here the crazy are not so great (except RSD16 Alco model, very similar to RSD12 but lighter) and heavy.

Here its brief history:

GP40 are four, three of which were manufactured between 1966 and 1967 for DRGW, and its numbering (in Argentina) and serial number (original) as follows:

# 9304 serial number 31001 (1-1966)

# 9303 32 885 serial number (2-1967)

# 9301 32 881 serial number (2-1967).

And the fourth locomotive was manufactured in 1970 for Central Illinois, numbered

# 9301 36 166 serial number (2-1970).

Photos and links:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KCvkUPCWUX4/SpWIqBuLc2I/AAAAAAAADWc/sDFZWuMHXOw/s1600/escanear0011p.jpg

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http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=emdgp40m3demineraalumbr.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gp40m39304delamineraalu.jpg

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Before leaving for Argentina, these locomotives went through Juniata workshops, when they were still in Conrail (1997), there they repaired the diesel engine and generator, electrical and other details, and also deprived of the dynamic brake. Back in Argentina, the work was done by MK Rail and design begins to change a bit. Here arrived without their bogies and are placed some new GHC (converted to A1A), so that modiciarse had boguie center of the frame. They relocated the headlights were fitted with a fuel tank smaller, bath removed them, they put a new Q-tron electric board brought U.S. and a new checkpoint moderno.Se also brought from U.S. 16 remanufactured GE traction motors.

The biggest problem was alivianarla reconstruction, and the maximum anyone was left in a axle 20tn. They held the power of 3000 HP and the outer dimensions of length, width and height intact.

Completing this, the locomotives were reclassified as GP40-M3 and this simplified technique is its listing:

Engine: 645 E3 16 cylinders

Alternator: AR10

Traction motors: GE 752

Cabinet: Q-tron 1000 QES

Weight: 120-130 tn.

Well, I hope you liked my little contribution and you can serve someone this information.
 



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