EMD SW1000 is a diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1966 and October 1972. Power was provided by an EMD 645E 8- cylinder engine which generated 1,000 horsepower (750 kW). This locomotive was built on the same common frame as the EMD SW1500, giving it an overall length of 44 feet 8 inches (13.61 m).
114 examples of this locomotive model were built for
United States railroads and industrial operations. One unit was exported to Jamaica for a mining operation and 4 units were exported to Mexican Industrial concerns.
Currently 2 EMD SW1000 units are owned and operated by VIA rail Canada in the Montreal maintenance centre
http://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/our-fleet/locomotives-sw1000-switcher SW1000 Locomotives as built by EMD [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ] Marre, Louis A. & Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1989). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Books. ISBN 0-89024-088-4. LCCN 88083625. OCLC 19959644. Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Company. ISBN 0-89024-026-4. Diesel Era Volume 3 Number 1 January/February 1992 pp37–49