EMD SW1000

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EMD SW1000
BN 440 19920900 IL Eola.jpg
BN 440, an SW1000, works in Eola Yard at Aurora, Illinois
Specifications
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGeneral Motors Electro-Motive Division
ModelSW1000
Build dateJune 1966 – October 1972
Total produced119
AAR wheel arr.B-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length44 ft 8 in (13.61 m)
Engine typeEMD 645E
Cylinders8
Power output1,000 hp (750 kW)
Career
LocaleUnited States Jamaica Mexico South Korea
 
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EMD SW1000
BN 440 19920900 IL Eola.jpg
BN 440, an SW1000, works in Eola Yard at Aurora, Illinois
Specifications
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGeneral Motors Electro-Motive Division
ModelSW1000
Build dateJune 1966 – October 1972
Total produced119
AAR wheel arr.B-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length44 ft 8 in (13.61 m)
Engine typeEMD 645E
Cylinders8
Power output1,000 hp (750 kW)
Career
LocaleUnited States Jamaica Mexico South Korea

An 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]

RailroadQuantityRoad numbersNotes
Altos Hornos (Mexico)
2
132, 137
Anahuac Cement (Mexico)
1
No Number
Appalachian Power
1
1
Armco Steel
1
B81
Birmingham Southern
8
10-17
Burlington Northern
43
375-394, 427-449
#442 rebuilt without cab
Chicago Burlington and Quincy
12
9310-9321
to BN 574-585
Chihuahua Cellulose (Mexico)
1
1811
Corn Products
2
68–69
Cuyahoga Valley
1
1050
Denver and Rio Grande
10
140-149
Detroit Edison
1
216
Duluth and Northeastern
1
35
Eastman Kodak
1
8
E I DuPont Nemours and Company
2
106-107
General Motors-Central Foundry Division
1
No Number
Great Lakes Steel
1
58
Hampton and Branchville
1
120
Houston Belt and Terminal
3
40-42
Inland Steel
4
115-118
Jones and Laughlin Steel
2
102–103
Kaiser Bauxite (Jamaica)
1
5109
Mobil Chemical
1
2
New Orleans Public Belt
6
101-106
Public Service Company of Indiana
1
1
Wisconsin Electric Power
1
No Number
Youngstown Sheet and Tube
10
905-914
Total119

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