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EMD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES


EMD GP15T

Technical Data And Photos



Type: Four-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.

Model: GP15T
GP = General Purpose, 15 = 1500 hp, T = Turbo

Build date: October 1982 April 1983

Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD), USA

Total produced: 28

Locale: USA


Track gauge: 1 435 mm (4'8.5") standard gauge

Wheel arrangement: B-B

Number of axles: 4

Original owners:

Chessie System
Numbers:
C&O 1500-1524 (25 units)

Apalachicola Northern (Florida)
Numbers:
AN 720-722 (3 units)


Engine:
Type: Two-stroke 45-degree V8 diesel engine.
Model: GM 645E3C
Power output: 1120 kW (1500 hp)
Number of cylinders: 8
Displacement: 84.8 L (5,160 in3)
Displacement per cylinder: 10.6 L (645 in3)
Bore: 230 mm
Stroke: 250 mm (10")
Aspiration: turbocharged
Valvetrain: Intake ports in each cylinder liner, 4 exhaust valves in each cylinder head.
Oil system: Forced lubrication system, wet sump.
Cooling: water-cooled


Main generator:
GM - A R10-D14, nominal 600 volt direct current rating.

Traction motors:
Four D77 direct current, series wound, roller bearing, forced ventilated, axle hung motors, 62:15 gear ratio.

Truck assemblies:
Two motor-four wheel truck assemblies with outside swinghanger suspension.

Total loaded weight on rails: 109 000 kg (240,000 lbs)


Supplies:
Fuel tank: 9085 L (2,400 US gal)
Cooling water: 568 L (150 US gal)
Lubricating oil: 511 L (135 US gal)
Sand: 56 cu. ft.

Dimensions:
Wheel diameter: 1016 mm (40")
Length over coupler pulling faces: 16 740 mm (54'11")
Distance between bolster centers: 9070 mm (29'9")
Truck-rigid wheel base: 2740 mm (9'0")
Width over grab irons: 10'3 1/8"
Height above rails: 15'2 5/8"
Minimum curve radius: 37 m (120')


Brakes: air brake and dynamic brake

Dynamic brake:
Chessie Systems GP15Ts are equipped with dynamic braking and the optional inertial air filtration system, whereas ANs GP15Ts do not have dynamic braking, and also uses the standard non-inertial intake system.


Maximum speed: 113 km/h (70 mph)


Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive
Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1502 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: 16 June 1986
Size of the photo: 5042 3233 pixels, 1.96 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive
EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1512 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: 16 June 1986
Size of the photo: 5168 3196 pixels, 1.94 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive
Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1516 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.00 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive
Side view of EMD GP15T diesel locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1516 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.92 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T
EMD GP15T
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1507 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.03 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T four axle diesel locomotive
EMD GP15T four axle diesel locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1507 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 2.02 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T four axle diesel locomotive
EMD GP15T four axle diesel locomotive.
Chessie System Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 1508 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Barr Yard, Chicago area, Eastern U.S. railroads, USA.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.95 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive
EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive.
Apalachicola Northern 721 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Southern short line, Port St. Joe, Florida, USA.
Taken on: 1 June 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.63 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive
EMD GP15T general purpose locomotive.
Apalachicola Northern 721 EMD GP15T locomotive.
Southern short line, Port St. Joe, Florida, USA.
Taken on: 1 June 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.71 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd




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