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EMD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES


EMD SD40A

Technical Data And Photos



Type: Six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Model: EMD SD40A
Build date: August 1969 January 1970
Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD), USA
Total produced: 18
Locale: USA
Track gauge: 1 435 mm (4'8.5") standard gauge
Original owner: Illinois Central Railroad
Original numbers:
6006 - 6018
6019 - 6023

The SD40A was basically an SD40 built on an SDP45 frame. The longer SDP45 frame allowed for a larger, 5000 gallon fuel tank.


Engine:
Type: Two-stroke 45-degree V16 diesel engine.
Model: EMD 16-645-E3
Power output: 2240 kW (3000 hp)
RPM - maximum: 900
RPM - minimum: 315
Number of cylinders: 16
Displacement: 169.6 L (10,320 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


Alternator: Delco 14

Main Generator: GM - AR10

Auxilary generator: Delco A8102

Traction motors: GM - D77

Number of traction motors: 6

Wheel arrangement: C-C

Number of axles: 6

Brakes:
Dynamic braking: yes
Compressor: Gardner-Denver WBO
Air brake: Westinghouse 26L


Fluid capacities:
Lubricating oil: 920 L (243 US gal, 202 imp gal)
Cooling system (water): 1 120 L (295 US gal, 246 imp gal)
Fuel tank capacity: 18 900 L (5,000 US gallons)


Sand capacity: 1.3 m3 (56 cu ft)


Speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)


Dimensions:
Wheel diameter: 1016 mm (40")
Total length: 21 540 mm (70' 8")
Truck wheel base: 4140 mm (13' 7")
Center bolster: 13 716 mm (45')
Distance between truck centers: 17 860 mm (58' 7")


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Illinois Central 6021 (SD40A) locomotive near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 11 April 1984
Size of the photo: 1920 1080 pixels, 1.21 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Illinois Central 6021 (SD40A) locomotive near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 11 April 1984
Size of the photo: 4974 3081 pixels, 1.88 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


A quartet of diesel locomotives pulling a train near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
A quartet of diesel locomotives pulling a train near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Illinois Central 6008 (EMD SD40A), 6021 (EMD SD40A), 6071 (EMD SD40), 6045 (EMD SD40-2).
Taken on: 11 April 1984
Size of the photo: 5152 3286 pixels, 2.11 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A diesel locomotive
EMD SD40A diesel locomotive.
Illinois Central 6021 (SD40A) locomotive near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 14 May 1984
Size of the photo: 1920 1080 pixels, 1.25 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Two diesel locomotives of Illinois Central Railroad pulling a freight train
Two diesel locomotives of Illinois Central Railroad pulling a freight train near Champaign, Illinois, USA.
EMD SD40A No. 6007 and EMD SD40 No. 6003.
Taken on: 14 May 1984
Size of the photo: 5184 3296 pixels, 2.32 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A diesel locomotive pulling a freight train near Champaign in winter 1985
EMD SD40A diesel locomotive pulling a freight train near Champaign in winter 1985.
Illinois Central 6013 EMD SD40A.
Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: 24 January 1985
Size of the photo: 5173 3312 pixels, 1.66 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Three diesel locomotives pulling a freight train, Savoy, Illinois, USA
Three diesel locomotives pulling a freight train, Savoy, Illinois, USA.
Illinois Central 6015 (SD40A), 6071 (SD40), 6022 (SD40A)
Taken on: 19 April 1985
Size of the photo: 1920 1080 pixels, 1.23 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Three diesel locomotives pulling a freight train, Savoy, Illinois, USA
Three diesel locomotives pulling a freight train, Savoy, Illinois, USA.
Illinois Central 6015 (SD40A), 6071 (SD40), 6022 (SD40A)
Taken on: 19 April 1985
Size of the photo: 5184 3307 pixels, 2.10 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - heavy diesel locomotive
EMD SD40A - heavy diesel locomotive.
Illinois Central 6011 EMD SD40A locomotive, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 21 February 1986
Size of the photo: 5184 3333 pixels, 1.89 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - heavy diesel locomotive
EMD SD40A - heavy diesel locomotive.
Illinois Central 6018 EMD SD40A locomotive, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 21 February 1986
Size of the photo: 5184 3302 pixels, 2.20 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Illinois Central 6014 (SD40A) locomotive, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 19 May 1986
Size of the photo: 5184 3275 pixels, 1.77 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Illinois Central 6014 (SD40A) locomotive, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 19 May 1986
Size of the photo: 1920 1080 pixels, 1.08 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive near Champaign-Urbana.
Illinois Central 6008 (SD40A) locomotive.
Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: circa 1986
Size of the photo: 5147 3302 pixels, 2.00 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive
EMD SD40A - six-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive.
Illinois Central 6014 (SD40A) locomotive, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Taken on: 24 July 1986
Size of the photo: 5184 3456 pixels, 2.25 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A
EMD SD40A Illinois Central 6016.
Champaign, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: 9 February 1987
Size of the photo: 1920 1080 pixels, 1.07 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Three diesel locomotives
Three diesel locomotives.
Illinois Central 6016 (SD40A), HLC 5081 and 5088. (SD40). Champaign, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: 9 February 1987
Size of the photo: 5184 3359 pixels, 1.88 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6011 EMD SD40A locomotive
Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6011 EMD SD40A locomotive near Champaign. Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: 11 February 1987
Size of the photo: 5053 3323 pixels, 1.39 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


Six-axle diesel locomotive
Six-axle diesel locomotive.
EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6006.
Champaign, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.77 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6008
EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6008.
Champaign, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 5184 3456 pixels, 6.11 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A diesel locomotive pulling a train
EMD SD40A diesel locomotive pulling a train.
EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6009.
Savoy, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: March 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 2.15 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


EMD SD40A ICG 6014
EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6014.
Tolono, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: May 1987
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.96 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd


The large diesel locomotive and a man
The large diesel locomotive and a man.
EMD SD40A Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) 6009.
Carbondale, Illinois, the United States of America.
Taken on: 6 May 1989
Size of the photo: 4752 3168 pixels, 1.91 MB
Author of the photo: Gary Todd




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