The "Most Variations" game!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jbaakko, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    So I just brought up an interesting idea, lets see which wins out. Which Locomotive series has the MOST variations!? I brought up the EMD 70 series, and EMD 40 series. We're only talking original builds, not rebuilt units (I.E. the SD40 rebuilds, of BB40-2's)

    70 Series:
    SD70M, SD70I, SD70M Tier I, SD70M Tier 1 Phase II cab equipped, SD75M, SD75I, SD70MAC, SD70ACe, SD70M-2.

    40 Series:
    SD40, SDP40, SD40X, SD40A, SD40-2 early, SD40-2 mid, SD40-2 late, SD40-2 Canadian (straight steps), SD40-2 high nose, SD40-2 snoot 108", SD40-2 snoot 116" SD40-2 snoot 123", SD40T-2, SD40T-2 snoot 116", SDF40-2, SD40-2F, SD40-2W and SD40-2S (SD40-2SS/SD40SS).

    So far it looks like the 40 series wins, anyone?
  2. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Don't forget the GPs along with the SDs
  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

  4. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I left out the GP's due to the extreme difference between an SD40 & GP40.
    Heh, I was thinking that, but I can't name the variations, can you? :thumb:
  5. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Don't forget the F40C.. Basically it's a cowl-body SD40-2 built specifically for commuter service in the Chicago area. :thumb:

    I'm not sure why EMD didn't just call it an SDP40F.. It looks very similar to the SDP40Fs Amtrak used.

    Also, I was under the impression that the GP40-2 is basically the same as the SD40-2 except for the smaller frame, smaller DBs, and 2-axle Blomberg trucks.. Otherwise, the electricals, power plant and radiator system is the same, no?

    Heck, the 38 series used the same engines as the 40's too except the 38's aren't turbocharged..
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Remember, Canadian SD40-2s are also distinguished by an odd nose length - 105", isn't it?

    For a minute, I thought you missed the SDP40F, but then I saw SDF40-2, the Santa Fe designation.

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