What's next for EMD?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by SD90, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Do you think they will bring out an SD100 next? 7000HP? What might it look like? Interesting questions, don't you think?
  2. Topo

    Topo Member

    With the actual prices of oil, I suspect that the future developments will go more in reduce fuel consumption and increase efficience rather than increase engine power, but that's only my 2cts.

    However, it would be nice to see an 7000hp locomotive! :p
  3. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    If you look at old pictures of the Union Pacific or Cheasapeake and Ohio you can see 7000hp locos! :D :D :D
  4. Topo

    Topo Member

    Touché!! ;)

    Humm, I know that some UP turbines were rated up to 8500hp (or so), and that the UP DD40AX coped at 6600hp, but what C&O diesel reached the seven-thousend figure? Or are you referring to these M-1 class coal-turbine monsters?
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I would expect it will look like a SD90MAC. Why change a good thing? FRED
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think they need to find a way to get more axles on the rails to take advantage of the power. I have expected someone at U.P. or BNSF to take some of the old locomotives they are retiring and make them into road slugs in order to get more axles to utilise the power. Right now even with computer control, my understanding is that engineers can't use all of the power available in today's high power locomotives.
  8. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    The locos I am thinking of had more wheels, 4-8-8-4 adn 2-6-6-6 :D

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