ELECTROMOTIVE DIVISION of GENERAL MOTORS

EMD SWITCHER UNITS
Southeastern railroads only

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QUAN RR ORIGINAL OWNER ROAD NUMBERS TRUCKS

EMD SWITCHERS SC THRU SW9 DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL SC SW SW-1 SW600 SW7 SW8 SW9
ENGINE 600HP 600HP 600HP 600HP 1200HP 800HP 1200HP
ENGINE TYPE 201-A 8 CYL 201-A 8 CYL 567, 567A 567C 6 CYL 567A 12 CYL 567B 8 CYL 567B 12 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
PILOT to PILOT 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06"
TOP ENGINE HOOD 11'-06" 11'-06" 11'-08" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2"
TOP CAB HOOD 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05"
TOP WALKWAY 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH CAB 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00"
COUPLED LENGTH 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2" 44'-04" 44'-04" 44'-04" 44'-04" 44'-04"
TYPE TRUCKS AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A"
TRUCK WHB 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40"
NOTE 1: Some units had Flexicoils most had AAR "A" trucks.
NOTE 2 Some units had AAR "A" trucks most had Flexicoils.

EMD SWITCHERS SW900 THRU SW1504 DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL SW900 SW1000 SW1001 SW1200 SW1500 SW1504
ENGINE 900HP 1000HP 1000HP 1200HP 1500HP 1500HP
ENGINE TYPE 567C 8 CYL 645E 8 CYL 645E 8 CYL 567C 12 CYL 645E 12 CYL 645E 12 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 23'-00"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
PILOT to PILOT 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 41'-06"
TOP ENGINE HOOD 11'-09 1/2" 12'-08" 12'-08" 11'-09 1/2" 12'-08" 12'-08"
TOP CAB HOOD 14'-05" 15'-00" 15'-00" 14'-05" 15'-00" 15'-00"
TOP WALKWAY 4'-07 1/2" 5'-06" 5'-06" 4'-07 1/2" 5'-06" 5'-06"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'-02' 10'-03" 10'-03" 10'-02' 10'-03" 10'-03"
WIDTH CAB 10'-02' 10'-03" 10'-03" 10'-02' 10'-03" 10'-03"
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 7'-00" 6'-02" 6'-02" 7'-00" 6'-02" 6'-02"
COUPLED LENGTH 44'-04" 44'-08" 44'-08" 44'-04" 44'-08" 46'-08"
TYPE TRUCKS Note 1 Note 3 Note 3 Note 1 Note 3 Blom "B"
TRUCK WHB 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 9'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40"
NOTE 1: Some units had Flexicoils most had AAR "A" trucks.
NOTE 2 Some units had AAR "A" trucks most had Flexicoils.

EMD SWITCHERS NC THRU NW1A DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL NC NC1 NC2 NW NW1 NW1A
ENGINE 900 HP 900 HP 900 HP 900 HP 900 HP 900 HP
ENGINE TYPE 201-A 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00" 22'-00"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
PILOT to PILOT 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06" 40'-06"
TOP ENGINE HOOD 11'-06" 11'-06" 11'-06" 11'-06" 11'-06" 11'-06"
TOP CAB HOOD 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05"
TOP WALKWAY 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH CAB 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00"
COUPLED LENGTH 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2" 43'-07 1/2"
TYPE TRUCKS AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A"
TRUCK WHB 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40"

EMD SWITCHERS NW2 THRU NW5 DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL NW2 NW3 NW4 NW5
ENGINE 1000 HP 1000 HP 900 HP 1000 HP
ENGINE TYPE 567 12 CYL 567 12 CYL 201-A 12 CYL 567B 12 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 22'-00" 31'-00" 31'-00" 31'-00"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 9'-03" 9'-06" 10-06" 9'-06"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 9'-03" 9'-06" 10-06" 9'-06"
PILOT to PILOT 40'-06" 50'-00" 52'-00" 50'-00"
TOP ENGINE HOOD 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2"
TOP CAB HOOD 14'-06" 14'-08" 14'-08" 14'-08"
TOP WALKWAY 4'-08 1/4" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'-00" 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH CAB 9'-11 1/2" 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00"
COUPLED LENGTH 44'-05" 53'-10 1/2" 55'-10 1/2" 53'-10 1/2"
TYPE TRUCKS AAR "A" Blom "B" AAR "B" Blom "B"
TRUCK WHB 8'-00" 9'-00" 9'-00" 9'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40" 40"

EMD SWITCHERS TR THRU TR6 DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL TR TR1 TR2 TR3 TR4 TR5 TR6
ENGINE 2@1000 HP 2@1350 HP 2@1000 HP 3@1000 HP 2@1200 HP 2@1200 HP 2@800 HP
ENGINE TYPE 2/567 12 CYL 2/567 16 CYL 2/567A 12 CYL 3/567A 12 CYL 2/567A 12 CYL 2/567B 12 CYL 2/567B 8 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 3@22'-00" 31'-00" 2@22'-00" 3@22'-00" 2@22'-00" 2@22'-00" 2@22'-00"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 9'-03" 9'-06" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 9'-03" 9'-06" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03" 9'-03"
PILOT to PILOT 121'-06" 52'-01 3/8" 82'-06" 121'-06" 81'-00" 81'-00" 81'-00"
TOP ENGINE HOOD 11'-09 1/2" 11'-08 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2" 11'-09 1/2"
TOP CAB HOOD 14'-06" 14'-05 1/2" 14'-06" 14'-06" 14'-05" 14'-05" 14'-05"
TOP WALKWAY 4'-08 1/4" 4'-08 1/4" 4'-08 1/4" 4'-08 1/4" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2" 4'-07 1/2"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'-00" 10'-00" 10'-00" 10'-00" 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH CAB 9'-11 1/2" 10'-00" 9'-11 1/2" 9'-11 1/2" 10'-02' 10'-02' 10'-02'
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00" 7'-00"
COUPLED LENGTH 126'-11" 105'-08 3/4" 86'-05" 126'-11" 88'-08" 88'-08" 88'-08"
TYPE TRUCKS 6 AAR "A" Blom "B" 4 AAR "A" 6 AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A" AAR "A"
TRUCK WHB 8'-00" 9'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00" 8'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40" 40"
NOTES NOTE 1 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 NOTE 4 NOTE 5 NOTE 6 NOTE 7
NOTE 1 Basically 3 NW2's one cow and two calfs drawbar connected..
NOTE 2 One cow and one calf. Used FT engines in a lengthened switcher chassis.
NOTE 3 Basically 2 NW2's one cow and one calf drawbar connected
NOTE 4 Basically 3 NW2's one cow and two calfs drawbar connected
NOTE 5 Basically 2 SW7's one cow and one calf drawbar connected.
NOTE 6 basically 2 SW9's one cow and one calf drawbar connected.
NOTE 7 Basically 2 SW8's one cow and one calf drawbar connected

EMD SWITCHERS MP SERIES DIMENSIONAL DATA

MODEL MP-15 MP-15DC MP-15AC
ENGINE 1500 HP 1500 HP 1500 HP
ENGINE TYPE 645E 12 CYL 645E 12 CYL 645E 12 CYL
C toC TRUCKS 24'-02" 24'-02" 24'-08"
C TRUCK to FRONT PILOT 10'-02" 10'-02" 10'-08"
C TRUCK to REAR PILOT 10'-02" 10'-02" 10'-08"
PILOT to PILOT 44'-06" 44'-06" 46'-00
TOP ENGINE HOOD 12'-08" 12'-08" 13'-1 1/2"
TOP CAB HOOD 15'-00" 15'-00" 15'-00"
TOP WALKWAY 5'-06" 5'-06" 5'-06"
WIDTH WALKWAY 10'- 0 3/4" 10'- 0 3/4" 10'- 0 3/4"
WIDTH CAB 10'- 0 3/4" 10'- 0 3/4" 10'- 0 3/4"
WIDTH ENGINE HOOD 6'-00" 6'-00" 6'-00"
COUPLED LENGTH 48'-08" 48'-08" 50'-02"
TYPE TRUCKS Blom "B" Blom "B" Blom "B"
TRUCK WHB 9'-00" 9'-00" 9'-00"
WHEEL DIA. 40" 40" 40"
NOTES NOTE 1 NOTE 1 NOTE 2
NOTE 1 When the MP15ac was introduced the MP15 was designated MP15DC
NOTE 2 The MP15AC utilizes an AC generator and modular controls.

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