EMD GT26

The GT26 is a class of 6-axle export locomotive from General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Several variants have been built for different markets for quite a long period between 1967 and 2009. The GT26s, of course, utilised the EMD 645 engine I've written about last week. These locomotives have outputs ranging from 3,000-3,300 horsepower and have top speeds ranging from 77-93 mph.

The GT26 was built for both standard gage (56-1/2 in.) and cape gage (42 in.) railroads. The locomotives are 9 ft. 3 in. in width to suit various loading gages of the different markets they are sold to. Over 1,000 units have be sold to Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Iran, Israel, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe.

GT26CW-2 in South Korea
GT26CU-2 in Brazil

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