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Re: GE Export Diesels

Postby G.E. BLDR » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:39 pm

Egypt wants another 100. Did 80 of them 10 yrs. ago
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Re: GE Export Diesels

Postby renrut44 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:19 pm

The additional 20 units ordered by Pakistan are C20EMP, not ES43ACi
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/trac ... sword_list[]=pakistan&no_cache=1

The Egyptian order, South Africa (223 kits), the ES43BBi in Brazil, all use non Tier 4 complaint GEVO engines. Apparently the compliant engine has a heavier strengthened block, and heavier crankshaft?

With earlier export locos it is common to refer to U20C as phase 1 and phase 2

With GEVO engines will we have to use "phase" to ID blocks, or does GE have a system covering engines?

With GE requiring lightweight engines for the export market, it looks like the earlier (phase 1?) engine has an assured future. Including Brazil, GE have orders for around 350 of the earlier engine in the pipeline. This engine is also license built at CRRC Qishuyan in China
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Re: GE Export Diesels

Postby atsf sp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:32 am

What are the current export orders being built in Erie.

I was going past Enola and saw a line of about 6 exports on flats sitting there. Paint scheme was similar to the VALE Scheme.

Does anyone know which locomotives these were?
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Re: GE Export Diesels

Postby atsf sp » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:36 am

In regards to my last post turns out they were the seven new VALE CARAJAS ES58ACi.
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Re: GE Export Diesels

Postby Pneudyne » Tue May 29, 2018 11:11 pm

Early in this thread, in writing about the South African Railways (SAR) GE fleet, I said:

Pneudyne wrote:I have heard it said that at the time, SAR preferred four-stroke diesel engines over the two-stroke type. If that were in fact the case, it might have been a factor in the choice of GE as supplier. One supposes that EMD would have bid its G12, in B-B form, for this business. Alco I think would have had a problem in that it did not have an export model in the same power class.


Apparently SAR did not have that engine preference. Information that came my way recently indicated that SAR's initial tender came down to a choice between GE and EMD. The GE contender was the U12B, which is what SAR bought. The EMD contender would surely have been the G12. SAR wanted GSC cast trucks, which GE was happy to provide, whereas EMD offered only its own flexicoil design, take or leave it. So SAR left it and placed the business with GE. EMD was then out of the picture until 1966 until it supplied a small number of its GL26C model, as I understand it, fitted with GSC cast trucks.

There is other evidence to the effect that SAR preferred dry-block engines, which the CB/GE F model was, also the EMD two-strokes from the 567C onwards. The Alco 251 though was wet-block.

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