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FDL V6 engine?

Postby cd367 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:56 am

I'm not sure where this is, but it appears to show a 7FDL-6 engine.

Do any of you know if this was something used in export locomotives? Or could it have been something similar to the V2 test engines that EMD built?

7FDL6R3.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es3qsffNyUw
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:40 pm

Neat!

The turbo seems almost comically large compared to the rest of the engine.
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby Engineer Spike » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:52 pm

When I was in engineer training at BN, in the JCCC facility, Overland Park, KS, they had small GE and EMD engines. The mechanist trainees used them to learn the engines. Engineers learned all the protective devices, and their resets. The picture could be another training model.
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby cd367 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:55 am

Were these "training" engines functional? Meaning, did they actually run? And what kind of arrangement were they? V6, V8, etc...?
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby Engineer Spike » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:22 am

I don't think the instruction engines were connected to any water, fuel, nor exhaust lines. They were just static. I also can't say that they were V6. They (the EMD 645, and GE FDL) could have been V8. Engineer school was 18 years ago this Fall.
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby litz » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:11 pm

EMD 567-2 test engine ... and it's fully functional ...

http://www.swri.org/3pubs/brochure/d08/emd/1m59136.jpg
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Re: FDL V6 engine?

Postby MEC407 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:55 pm

I've always thought a V6 GEVO would be a very interesting repower option for older locos — probably a lot easier to shoehorn in than the rather long straight-6 GEVO.
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