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Electro-Motive Company E3 to E9
United States | 1938 | 1,321 produced
Two surviving E9A units in Panola County, Mississippi
Two surviving E9A units in Panola County, Mississippi
Matthew Nichols
VariantE3 bis E7E8E9
Built1938-1942, 1945-19491949-19541954-1964
ManufacturerElectro-Motive Corporation
Axle configA1A-A1A 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length70 ft 4 1/8 in71 ft 0 in70 ft 3 in
Wheelbase57 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase14 ft 1 in
Service weight308,400 lbs315,000 lbs
Adhesive weight220,000 lbs225,000 lbs
Axle load55,000 lbs56,250 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed117 mph
Starting effort56,500 lbf
EngineEMC 12-567EMC 12-567BEMC 12-567C
Engine type2x V12 diesel
Fuel1,200 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,000 hp (1,491 kW)2,250 hp (1,678 kW)2,400 hp (1,790 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 09 2023

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