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National Railway Equipment Company 2GS36C-DE
United States | 2011 | only one produced
The prototype in August 2011 near NRE headquarters in Mount Vernon, Illinois
The prototype in August 2011 near NRE headquarters in Mount Vernon, Illinois
Joe Ferguson / www.rrpicturearchives.net

The most powerful design among NRE's multi-engine “N-ViroMotive” genset locomotives is the 2GS36C-DE. Its name stands for two engines with a total of 3,600 hp and three axles per bogie. Power comes from two Cummins QSK50L, each with 16 cylinders and 1,800 hp. The prototype was built in August 2011 on the frame of an EMD SD40-2. Since no further orders have followed and NRE's locomotives with the smaller QSK19 were more successful, only one prototype remained.

ManufacturerNational Railway Equipment
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 10 in
Service weight420,000 lbs
Adhesive weight420,000 lbs
Axle load70,000 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Starting effort126,000 lbf
EngineCummins QSK50L
Engine type2x V16 diesel
Fuel3,000 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,600 hp (2,685 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 11/2023

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