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National Railway Equipment Company 2GS14B
United States | 2005 | more than 20 produced
Union Pacific No. 2005, a former EMD MP15, in October 2008 at Carson, California
Union Pacific No. 2005, a former EMD MP15, in October 2008 at Carson, California
Paul Rome / www.rrpicturearchives.net

In 2005, NRE used an older diesel locomotive for the first time to rebuild it as a multi-engine genset locomotive. The base was a Southern Pacific EMD MP15DC, originally built as a GP30. Instead of the 1,500 hp EMD 12-645E, two Cummins QSK19C, each with 700 hp, were used, both of which had their own generators. The driver's cab was here in the middle between the engines.

The type was called 2GS14B, which consists of two engines, “Gen Set”, 1,400 hp and wheel arrangement B-B. Other examples of this type have since been built on the basis of different four-axle road switchers, some of which had already been rebuilt. In most cases the cab stayed at one end of the locomotive. Other types with one to three engines soon emerged. Since then, other manufacturers, not only in the USA, have also been offering genset locomotives.

Builtsince 2005
ManufacturerNational Railway Equipment
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length48 ft 8 in
Service weight258,000 lbs
Adhesive weight258,000 lbs
Axle load64,500 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed65 mph
Starting effort77,407 lbf
EngineCummins QSK19C
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese1
Fuel1,350 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,400 hp (1,044 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 01/2023

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