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Electro-Motive Division SW1000, SW1001, SW1500 and SW1504
United States | 1966 | 1,217 produced
SW1504 by HLCX (Helm Financial Corporation) in January 2008 in Dallas, Texas
SW1504 by HLCX (Helm Financial Corporation) in January 2008 in Dallas, Texas
VariantSW1000, SW1001SW1500SW1504
ManufacturerElectro-Motive Division
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length44 ft 8 in
Wheelbase30 ft
Fixed wheelbase8 ft
Service weight230,000 lbs248,000 lbs
Adhesive weight230,000 lbs248,000 lbs
Axle load57,500 lbs62,000 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed65 mph
Starting effort57,500 lbf62,000 lbf
EngineEMD 8-645EEMD 12-645E
Engine typeV8 dieselV12 diesel
Fuel600 us gal (diesel)1,000 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,000 hp (746 kW)1,500 hp (1,119 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 09 2023

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