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General Electric ES44C4
United States | 2009 | 1,304 produced
BNSF No. 8013 in May 2014 in Dallas, Texas
BNSF No. 8013 in May 2014 in Dallas, Texas

Since the new three-phase traction motors could transmit a power of 1,100 hp, the BNSF ordered some ES44AC with only four traction motors. This saved costs and complexity while still hauling fast, lighter freight trains with the same efficiency. In order to get more traction from the four powered axles, air pressure cylinders on the bogies are activated depending on the situation to reduce the load on the non-powered axles. The BNSF ultimately received 1,280 locomotives and the Florida East Coast 24 more.

ManufacturerGeneral Electric
Axle configA1A-A1A 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length74 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 2 in
Service weight416,000 lbs
Adhesive weight288,000 lbs
Axle load72,000 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort144,000 lbf
EngineGE GEVO-12
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel5,000 us gal (diesel)
Engine output4,400 hp (3,281 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
GE Evolution
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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