B40-8 Technical Information



B40-8 Historical Photo Gallery (1976 - 1998)

B40-8 Survivors Photo Gallery (Post 1999)

Dimension

The B40-8 is 66' 4" in length over the couplers and stands 15' 5" high over the horns
The unit is 10' 10" wide over the awnings
Distance between the bolsters is 40' 2"

General

Built in 1988
Weight- 287,000lbs
Maximum Curvature Per Single Unit- 39 °

Engine

Model- 7FDL16
Cylinder Arrangement- V-16 4 Cycle
RPM Idle- 440 Low Idle- 338 Throttle 8- 1050 Overspeed- 1155
Spark Arrestor- Turbo
Main Generator- GMG187
Auxiliary Generator- GMG187
Auxiliary Alternator- GMG187
Traction Motors- GE 752AH
Traction Motor Blowers Motor- 2, GDY75C
Radiator Fans- 1, GYA30A
Grid Blowers- 2, GY72B1

Performance

Horsepower- 4000
Maximum Continuous Tractive Effort- 69,200lbs
Minimum Continuous Speed- 18.6mph
Maximum Speed- 70mph
Traction Motor Rating- 1360 amps
Dynamic Brake- High Capacity Extended Range
Maximum Dynamic Braking Effort- 52,000lbs
Speed At Maximum Dynamic Braking Effort- 12-25mph

Capacities

Fuel- 3900 gallons
Lube Oil- 410 gallons
Engine Coolant- 380 gallons
Sand- 48 cubic feet

Air Brake Equipment

Schedule- 26-L
Automatic Brake Valve- 26-C
Independent Brake Valve- SA-26
Control Valve- 26-F
Application Valve- P-2-A
Relay Valve- J1.6-16
Vent Valve- KM2
Safety Control- Pulse III Or Quantum
Horn- Leslie RSL-3LR
Air Filters, Brake- Salem 824-176 Auxiliary- Salem 818-176
No Air Dryer

Trucks

Wheel Diameter- 40"
Gear Ratio- 83:20
Journal Bearings- Timken GG 6.875"
Brake Rigging- Single Shoe
Brake Shoes- 16" Composition

Special Features

Radio Provision- All Channel Clean Cab Radio
Cab Heater- Electric
Speed Recorder- Pulse 48H8C-6
Speed Indicator- Pulse 80 mph Or EQ
Water Cooler- Portable Cooler
Toilet System- Chemical
Snow Plow- Short Hood Only
No Spotter
Cab Signal Equipped
Self Load Test Equipped
8 Channel Event Recorder Equipped
Harmon Select-A-Power Equipped
Type 1 Power Knockout Equipped
Alignment Control Coupler Equipped
Wheel Flange Lubricator Equipped




CR # Previous # Builders # Build Date Other
5060   45624 4-1988  
5061   45625 4-1988  
5062   45626 4-1988  
5063   45627 4-1988  
5064   45628 4-1988  
5065   45629 4-1988  
5066   45630 4-1988  
5067   45631 4-1988  
5068   45632 4-1988  
5069   45633 4-1988  
5070   45634 4-1988  
5071   45635 5-1988  
5072   45636 5-1988  
5073   45637 5-1988  
5074   45638 5-1988  
5075   45639 5-1988  
5076   45640 5-1988  
5077   45641 5-1988  
5078   45642 5-1988  
5079   45643 5-1988  
5080   45644 5-1988  
5081   45645 5-1988  
5082   45646 5-1988  
5083   45647 5-1988  
5084   45648 5-1988  
5085   45649 5-1988  
5086   45650 5-1988  
5087   45651 5-1988  
5088   45652 5-1988  
5089   45653 5-1988  

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