C39-8 Technical Information


C39-8 Historical Photo Gallery (1976 - 1998)

C39-8 Survivors Photo Gallery (Post 1999)

Dimension

The C39-8 is 70' 8" in length over the couplers and stands 16' high over the horns
The unit is 10' 3" wide over the handrails and 11' 8" over the awnings
Distance between the bolsters is 43' 4"

General

Built in 1986
Weight- 389,500lbs
Maximum Curvature Per Single Unit- 21 °

Engine

Model- 7FDL16
Cylinder Arrangement- V-16 4 Cycle
RPM Idle- 450 Low Idle- 265 Throttle 8- 1050 Overspeed- 1150
Spark Arrestor- Turbo
Main Generator- GMC 187A2
Auxiliary Generator- GMC 187A2
Auxiliary Alternator- GMC 187A2
Traction Motors- GE 752AG
Traction Motor Blowers Motor- 5GDY76G1
Radiator Fans- 2, 5GDY76G1
Grid Blowers- 3, 5CY19C1

Performance

Horsepower- 3900
Maximum Continuous Tractive Effort- 108,600lbs
Minimum Continuous Speed- 10.8mph
Maximum Speed- 70mph
Traction Motor Rating- 1360 amps
Dynamic Brake- High Capacity Extended Range
Maximum Dynamic Braking Effort- 78,000lbs
Speed At Maximum Dynamic Braking Effort- 9-26mph

Capacities

Fuel- 4500 gallons
Lube Oil- 360 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- 2, No. 8
Safety Control- Pulse III or Quantum
Air Filters, Brake- Salem 818-176 Auxiliary- Salem 824-176
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
Speed Control Equipped
Spotter
Cab Signal Equipped
Self Load Test Equipped
Locked Wheel Protection
Allignment Control Coupler Equipped
8 Channel Event Recorder Equipped
Harmon Select-A-Power Equipped
Hump Control Equipped
Type 1 Power Knockout
Wheel Flange Lubricator Equipped

Roster

CR # Previous # Builders # Build Date Other
6000   45327 6-1986  
6001   45328 6-1986  
6002   45329 6-1986  
6003   45330 7-1986  
6004   45331 7-1986  
6005   45332 7-1986  
6006   45333 7-1986  
6007   45334 7-1986  
6008   45335 7-1986  
6009   45336 7-1986  
6010   45337 7-1986  
6011   45338 7-1986  
6012   45339 7-1986  
6013   45340 7-1986  
6014   45341 7-1986  
6015   45342 7-1986  
6016   45343 7-1986  
6017   45344 7-1986  
6018   45345 8-1986  
6019   45346 8-1986  
6020   45347 8-1986  
6021   45348 8-1986  

 

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