View Full Version : What about the SD30?

10-31-2003, 12:32 AM
OK, there's the classic GP30 but what about the SD30? Why did EMD never produce an SD30 model? Just about all 4-axle units have their 6-axle variants, even F-units do (E-units but not a "true" 6-axle), but why not the GP30?

Lord Vader
10-31-2003, 01:29 AM
The "SD30" was an SD26 from what I've read. They did construct a pair of SD28's for the Columbus & Greenville Railroad. GP28's were extremely rare as well.

I still want to see an ambitious modeler do an SD30-2MACPHI :shock:

Lord Vader
10-31-2003, 01:30 AM
#@%$it. I meant to type SD24, not SD26. SD26 was the Santa Fe rebuild of the SD24's....

10-31-2003, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the info!

Yes, I've heard that GP28's are really just GP35's but they have been de-turboed, is this correct? So I'm assuming that an SD28 might just be an SD35 with its turbocharger pulled out.

I still want to see an ambitious modeler do an SD30-2MACPHI

Now that would be one heck of a kitbash! :shock:

11-03-2003, 02:38 PM
There really was a GP28 produced new by EMD. It was the predecessor to the GP38. It had an 1800 HP non-turbo 567D engine instead of a 645E and was housed in a GP35 style carbody. About 16 were produced. Don't know who got them or where they are now.