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02-27-2004, 03:43 PM
Does anyone know the actual locomotive designation for the GE Evolution Series? Thanks!

02-27-2004, 08:11 PM
I don't know for sure but GE is just calling it the "Evolution Series" right now. There may be an actual designation for it.

But I like to think of it as the Dash-10 series.

02-27-2004, 09:26 PM
Some are calling them C45ACCTE. When production begins, they may be called something else. After all, not too many people use the term "Genesis" or AMD103 for ATK's P40's and P42's.


02-27-2004, 10:33 PM
I've been looking around on the internet and some are calling it the AC4400CWCTE while others are calling it the C45ACCTE. The CTE stands for 'Controlled Tractive Effort'. But nowhere on GE's website, or any other place for that matter, can I find a definate designation.

milepost 48.1
02-28-2004, 12:53 AM
I always thought they were called the ES44AC, but BNSF calls them AC4400CWs.

Bryan Jones
02-28-2004, 12:45 PM
The official GE designation for the GEVO's will be ES44AC for the 4400hp AC traction model and ES44DC for the 4400hp DC traction model. The 15 pre-production units that NS will recieve will be model ES40DC, a 4000hp DC traction model. BNSF classes its 30 units as AC4400CW and UP classes its 5 units as C45ACCTE's. Both the BNSF and UP models are 4400hp AC traction. UP chose the C45 rather than C44 class to differentiate the 5 GEVO's from its fleet of C44ACCTE's (AC4400CW's with the CTE software).

Bryan Jones

04-07-2004, 01:23 PM
Speaking of GEVO locomotives, didn't GE say that a GEVO equipped passenger locomotive may be in the works?

04-07-2004, 07:47 PM
Yes, GE is currently working on implementing the 'GEVO' platform for their passenger units. But it may be a while until we see such units in production.