Close UP Photos of the GP38AC's

Discussion in 'GP38AC' started by bob_wintle, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. bob_wintle

    bob_wintle Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I am looking for close up photos if the GP38AC's. I am specifically looking for locations of and information on the locos. Engine start switch inside, Fire Ext. Inside ect. If anyone has any photos like this I would appreciate your sharing them. Thanks.
    Bob Wintle
     
  2. mark

    mark Member

    Bob,

    On the GP-38AC and GP-38-2s (and other EMD road units) the "Engine Start Switch" and "Fire Extinguisher Inside" lettering are on the first short door behind the tall engine compartment doors. The lettering appeared on the door on the engineers side of the locomotive.

    The "Engine Start Switch" is toward the top just below eye level. The engine fuel pump primer switch, engine start switch and lay shaft are on the rear of the prime mover engine block, on the engineers side on road units. Engine start up is done with the door open from the outside on the walkway for safety.

    The "Fire Extinguisher Inside" lettering is toward the bottom of the same door. The fire extinguisher and its hanging bracket are on the lower portion of the door below hip height.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  3. mark

    mark Member

    Bob,

    The same lettering is on the Fireman's side just ahead of the engine compartment doors on EMD switchers. This is still the "back" end of the prime mover, the end opposite the main generator.

    The arrangement of EMD's prime mover engines are reversed on the frame with the front of hood units typically the short nose end and the front of switcher models the long hood end. This arrangement places the main generator close to the electrical compartment on each model to reduce the length of wiring.

    Electrical cabinets on most hood units are at the rear of the cab (short hood forward) and the front of the cab on switchers.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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