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Are there any AC6000CW locomotives that are actually running at 6000HP?

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Are there any AC6000CW locomotives that are actually running at 6000HP?
Posted by IbanezGuiness on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:51 PM

From what I've read the ones that are out there seem to have never been upgraded to the full 6000HP or they have been converted over to more effecient prime movers. Just curious if anyone knew if there were any that still were running at the original 6000HP they were built for. 

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:24 AM

AFAIK there are none in the USA. UP rebuilt the AC6000CW with 4,400 hp 7FDL engines and CSX used a Gevo 16 cylinder engine. The engine is capable of 5,800 hp but is restricted to 4,600 hp on CSX locomotives.

The eight BHP Billiton locomotives were replaced by EMD SD70ACe and later scrapped.

The 6,000 hp engine is still used in Chinese locomotives.
Regards, Volker

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Posted by Saturnalia on Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:59 PM

VOLKER LANDWEHR

AFAIK there are none in the USA. UP rebuilt the AC6000CW with 4,400 hp 7FDL engines and CSX used a Gevo 16 cylinder engine. The engine is capable of 5,800 hp but is restricted to 4,600 hp on CSX locomotives.

CSX's CW60ACs are all downrated to 4400hp, not 4600hp, so all of the GE AC traction has the same output. 

Many have misinterperted the new locomotive model of "CW46AC" and "CW46AH" as being 4600hp, but it is just 4400...the 46 is used to deliniate between the units built as CW44AC/Hs from the CW60ACs. 

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Friday, July 28, 2017 4:26 AM

Saturnalia
CSX's CW60ACs are all downrated to 4400hp, not 4600hp, so all of the GE AC traction has the same output.

Thank you for the correction.
Regards, Volker

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