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SD38/SD38AC Roster

EMD's SD38, SD38AC, and SDP38 - Original Owners

by Robert Sarberenyi

66 US, 1 Canada, 96 Export


Qty.RoadNumbersDateBuilder's #sPhaseNotes
SD38
3B&LE861-8635/6733053-33055IIa1d/b
3DT&I250-2527/6934863-34865IIb_
2DT&I253,2547/7136872,36873IIcpaf
5EJ&E650-6541/7036141-36145IIb2d/b,paf,tc2
1EJ&E6551/7036163IIb2d/b,paf,tc2
1Kaiser51016/6631609Ia2d/b; Kaiser Bauxite, Jamaica
1Kaiser51022/6732859Ib2d/b; Kaiser Bauxite, Jamaica
1Kaiser51036/7137077IIcd/b,paf; Kaiser Bauxite, Jamaica
1Kaiser51048/7138479IIcd/b,paf; Kaiser Bauxite, Jamaica
3MCR36-384/6934880-34882IIb_d/b; McCloud River
3OMSK1021-10234/6732964-32966Ib2d/b; Orinoco Mining, Venezuela
4OMSK1024-10278/7036830-36834IIb2d/b,paf; Orinoco Mining, Venezuela
35PC6925-69595/7036406-36440IIb2paf,tc2
42RFFSA3601-36422-4/6732183-32227---short frame, tc1; Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A. - Federal Railways, Brazil
3RFFSA3643-36454-5/6732275-32277---short frame, tc1; Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A. - Federal Railways, Brazil
SD38AC
1BCH38110/7137816IIcpaf; British Columbia Hydro
6B&LE864-8697/7137703-37708IIcd/b,paf
8DM&IR201-2086/7137069-37076IIcd/b,paf,tc2
SDP38
17KNR6351-63675-6/6732914-32930---d/b,tc1; Korean National
re#ed to 6201-6223
23KNR6368-63906-7/6732931-32953---d/b,tc1; Korean National
Notes:
paf: paper air filters
tc1: triple-clasp trucks, early Flexicoil truck casting
tc2: triple-clasp trucks, later Flexicoil truck casting
Phases:
Ia1: nub-bottom pilots, smooth sub-base doors, handbrake in nose
Ia12: smooth sub-base door right side, beaded door left side
Ia2: beaded sub-base doors
Ib1: handbrake in rear, still has all-low cylinders on Flexicoil type 2 trucks
Ib2: change to 1-high, 3-low cylinder Flexicoil type 2 trucks
Ic: open-top radiator and dynamic fans

IIa1: "zig-zag" pilots
IIa2: still has straight grabs on nose, but ECAFB appears, and trucks change to 2 high cylinder Flexicoil
IIb1: drop grabs on nose, ECAFB, still has diamond-mesh sub-screen behind radiator grills
IIb2: rectangular-mesh sub-screen on radiators
IIc: beaded blower bulge, longer front dynamic blister taper, handrail stanchion spacing along hood changed slightly

III: straight-edged pilots with step tabs


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