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MISSOURI PACIFIC Series 7 LOCOMOTIVES

The following is reproduced from actual operating manuals



In 1977, General Electric made a change in locomotive nomenclature, by abandoning the traditional U-designation for an identification system that would be more meaningful. This change was applied throughout the standard domectic line.

As with the previous Universal Models, a letter was used to indicate the number of axles ( B- 4-axles, C- 6-axles). The number following the truck indentification represents the horsepower input for traction. The last number, 7, indicated the first model year for these locomotives.. In this case 1977.

The Series-7 retained the standard locomotive underframes and diesel engines. The 7FDL8 engine for the 1800 HP class; the 7FDL12 engine for the 2250-2750 HP class; and the 7FDL16 for the 3000, 3300, and 3600 HP class. The 7FDL8 is an 8-cylinder engine, the 7FDL12 is a twelve cylinder engine, and the 7FDL16 is a 16-cylinder engine.




The Missouri Pacific was the owner of three (3) different Series-7 models. The B23-7 built from 1978 to 1981, the B30-7A built in 1981 and 1982, and finally the C36-7 built in 1984.

This information will focus on the Series-7 locomotives as a whole, but will refer more directly to the three (3) model types obtained by the Missouri Pacific.






B23-7



Horsepower:
  2,250     Weight: 267,800 lbs.           Length: 62 ft.-2 in.          Width: 10 ft.-3 1/4 in.           Height: 14 ft- 91/4 in.       Engine: FDL12       

Fuel Capacity:  3,250 gals.     Gear Ratio: 74:18     Minimum Continuous Speed: 11.5 mph    Cooling Water Capacity: 350 gals.    

Tractive Effort: 57,2000   Sand Capacity: 60 cubic feet      Lube Oil Capacity: 300 gals.





B30-7A



Horsepower:  3000     Weight: 268,400 lbs.           Length: 62 ft.-2 in.          Width: 10 ft.-3 1/4 in.           Height: 14 ft- 91/4 in.       Engine: FDL16       

Fuel Capacity:  3,250 gals.     Gear Ratio: 81:22     Minimum Continuous Speed: 10.8 mph    Cooling Water Capacity: 350 gals.    

Tractive Effort: 66,325   Sand Capacity: 60 cubic feet      Lube Oil Capacity: 300 gals.





C36-7



Horsepower:  3600     Weight: 391,000 lbs.           Length: 67 ft.-3 in.          Width: 10 ft.-3 1/4 in.           Height: 15 ft- 4 1/4 in.       Engine: FDL16      

Fuel Capacity:  4,500 gals.     Gear Ratio: 83:20     Minimum Continuous Speed: 10.0 mph    Cooling Water Capacity: 365 gals.    

Tractive Effort: 97,750   Sand Capacity: 60 cubic feet      Lube Oil Capacity: 380 gals.




GE Series 7
Below are scamatic drawings of the front and rear of the Series 7 Locomotives.

Shows the front end structure
Shows the rear end structure




Series 7 Control Stand

 

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