Re: EMD DDA40X
Author: Hot Water
Date: 07-08-2024 - 07:35

Double your diesel Wrote:
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> I wonder if EMD ever tried selling the DDA40X
> model to other roads?

Yes. When the GP35 + DD35 demonstrator set toured many railroads during the fall of 1963 thru the spring of 1964, quite a few railroads were "interested" in the DD35, but only the Southern Pacific purchased a few, after the UP, of course. It seemed that most railroad engineering and mechanical departments were afraid of the DD concept.


> Wikipedia says it was exclusively a UP model, but
> why?

Because no other railroad was interested in the DD concept, after the tour of the GP35 + DD35 demonstrator.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  EMD DDA40X Double your diesel 07-07-2024 - 19:23
  Re: EMD DDA40X Todd Montgomery 07-07-2024 - 22:03
  Re: EMD DDA40X 0u812 07-08-2024 - 17:04
  Re: EMD DDA40X Foamers 07-08-2024 - 21:03
  Re: EMD DDA40X Hot Water 07-08-2024 - 07:35
  Re: EMD DDA40X facts. Chris Walker 07-09-2024 - 02:52
  Re: EMD DDA40X facts.-- Did you know that you could operate them independently like a real loco? BOB2 07-09-2024 - 10:50
  Re: EMD DDA40X facts.-- Did you know that you could operate them independently like a real loco? Just Sayin'... 07-09-2024 - 20:19
  Re: EMD DD-35 facts.-- Did you know that you could operate them independently like a real loco? Chris Walker 07-09-2024 - 20:30
  Re: EMD DDA40X facts.-- Did you know that you could operate them independently like a real loco? Chris Walker 07-10-2024 - 00:05


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