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Date: 02/01/21 09:33
Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, some EMD SD70ACeBB are coming back to EMD plant near here for maintenance and I have the opportunity to compare them with the GE BB40-9W'S.  Here are some pics I took last week at EVP.

1 - 3) EMD BB+BB trucks

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG









Date: 02/01/21 09:35
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) GE BB+BB trucks

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1








Date: 02/01/21 09:39
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 8) Radiator section 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1






Date: 02/01/21 09:46
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

9 - 10) Side view

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1






Date: 02/01/21 09:53
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

11 - 12 ) Left side 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1






Date: 02/01/21 11:40
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13) SD70ACeBB - picture from friend Gabriel Baldi. 
14) BB40-9WM.

It is all for now. 

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/21 11:53 by pedrop.






Date: 02/01/21 15:43
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: Brian_P

GE looks way better.



Date: 02/01/21 18:44
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

I too think the GE looks better, but I am an EMD man, lol.

Larry



Date: 02/01/21 19:05
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: bogieman

Well, I think the EMD looks better.

Thanks for the great comparison photos Pedro. 

Dave



Date: 02/01/21 21:07
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: SOO6617

Interesting that the EMD uses 3-phase AC traction, while the GE still uses DC traction motors.



Date: 02/01/21 21:54
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: SooGuy64

Looks like an isolated cab on the EMD vs a standard cab on the GE.  I wonder which one the crews prefer?



Date: 02/03/21 05:00
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: acltrainman

Very nice comparison of the 2 units, thanks for sharing.

Stanley Jackowski
Valrico, FL



Date: 02/03/21 07:24
Re: Comparing EMD SD70ACeBB X GE BB40-9WM (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Some crew prefer the EMD cab, others prefer GE. The cab of SD70ACeBB is a low inside and tall people do not like it.

SooGuy64 Wrote:
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> Looks like an isolated cab on the EMD vs a
> standard cab on the GE.  I wonder which one the
> crews prefer?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



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