The SD40-2 was launched in January 1972 as a part of EMD’s Sprint 2 sequence, competing towards the GE U30C and the ALCO Century 630. Though higher-horsepower locomotives had been out there, together with EMD’s personal SD45-2, the reliability and flexibility of the three,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) SD40-2 made it one of many best-selling fashions in EMD’s historical past, edged solely by the GP9, and the usual of the trade for a number of many years after its introduction. The SD40-2 was an enchancment over the SD40, with modular digital management methods just like these of the experimental DDA40X. It’s painted as “AWVR 7375” from the film Unstoppable.
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