EMD Model 40 And Other Locomotives


EMD Model 40; a rare early diesel locomotive

This Model 40 still sits at the Cushing Stone Quarry on the Abandoned West Shore Railroad (former New York Central).



This Model 40 was photographed by Scott Whitney at Hagerstown, Maryland.




At the right, a picture of the same locomotive when it came to Cushing from Buffalo Slag in 1965


EMD Model 40

Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of GM is famous as a major US locomotive builder since the 1940’s.
Except for 2 demonstrators DH1 & DH2, the only real commercial small locomotive venture was the Model 40, introduced in 1940.

Years Produced: 1940-1943
Number Produced: 11
Engine Type: Twin General Motors 6-71
Both engines spun a single centrally mounted, generator.
To accomplish this, one engine spun in an opposite rotation to the other.
Horse Power: 300


Where were the Model 40’s?

Best information source is
“Unofficial EMD Page”

Locomotive Location Notes/links
Serial Number 1134 (Per EMD roster)
Built 8/40
Shop switcher 10;
Ex-EMD demo 1134,
sold to McKinnon Industries
Devco No. 20
Museum of Industry, Stellarton, Nova Scotia Preserved at Museum of Industry
Serial Number 1308 (Per EMD roster)
Built 11/41
US Rubber #?
Old Ben Coal 2
Unknown Unknown
Serial Number 1309 (Per EMD roster)
Built 11/41
US Rubber #?
Penn Dixie Cement no#
Unknown Unknown
Serial Number 1834 (Per EMD roster)
EMD Model 40 #264,
ex Buffalo Slag #36,
exx Buffalo Slag #3,
exx USA7403,
blt 1942
Cushing Stone Company, South Amsterdam, NY Out of Service
Rail connection recently severed
Serial Number 1835 (Per EMD roster)
Built 4/42
Sold to American Steel Foundries
Unknown Unknown
Serial Number 2284 (Per EMD roster)
Built 8/42
USAX 7952
Unknown Unknown
Serial Number 2285 (Per EMD roster)
USAX 7953
American Creosote Works no#
Walkersville Southern 101

Serial Number 2285 (Does not correspond to EMD roster)
Coastal Sand & Gravel
blt 1942
ex USA7952 or USA7953
ex American Creosote Works
Coastal Sand & Gravel
Lacombe, LA
Built on 29 August 1942 as U.S. Army 7953, this little loco spent most of its entire life in southeast Louisiana. Out of service on the former Coastal Sand & Gravel property at Lacombe, Louisiana. 30 September 1979 Status unknown
Serial Number 2286 (Per EMD roster)
Built 8/42
USAX 7954 Sanderson & Porter Construction 7954
Unknown Unknown
Serial Number 2287 (Per EMD roster)
American Machine & Foundry,
ex USN#65-00204,
blt 1942
American Machine & Foundry, York PA Status unknown
See Northeast Railfan Net
Serial Number 2288 (Per EMD roster)
Built 9/42
US Navy USN 65-00204?
Harley Davidson
Unknown Unknown
CS&CV EMD Model 40 #1 Serial Number 2288 (Does not correspond to EMD roster) Traveltown See Northeast Railfan Net
Preserved at Traveltown
Serial Number 2289 (Per EMD roster)
Built 4/43
EMD Plant No. 2, Lagrange, Il. Spotted June, 1997
Sun Prairie Grain at Mohall It was last known to be working for CHS (Cenex Harvest States) Cooperatives Status unknown
Calumet Steel (Division of Borg-Warner) Chicago Heights, Ill Preserved at Hoosier Valley RR Museum
Serial Number 2268 but this is not an EMD correct number Walkersville Southern Railroad Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Preserved at Walkersville Southern Railroad




How many Model 40’s are Preserved?

According to this list compiled by John Komanesky
almost half of the 11 produced are preserved. Could you imagine if half of the Alco PA’s or half of the New York Central Hudsons were preserved?

Preserved as Original Railroad Location
Devco 20 EMD 1134 Museum of Industry
Stellarton, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Harley Davidson US Navy 65-00204 Industrial Museum of York County (Pennsylvania)
Calumet Steel #? US Army ? Hoosier Valley RR Museum
North Judson, IN
Traveltown 1
Donated: 1988 by the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation
US Army ?? Traveltown Museum
Los Angeles
Walkerville Southern 101 US Army 7953 Walkerville Southern






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