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.
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.
|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.
Where were the Model 40’s?
Best information source is “Unofficial EMD Page”
| Serial Number 1134 (Per EMD roster)
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)
US Rubber #?
Old Ben Coal 2
| Serial Number 1309 (Per EMD roster)
US Rubber #?
Penn Dixie Cement no#
| Serial Number 1834 (Per EMD roster)
EMD Model 40 #264,
ex Buffalo Slag #36,
exx Buffalo Slag #3,
|Cushing Stone Company, South Amsterdam, NY|| Out of Service
Rail connection recently severed
| Serial Number 1835 (Per EMD roster)
Sold to American Steel Foundries
| Serial Number 2284 (Per EMD roster)
| Serial Number 2285 (Per EMD roster)
American Creosote Works no#
Walkersville Southern 101
| Serial Number 2285 (Does not correspond to EMD roster)
Coastal Sand & Gravel
ex USA7952 or USA7953
ex American Creosote Works
| Coastal Sand & Gravel
| 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)
USAX 7954 Sanderson & Porter Construction 7954
| Serial Number 2287 (Per EMD roster)
American Machine & Foundry,
|American Machine & Foundry, York PA|| Status unknown
See Northeast Railfan Net
| Serial Number 2288 (Per EMD roster)
US Navy USN 65-00204?
|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)
|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|
|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
|Walkerville Southern 101||US Army 7953||Walkerville Southern|