The EMD SD75M is a series of diesel-electric locomotives produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1994 and 1996. The series was a response to General Electric's Dash 9-44CW. By increasing the output of the 16-710-G3 engine from 4,000 to 4,300 horsepower (3,000 to 3,200 kW), the SD75 was a reality. The "M" in the model designation is the style of the cab, in this case the North American style cab. The SD75I has an "Isolated Cab", or a "WhisperCab" in EMD speak, which reduces noise and vibration in the cab. Both models use the HTCR radial truck and are mounted on the 72-foot-4-inch (22.05 m) frame. This model only sold 76 units and was not as popular as the SD70. The biggest buyer of this model was the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe, with 51 units; an additional 25 were delivered in early 1996, during the merger process. The Santa Fe's SD75Ms were the railroad's last new locomotives, with the very last new unit, number 250, built in August 1995.
Mainly built for a special request from Santa Fe/BNSF, the SD75Ms are slightly more powerful than SD70Ms, having horsepower ratings between 4,300 hp (3,200 kW) & 4500 hp. They are almost identical to SD70Ms, but can be distinguished by the added bulge below the inertial air-intake on the right side of the unit.
Current and Former operators
|Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway||51||200–250||To BNSF 8200–8250, then back to 200–250. Units 202, 209, 218, 222, 225, 229, and 230 to Norfolk Southern 2800–2806. Rest sold to PRLX.|
|BNSF Railway||25||8251–8275||Renumbered to 251–275.|
- The Diesel Shop, http://www.thedieselshop.us/, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Roster
- Brian Solomon (7 October 2013). Classic Locomotives: Steam and Diesel Power in 700 Photographs. MBI Publishing Company. p. 480. ISBN 978-1-61058-868-3.
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