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EMD NW2s

Postby Mike Kieran » Mar 5th, '18, 14:00

I have a question about Phase 2 EMD NW2 switchers built in 1945.

Would 567A engines be in Phase 2 EMD NW2 switchers built in 1945? In later rebuilding upgrade programs, could they be upgraded to 567ACs and would they get an increase in horsepower?
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Re: EMD NW2s

Postby e-paw » Mar 6th, '18, 19:10

This might help....


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_NW2

Upgrading from an A block to a C block would not increase the horse power. The B and C version of the 567 are incremental improvements in the overall design mainly in the area of maintenance and air flow of the prime mover.
There is also a BC block upgrade that can be done to a B block to bring it up to the same basic platform as a C engine.

Our F-3 b has a B block in it and our two A's have BC engines in them. We currently have a a lead on a working C block that if all goes well, it will end up in the B.
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Re: EMD NW2s

Postby Mike Kieran » Mar 8th, '18, 10:12

OK. That explains it. I was worried that C components would change the engine characteristics.
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