The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive road switcher built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division (EMD). The GP38-2 was an upgraded version of the earlier GP38. Power is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which delivers 2000 horsepower. Most built still remain in service in the modern era due to ease of maintenance and exceptional reliability.
1,799 locomotives were built for American railroads, 257 for Canadian railroads, 156 for Mexican railroads, and one unit for the Saudi Government.
The GP38 was introduced in 1966 and was built through 1971. The GP38-2 was built between 1972 and 1984. GP38-2 era is from 1972 until now. GP38 and GP38-2 were EMD’s most successful second-generation Geeps and many are still in use today.
See more images of Santa Fe #3529, or the ATFE 3529 at RR Pictures Archives at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopicture.aspx?id=164518
See more images of Norfolk Southern #5555 at RR Pictures Archives at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopicture.aspx?id=24632
Alaska No. 2007
Canadian Pacific No. 3039
Micro-Mark sells several EMD PG38-2 at http://www.micromark.com/search?keywords=EMD%20GP38