Locomotive Piston Identification

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Locomotive Piston Identification

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:44 am

I have a piston from a Grand Trunk diesel locomotive. Is there any way to identify what model of locomotive it came off of?
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Re: Locomotive Piston Identification

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:31 pm

Get a diameter and you'll have the engine model, but probably not the locomotive model since the same piston sizes were used in multiple engine configurations for numerous different locomotive models.

Piston dimensions are available all over the web via a Google search.
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Re: Locomotive Piston Identification

Unread postby SousaKerry » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Better yet post a good picture. The right guy can identify by sight. We had a mystery piston in the basement at SMRS been there for years. We had a mechanic in to do some heavy work on a locomotive. We were looking for some parts and he sees the piston and says "What's that EMD 567 piston doing here, you guys don't have anything like that."
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