The Electromotive Division GP35 is 4 axle, 2,500 HP diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1963 until 1966. It was the last locomotive to use the tried and true 567 engine, this time a turbo charged variant rated at 2,500 HP, as much output as the 567 could give.
The GP35 established the standard look for all EMD hood units until the advent of the North American safety cab: a clean, squared off cab and nose with an angled dynamic brake blister atop the middle of the long hood. 1,250 units were built, and many remain in service today. Several were built with AAR tybe B trucks from traded in ALCO locomotives, some of which were high short hood units built for Southern Picture of TSBY 2681, an ex Southern high hood GP35 with AAR type B trucks. GP35's were not as reliable as EMD locomotives of the past, largely due to the fact that the 567 engine had problems cranking out 2,500 horsepower. Complex wiring also lead to a number of electrical problems. In later years, many railroads either downrated their GP35 fleets or rebuilt them into essentially GP38-2's.
Today, Great Lakes Central and Wheeling & Lake Erie have 2 of the largest fleets of GP35's. Picture of GLC 385, an ex Ann Arbor GP35 with AAR type B trucks CSX has rebuilt many of their retired GP35's into RDMT "Road Slugs", gutting the units of their prime movers and pairing them with GP40-2's to supply power to their traction motors. Picture of CSX RDMT 2313, a GP35 rebuilt into a slug
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