Don Strack's SD40 Measure Up

In 1983 and 1984 Don spent some productive time with a 100' measuring tape recording some major dimensions on 5 SD40 variants.  He is sharing those findings with us here.  Thanks,  Don.

Road Number

SP 8289

D&RGW 5369

D&RGW 5397

KCC 105

UP 3290

Model

SD40T-2

SD40T-2

SD40T-2

SD40-2

SD40-2

Builder Number

786265-60

756046-14

776098-12

776129-05

74676-03

Builder Date

7/80

8/75

8/78

11/78

3/75

Order Number

 

756046

776098

776129

74676

Number Group

8230-8299

5356-5373

5386-5397

101-107

3288-3304

Length - over coupler pulling faces

70' 7-3/4"

70' 7-1/4"

70' 8-1/2"

68' 11-1/4"

68' 11-1/4"

Length - over end sheets

66' 5-3/4"

66' 6-1/4"

66' 7-1/2"

64' 9-1/4"

64' 9-3/4"

Front end sheet to front bolster

11' 4-1/2"

11' 4"

11' 5-1/2"

11' 5"

11' 4-3/4"

Bolster centerline

43' 10-1/4"

43' 11"

43' 11-1/2"

41' 11-3/4"

42' 3/4"

Front bolster to front of fuel tank

10' 9-3/4"

13' 4"

13' 3-3/4"

11' 1-1/4"

11' 1-1/2"

Fuel tank length

22' 2"

19' 9-1/2"

19' 9-1/4"

15' 10"

19' 9-1/4"

Fuel capacity

4400

4000

4000

3200

4000

Rear of fuel tank to rear bolster

10' 10-1/2"

10' 9-1/2"

10' 10-1/2"

14' 11-3/4"

11' 2"

Rear bolster to rear end sheet

11' 3"

11' 3-1/2"

11' 2-1/2"

11' 4-1/2"

11' 4-1/4"

Front/rear end sheet to end of drop step

21"/21"

21"/21"

22"/21"

21"/21"

21"/21"

Front/rear end sheet to coupler pulling face

25"/25"

25"/24"

25"/24"

25"/25"

25"/24"

           

Front end sheet to front of nose

3' 2-1/2"

3' 11"

3' 3"

 

10-1/2"

Nose length

88"

81"

88"

 

116" (35" flat)

Front end sheet to front of cab

 

10' 8"

10' 9"

 

10' 8"

Cab length

 

6' 6"

6' 6"

 

6' 6"

Rear of cab to rear end sheet

 

49' 4-1/4"

49' 4-1/2"

 

47' 8"

Rear of carbody to rear end sheet

2-1/2"

3-1/2"

4-1/2"

 

5' 9-1/2"

           

Walkway height above top of rail

 

5' 3-3/4"

5' 4-3/4"

 

5' 3-1/4"

Bottom of frame to top of rail

 

47"

47"

 

46"

Bottom of fuel tank to top of rail

 

7-1/2"

8"

 

6-1/4"

Front of fuel tank to front of air reservoir

   

4' 8-1/2"

 

7' 2"

Air reservoir length

   

12' 7"

 

12' 8"

Air reservoir diameter

   

15"

 

15"


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