Locomotive #537 – ATSF

A recent addition to the RRHMA – Silvis fleet is BNSF Railway #537, originally built as Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway #537 in 1990 by General Electric. This model B40-8W was donated by our friends at BNSF. Ordered as part of the AT&SF Super Fleet of new EMD and GE diesels painted in Santa Fe’s famous Warbonnet passenger diesel paint scheme, the AT&SF was the only railroad to order the B40-8W. #537 is the first of the type to be preserved, although the model is still operated by four short lines in addition to BNSF.

RRHMA – Silvis is looking to bring #537 back into its former warbonnet silver and red colors. Estimated at $80,000.00, RRHMA is looking to raise funds to repaint #537.

To help bring #537 back to its former glory, make your contribution today!

#537 Specifications


Power type – Diesel-electric
Builder – GE Transportation
Model – Dash 8-40BW
Build date – 1988; 1990-1992
Total produced – 84

Configuration – AAR B-B
Gauge – 4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter – 40 in (1.016 m)
Wheelbase – 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Length – 66 ft 4 in (20.22 m)
Width – 10 ft 1.5 in (3.09 m)
Height – 15 ft 4.5 in (4.69 m)
Loco weight – 280,000 lb (127,006 kg)
Prime mover – GE FDL

 

Maximum speed – 70 mph (113 km/h)
Power output – 4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
Tractive effort – 68,000 lb (30,844 kg)