GE C36-7
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GE C36-7

GE C36-7
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C36-7i in Estonia.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGE Transportation Systems
GE do Brazil
A Goninan & Co
Build date1978-1989
China Railways class ND5

The GE C36-7 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems, GE do Brazil and A Goninan & Co between 1978 and 1989. It is an updated GE U36C with a 16-cylinder FDL engine. It is externally similar to the GE C30-7 but has larger air intakes under the radiators. The dynamic brakes grids of later units are located in a high box behind the cab.[1]

599 examples of this locomotive were built, 422 of which were exported to the People's Republic of China, where it is designated as the ND5. GE do Brazil built 15 C36-7s for Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México, numbers 9327-9341. The three Hamersley Iron units built by A Goninan & Co were exported to the United States in the late 1990s after being withdrawn from service in Australia and were later sold to various railway companies. In 2003, 58 former Missouri Pacific units acquired by Union Pacific were exported to Estonia for Eesti Raudtee, alongside 19 C30-7s from Norfolk Southern and CSX.

Original owners

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
China Railway 422 ND5.0001-ND5.0422
Conrail 25 6620-6644 To CSX and Norfolk Southern.
Ferrocarril del Pacífico 15 419-433 To N de M.
General Electric (testbed) 1 505
Hamersley Iron 3 5057-5059[2]
Missouri Pacific Railroad 60 9000-9059 To Union Pacific.
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México 25 9317-9341
Norfolk and Western Railway 31 8500-8530 To Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk Southern Railway 12 8531-8542
OCTRA (Trans-Gabon Railway) 8 CC301-CC308


  1. ^ Foster, Gerald L. (1996). A Field Guide to Trains of North America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 66-67. ISBN 0395701120.
  2. ^ Oberg, Leon (2010). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-2010s. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 384-385. ISBN 9781921719011.

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