Electro-Motive Division

A lot has been written about the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors to say the least.  Beginning life as the Electro-Motive Engineering Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, the company revolutionized railroading with their gasoline electric railcars, powered by Winton engines.  General Motors took notice, and purchased the company in late 1930 (having purchased Winton only a few months prior).  A new factory was opened in LaGrange, IL in 1935 with EMC now producing their line of railroad equipment in house.  The 567 engine was introduced in 1938 and would become one of the most successful diesel engines ever built.  EMC would be reorganized as the Electro-Motive Division in 1941, and the rest is history.  Be sure to check out the Historic Vessels section for some more EMD content.   Click the following photos to take you to each page.

Re-purposed – The story of the Great Lakes Towing tug Ohio, and her transformation into a museum piece.

EMD 567 spotters guide – How to tell apart the various 567 types.

The 40 Series Line – A primer on EMD’s golden years of locomotive production

Scrapyard Finds – A surprise find
Scrapyard Finds – The Answer

Vintage Diesels In The Field – A few abandoned 567C engines.

Comparing the 278A to the 567B Internally

The Alaska Railroad SD70MAC-HEP, The Summer Passenger, Winter Freight Locomotive

Montana Western #31 – A Winton powered, EMC Gas-Electric Railcar

Changing an EMD Power Assembly