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The below is from the espee.railfan.net site
First off, what makes a 'tunnel motor' a 'tunnel motor'. Or why did these locomotives gain a special nickname.

These locomotives were designed to operate efficiently inside tunnels or snowsheds, giving us the first part 'tunnel'. Motor is a holdover from the early days, when steam was still king. Electric trams and trolleys were powered by electric motors, and driven by a Motorman, hence the vehicles were called 'motors' by the Motormen. Some engineers carried this over to the then new diesel locomotives, and were in fact quite correct. The electric traction motors actually move the diesel locomotive, the diesel engine, simply drives an electric generator or alternator, to supply electric current to the traction motors. A diesel locomotive, should properly be called a diesel-electric locomotive...

Who first coined it, and how this nickname came about is unknown.
But it sounds and reads a whole lot better than 'tunnel diesel'...

SP started to have trouble with high horsepower locomotives. When the SD45's came along, the combination of long or numerous tunnels, snowsheds and low speeds, found trailing units in a multiple unit consist, experiencing high engine temperature shutdowns. As units dropped off-line, the train speed dropped, which increased time spent inside the tunnel, causing other units to overheat and also shutdown.

The SD45's, like most other locomotives of the time, draw their combustion air, and exhaust their combustion gases at the top of the locomotive. When running in their usual environment, engine operation is quite normal. Inside a tunnel, the situation changes, being enclosed the exhaust gases have nowhere to dissipate quickly. So they collect near the top of the tunnel roof, the trailing locomotives radiator fans, then draw these gases in as well as any clean air, to heat exchange with, or cool the hot engine cooling water running through the radiator cores. However, as the cooling air is not cold, none or little heat exchange can take place, so hot cooling water is returned to the engine, which only makes it hotter, until it exceeds the temperature limits. At which point the engine management system will shut the engine down, to stop any critical damage from occurring.

As units shutdown a number of problems can occur.
Any shutdown units add their dead-weight to the train, instead of contributing pulling power,
The traction motors in the running locomotives, having more work to do, can start to overheat. If they exceed their short-time rating, they can burnout, unless the engine overheats first...
If enough locomotives shutdown, the train can have less than the required horsepower to actually move the train, and so stall, possibly inside the tunnel,
The crew can experience breathing difficulties, due to build up of exhaust fumes.
In the days of steam locomotives, SP had similar problems, this lead to the development of the Cab-Forward or Cab-Ahead locomotives.

In an effort to overcome these problems in the diesel era. Experiments were conducted to separate where the cooling air was drawn from, and the exhaust gases were expelled. The 'Elephant Eared' SD45's were the outcome. The metal shrouds fitted over the radiators, caused the cooling air to be drawn over the walkway, which meant inside a tunnel or snowshed, the air at the bottom of the tunnel was hopefully cooler than the air/exhaust gas at the top.

Having successfully proved the theory, EMD developed the 'tunnel motor' radiator. This was first applied to the 1972 delivered SD45T-2's.

The 'tunnel motor' nickname, is actually applied to several slightly different EMD locomotives.

The model designations of, SD45T-2, SD40T-2 and SP's rebuilt SD45T-2R, have been proved official by Don Strack, and this is what he has discovered:
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Once again, we return to the question of when and if SD45T-2 was an 'official' EMD designation.

The recent discovery of records from EMD's Quality Assurance Department shows that the very first frame from the first Tunnel Motors, EMD order 7336, for SP 9166-9208, was laid down on December 13, 1971. A notation in the QA record for that frame clearly shows the model as SD45T-2. The first unit was delivered to SP in February 1972.

So, yes, SD45T-2, and the whole T-2 nomenclature, was pure EMD right from the start; railfans and the railfan press were not involved.

With the understanding that each department at EMD (Engineering, Sales, and Service) was truly different in their methods, the T-2 designation was definitely part of EMD's engineering reference, with sales (locomotive specification books) and service (product reference books) coming to the game a couple years after the fact. An example of the Service Department delay is that the service manual for the SD40T-2 is labeled as 'SD40-2, with cooling system modification.'

Remembering that EMD means "Every Model Different", my question was if the T-2 designation was from EMD, or was it from the railfans. I have my answer - it was from EMD.

© Don Strack

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Sixth Release
Part #: IM-69401 - Rio Grande (D&RGW) - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-25 / 5356 -26 / 5360 -27 / 5363
-28 / 5365 -29 / 5369 -30 / 5373.
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-25(D) / 5356 -26(D) / 5360 -27(D) / 5363
-28(D) / 5365 -29(D) / 5369 -30(D) / 5373.
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-25(S) / 5356 -26(S) / 5360 -27(S) / 5363
-28(S) / 5365 -29(S) / 5369 -30(S) / 5373.
These D&RGW locomotives are decorated in the sharp black and Aspen gold scheme with the billboard flying "Rio Grande" on the sides. These models feature a three chime air horn and Sinclair antenna on the cab roof. They also come with a smaller fuel tank than those found on Southern Pacific units. They are fully assembled with numerous etched metal details such as sunshades, windshield wipers, fan and intake grilles and come with operating knuckle couplers.


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Part #: IM-69403 (-11 thru -16) - Southern Pacific - Speed Lettering - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-11 / 8489 -12 / 8492 -13 / 8494
-14 / 8495 -15 / 8496 -16 / 8498
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-11(D) / 8489 -12(D) / 8492 -13(D) / 8494
-14(D) / 8495 -15(D) / 8496 -16(D) / 8498
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-11(S) / 8489 -12(S) / 8492 -13(S) / 8494
-14(S) / 8495 -15(S) / 8496 -16(S) / 8498
These locomotives are painted grey with white lettering/frame stripe and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end. This "Speed" lettering scheme was introduced after the merger with D&RGW.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69410 (-01 thru -04) - New York Susquehanna & Western - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 3012 -02 / 3016 -03 / 3010
- -04 / 3014 -
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-01(D) / 3012 -02(D) / 3016 -03(D) / 3010
- -04(D) / 3014 -
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-01(S) / 3012 -02(S) / 3016 -03(S) / 3010
- -04(S) / 3014 -
These locomotives are painted black & yellow black lettering and yellow "hash" frame stripe.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69413 (-06 thru -08) - SP - Kodachrome - 88in. Nose - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-06 / 8286 -07 / 8521 -08 / 8521
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-06(D) / 8286 -07(D) / 8521 -08(D) / 8521
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-06(S) / 8286 -07(S) / 8521 -08(S) / 8521
These locomotives are painted in the ill-fated SP/SF merger scheme "Kodachrome red & yellow with black roof and underbody and silver trucks. They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69421 (-13 thru -18) - Southern Pacific - Snoot - L Window - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-13 / 8307 -14 / 8310 -15 / 8313
-16 / 8315 -17 / 8318 -18 / 8321
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-13(D) / 8307 -14(D) / 8310 -15(D) / 8313
-16(D) / 8315 -17(D) / 8318 -18(D) / 8321
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-13(S) / 8307 -14(S) / 8310 -15(S) / 8313
-16(S) / 8315 -17(S) / 8318 -18(S) / 8321
These locomotives are painted grey with grey lettering and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end. This was the as-delivered paint scheme.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69422 (-various) - Cotton Belt - Snoot - L Window - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 8322 -04 / 8375 -08 / 8323
-09 / 8325 -10 / 8372 -11 / 8374
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(D) / 8322 -04(D) / 8375 -08(D) / 8323
-09(D) / 8325 -10(D) / 8372 -11(D) / 8374
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(S) / 8322 -04(S) / 8375 -08(S) / 8323
-09(S) / 8325 -10(S) / 8372 -11(S) / 8374
These locomotives are painted grey with grey lettering and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end. This was the as-delivered paint scheme.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69423 (-05 & -06) - RJ Corman - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-05 / 8569 -06 / 8799 -
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-05(D) / 8569 -06(D) / 8799 -
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-05(S) / 8569 -06(S) / 8799 -
These locomotives are painted red and white with white lettering and black underbody.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69426 (-01 thru -04) - Kansas City Southern - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 6100 -02 / 6102 -03 / 6105
- -04 / 6106 -
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(D) / 6100 -02(D) / 6102 -03(D) / 6105
- -04(D) / 6106 -
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(S) / 6100 -02(S) / 6102 -03(S) / 6105
- -04(S) / 6106 -
These locomotives are painted grey with red lettering and yellow frame stripe with black underbody. They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69427 (-01 thru -03) - Genessee & Wyoming - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / CF&E 3316 -02 / I&O 3317 -03 / NECR 3317
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(D) / CF&E 3316 -02(D) / I&O 3317 -03(D) / NECR 3317
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(S) / CF&E 3316 -02(S) / I&O 3317 -03(S) / NECR 3317
These locomotives are painted orange with black lettering, yellow frame stripe and ends. The underbody is black. This is the corporate scheme of Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services.  The logo under the dynamic brake blister indicates the specific railroad.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69428 (-01 & -02) - Ohio Central - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 4025 - -02 / 4026
DCC Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(D) / 4025 - -02(D) / 4026
Sound Equipped Dash # / Road #
-01(S) / 4025 - -02(S) / 4026
These locomotives are painted maroon with yellow lettering & stripes, grey roof and black underbody.   They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Fourth/Fifth Release
Part #: IM-69401 - Rio Grande DRGW - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
These D&RGW locomotives are decorated in the sharp black and Aspen gold scheme with the billboard flying "Rio Grande" on the sides. These models feature a three chime air horn and Sinclair antenna on the cab roof. They also come with a smaller fuel tank than those found on Southern Pacific units. They are fully assembled with numerous etched metal details such as sunshades, windshield wipers, fan and intake grilles and come with Micro-Trains® couplers.


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Part #: IM-69402 - Southern Pacific (Roman Lettering) "Standard" nose - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 8235

-02 / 8254 -03 / 8263
-04 / 8287 -05 / 8490 -06 / 8536
These locomotives are painted grey with grey lettering and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69403 - Southern Pacific - Speed Lettering - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-07 / 8237 -08 / 8268 -09 / 8276
- -10 / 8294 -
These locomotives are painted grey with white lettering/frame stripe and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end. This "Speed" lettering scheme was introduced after the merger with D&RGW.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69404 - 69404 - Union Pacific Standard" nose - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 2875 -02 / 2908

-03 / 4385
-04 / 4483 -05 / 4551 -06 / 8798
These locomotives are painted UP Armour Yellow with Harbour Mist grey roof and underbody and red lettering.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.
 
Part #: IM-69405 - Southern Pacific (Roman Lettering) "Snoot" nose - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 8306

-02 / 8309

-03 / 8312
-04 / 8320

-05 / 8363

-06 / 8368

These locomotives are painted grey with white lettering/frame stripe and red "bloody nose" and long-hood end. This white lettering scheme was the second version following the grey lettering version.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69406 - Union Pacific "Snoot" nose - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 2911 -02 / 4397

-03 / 4479
-04 / 8687 -05 / 8691 -06 / 8737
These locomotives are painted UP Armour Yellow with Harbour Mist grey roof and underbody and red lettering.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-Part #: 69407 - Southern Pacific (Speed Lettering) "Snoot" nose- EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69408 - Cotton Belt - "Snoot" - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69409 (-01 thru -03) Southern Pacific (Kodachrome) "Snoot" - Presumably
There were only three Snoot Kodachromes. - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69410 - New York Susquehanna & Western - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-09 / TBA -02 / TBA -03 / TBA
- -04 / TBA -
These locomotives are painted red and white with white lettering and black underbody.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69411 Southern Pacific (speed lettering - ex D&RGW) - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-01 / 5350

-02 / 5351

-03 / 5362
-04 / 5364 -05 / 5366 -06 / 5368

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Part #: IM-69412 - Union Pacific (ex D&RGW) - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-01 / 2883 -02 / 4035 -03 / 4047
-04 / 4066 -05 / 8609 -06 / 8615
These locomotives are painted UP Armour Yellow with Harbour Mist grey roof and underbody and red lettering.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69413 - SP Kodachrome (short nose) - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69414-01 - "Patched" Union Pacific ex-D&RGW - / 8593 - EMD SD40T-2
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Part #: IM-69414-02 - "Patched" Union Pacific ex-D&RGW - / 8638 - EMD SD40T-2
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Part #: IM-69415 - Southern Pacific ("Initials") - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-01 / 8232 - -02 / 8247
- - -
These locomotives are painted SP Dark Grey with white lettering and frame stripe.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69416 - CORP "Central Oregon & Pacific" - 2 Road #'s - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
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Part #: IM-69417 - IORY "Indiana and Ohio Railway Company" - 2 Road #'s - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
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Part #: IM-69418 - HLCX "HELM Financial Corporation" - 2 Road #'s - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
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Part #: IM-69419 PHL "Pacific Harbor Line" - 1 Road # - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
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Part #: IM-69420 - Southern Pacific (Roman Lettering - Snoot - "L" window) - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-01 / 8300 -02 / 8314 -03 / 8327
-04 / 8335 -05 / 8341 -06 / 8352
These locomotives are painted SP Dark Grey with light grey lettering and red "Bloody Nose".  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69421 - Southern Pacific - Snoot - L Window - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69422 - Cotton Belt - w/ "L" Window Cab "Snoot" - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive

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Part #: IM-69423 - RJ Corman - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-09 / TBA -02 / TBA -03 / TBA
- -04 / TBA -
These locomotives are painted red and white with white lettering and black underbody.  They are fully assembled with etched metal detail parts and operating knuckle couplers.

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Part #: IM-69424 - Union Pacific 'patched' ex-DRGW - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash # / Road #
-01 / 7877 -02 / 8608 -03 / 8612
. -04 / 8622 .
This SD40T-2 tunnel motor is numbered and lettered for the UP, but retains many of the D&RGW markings from its previous service. "Rio Grande" is in large yellow letters on the side of the black body, while UP red and yellow, along with the shield, appear under the cab windows. The UP shield is on the nose. They feature prototypically accurate details. The models have finely molded details, etched metal details, and are equipped with Micro-Trains® couplers. DCC ready.


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Part #: IM-69425 Union Pacific 'patched' ex-SP - EMD SD40T-2 Locomotive
Dash Number / Road Number
-01 / 8794 -02 / 8822 -03 / 8828
- -04 / 8867 -
These locomotives are painted SP Grey with white lettering and the signature "Bloody nose"  In addition they have been patched yellow with red lettering and re-numbered into the UP Numbering series folloeing the merger. They are fully assembled with etched metal roofwalks and xxxxx trucks and couplers.

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We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
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