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GENERAL MOTORS - SOUTH AFRICA

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EMD-General Motors South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., a wholly-owned GM subsidiary, was organized in 1974 in response to South Africa's desire to produce locomotives locally instead of importing from the US. In early 1987, as a result of world disinvestment, GMSA was sold (given away?) to local management, who attempted to continue production as Delta Motor Corp, however after completing one order for 11E-type locos left over from GMSA, the attempt failed and the plant was abandoned. Current status is unclear, but Delta Motor Corp appears to be out of business.

South Africa GM Locos

100.1-75 GT18MC 09/74-08/76 (EMD o/n 713006-713080)
South African Rys 35226-35300

101.1-100 GT26MC 01/75-08/76 (EMD o/n 713130-723229)
South African Rys 34601-34700

102.1-50 GT18MC 02/75-08/76 (EMD o/n 713644-713649 + ???)
South African Rys 35301-35350

103.1-50 GT18MC 06/76-05/77 (EMD o/n 759075)
South African Rys 35601-35650

104.1 G18U 03/76
South African Iron & Steel 661.42 (blt by EMD 748029-1)

105.1 G18U 03/76
South African Iron & Steel 661.43 (blt by EMD 748029-2)

106.1 G18U 03/76
South African Iron & Steel 661.44 (blt by EMD 748029-3)

107.1 GT18MC 05/75 [100.19] (EMD o/n 759063)
African Explosives & Chemicals 2
(note - diverted at factory from SAR #35244, replacement SAR #35244 built as 100.19 2nd)

108.1 G18U 03/76
Anglo-American Coal 3 (blt by EMD 748032-1)

109 cancelled order

110.1-50 GT18MC 06/77-06/78 (EMD o/n 759084)
South African Rys 35651-35700

111.1 GT18MC 07/77 (EMD o/n 769520)
Middelburg Steel & Alloys 4

112.1-50 GT26MC 07/78-03/80 (EMD o/n 769515)
South African Rys 34801-34850

113.1-8 GT26MC 04-07/80 (EMD o/n 789508)
South African Rys 34851-34858

114.1 GT26MC 04/79 (EMD o/n 799500)
Kwazulu Finance & Devel Corp 666.0090

115.1-25 SW1002 08/80-05/81 (EMD o/n 789520)
South African Rys 36201-36225

115.26-50 SW1002 05/81-03/82 (EMD o/n 809507)
South African Rys 36226-36250

116.1-100 GT26MC 05/81-08/82 (EMD o/n 799546)
South African Rys 37001-37100

117.1-6 SW1003C 04-08/82 (EMD o/n 819521)
Richards Bay Coal Terminal 5-10

118.1-51 SW1002 09/82-03/84 (EMD o/n 819500)
South African Rys 36251-36301

119.1-10 GM5FC 12/85-12/86 (EMD o/n 829552)
South African Rys 11E001-11E010

119.11-30 GM5FC 12/85-12/86 (EMD o/n 829553)
South African Rys 11E011-11E030

120.1 SW1002 08/84 (EMD o/n 839590)
Bophutatswana Natl Devel Corp 1

121.1-15 GM5FC 04-12/87 (EMD o/n 859505)
South African Rys 11E031-11E045 (built by Delta Motor Corp)

122.1-2 SW1002 12/86 (EMD o/n 859502)
South African Iron & Steel 661.45-661.46

123.1-2 SW1002 01/87 (EMD o/n 859504)
Kwazulu Finance & Devel Corp 1-2

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