Originally known as the GP22, the GP30 was EMD's first true second-generation diesel locomotive design, using the well-proven 567 prime mover mated to an entirely new sealed hood design.

The GP30 would be the last Geep for many years to be offerred in a cabless booster variant, although not many of the GP30Bs were ultimately built. Other "speciality" variants were the high short hood locomotives purchased by the Southern and N&W.


Photo: SCL GP30 #1360 assisting NHRS Steam Special at Gainesville, Georgia Railroad August 1973 p.19

Robert R. Harmen “The Monarch Minuet” Railfan & Railroad July 1980 p.45-48 Includes several photos of D&RGW GP30s in the Colorado Rockies.

Photo: Tennessee Southern high-hood GP30s Railfan & Railroad July 1995 p.60

Scale Models

James E. Humbert “Milwaukee Road GP30′s” Prototype Modeler November 1985 p.24-26 Prototype photos include units #1000, #1014

James E. Humbert “Soo Line EMD GP30s” Prototype Modeler October 1985 p.35+ Photos of engines #704, #715

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First Generation Geeps