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« on: Jan 8th, 2011, 9:56pm »
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Hello -
 
I am working on trying to figure out what type of (starting) batteries a GE 44 Tonner takes. All I can figure out is that:
* 8 volt, 4 cell battery
* 1 set includes 8 wired together in a series
* each battery is about 24 inches long, 7.5 thick, and 8 inches tall; weight is 100 pds +/-
 
Any help identifying what battery this loco takes and where they can be purchased would be greatly appreciated. I'll attach some photos of the existing batteries.
 
Thank you!
 


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 8th, 2011, 11:25pm »
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I'd contact a battery manufacturer - somebody like Exide.
 
One of their divisions is GNB (call 1.800.GNB.RAIL) and I suspect they can tell you (and sell you) what you need.


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« Reply #2 on: Jul 2nd, 2013, 4:06pm »
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I use a Marine battery with all the required specs.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 3rd, 2014, 10:12am »
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Stumbled accross this old topic. You prbably have this worked out by now. I have way too much experience with GE 44 tonners.  
 
Here is some battery info. Quotes are many years old.
 
Battery Box Size: 29 deep, 69 wide. Opening: 14 tall.  
Max battery size 29 long x 8 wide x 14 tall.
 
Battery Quotes
2009 11 25 - JMA/Crown Model # LP821 $366 ea. Total $2928. 177 Amp/hr CCA 530
Probably 5 yr warranty 27.5 x 7.5 x 9.63 Freight ~$300
 
2009 12 18 Voltek  
Model # 8V195 - 20 x 7 x 10 5/8 221.53 exchange core deposit $30.00
2 yrs warranty - 980 cca - 1170 reserve capacity - 170amphr rating @ 8 Amps
 
Model # 825 - 26 7/8 x 8 x 11 3/4 $420.22 exchange core deposit $30.00
2 yrs warranty - 730 cca - 224 amphr rating @ 8 Amps
 
 
Batteries      8V195, 170 AH T975 from Voltex
Batteries   Exide 8VMD from Birmingham Rail
 
Dale Grice
 


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