ALCO RS-36

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ALCO RS-36
D&U D&H RS36 5017.jpg
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ALCO
Model RS-36
Build date February 1962 - August 1963
Total produced 40
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks AAR type B
Wheel diameter 40 in (1,016 mm)
Minimum curve 390
Wheelbase 40 ft 4 in (12.29 m)
Length 57 ft 8 12 in (17.59 m)
Width 10 ft 1 58 in (3.09 m)
Height 15 ft 3 34 in (4.67 m)
Locomotive weight 247,200 lb (112,100 kg)
Fuel capacity 2,000 US gal (7,600 L)
Prime mover ALCO 251B
Engine RPM range 1000 rpm max
Engine type Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration Turbocharger
Generator GE 5GT581A1
Traction motors (4) GE 752
Cylinders V-12
Cylinder size 9 in × 10 12 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Power output 1,800 hp (1,300 kW)
Tractive effort 61,800 lb (28,000 kg)
Career
Locale U.S.A.

The ALCO RS-36 (DL 701) is a 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of which 40 were produced by ALCO between February 1962 and August 1963 for seven railroads.

Original Owners[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road Numbers Notes
Atlantic and Danville Railway
2
1, 2
Apache Railway
3
700, 800, 900
Chicago and North Western Railway
1
904
Renumbered 405, later 4259
Delaware and Hudson
12
5012-5023
Nickel Plate Road
11
865-875
to Norfolk & Western Railway 2865-2875
Norfolk and Western Railway
6
407-412
Tennessee Central Railway
5
301-305
to Louisville and Nashville Railroad 910-914
Total 40

References[edit]

  • Dorin, Patrick C. (1972). Chicago and NorthWestern Power. Superior Publishing. p. 146. ISBN 0-87564-715-4. 
  • Pinkpank, Jerry A (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Kalmbach Books. pp. 208, 248. ISBN 0-89024-026-4. 

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