ALCO RSC-1

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ALCO RSC-1
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ALCO
Serial number 75006–75009
Build date September 1946
Total produced 4
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. A1A-A1A
Wheel diameter 40 inches (1,016 mm)
Wheelbase 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Length 55 ft 5 in (16.89 m)
Width 9 ft 11 in (3.02 m)
Height 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m)
Locomotive weight 204,000 lb (93,000 kg)
Fuel capacity 800 US gallons (670 imp gal; 3,000 L)
Prime mover ALCO 539T
Engine type Four-stroke diesel
Displacement 9,572 cu in (156.86 L)
Generator GE GT553C
Traction motors GE 731, 4 off
Cylinders Straight 6
Cylinder size 12½ in × 13 in (318 × 330 mm)
Transmission Electric
Performance figures
Power output 1,000 hp (750 kW)
Tractive effort 51,000 lbf (230,000 N)

The ALCO RSC-1 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,000 horsepower (750 kW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the ALCO RS-1, though the axle load was distributed for operation on light rail such as are found on branch lines.

Original buyers[edit]


Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
São Paulo Railway
4
500–503 to Estrada de Ferro Santos a Jundiaí

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alco RSC1/RSD1/MRS1 Roster". Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-08.