ALCO Century 424

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Century 424
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Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderAlco Products
Montreal Locomotive Works
ModelCentury 424
Build dateApril 1963 – May 1967
Total produced190
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime moverAlco 16-251B
Performance figures
Power output2,400 hp (1,790 kW)
Career
LocaleNorth America

The Century 424 was a four-axle, 2,400 hp (1,790 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 190 were built between April 1963 and May 1967. Cataloged as a part of Alco's Century line of locomotives, the C424 was intended to replace the earlier RS-27 model and offered as a lower-priced alternative to the C425. Montreal Locomotive Works also built this locomotive as MLW Century 424.

Original Owners[edit]

Locomotives built by Alco[edit]

Owner Quantity Numbers Notes
Belt Railway of Chicago
6
600–605 At least one (#603) now Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
Erie Lackawanna Railway
15
2401–2415
Erie Mining Company
1
500
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
45
8100–8144
Green Bay and Western Railroad
4
311–314
Pennsylvania Railroad
1
2415 rebuilt from RS27 demonstrator 640-1
Reading Company
10
5201–5210
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
7
300–306 To Burlington Northern 4240-4241,4243-4246
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
2
800–801 now Morristown & Erie Railway #18 and 19. 19 preserved by Tri-State Railway Historical Society. 18 donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. Expected to arrive in 2018
Wabash Railroad
7
B900-B906 Built to NDM specifications, prohibited from being used as lead unit
Total 98

Locomotives built by MLW[edit]

Owner Quantity Numbers Notes
Canadian National Railway
41
3200–3240
Canadian Pacific Railway
51
8300, 4201–4250 8300 renumbered 4200
Total 92

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