ALCO Century 430

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ALCO Century 430
Green Bay and Western Railroad Alco C430 No. 315 image.JPG
Green Bay and Western Railroad 315, an Alco C430 at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ALCO
Model Century 430
Build date July 1966 – February 1968
Total produced 16
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover ALCO 251
Alternator GTA 9
Performance figures
Power output 3,000 hp (2,237 kW)
Rear of GBW 315

The ALCO Century 430 is a four-axle, 3,000 hp (2,237 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 16 were built between July 1966 and February 1968. Cataloged as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives, the C430 was an upgraded version of the C425 model. Since 1992, 5 C430s have remained in existence.

Original Owners[edit]

Owner Quantity Numbers Notes
Green Bay and Western Railroad 1 315
New York Central Railroad 10 2050–2059
Reading Railroad 2 5211-5212
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad 3 1275–1277 ex Alco (demonstrators) 430-1 to 430-3

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