ALCO RS-36

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ALCO RS-36
D&U D&H RS36 5017.jpg
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderALCO
ModelRS-36
Build dateFebruary 1962 - August 1963
Total produced40
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
TrucksAAR type B
Wheel diameter40 in (1,016 mm)
Minimum curve390
Wheelbase40 ft 4 in (12.29 m)
Length57 ft 8 12 in (17.59 m)
Width10 ft 1 58 in (3.09 m)
Height15 ft 3 34 in (4.67 m)
Loco weight247,200 lb (112,100 kg)
Fuel capacity2,000 US gal (7,600 L)
Prime moverALCO 251B
RPM range1000 rpm max
Engine typeFour-stroke diesel
AspirationTurbocharger
GeneratorGE 5GT581A1
Traction motors(4) GE 752
CylindersV-12
Cylinder size9 in × 10 12 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Performance figures
Power output1,800 hp (1,300 kW)
Tractive effort61,800 lb (28,000 kg)
Career
LocaleU.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 North Western Power. Burbank, California: 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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