ALCO T-6

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ALCO T-6
Alco T-6 On The Daily Local.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ALCO
Model T-6 (Specification DL440)
Build date March 1958 – January 1969
Total produced 57
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover Alco 251B
Cylinders Straight 6
Performance figures
Power output 1,000 hp (750 kW)

The Alco T6 (DL 440) was a diesel-electric locomotive of the switcher type rated at 1,000 horsepower (750 kW), that rode on two-axle trucks, having a B-B wheel arrangement.

The 'T' stood for 'Transfer', meaning this locomotive was capable of faster transition and higher sustained speeds than the regular 'S' - type yard switcher series.

Original Owners[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A.
2
126–127
Brewster Phosphate
2
16–17
Kaiser Steel
2
1022–1023
Monongahela Connecting Railroad
1
400
Newburgh and South Shore Railroad
2
1016–1017 Last locomotives built by Alco; 1016 and 1017 are known to survive.
Norfolk and Western Railroad
40
10–49 10–11 to Chesapeake Western Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad
6
8424–8429 8427 is known to survive.
Portland Terminal Railroad (formerly Northern Pacific Terminal) (Oregon)
2
46–47

Survivors[edit]

The Delaware Coast Line Railway, the Ohio Central Railway and the Arkansas & Missouri operate the T-6. Ohio Central's T-6 is unique because it was the only one built with Hi-Ad trucks. 14 T-6's survive in all.

Pennsylvania RR 8427 survives as Georges Creek Railway 101. It was that railroad's first locomotive acquisition and is often used to switch the NewPage paper mill at Luke, Maryland.[1]

Newburg and South Shore Railroad 1017 at Cargill at there Dana, Indiana elevator. As of 1-16-2016, the stack bagged, and restensiled GLLX 1017. Newburg and South Shore Railroad 1016 survives as Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad 1016.[2]

Norfolk and Western Railroad #40 survives as a static display in the Virginia Museum of Transportation. It has been restored to Chesapeake and Western #10 paint. [3]

Norfolk and Western Railroad #41 is operated by the Roanoke Chapter, NRHS. It has been restored to Norfolk and Western lettering and makes operating appearances at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George's Creek Railway, Roster". George's Creek Railway. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "About the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad". Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alco T6 Switcher DESCRIPTION". Virginia Museum of Transportation. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

http://www.gckrail.com/

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