Baldwin AS-16

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Baldwin AS-16
A black locomotive hauling a passenger train
PRSL AS-16 at Haddonfield station in September 1965
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Baldwin-Lima-Hamiton
Model AS-16
Build date May 1951–February 1956
Total produced 127
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover 608A
Performance figures
Power output 1,600 hp (1,200 kW)

The Baldwin AS-16 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,600 hp (1,200 kW), that rode on two-axle trucks, having a B-B wheel arrangement. It was the successor to Baldwin's DRS-4-4-1500 model, and remained in production until Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton quit the locomotive manufacturing business in 1956.

Nine railroads bought 127 locomotives, with five railroads having bought the previous model.

Original buyers[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road Numbers Notes
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
16
890–905
Renumbered 6200–6215; renumbered 2241–2239
Erie Railroad
16
1106–1120, 1140
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
18
1571–1586, 1787–1788
Renumbered
Missouri Pacific Railroad (International-Great Northern Railroad)
2
4195–4196
Missouri Pacific Railroad (St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway)
6
4326–4331
New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad ("Nickel Plate Road")
4
320–323
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
16
6007–6016, 6022–6027
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad ("Soo Line")
2
379–380
Reading Company
43
530–554, 560–563, 576–589
Western Maryland Railway
4
173–176
Total 127

References[edit]

  • Kirkland, John F. (November 1994). The Diesel Builders volume 3: Baldwin Locomotive Works. Interurban Press. ISBN 0-916374-93-9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Baldwin AS-16 locomotives at Wikimedia Commons