Baldwin AS-616

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Baldwin AS-616
Baldwin AS616.jpg
Baldwin model AS-616 diesel-electric locomotive as delivered to the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton
Model AS-616
Build date September 1950–May 1954
Total produced 214 (+7 B units)
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. C-C
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-616 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,600 horsepower (1,200 kW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having a C-C wheel arrangement.

Nineteen railroads bought 214 locomotives, and two railroads bought seven cabless B units.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the Baldwin AS-16, though the six-motor design allowed better tractive effort at lower speeds.

Original owners[edit]

Railroad Quantity Road Numbers Notes
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (demonstrators)
2
1600
to Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway 211, to Soo Line 395
1601
to Oregon and Northwestern Railroad 1
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
2
408, 409
Chicago and North Western Railway
3
1560, 1561, 1604
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
39
5528–5529, 5533–5569
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
7
204–210
to Soo Line Railroad 388–394
Houston Belt and Terminal Railway
1
32
Kaiser Steel
2
1012A, 1012B
Milwaukee Road
6
2100–2101, 2104–2107
Milwaukee Road
2
2100B, 2101B
B units - rebuilt with cabs and renumbered 2102, 2103 c.1953
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
20
6800–6819
Orinoco Mining Company, Venezuela (U.S. Steel)
9
1001–1009
Pennsylvania Railroad
12
8966–8974, 8111, 8112, 8114 (ex-PWV) renumbered 6966–6977
Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway
1
40
to PRR in 1960[1]
Southern Pacific Company (Texas and New Orleans Railroad)
8
177–184
Southern Pacific Company
51
5228–5278
Southern Pacific Company
5
5501–5505
B units - renumbered 4901–4905
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
5
1502–1506
Trona Railway
1
52
Union Pacific Railroad
6
1260–1265
Union Railroad
3
625–627
Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil
12
3371–3382
1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauge
Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil
20
4371–4390
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Rede de Viação Paraná-Santa Catarina (Brazil)
5
60–64
1,000 mm
Total 214 A units
7 B units

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Worley, H. V. & Poellot, Jr., W. N. (1989). The Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway: Story of the high and dry. pp. 201, 203-204, 275. Halifax, PA: Withers Publishing. ISBN 0-9618503-5-3.