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ALCO RSC 3

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Power type  Diesel-electric
Model  RSC-3
AAR wheel arr.  A1A-A1A
Builder  ALCO MLW
Total produced  99
ALCO RSC-3
Build date  November 1950 – June 1955

The ALCO RSC-3 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 an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the ALCO RS-3, though the axle load was spread out for operation on light rail such as are found on branch lines. This locomotive had much better success as an export unit than in the domestic market.

Preserved

Australia

  • 4001 Preserved at the NSWRTM Thirlmere
  • 4002 Preserved at the PRHS Western Australia
  • 4006 On static display Wickham WA
  • Brazil

  • 7653 operating in Supervia
  • Canada

  • PGE 561 operating in Squamish at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park
  • References

    ALCO RSC-3 Wikipedia


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