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ALCO RSD 12

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Power type  Diesel-electric
AAR wheel arr.  C-C
Model  RSD-12
ALCO RSD-12
Builder  American Locomotive Company Montreal Locomotive Works
Build date  April 1956 – March 1963
Gauge  4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The ALCO RSD-12 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,800 horsepower (1.34 MW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having an C-C wheel arrangement.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the ALCO RS-11, though the six-motor design allowed better tractive effort at lower speeds.

References

ALCO RSD-12 Wikipedia


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