Alco C-424 (DL640A)

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 9 April 2005 Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: Alco Engine: 4-cycle Model 251B V16
Bore & Stroke 9" X 10.5"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 1025 / 400
Main Generator: GE GT581 Horsepower: 2400
Gear Ratio: 65:18 Speed: 80 mph
4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Chicago Model: Mechanical Driven (2)
Weight: 260,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 752 (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 54,100 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 47,000 lbs @ 8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: GE 553 GY27 Alternator: GE Exciter GY27
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 26LUM
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CDC
Quantity Built: 96 Dates: 5/1963 to 5/1966
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Exterior Dimensions C-424
Total Length 58'-10"
Pilot to Pilot 54'-02"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-04"
Height to Top Engine Hood 14'-03"
Height to Top Cab Hood 15'-00"
Cab Width 10'-00"
Top Walkway Width 10'-00"
Walkway Width 5'-01"
Engine Hood Width 9'-11"
Center Bolster 32'-06"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 8'-08"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 8'-08"
Distance between Truck Centers 41'-10"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1660 Lubricating Oil: 167
Engine Cooling Water: 267 Sand Capacity: 48 cu. ft.
Options:
  • Fully Automatic Transition
  • Air Signal Lines
  • Seal Beam with TrainLines Control
  • Automatic Locomotive Testing
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Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Reference Sources:
  • ailroad Model Craftsman, July 1985
  • Pennsylvania RR Mechanical Data Book
  • Erie Lackawana Mechanical Data Book

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