Alco C-430 (DL430)

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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 251E V16
Bore & Stroke 9" X 10.5"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 1100 / 400
Main Generator: GE - GTA9 Horsepower: 3000
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 70 mph
4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Chicago Model: Mechanical Driven (2)
Weight: 272,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 752 (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 68,220 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 57,200 lbs @ 8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: GE 566 GY27 Alternator: GE Exciter GY27
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 26L
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CDCL
Quantity Built: 16 Dates: 7/1966 to 2/1968
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Exterior Dimensions C-430
Total Length 63'-01"
Pilot to Pilot 54'-02"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-04"
Height to Top Engine Hood 15'-07"
Height to Top Cab Hood 15'-11"
Cab Width 10'-00"
Top Walkway Width 9'-09"
Walkway Width 5'-01"
Engine Hood Width 9'-09"
Center Bolster 37'-01"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 8'-03"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 8'-08"
Distance between Truck Centers 46'-05"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 3000 Lubricating Oil: 250
Engine Cooling Water: 340 Sand Capacity: 28 cu. ft.
Options: High Adhesion Trucks
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Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Reference Sources:
  • Railroad Model Craftsman, Issue November 1985
  • Railroad and Railfan, May 1986
  • New York Central Mechanical Data Book

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