Alco FA-1/FB-1 (DL-208 / DL-209)

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 9 March 2005 FA-1 Drawing by: Jacques Belanger
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Engine Builder: American Locomotive Company Engine: V12 4-cycle Model 244
Bore & Stroke 9" X 10.5"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 1000 / 350
Main Generator: GT564 (by GE) Horsepower: 1500
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Driven Model: GY27 (two)
Weight: 230,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 726 (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 57,500 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 34,000 lbs @ 13.5 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: GE GY27 Alternator: not applicable
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24L
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CDC
Boiler Type: Vapor PSI: 800
Quantity Built: 55 Cab units and 25 B-units Dates: 8/1953 to 4/1955
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Exterior Dimensions Cab Unit / Booster Unit
Total Length 51"-6" / 50'-02"
Pilot to Pilot 51'-03" / 49'-08"
Wheel Diameter 40" / 40"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-04" / 9'-04"
Height to Top Engine Hood 14'-04" / 14'-02"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-00" / Not Applicable
Cab Width 10'-06" / Not Appliable
Walkway Width None / None
Engine Hood Width 9'-10" / 10'-00"
Center Bolster 27'-02" / 27'-02"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 12'-00" / 10'-00"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 10'-00" / 10'-00"
Distance between Truck Centers 36'-06" / 36'-06"
Minimum Turning Radious 21 degrees / degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1000 Lubricating Oil: 167
Engine Cooling Water: 210 Sand Capacity: 22 cu. ft.
Options:
  • Thru Steam Trainline
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FB-1 Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Reference Sources:
  • The Diesel Builders, Volume 2 by: John F. Kirkland
  • Extra 2200 South, Issues 38
  • GM&O Mechanical Data Book

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