Alco RS-1

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 25 March 2005 Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: Alco Engine: 6L 4-cycle Model 539T-6L
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 13"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 740 / 315
Main Generator: GE - GT553 Horsepower: 1000
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Driven (2) Model: ?
Weight: 240,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 731 (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 60,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 34,000 lbs @ 8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: GE GMG144 Alternator: not applicable
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 6L
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: CD
Boiler Type: Vapor PSI: 800
Quantity Built: 466 Dates: 3/1941 to 3/1960
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Exterior Dimensions RS-1
Total Length 54'-11"
Pilot to Pilot 51'-00"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-04"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-02"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-04"
Cab Width 9'-11"
Top Walkway Width 7'-07"
Walkway Width 5'-00"
Engine Hood Width 5'-05"
Center Bolster 31'-00"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 9'-09"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 10'-03"
Distance between Truck Centers 40'-04"
Minimum Turning Radious 21 degrees / 21 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1300 Lubricating Oil: 67
Engine Cooling Water: 200 Sand Capacity: 28 cu. ft.
Options:
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Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Reference Sources:
  • Alco Reference #1 by Bob Litjestraund
  • Diesesl locomotives, Cyclopedia, Vol w by Model Railroader
  • Canadian National Data Book
  • Extra 2200 South, Issues 58 & 59

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