Alco RSC-1 / RSD-1

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 16 March 2005 RSC-1 Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: American Locomotive Company Engine: V12 4-cycle Model 539T-6L
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 13"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 740 / 315
Main Generator: GE - GT553C Horsepower: 1000
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: A-1-A / C-C
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Driven (2) Model: ?
Weight: 204,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 731& 731D (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 51,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 34,000 lbs @ 8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: No (Optional on RSD-1)
Auxilary Generator: GE GMG144 Alternator: not applicable
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 14EL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CD
Boiler Type: None PSI: --
Quantity Built: RSC-1 and RSD-1 Dates: --
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Exterior Dimensions RSC-1/ RSD-1
Total Length 55"-05" / 54'-11"
Pilot to Pilot 51'-00" / 50'-00"
Wheel Diameter 40" / 40"
Truck Wheel Base 10'-06" / 11'-03"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-02" / 12'-02"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-04" / 14'-04"
Cab Width 9'-11" / 9'-11"
Top Walkway Width 7'-07"/ 7'-07"
Walkway Width 5'-00"/ 5'-00"
Engine Hood Width 5'-05" / 5'-05"
Center Bolster 33'-00" / 32'-05"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 9'-03" / 6'-11"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 9'-03" / 6'-07"
Distance between Truck Centers 43'-06" / 36'-06"
Minimum Turning Radious 21 degrees / 23 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 800 Lubricating Oil: 80
Engine Cooling Water: 240 Sand Capacity: 28 (27 for RSD) cu. ft.
Options:
  • Dynamic Braking
  • Boiler: VAPOR-CLARKSON OK4516
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RSD-1 Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Reference Sources:
  • Alco Reference #1 by Bob Litjestraund
  • Extra 2200 South, Issues 58 & 59
  • The Diesel Builders, Volume 2, by John F. Kirkland
  • A Centennial Remembrance by Richard T. Steinbrenner

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