Alco RSC-2

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: Jean-Denis Bachand
Updated: 20 May 2005 Drawing by: Jacques Belanger
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Engine Builder: Alco Engine: 4-cycle Model 244 V12
Bore & Stroke 9" X 10.5"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 1025 / 350
Main Generator: GE - GT564A/C Horsepower: 1500
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: C-C
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Driven (2) Model: ?
Weight: 235,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 752 (four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 64,100 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 42,500 lbs @ 11 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: GE GMG139 Alternator: not applicable
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24L
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CDC
Boiler Type: Steam Lbs/hr: 1600
Quantity Built: 70 Dates: 10/1946 to 4/1950
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Exterior Dimensions RSC-2
Total Length 55'-11"
Pilot to Pilot 49'-11"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 10'-06"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-02"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-05"
Cab Width 10'-00"
Top Walkway Width 7'-04"
Walkway Width 5'-00"
Engine Hood Width 5'-05"
Center Bolster 40'-06"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 3'-03"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 3'-03"
Distance between Truck Centers 47'-11"
Minimum Turning Radious 21 degrees / 21 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 800 Lubricating Oil: 200
Engine Cooling Water: 250 Sand Capacity: 27 cu. ft.
Options: Dynamic Brakes
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Drawing by: Jacques Belanger
Reference Sources:
  • Diesesl locomotives, Cyclopedia, Vol 2 by Model Railroader
  • Extra 2200 South, Issues 58 & 59

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