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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad No. 4241, an MLW built C-424, identical to the ALCO built models.

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ALCO Century 424 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Century 424 was a four-axle, 2,400 hp (1,790 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 190 were built between April 1963 and May 1967. Cataloged as a part of Alco's Century line of locomotives, the C424 was intended to replace the earlier RS-27 model and offered as a lower-priced alternative to the C425. Montreal Locomotive Works also built this locomotive as MLW Century 424.

Original Owners

Locomotives built by Alco:

Belt Railway of Chicago
Quantity: 6
Numbers: 600–605

Erie Lackawanna Railway
Quantity: 15
Numbers: 2401–2415

Erie Mining Company
Quantity: 1
Numbers: 500

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (NdeM)
Quantity: 45
Numbers: 8100–8144

Green Bay and Western Railroad
Quantity: 4
Numbers: 311–314

Pennsylvania Railroad
Quantity: 1
Numbers: 2415

Notes: rebuilt from RS27 demonstrator 640-1.

Reading Company
Quantity: 10
Numbers: 5201–5210

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Quantity: 7
Numbers: 300–306

Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Quantity: 2
Numbers: 800–801

Notes: now Morristown & Erie Railway Nos. 18 and 19.

Wabash Railroad
Quantity: 7
Numbers: B900-B906

Notes: Built to NdeM specifications, prohibited from being used as lead unit.

Total ALCO-Built Units: 98

Locomotives built by MLW:

Canadian National Railway
Quantity: 41
Numbers: 3200–3240

Canadian Pacific Railway
Quantity: 51
Numbers: 8300, 4201–4250

Notes: 8300 renumbered 4200.

Total MLW-Built Units: 92

Century 424 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Alco Products
Builder: Montreal Locomotive Works
Model: Century 424
Build date: April 1963 – May 1967
Total produced: 190
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: Alco 16-251B
Performance figures
Power output: 2,400 hp (1,790 kW)
Locale: North America

See also:

Alco Century Series

Alco Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives


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