ALCO Century C-425 Diesel-Electric Road Switcher Locomotive
The ALCO Century 425 was a four-axle, 2,500 hp (1,860 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. Alco built 91 units between October 1964 and December 1966.

Cataloged as part of ALCO's "Century" line of locomotives, the C425 was an upgraded version of the C424. The C425 employed the same main generator found in General Electric's U25B model.

Original Owners

Chicago and North Western Railway

Quantity: 4
Numbers: 401–404

Erie Lackawanna Railway

Quantity: 12
Numbers: 2451–2462
Notes: to Conrail 2475-2489

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

Quantity: 10
Numbers: 2550–2559
Notes: to Penn Central 2450-2459, then Conrail, same numbers

Norfolk and Western Railway

Quantity: 18
Numbers: 1000–1016, 1011 (2nd)
Notes: 1000–1006 ordered by Wabash Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad

Quantity: 31
Numbers: 2416–2446

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

Quantity: 16
Numbers: 310–317, 320–327
Notes: to Burlington Northern 4250-4265

ALCO C425 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Alco Products
Model: C425
Build date: October 1964 – December 1966
Total produced: 91
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Trucks: AAR type B
Length: 59 ft 4 in (18.08 m)
Width: 10 ft (3.05 m)
Height: 14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)
Locomotive weight: 280,000 lb (130 t)
Fuel capacity: 1,660 gal (6,280 l)
Prime mover: Alco 16-251C
Engine type: Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharger
Displacement: 8,256 cu in (135.3 L)
Generator: GE DC 5GT-598-D2
Traction motors: (4) GE 5GE-752-E50
Cylinders: 16
Cylinder size: 9 in × 10.5 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Locomotive brake: Straight air,
Train brakes: Air, Dynamic
Performance figures
Maximum speed: 70 mph (113 km/h)
Power output: 2,500 hp (1,860 kW)
Tractive effort: 40,425 lbf (179.8 kN)
Locale: North America

See also:

ALCO Century Series

ALCO Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives



Northbound Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Road Freight in 2007.

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Northbound Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Road Freight in 2007.

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