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.
Chicago and North Western Railway
Erie Lackawanna Railway
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railway
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
ALCO C425 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Alco Products
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
Displacement: 8,256 cu in (135.3 L)
Generator: GE DC 5GT-598-D2
Traction motors: (4) GE 5GE-752-E50
Cylinder size: 9 in × 10.5 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Locomotive brake: Straight air,
Train brakes: Air, Dynamic
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
Northbound Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Road Freight in 2007.
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