ALCO Century 420 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The ALCO Century 420 was a four-axle, 2,000 horsepower (1,491 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 131 were built between June 1963 and August 1968. Cataloged as a part of ALCO's "Century" line of locomotives, the C420 was intended to replace the earlier RS-32 model.
Ferrocarril del Sureste
Lehigh & Hudson River Railway
Lehigh Valley Railroad
Long Island Rail Road
Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Mississippi Export Railroad
New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
Norfolk & Western Railroad
Piedmont and Northern Railway
Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Tennessee Central Railway
Since 2005, roughly 30% of C420 production exists. All units ordered by Mississippi Export, New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad ("Nickel Plate"), and Piedmont & Northern Railway have been scrapped.
The two units delivered to the Piedmont & Northern were the first of the Phase II units.
A Phase break down is available at: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/century.htm
Lehigh Valley Railroad 405 is currently operating in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Delaware Lackawanna Railroad 405.
Lehigh Valley Railroad 408 is at the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) as VLIX 2064.
Lehigh Valley Railroad 414 is on the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad (Scranton, Pennsylvania).
Long Island Rail Road 220 is at the Yucatan RR Museum as NdeM 220.
Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1310 is at the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (Oak Ridge, Tennessee).
Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1315 is at the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (Oak Ridge, Tennessee).
NdeM 5700 is at the Yucatan RR Museum.
Seaboard Air Line Railroad 124 is at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Independence, Ohio) as their 365.
Long Island Rail Road 213 is active on the Dakota Southern RR DS paint scheme, same number Mitchell, South Dakota
Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Railroad ex-DCLR, ESHR, VAMD, LIRR 200, currently in operation.
ALCO Century 420 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Model: Century 420
Build date: June 1963 – August 1968
Total produced: 131
• AAR B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Power output 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
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Arkansas and Missouri Railroad 68, an ALCO C420.
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Lehigh Valley 414, an ALCO C-420.
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