ALCO Century 430 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The ALCO Century 430 is a four-axle, 3,000 hp (2,237 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 16 were built between July 1966 and February 1968. Cataloged as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives, the C430 was an upgraded version of the C425 model. Since 1992, 5 C430s have remained in existence.
Green Bay and Western Railroad
New York Central Railroad
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
ALCO Century 430 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Model: Century 430
Build date: July 1966 – February 1968
Total produced: 16
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Power output: 3,000 hp (2,237 kW)
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Reading Railroad C430 No. 5212, one of two built on AAR trucks. Named "Old Ironsides II" shown here at the Western Maryland Roundhouse, Hagerstown, Maryland on January 1, 1971. Photo by Roger Puta.
Green Bay and Western Railroad 315, an Alco C430 at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Green Bay and Western Railroad Alco C430 No. 315 and Soo Line Railroad EMD GP30 No. 715 (later Wisconsin Central Ltd No. 715) at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin. By Dual Freq (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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