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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

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.

Green Bay and Western Railroad 315, an Alco C430 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

Reading Railroad Alco C430 No. 5212.

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.

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.

Original Owners

Green Bay and Western Railroad

Quantity: 1
Road numbers: 315

New York Central Railroad

Quantity: 10
Road numbers: 2050–2059

Reading Railroad

Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 5211-5212

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Quantity: 3
Road numbers: 1275–1277
Notes: ex Alco (demonstrators) 430-1 to 430-3

ALCO Century 430 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: ALCO
Model: Century 430
Build date: July 1966 – February 1968
Total produced: 16
Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Performance figures
Power output: 3,000 hp (2,237 kW)

See also:

Alco Century Series

Alco Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives

Locomotives

Green Bay and Western Railroad 315, an Alco C430 at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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