Delaware and Hudson No. 605, an ALCO C628 at Bevier St. Yard, Binghamton, NY, August 1971. Photo by Roger Puta.
ALCO Century 628 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The ALCO Century 628 was a six-axle, 2,750 hp (2,051 kW) diesel-electric locomotive. A total of 186 C628s were built between December 1963 and December 1968. There were 135 C628s built for U. S. railroads, 46 C628s were built for Mexican railroads and five C628s for Australia.
The C628 replaced the C624 (DL600C/RSD-41) as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives. The C624 was intended to replace the earlier RSD-15 model, but was never built. The C628 was offered instead in August 1963.
Hamersley Iron purchased five to haul iron ore services in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Two were built in Schenectady and three by AE Goodwin in Sydney. All had been retired by 1982 with one preserved on a plinth in Dampier.
The Southern Pacific Company purchased twenty-nine units and took delivery in 1965.
No. 2000 has been preserved by the Pilbara Railways Historical Society.
Nacionales de Mexico 610, former Delaware and Hudson 610 preserved at the Yucatán Railway Museum in Mexico
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico 606, former Ferrocarril de Pacifico 606 preserved at the Yucatán Railway museum in Mexico.
ALCO Century 628 Overview
Southern Pacific ALCO's C628 No. 4845 and RS32 No. 7302 have dropped their train at Newhall Yard in San Jose and are now heading for the Lenzen St. Roundhouse. They are passing Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 No. 1578, February 1966. Photo by Drew Jacksich. By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California (SP 4845 At Newhall also 1578 and 7302Feb66xRP) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Southern Pacific ALCO C628 No. 4867 at SP's Lenzen St. Engine facility in San Jose, California. August 1965. Photo by Drew Jacksich.
By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California (SP 4867 Lenzen Ave Aug 1965xRP) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Ferrocarril del Pacífico ALCo C628 on a short freight, Nogales, (Mexico). December 1975. Photo by Clay Gilliland.
By Clay Gilliland from Chandler, U.S.A. - ALCo C628 on a short freight, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31661481
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