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Ex-Delaware and Hudson Railway RS-36 No. 5017 at Arkville, New York, November 2004.
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Ex-Delaware and Hudson Railway RS-36 No. 5017 at Arkville, New York, November 2004. Photo by Eric R. Bechtold

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ALCO RS-36 Diesel-Electric Road Switcher Locomotive
The ALCO RS-36 (DL 701) is a 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) four-axle B-B diesel-electric road switcher locomotive, of which 40 were produced by ALCO between February 1962 and August 1963 for seven railroads.

Original Owners

Atlantic and Danville Railway
Quantity: 2
Road Numbers: 1, 2

Apache Railway
Quantity: 3
Road Numbers: 700, 800, 900

Chicago and North Western Railway
Quantity: 1
Road Numbers: 904
Notes: Renumbered 405, later 4259

Delaware and Hudson Railway
Quantity: 12
Road Numbers: 5012-5023

Nickel Plate Road
Quantity: 11
Road Numbers: 865-875
Notes: to Norfolk & Western Railway 2865-2875

Norfolk and Western Railway
Quantity: 6
Road Numbers: 407-412

Tennessee Central Railway
Quantity: 5
Road Numbers: 301-305
Notes: to Louisville and Nashville Railroad 910-914

Total: 40

ALCO RS-36 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: ALCO
Model: RS-36
Build date: February 1962 - August 1963
Total produced: 40
Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Truck:s AAR type B
Wheel diameter: 40 in (1,016 mm)
Minimum curve: 390
Wheelbase: 40 ft 4 in (12.29 m)
Length: 57 ft 8 1⁄2 in (17.59 m)
Width: 10 ft 1 5⁄8 in (3.09 m)
Height: 15 ft 3 3⁄4 in (4.67 m)
Locomotive weight: 247,200 lb (112,100 kg)
Fuel capacity: 2,000 gal (7,600 L)
Prime mover: ALCO 251B
RPM range: 1000 rpm max
Engine type: Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharger
Generator: GE 5GT581A1
Traction motors: (4) GE 752
Cylinders: V-12
Cylinder size: 9 in × 10 1⁄2 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Performance figures
Power output: 1,800 hp (1,300 kW)
Tractive effort: 61,800 lb (28,000 kg)
Career
Locale: U.S.A.

See also:

Alco Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

American Locomotive Company

Locomotives