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ALCO RSD-4 Diesel-Electric Road Switcher Locomotive
The ALCO RSD-4 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,600 horsepower (1.2 MW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having an C-C wheel arrangement.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the ALCO RS-3, though the six-motor design allowed better tractive effort at lower speeds. Due to the inadequate capacity of the main generator, this model was later superseded in production by the ALCO RSD-5.

Original owners

Railroad:  Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Quantity:  10
Road Numbers:  2100–2109

Railroad:  Chicago and North Western Railway
Quantity:  5
Road Numbers:  1515–1517, 1619–1620

Central Railroad of New Jersey
Quantity:  14
Road Numbers:  1601–1614

Railroad:  Kennecott Copper Corporation

Quantity:  1
Road Numbers:  201
Notes:  Preserved

Railroad:  Utah Railway
Quantity:  6
Road Numbers:  300–305

Total 36

Preserved units
The only ALCO RSD-4 that has survived is Kennecott Copper Corporation #201. As of 2007, it resides in fully restored condition at the Northwest Railway Museum (formerly known as the Puget Sound & Snoqualmie Valley Railway) in Snoqualmie, Washington, wearing a coat of bright orange paint.

ALCO RSD-4 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: ALCO
Model: RSD-4 (Specification E1663)
Build date: 1951–1952
Total produced: 36
Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Trucks: ALCO trimount
Wheel diameter: 40 in (1,000 mm)
Minimum curve: 21° (274.37 ft or 83.63 m)
Wheelbase: 42 ft 3 in (12.88 m)
Length: 56 ft 6 in (17.22 m)
Width: 10 ft 1 7⁄8 in (3.096 m)
Height: 14 ft 5 1⁄4 in (4.401 m)
Locomotive weight: 278,860 lb (126,490 kg)
Fuel capacity: 800 US gal (3,000 L)
Prime mover: Alco 244
RPM range: 1000 (max)
Engine type: V12 Four-stroke engine diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharger
Displacement: 8,016 cu in (131.36 L)
Generator: GE 5GT-581A1
Traction motors: (6) GE 5GE752-C1
Cylinders: 12
Cylinder size: 9 in × 10.5 in (229 mm × 267 mm)
Performance figures
Power output: 1,600 hp (1.2 MW)
Tractive effort: 69,700 lb (31,600 kg)

See also:

Alco Diesels

Diesel Locomotives

American Locomotive Company

Locomotives

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Another view of Kennecott Copper Corporation locomotive 201 on display at Snoqualmie Depot, Snoqualmie, Washington, USA.

Kennecott Copper Corporation locomotive 201 on display at Snoqualmie Depot, Snoqualmie, Washington. Built 1951 by ALCO, this is a model RSD-4 diesel-electric locomotive: a 12-cylinder diesel engine drives an electric generator.    By Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2744873

Another view of Kennecott Copper Corporation locomotive 201 on display at Snoqualmie Depot, Snoqualmie, Washington, USA.

By Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2744871

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