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ALCO T-6 Diesel-Electric Switcher Locomotive
The Alco T6 (DL 440) was a diesel-electric locomotive of the switcher type rated at 1,000 horsepower (750 kW), that rode on two-axle trucks, having a B-B wheel arrangement.
The 'T' stood for 'Transfer', meaning this locomotive was capable of faster transition and higher sustained speeds than the regular 'S' - type yard switcher series.
Railroad: Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A.
Road numbers: 126–127
Railroad: Brewster Phosphate
Road numbers: 16–17
Railroad: Kaiser Steel
Road numbers: 1022–1023
Railroad: Monongahela Connecting Railroad
Road numbers: 400
Railroad: Newburgh and South Shore Railroad
Road numbers: 1016–1017
Railroad: Norfolk and Western Railroad
Road numbers: 10–49
Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Road numbers: 8424–8429
Railroad: Portland Terminal Railroad (formerly Northern Pacific Terminal - Oregon)
Road numbers: 46–47
The Delaware Coast Line Railway, the Ohio Central Railway and the Arkansas & Missouri operate the T-6. Ohio Central's T-6 is unique because it was the only one built with Hi-Ad trucks. 14 T-6's survive in all.
Pennsylvania RR No. 8427 survives as Georges Creek Railway No. 101. It was that railroad's first locomotive acquisition and is often used to switch the NewPage paper mill at Luke, Maryland.
Newburg and South Shore Railroad No. 1017 is at Cargill at their Dana, Indiana elevator. As of 1-16-2016, the stack has been bagged, and the unit has been re-stenciled GLLX 1017. Newburg and South Shore Railroad No. 1016 survives as Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad 1016.
Norfolk and Western Railroad No. 40 survives as a static display in the Virginia Museum of Transportation. It has been restored to Chesapeake and Western No. 10 paint.
Norfolk and Western Railroad No. 41 is operated by the Roanoke Chapter, NRHS. It has been restored to Norfolk and Western lettering and makes operating appearances at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
ALCO T-6 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Model: T-6 (Specification DL440)
Build date: March 1958 – January 1969
Total produced: 57
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover: Alco 251B
Cylinders: Straight 6
Power output: 1,000 hp (750 kW)
Arkansas and Missouri Railroad ALCO T-6 No. 16.
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