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Baldwin model AS-616 diesel-electric locomotive as delivered to the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil.

By Ass. Eng. Fer. EFSJ - Cortesia: Flávio R. Cavalcanti - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3616539

Baldwin model AS-616 diesel-electric locomotive as delivered to the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil.
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Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton AS-616 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Baldwin AS-616 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,600 horsepower (1,200 kW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having a C-C wheel arrangement.

Nineteen railroads bought 214 locomotives, and two railroads bought seven cabless B units.

Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the Baldwin AS-16, though the six-motor design allowed better tractive effort at lower speeds.

Original owners

Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (Demonstrator Units)
Quantity:  2
Road Number:  1600
Notes:  to Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway 211, to Soo Line 395.
Road Number:  1601
Notes:  to Oregon and Northwestern Railroad 1.

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
Quantity:  2
Road Numbers:  408, 409

Chicago and North Western Railway
Quantity:  3
Road Numbers:  1560, 1561, 1604

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Quantity:  39
Road Numbers:  5528–5529, 5533–5569

Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Quantity:  7
Road Numbers:  204–210
Notes:  to Soo Line Railroad 388–394.

Houston Belt and Terminal Railway
Quantity:  1
Road Number:  32

Kaiser Steel
Quantity:  2
Road Numbers:  1012A, 1012B

Milwaukee Road
Quantity:  6
Road Numbers:  2100–2101, 2104–2107

Milwaukee Road
Quantity:  2
Road Numbers:  2100B, 2101B
Notes:  B units - rebuilt with cabs and renumbered 2102, 2103 c.1953.

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
Quantity:  20
Road Numbers:  6800–6819

Orinoco Mining Company, Venezuela (U.S. Steel)
Quantity:  9
1001–1009

Pennsylvania Railroad
Quantity:  12
Road Numbers:  8966–8974, 8111, 8112, 8114

Notes:  8111, 8112, 8114 (ex-PWV) renumbered 6966–6977.

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway
Quantity:  1
Road Number:  40
Notes:  to PRR in 1960.

Southern Pacific Company (Texas and New Orleans Railroad)
Quantity:  8
Road Numbers:  177–184

Southern Pacific Company
Quantity:  51
Road Numbers:  5228–5278

Southern Pacific Company
Quantity:  5
Road Numbers:  5501–5505
Notes:  B units - renumbered 4901–4905.

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
Quantity:  5
Road Numbers:  1502–1506

Trona Railway
Quantity:  1
Road Number:  52

Union Pacific Railroad
Quantity:  6
Road Numbers:  1260–1265

Union Railroad
Quantity:  3
Road Numbers:  625–627

Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil
Quantity:  12
Road Numbers:  3371–3382
Notes:  1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauge.

Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil
Quantity:  20
Road Numbers:  4371–4390
Notes:  1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) meter gauge.

Rede de Viação Paraná-Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Quantity:  5
Road Numbers:  60–64
Notes:  1,000 mm gauge (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) meter gauge.

Total Quantity:  214 A units, 7 B units

Baldwin AS-616 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton
Model: AS-616
Build date: September 1950–May 1954
Total produced: 214 Cab units and 7 B units
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR C-C
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: 608A
Performance figures
Power output: 1,600 hp (1,200 kW)

See also:

Baldwin Diesels

Diesel Locomotives

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