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Original Norfolk Southern Baldwin Road Switcher AS-416 No. 1616 at Chesapeake, Virginia in old paint scheme in October of 1968. Photo by Roger Puta.
Baldwin AS-416 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Baldwin AS-416 was a diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type rated at 1,600 hp (1,200 kW), that rode on three-axle trucks, having an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement.
Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the Baldwin AS-16, though the wheel arrangement spread out the axle load for operation on light rail such as are found on branch lines.
It was introduced in 1950 as a replacement of the DRS-6-4-1500 and remained in Baldwin's catalog until their cessation of locomotive manufacture in 1956.
Only 25 units were sold to four railroads — all of whom had bought the earlier model. The vast majority (17 of the 25 units) were purchased by the original Norfolk Southern Railway (1942–82), becoming a signature locomotive for the company.
Savannah and Atlanta Railway
Road Numbers: 108–110
Columbus and Greenville Railway
Road Number: 606
Norfolk Southern Railway
Road Numbers: 1601–1617
Office des Chemins de Fer Algériens
Road Numbers: 040 DF 1–4
Total Units: 25
Surviving examples include:
Columbus and Greenville No. 606, at the Illinois Railway Museum
Norfolk Southern No. 1616, at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Baldwin AS-416 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build date: May 1951–December 1955
Total produced: 25
• AAR A1A-A1A
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Prime mover: 608A
Power output: 1,600 hp (1,200 kW)
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