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Baldwin DRS-6-4-1500 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Baldwin DRS-6-4-1500 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 an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement. It was introduced in 1946, and was replaced in Baldwin's catalog by the AS-416 in 1950, but continued in production for export orders until 1952.
Used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the Baldwin DRS-4-4-1500, though the wheel arrangement spread out the axle load for operation on light rail such as are found on branch lines.
Ninety-one units were sold to ten railroads, but the model did far better in the export market than the domestic – 62 units to three North African countries, versus 29 units to seven railroads.
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Road Number: 1500
Notes: to Union Pacific 1250
Road Number: 1501
Notes: to Kennecott Copper Corporation 901
Columbus and Greenville Railway
Road Numbers: 601–605
Chicago and North Western Railway
Road Numbers: 1504
Norfolk Southern Railway
Road Numbers: 1501–1510
Savannah and Atlanta Railway
Road Numbers: 100–107
Southern Pacific Company
Road Numbers: 5200–5202
Office des Chemins de fer Algériens
Office National des Chemins de Fer du Maroc
Road Numbers: 040 DA 301–304
Total Quantity: 91
Baldwin DRS-6-4-1500 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build date: 1946–1952
Total produced: 91
• AAR A1A-A1A
Prime mover: 608SC
Power output: 1,500 hp (1,100 kW)
CAGY No. 601 on display at the Columbus and Greenville Railroad Roundhouse in Columbus, Mississippi.
By Matthew Nichols - CAGY Baldwin Road Switcher, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15746299
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