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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.

Original buyers

Baldwin Locomotive Works
Quantity:  2
Road Number:  1500
Notes:  to Union Pacific 1250
Road Number:  1501
Notes:  to Kennecott Copper Corporation 901

Columbus and Greenville Railway
Quantity:  5
Road Numbers:  601–605

Chicago and North Western Railway
Quantity:  1
Road Numbers:  1504

Norfolk Southern Railway
Quantity:  10
Road Numbers:  1501–1510

Savannah and Atlanta Railway
Quantity:  8
Road Numbers:  100–107

Southern Pacific Company
Quantity:  3
Road Numbers:  5200–5202

Office des Chemins de fer Algériens
Quantity:  43

Office National des Chemins de Fer du Maroc
Quantity:  15

Tunisian Railways
Quantity:  4
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
Model: DRS-6-4-1500
Build date: 1946–1952
Total produced: 91
​ • AAR A1A-A1A
Prime mover: 608SC
Performance figures
Power output: 1,500 hp (1,100 kW)

See also:

Baldwin Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Baldwin Locomotive Works

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

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,

CAGY No. 601 on display at the Columbus and Greenville Railroad Roundhouse in Columbus, Mississippi.
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