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A Pennsylvania Railroad Baldwin RT-624 diesel-electric transfer locomotive.
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A Pennsylvania Railroad Baldwin RT-624 diesel-electric transfer locomotive.

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Baldwin RT-624 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Baldwin RT-624 was a twin-engine diesel-electric locomotive, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1951 and 1954.

The RT-624, an improved version of the Baldwin DT-6-6-2000, was a center-cab transfer locomotive. Twenty-four locomotives were built using 6-cylinder turbocharged 606A prime movers.

No examples of the RT-624 are known to survive.

Original Buyers

Pennsylvania Railroad
Quantity: 23
Road numbers: 8113, 8724–8731, 8952–8965

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway
Quantity: 1
Road number: 25

Total Quantity: 24

BLW RT-624 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
Model: RT-624
Build date: 1951–1954
Total produced: 24
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR C-C
 • UIC Co′Co′
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks: GSC 13-ft rigid bolster
Length: 74 ft (22.56 m)
Locomotive weight: 354,000–375,000 lb (161,000–170,000 kg)
Power supply: 75 V
Prime mover 606A × 2
Engine type: Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Cylinders: 6 × 2
Performance figures
Power output: 2,400 hp (1,800 kW)
Tractive effort: 64,200 lbf (286 kN)
Career

Locale: North America
Nickname: Center Cab
Disposition: All scrapped

See also:

Baldwin Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Baldwin Locomotive Works

Diesel-Electric Locomotives