Internal Combustion Locomotives

Alco 1957 Grand Trunk Western 1951
Alco 1957
Grand Trunk Western 1951
Description:Diesel-Electric RS-1

Equipment Information

Grand Trunk Western 1951 is the last RS-1 type locomotive built for an American customer. The RS-1 was a pioneering diesel freight locomotive known as a “road switcher” and more than 450 were built between 1941 and 1960.

COMPARE ME WITH: Nekoosa Paper 14, an S-3 switcher built ten years earlier. The RS-1 was based on switchers like NP 14 but had a longer frame, a cab offset a bit from one end, and heavier trucks for higher-speed operation.

Builder: ALCO
Year Built: 1957
Model: RS-1
Horsepower: 1500
Length: 54ft
Width: 10ft
Height: 14ft 5in
Weight: 246770 lbs
Brakes: 6SL
Engine: 6-539
Motors: 4 GE 731
Trucks: AAR-B
Description: Diesel-Electric
Arrived: 1981
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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