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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Internal Combustion Locomotives

Alco 1939 Milwaukee Road 1603
Alco 1939
Milwaukee Road 1603
Description:Diesel-Electric HH-600

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Road 1603 is a diesel switching locomotive designed to move freight cars around railroad yards at low speed. It is one of the older diesel switchers and the only HH-series (“High Hood”) switcher preserved at IRM.

COMPARE ME WITH: Armco B-71, a “Visibility Cab” switcher built a few years earlier than 1603. HH-series locomotives like 1603 were a direct outgrowth of the “Visibility Cab” design but advancements in technology made them more powerful and reliable, leading to far greater sales.

Builder: ALCO
Year Built: 1939
Model: HH-660
Horsepower: 660
Length: 43ft 5in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 14ft 5in
Weight: 199000 lbs
Brakes: 14EL
Engine: 6-538
Motors: 4 WH 362
Trucks: Blunt
Description: Diesel-Electric Switcher
Arrived: 1984
Condition: Complete / restored / not operational

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