- ALCO RSD-5
Chicago and North Western Railway1689 at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
totalproduction=204 (167 USA, 37 Mexico)
aarwheels=C-CThe ALCO RSD-5 was a
diesel-electric locomotiveof the road switchertype rated at convert|1600|hp|MW|lk=on, that rode on a pair of three-axle trucks, having a C-C wheel arrangement.
Basically an upgraded version of the earlier
ALCO RSD-4, and used in much the same manner as its four-axle counterpart, the ALCO RS-3. Though the six-motor design allowed better tractive effort at lower speeds.
As of 2006, there are only two of these locomotives known to be in existence. Unit number 1689, owned by Gary Balone, which is currently in operation at the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The other is the former Utah Railway 306 owned by Doyle McCormack, in California.
*cite book |author=Pinkepank, Jerry A. |year=1973 |title=The Second Diesel Spotter’s Guide |location=Milwaukee, Wisconsin |publisher=Kalmbach Publishing Company |pages=p.247 |isbn=0-89024-026-4
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