ALCO Century 628

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ALCO Century 628
Hamersley Iron 2000 locomotive, Dampier.jpg
Preserved Hamersley Iron 2000 at 7 Mile Yard, Dampier, Western Australia in July 2003
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderALCO
ModelDL628
Build dateDecember 1963 - December 1968
Total produced186
Specifications
AAR wheel arr.C-C
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover16-251C
Generator586A4 or 586C1R
Traction motors752E6A
Performance figures
Power output2,750 hp (2,051 kW)
 
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ALCO Century 628
Hamersley Iron 2000 locomotive, Dampier.jpg
Preserved Hamersley Iron 2000 at 7 Mile Yard, Dampier, Western Australia in July 2003
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderALCO
ModelDL628
Build dateDecember 1963 - December 1968
Total produced186
Specifications
AAR wheel arr.C-C
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Prime mover16-251C
Generator586A4 or 586C1R
Traction motors752E6A
Performance figures
Power output2,750 hp (2,051 kW)

The ALCO Century 628 was a six-axle, 2,750 hp (2,051 kW) diesel-electric locomotive. A total of 186 C628s were built between December 1963 and December 1968. There were 135 C628s built for U. S. railroads, 46 C628s were built for Mexican railroads and five C628s for Australia.

The C628 replaced the C624 (DL600C/RSD-41) as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives. The C624 was intended to replace the earlier RSD-15 model, but was never built. The C628 was offered instead in August 1963.

Hamersley Iron purchased five to haul iron ore services in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Two were built in Schenectady and three by AE Goodwin in Sydney. All had been retired by 1982 with one preserved on a plinth in Dampier.[1]

Preserved[edit]

Australia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberg, Leon (2010). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-2010s. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 337–338. ISBN 9781921719011. 
  2. ^ Exhibits Pilbara Railway Historical Society

External links[edit]

Media related to ALCO C628 locomotives at Wikimedia Commons