ALCO for Sweden

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ALCO for Sweden

Postby bengt » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What is known about this ALCO-drawing?

Large drawing: ... g~original
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Re: ALCO for Sweden

Postby Allen Hazen » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:07 pm

It's not a standard Alco export design, but the long hood looks similar to that on various Alco export models with 6-251 engines: the hundred+ members of the New South Wales 48 class, for example. (First examples built in the late 1950s, I think.)
The hood looks VERY low, but this may be partly an illusion because the cab is so much higher. It's labeled (on the front view) as being 14 feet 2+ inches tall over the cab roof (not including the horn); eyeballing the diagram it looks as if it is about 11 feet 4 inches over the hoods: I will see if I can find dimensions for the Class 48 and get back to you here if I have anything useful in the way of comparison.
Swedish railways had a number of EMD-engined types. I take it that this was part of an unsuccessful Alco sales effort?
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