Proposed Alcos that were never built

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Proposed Alcos that were never built

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While going thru a copy of a "official" Alco specification list, I came across several Alcos with proposed spec numbers that were never built.

DL-428 2750 hp
DL-442 1200 hp w/6-251
DL-450 1200 hp w/8-251
DL-650 5000 hp w/2 16-251B
DL-702 Model RS-38 1800 hp
DL-703 Model RS-14 1600 12-244 4 axle
DL-722A Model 620 2000 hp 12-251 6 axle
DL-810 RS-21 1000 hp MLW only
DL-840 Model RD-1 4000 hp (2) 12-251
DL-1730 SSB-1 1320 hp (2) 6-539 2 units
DL 1740 2000 hp (2) 6-539 2 units
DL-1671 RSX-22 1800 hp 12-251 6-axle for military
DL 1650 RS-1 6-241 for testing only

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Post by SSW9389 »

Scratch the DL-702 from you list as that one was built to the tune of 69 units in the US and 92 units in Mexico. The DL-702 was also known as the RSD-12.
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Post by Alcoman »

The 702 s NOT the same as the RSD-12. Alco listed the 702 twice; once for the RSD-12 and 2nd time, the RS-38. Note that this RS-38 is a 4 axle unit, not a 6 axle unit like the RSD-12
BTW, the DL 701 is both the RS-11 and RS-36.
Maybe this RS-38 was a proposed upgraded version of the RS-36.

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Post by SSW9389 »

Rolf Stumf has it listed as the RSD-38 on Alco World. He also documents a DL-702E as well. Sure seems strange to have two different DL-702s
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Post by Alcoman »

Alco had a bad habit of using the same spec # for more than one model.
The S-6 and the C430 use the same spec number (DL-430). Thats just one example of many.

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Post by N. Todd »

They should have given the C430 the specification DL-430A, the same concept as applied with the C420. But then again if the specification numbers on the Century series replected the model name, it doesn't make sense to apply DL-721A to the C420 when they could have reused their odd-looking S-5 type test bed's #.

John, you're missing DL624.

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Post by Alcoman »

DL-624 was used............by MLW. Its the RSD-17.

Peter

ALCO E-1646 Specs

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Alcoman,

Since you obviously have quite a bit of specification material on ALCO's, do you, or anyone else for that matter, have the detailed spec sheets for ALCo's E-1646 model that you could photocopy or scan and send me for a research project?

Peter

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1646 is a RSD-type model. I don't have any specs on that one.
However I noticed that is is similar to E-1647 which is also a RSD model that may been built for Mexico.
I will keep my eyes open for anything on this.
You may also want to check with Alco Historic Photos.
John

Peter

Re E-1647 Specs

Post by Peter »

OK, thanks very much, John!

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Post by Alcoman »

A little more digging reveals that no E-1646 or 1647 were built. Only E-1645 and E-1641 for both the U.S and Mexico.

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Post by N. Todd »

what does the "E" represent?

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I don't know, but i am trying to find out.

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