• Alco century 855 infos and specs request

  • Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.
Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.

Moderator: Alcoman

  by lowflyer
 
Hello

My name is Bruno, and i'm a portuguese fan of American locomotives.
After dig over the internet for informations about the Alco Century 855 without much informations, i decided to request it here, does someone have any kind of technical data (i'm looking for the external dimensions and drawings) or where i can find it about this model?
The purpose of this request is to build a scale replica of this machine.

Thanks to who can help.
Regards
Bruno
  by Pneudyne
 
The attached article from “Railway Gazette” might provide some of the information that you are seeking. Apologies for the poor quality – it is a scan of a not-very-good photocopy.

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The following books have information on the Alco C-855, including drawings:

Giants of the West
A Pictorial Presentation of Union Pacific’s Super Powered Locomotives
George R. Cockle
Overland Publications, 1981
ISBN 0-916160-12-2


Plan Package Motive Power of the Union Pacific System
All Types 1869-1974
Kratville Publications, 1975
No ISBN


Cheers,
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