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ALCO Century 420, 424, 425 and 430
United States | 1963 | 428 produced
Canadian Pacific C424 No. 4201 in March 1970 at Col Ste. Luc, Montreal
Canadian Pacific C424 No. 4201 in March 1970 at Col Ste. Luc, Montreal
Roger Puta
Variant420424425430
General
Built1963-1968
ManufacturerALCO, Montreal Locomotive Works
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length58 ft 10 in59 ft 4 in63 ft 1 in
Wheelbase43 ft 9 in41 ft 10 in46 ft 5 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 4 in
Service weight250,000 lbs260,000 lbs272,000 lbs
Adhesive weight250,000 lbs260,000 lbs272,000 lbs
Axle load62,500 lbs65,000 lbs68,000 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed70 mph80 mph70 mph
EngineALCO 251BALCO 251CALCO 251E
Engine typeV12 dieselV16 diesel
Fuel1,660 us gal (diesel)2,000 us gal (diesel)3,000 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,000 hp (1,491 kW)2,400 hp (1,790 kW)2,500 hp (1,864 kW)3,000 hp (2,237 kW)
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Boiler
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last changed: 09 2023
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