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ALCO RS-27, -32 and -36
United States | 1959 | 102 produced
Delaware & Hudson RS-36 No. 5020 in August 1971
Delaware & Hudson RS-36 No. 5020 in August 1971
Roger Puta
VariantRS-27RS-32RS-36
General
Built1959-19621961-19621962-1963
ManufacturerALCO
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length58 ft 10 in57 ft 2 in
Wheelbase40 ft 4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 4 in
Service weight265,000 lbs256,800 lbs247,100 lbs
Adhesive weight265,000 lbs256,800 lbs247,100 lbs
Axle load66,250 lbs64,200 lbs61,775 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed70 mph80 mph
Starting effort62,000 lbf66,000 lbf
EngineALCO 251B/CALCO 251CALCO 251B
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel2,400 us gal (diesel)1,200 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,400 hp (1,790 kW)2,000 hp (1,491 kW)1,800 hp (1,342 kW)
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Boiler
Calculated Values
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freight
last changed: 09 2023
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