The ALCO "Century" C-430 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive with a power of 3.000 Hp(2,237 kW), used by a road switchertype or pulling mixed freight trains on the regional lines. 16 locos were built between July 1966 and February 1968. Cataloged as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives, the C-430 was an upgraded version of theC-425model. A prominent aftercooler bulge just behind the cab is the key spotting feature on the C-430.Today, at least 5 examples of the C-430 remain preserved around the country, some in regular services with the regional railroad Western New York & Pennsylvania.
Specifications / Technical data
Conrail roster:12 (10 ex-NYC and 2 ex-EL)
Loco weight:272.000 lb
Gauge:4 ft 8,5 in
Tractive effort:68.220 lbs
ALCO C-430 Conrail #2056 data
Type:B-B diesel locomotive
Previous owner:New York Central Railroad, Penn Central
Ten C-430 marked the last locomotive purchase of the New York Central prior to the Penn Central merger. All 10 to be assigned Conrail numbers at the start-up of the new railroad. The serial number #2056 and other C-430 "Century" locos (the fleet was formed by twelve engines) served essentially on regional and local freight lines in Ohio and West Virginia (north-est border with Pennsylvania, westbound lines from Pittsburgh).
Alco C-430 No.2056 of Conrail in black livery (Penn Central original painted).
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE ALCO C-430 "CENTURY SERIES" Conrail No.2056
The C-430 model in AT Collection roster is a Bowser Tsunami Sounds product. The level of details is high in every parts in this HO scale locomotives. The only interventions that became necessary, were the replacement of the horn and the addition of the braking system (chains and tubes) on the anterior trucks. The Bowser Executives line model incorporates a decoder DCC that faithfully reproduces the sound of the engine Alco 251E-V16.