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ALCO C-430 DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE



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 switcher type 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 the C-425 model. 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
Builder: ALCO
Production: 1966-1968
Total production: 16
Conrail roster: 12 (10 ex-NYC and 2 ex-EL)
Wheel arrangement: B-B
Loco weight: 272.000 lb
Lenght: 19,20 meters
Power: Fuel oil
Gauge: 4 ft 8,5 in
Speed: 70 mph
Tractive effort: 68.220 lbs

ALCO C-430 Conrail #2056 data
Road Number: 2056
Type: B-B diesel locomotive
Builder: ALCO
Built: 1967
CN: 3494-07
Disposition:
Previous owner: New York Central Railroad, Penn Central
Remarks:
Assignment:

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.
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