The ALCO "Century" C-628 (model DL628) is a six-axle diesel-electric locomotive with a power of 2.750 Hp (2,237 kW) and was the builder's first in its line of six-axle, C-C road switchers. 186 engines were built between December 1963 and December 1968. Equipped with a 4-cycle Model 251C V16 engine, the new road-switcher locomotive could deliver a max tractive effort of 85.750 lbs on starting, while the maximum towing power was attested at 79.500 lbs at a crusin' speed of 12 mph. All the units produced (all equipped with dynamic brakes) were substantially identical, but the first locomotives produced (Phase 1) were not equipped with the rainshild.
Specifications / Technical data
Conrail roster:32 (15 ex-LV and 17 ex-PC)
Loco weight:408.000 lb
Power:Fuel oil 2000
Gauge:4 ft 8,5 in
Tractive effort:79.500 lbs continuous at 12 mph
ALCO C-628 Conrail #6725 data
Type:C-C diesel locomotive
CN:3427-05 Phase IIb (AF-27 model)
Previous owner:Lehigh Valley Railroad
Conrail had in service 32 units of this locomotive, 17 from Lehigh Valley (including 9 from Monon) and 15 from Penn Central (originally purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad). The example CR #6725 was an ex Lehigh Valley model (numbered LV-629) and was based in some engine yards in Ohio and Pennsylvania, serving the mainlines from Pittsburgh to Cleveland.
Alco C-628 No.6725 of Conrail in CR patch livery on Lehigh Valley red colors.
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE ALCO C-628 "CENTURY SERIES" Conrail No.6725
The C-628 model in AT Collection roster is a Bowser ESU LokSound product. Level of details is execellent on the carbody, but some important details on tracks are missing (brake-chains, sanding pipes, speed detectors and much more). Absent also the Sinclair model radio antenna, installed with the introduction in the Conrail line. Avoiding difficult interventions so as not to completely change the model, we tried to add as many missing details as possible. The work was completed with a meticulous weathering. Perfect sounds provided from the ESU decoder.