ALCO Century 415 – Trucks, Locomotivs, USA.

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ALCO Century 415
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ALCO
Model Century 415
Build date 1966 – 1968
Total produced 26
AAR wheel arr. B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Engine type ALCO 251-F
Cylinders 8
Performance figures
Power output 1,500 hp (1,100 kW)

The ALCO Century 415 was a diesel-electric locomotive of B-B wheel arrangement produced by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) as part of their Century Series of locomotives.

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The C415 was a large switcher or small road switcher equipped with a raised cab mounted slightly off-center, with a lower, narrower hood on either side. The longer one contained the diesel engine, a 1,500 hp (1.1 MW) eight-cylinder turbocharged Alco 251-F, while the shorter contained auxiliaries. The C415 could be ordered with three different cab heights; a low one for minimum clearances, a regular height one, and an extra-height one for maximum visibility.

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Trucks fitted were either Type B road trucks or ALCO Hi-Ad (high adhesion).

Service history

The locomotive was not that popular; 26 were built between 1966 and 1968 for seven different owners. The locomotive is still in use today. According to the November 2011 issue of Railfan & Railroad magazine, the Burlington Junction Railway now owns two C415s numbered 701 and 702.

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Original owners

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See also

1909-1913 Alco Truck 1910 Alco 1911 ALCO 3 Ton Truck 1912 Alco Delivery Truck

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1912 Alco

1910 Alco Truck

1912 Alco Delivery Truck


1913 Alco Berline Limousine 1913 Alco Model 6 Berline Limousine

ALCO Century Series locomotives

1966 RI 424, Alco Century 415 Locomotive

1960 Alco 2407 and friends 1976 8384.1113111000 SP 2400 Alco C415 sits at the road entrance to the Silvis hump yard Alco Century 415-420 Diesel Railroad alcodemo415s1 ALCO Century 415 The Alco C415 Burlington82208


 Morristown & Erie Railway #18 (a C424 built by Alco in 1964), at the Morristown shop complex, 2010.

ALCO 18-251 engine used as a backup generator at a wastewater plant in Montreal Alco DL537 metre gauge locomotive of the Hellenic Railways Organisation at Corinth Old Railway Station, Greece ALCO FA-1 Alco RSD-16 in Línea San Martín railway, Argentina Alco S-1 diesel ALCO_RS3 alco-ge-logo-300 Union Pacific Big Boy 4023, Omaha (Nebraska), 13 mei 2001.

Australian built ex-Mt Newman Mining M636 #5497, at the Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum, Port Hedland, Western Australia.

There are much more locomotivs, maybe later it will be a extra chapter, but I’m far from it