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Alco Diesel Locomotive

Alco diesel engine 316 002 of the track maintenance company Vias. Picture taken February 06, 2008.


This Alco diesel locomotive was delivered in 1955 to Spanish national railroad Renfe as series 1600. The 16 locomotives for express train service have the classical American cab unit design, but with the special feature of having also a cabin on the rear end. The locomotives later became the series 316 of Renfe, before they were sold of to construction and track maintenance companies where they are still in use.


The locomotives hav a V12 engine of Alco type 251-C3 with 1’500 HP and have a maximal speed of 120 km/h.


The prototype had the number 1615 and is preserved in the railway museum in Madrid Delicias. This engine has only one cab and is painted in silver and green. It’s nickname in “Marilyn” (Monroe).

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Uploaded on October 3, 2009