My Library - Railroading Books - Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Volume 1
02/20/2001

Author: John D. Hahn, Jr.

Publisher: Withers Publishing

Published: 1995

ISBN: 1-881411-05-2

Pages: 60

Alco RS Series

ChapterPageTitle / Description
4Introduction
Introduces this series of Pennsylvania Railroad diesel-electric locomotives books.
5ALCo and the Pennsylvania Railroad
This chapter, written by Paul K. Withers and Dan Cupper, describes the PRR's relationship with the American Locomotive Company. It includes a sidebar on how the PRR classified its diesel-electric engines.
7ALCo RS-1
This chapter covers the first Alco road switcher, which the PRR purchased in 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1952. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RS-1 specifications. All but one made it to the Penn Central era.
14ALCo RS-2
The PRR didn't buy any RS-2s from Alco directly, but instead leased and then subsequently bought six of them from the Delaware & Hudson. None made it to the Penn Central era. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RS-2 specifications.
15ALCo RS-3
The PRR bought 99 RS-3s from 1951 to 1953, and another 16 in 1955 and 1956. All but six made it to the Penn Central merger. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RS-3 specifications.
37ALCo RS-11 (DL-701)
The PRR bought 29 of these units, which were more powerful than the RS-3, but they were lighter. These were bought in 1956 and 1957, and made it to the PC era. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RS-11 specifications.
44ALCo RSD-5
In 1952-3 the PRR bought six of these six-axle engines, and all of them made it to the PC era. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RSD-5 specifications.
47ALCo RSD-7 (DL-600A)
Five of these units were bought by the PRR in 1955-6. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RSD-7 specifications.
49ALCo RSD-12 (DL-702)
The PRR bought 25 of these engines in 1957-8. They were six-axle RS-11, with more horsepower. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RSD-12 specifications. All made it to the PC.
54ALCo RSD-15 (DL-600B)
The PRR bought six of these in 1956. Includes photos, listing of all road numbers, and the PRR Alco RSD-15 specifications.