Argentinan ALCo Power

Thanks to the database provided by Mario Mariotti, here's a quick overview about the Argentinan ALCo-powered locomotives, most of them introduced by the former Ferrocarriles Argentinos.

Note: additions and corrections welcome!

GE Shovel-noses

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
GE Shovel-noses 5701-5770 General Electric 1949 1000 mm Cooper Bessemer 12 cyl. 900HP

Quite a number of them received an ALCo 6-251D (rated at 1000HP) motor after 1986: 5701,-02,-07,-10,-25,-27,-35,-36,-40,-41,-42,-44,-47,-51,-60,-62,-65,-67,-68,-69.
5725, 5747, 5765 and 5767 received double-cabs and look thus close to those of AFE (Uruguay).
Retired: none (although some of them are waiting orders to enter shops).



GE Shovel-noses

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
GE Shovel-noses 6701-6705 General Electric 1953 1000 mm ALCo 12-244E, 1200HP

Three of them received a 6-251D (rated at 1000HP) in 1986: 6701,-03,-05, all of them currently awaiting orders to repairs.



ALCo FPD-7

MLW-built BAP 8417 at Haedo yard, April 1998.

Pedro Pablo Lacoste photo

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
ALCo FPD-7 8401-8425* MLW 1957 1676 mm ALCo 12-251B

8402,-06,-10,-14,-17 are active at BAP. 8403,-20,-24 in repairs. * originally 5551-5575.


ALCo RSD-16

The 8482 is a unit that belonged to the line San Martin. It possesses the second outline of painting of the F.A. The picture was taken in the Kilometer 1 Deposit of Locomotives of the of the line San Martin in Retiro.

Marcelo López photo.

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
ALCo RSD-16 8226-8280
8441-8515
ALCo
ALCo
1957/59 1676 mm ALCo 12-251B

8241 received a FIAT A230 motor but returned to ALCo power. Some units received 12-251C during the 80s. Only 18 locos were retired. Some of them received new numbers when transferred to TMS (B801-B831).



GE U13C

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
GE U13C 6001-6045 General Electric 1962 1676 mm Cooper Bessemer 8 cyl

6022 recieved in 1993 a (12?)-251 ALCo motor, still in service today. To put the big ALCo in, the roof of the loco was moved up, making it look like a camel.



RSD35

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
RSD35 6411-6480 ALCo 1963 1676 mm ALCo 6-251D

Only seven retired.



RSD35

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
RSD35 6756-6795 MLW 1963 1000 mm ALCo 6-251D

Only five retired, and 17 for spare-parts.



GAIA 1300

FEMESA 6205, a unit built by GAIA, with a local train to Retiro station on August 17th, 1992.

Carlos Sisto photo

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
GAIA 1300* 6201-6350 GAIA 1962/69 1676 mm FIAT 8 cyl. *

Argentinian locos. 6205,-17,-39,-55,-56,-63,-81,-96,-99,-302 (?),-28,-32,-42,-46 recieved ALCo 12-251B in 89/90.
Renumbered in the new companies:
TMS B601-604
B601- renumbered from 6205
B602 - renumbered from 6255
B603 - renumbered from 6296
B604 - renumbered from 6328

TBA D601-605 and C601-605, in service most of them.
C601- renumbered from 6299
C602 - renumbered from 6302
C603 - renumbered from 6332
C604 - renumbered from 6342
C605 - renumbered from 6346
D601 - renumbered from 6217
D602 - renumbered from 6239
D603 - renumbered from 6256
D604 - renumbered from 6263
D605 - renumbered from 6281

The following units went to the Buenos Aires al Pacifico (re-engined with Alco 251):
5272, 5287. Units 5286 and 5289 also went to the BAP, but are still using the original FIAT engines.



RSD39

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
RSD39 C651-656
D657-667
ALCo; Euskalduna (E*) 1965/67 1676 mm Alco 6-251D

They were originally RENFE 313 series acquired by TBA.

* Spain

RENFE to TBA re# scheme follows



ALCo DL500S

model series number builder built builder's number gauge original motor
DL500S 2101-2108
2109-2134
2135-2160
2161-2180
ALCo
CAF (E)
SECN (E)
Euskalduna (E)
1965
1965-67
1965-67
1969-71
1676 mm ALCo 12-251C

They were originally RENFE 321 series acquired by BAP and retained their old number. No consecutive number blocks at BAP, see below!

On May 28th 1994 the first 5 ex-321 (old class 2100, to which the here given numbers refer - because the old numberboards were never changed...) came to Argentina. These were: 2106, 2109, 2125, 2155 and 2177.

The 15 units of the second batch (old RENFE nos.): 2107, 2110, 2119, 2120, 2122, 2123, 2126, 2134, 2141, 2147, 2161, 2165, 2167, 2171 and 2178. The units were overhauled bei ATEINSA, Madrid, and repainted to BAP specifications in Spain during the summer of 1995, almost a year before their shipment to Argentina. They arrived in Buenos Aires onboard the freighter "Mascot" on June 7th, 1996 and were immediately taken to BAP's central workshop in Mendoza before entering service.


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