Spanish builders of ALCo products

The four licensees for ALCo products were the following:

1. Astilleros Espanoles S.A., Madrid

This company was a merger of several ship construction and engineering companies all over Spain. It was founded on Dec. 1st, 1969. Two of the nine plants produced rolling stock for domestic and foreign railroads. One of them, the so-called Villaverde Works at Madrid completed 10 diesel-electrics under model designation DM535B for the State Railways of Ecuador, these were similar to the ALCo model DL535S/series 313 which the RENFE rostered 50 units.
Around 1974/75 the Villaverde Works (adjacent to the RENFE station Villaverda Bajo) got independent and was now called Aplicaciones Tecnicas Industriales S.A., or short: ATEINSA. Their recent involvement with ALCo products were overhauls of 36 ex RENFE series 313's due to sales to Portugal (18 units) and Argentina/Trenes de Buenos Aires (18 units).

2. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A., Madrid (CAF)

CAF built several DL500S/series 321 (end cab World Locomotives) for the RENFE.

3. Compania Euskalduna, Bilbao

40 of the 50 DL535S's were built at Euskalduna, the other 10 were assembled in Schenectady, NY.

4. Sociedad de Espanola de Construccion Naval

Apparently dealing otherwise with ship construction, a number of the 80 DL500S was built at the SECN.

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Last update 22.02.00