The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp (4,101 kW), it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives.

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  • The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp (4,101 kW), it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A units and one B unit were built, all for Union Pacific Railroad, which had also requested double-engined locomotives from EMD and GE in order to replace the turbines, which had become uneconomical to operate. Union Pacific also wished to reduce the number of locomotives needed on a consist, to keep in line with their allowable gross weight limit. By consolidating several locomotives into one or two, this allowed them to lower the axle load on the rails, but to stay within the limits placed by the company. They spent their lives in the general freight pool at North Platte, however poor performance led to their early retirement and eventual scrapping by February 1972.
  • アルコ センチュリー855形ディーゼル機関車(C855形)は、1964年6月にアルコ(Alco)が製造した8動軸の電気式ディーゼル機関車である。ディーゼルエンジンと発電機のセットを2組搭載し、出力は5,500馬力(4,100kw)に達した。車軸配置は、2軸台車を前後に2組ずつ配置したB+B-B+Bである。
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  • DL855, DL856
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  • UP 61, an ALCO C855
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  • Dual V16
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  • July, 1964
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  • All scrapped
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  • ALCO C855
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  • Dual Alco 251C
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  • DC traction motors
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  • アルコ センチュリー855形ディーゼル機関車(C855形)は、1964年6月にアルコ(Alco)が製造した8動軸の電気式ディーゼル機関車である。ディーゼルエンジンと発電機のセットを2組搭載し、出力は5,500馬力(4,100kw)に達した。車軸配置は、2軸台車を前後に2組ずつ配置したB+B-B+Bである。
  • The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp (4,101 kW), it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives.
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  • ALCO Century 855
  • アルコ センチュリー855形ディーゼル機関車
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