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ALCO C-636 Double Icon Shop Diesel
ALCO C-636 Double
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 17 Icon Power
Tax 175 Fuel
Dispatch XP 108 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 10 Aug 2012 210 Gems 38,000 XP 50 Limit 3
Icon Shop VO Vintage 19 Jun 2013 155 Gems 38,000 XP 50 Limit 4
Award Information
Award From Odd Container Icon Shop Mystery Limit
The ALCO Century 636 was the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotive constructed by ALCO. The locomotive had a C-C wheel arrangement and 2,700 kW. The locomotive rested on a pair of trucks of all-new design, known as the Hi-Ad, standing for 'high adhesion'. The production of only 34 Alco C636s, built in 1967 and 1968, reflected Alco's dwindling locomotive market share. Despite many new and innovative features, the C636 could not hold its own. Three demonstrators were built costing Alco about $5.5 million. 636-2, the only ex-Demo operating, was a factor in dissuading potential customers from purchasing these locomotives.
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