Built as Lehigh & Hudson River #27, this Alco C-420 became #2075 when merged into Conrail and then went through a series of owners as GBW #323, IAIS #850 and LNAC #850. The GLLX reporting mark was used by its current owner to transport it to where we saw it in storage in North Judson.
The Century series locomotives were produced by Alco, the Montreal Locomotive Works and A. E. Goodwin Ltd under license in Australia between 1963 and 1972, as MLW and Goodwin continued to build after Alco ceased locomotive production in early 1969. Eight hundred and forty-one Century series units were produced in eleven variants over ten years of production.
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One hundred and thirty-one C-420 units were built from 1963 to 1968.
Weighing 250,000 lbs
and 60' 3" long, their 2,000 hp 251C V12 prime movers drive a GE
GT581 generator to power four GE 752 traction motors. They deliver starting tractive effort of 57,200 lbs at 25% and 38,000 lbs continuous tractive effort at 8 mph, and have a top speed of 70 mph.