During 1965 ALCo started producing the 3,000 hp Century 630 Locomotive. It was produced concurrently with the 2,800 hp C-628, but it incorporated an advanced GE a.c. traction alternator which provided the extra 200 hp. The most distinctive spotting feature of the C-630 is the large aftercooler radiator housing which extends above the roofline (the aftercooler radiators enhanced the performance of the locomotive while operating under a heavy load). The C-630 featured a modified cab which offered more interior space for the crew. Through the end of production in the late 1960s, a total of 133 units were produced for railroads in the US and Canada.
Introduced in August 1963 by the American Locomotive Company, this 2,750 hp locomotive was billed as "the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotive ever built in the United States." As part of ALCo's Century Line, the C-628 was intended for heavy-haul road freight service throughout the country.
• Correct body styling for the road name
• All metal handrails and stanchions
• A multitude of separately-applied details such as all metal grab irons, door handles, windshield wipers, brake chain, m.u. hoses, etc.
• Detailed die-cast ALCo Trimout trucks
• Die-cast chassis, fuel tank, and pilots
• Dual flywheel-equipped motors
• Selectable green or white LED classification lights
• Directional golden-white LED headlights
• Exquisite painting and lettering
• Length: Approx. 14.5"
• Minimum diameter curve: O-54 (3-Rail)
• Minimum radius curve: 40.5" (2-Rail)
QSI® Features (Atlas O Master 2-Rail Gold Series Locomotives only):
•Authentic diesel engine sounds
•Air let-off in neutral
•Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
•Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading