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Alco RS-11 DL701 1800 hp

This was the American equivalent of the MLW RS-18.

3600-3614 built 1956 for Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific with low speed gearing 65 mph these units were transferred 1/1965 to Central Vermont and back in 1968 to DW&P. In 1977 10 units once again returned to CV and in 3/1983 the other 5.
These 15 units dieselized the DW&P virtually overnight. Originally built with lightweight trucks there were changed to standard type B heavyweight trucks. They were regeared to the standard 75 mph.

DWP 3601 in old colours. Duluth, Minnesota. August 11, 1965

DW&P_3600_3605 in all-red with two different styles of lettering. Duluth 6/1977 Paul Mc Grane Collection

DW&P 3601 in filthy black with red ends paint. Paul Mc Grane Collection

DW&P 3602 leads 5205 with a horde of automobiles in the background. Duluth. Paul Mc Grane Collection

DWP 3602 like all CNR RS-18's these units are long hood forward unlike other roads.
The nose notches are a feature of all Alco-built 251-engined road switcher and yard/transfer units.
Fort Frances, ON 1976 Phil Mason

DW&P 3605 in a fine paint scheme celebrating America's Bi-Centennial 1776-1976.
Most US railroads and some industries painted at least one locomotive in a special scheme.

DW&P even brought up the rear with a Bi-Centennial paint job.


DW&P 3608 with chop nose done early 1979 at Virginia, MN shop.
Duluth, MN 9/16/1981 Gary Everhart Collection

Note: Transferred 1983 to CV. Sold 3/1988 to Lamoille Valley 3608.
Wolcott, Vermont 8/1989 Paul McGrane Collection

DWP 3609 in new paint scheme.

3610 in blue and red paint scheme. Paul Mc Grane Collection

Central Vermont

CV 3614 at Richmond, Quebec. 1966


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