Norfolk & Western ALCO C-630 #1135

ALCO C-630 Description

  • Manufacturer: The American Locomotive Company (ALCO)
  • Developed in response to General Motors’ SD-40 model
  • Power: Diesel-Electric
  • Production era: 1965-1967
  • 77 were produced

# 1135

  • Manufactured in September 1967
  • One of 10 purchased by the N&W in 1966-1967
  • Originally used in regular freight service
  • In the 1970s, these units were coupled to slugs and used in hump yard service at N&W yards in Portsmouth, Bluefield, Roanoke and Norfolk
  • Painted in "Pevler Blue," named for Herman Pevler, N&W President from 1963 – 1970. He was previously the president of the Wabash Railroad, which completed its merger with the N&W in 1964. During his administration, black N&W engines were repainted in a blue similar to what was used on the Wabash.
  • Donated to the Museum by the Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Cosmetically restored in 2011.

Class Specifications

  • Weight: 204 tons
  • Horsepower: 3,000
  • Tractive effort: 80,600 lbs
  • Maximum speed: 70 mph
N&W ALCO C-630 1135