Norfolk & Western ALCO RS-3 #300

Alco RS-3 Description

  • Manufacturer: American Locomotive Company
  • Production era: 1950 – 1956
  • 1,370 were produced
  • Power: Diesel electric
  • Maximum speed: 65 mph

# 300

  • Manufactured and delivered to the N&W in 1955
  • One of 8 built for the N&W in 1955-1956. These were the N&W’s first diesel engines
  • This unit was first used on the N&W Lynchburg, VA to Durham, NC branch.
  • Donated to the Museum by the Norfolk & Western Railway Co.

Class Specifications

  • Length: 56 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 240,000 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1,600
  • Cylinders: 12
  • Tractive effort: 53,000 lbs
Diesel locomotive ALCO RS-3 300