ALCo RS-11

Units #5000-5005 were originally delivered to the New York Central as units #8009-8014, but were never accepted by the NYC. They were later painted into the D&H "Lightning Stripe" scheme before delivery to the D&H. Units #5000-5005 were delivered with high short noses, while #5006-5011 were delivered with short low noses. Unit #5004 wound up with a low short nose after an accident that required replacing the short hood in 1973. All units have been scrapped.

D&H RS-11 #5002 switches the yard in Oneonta on March 5, 1979. H. E. Brouse photo, The Garbely Publishing Collection

Delaware & Hudson Railway
ALCo RS-11 Roster (Class ARS-18)
No.ModelBuilderSerialBuiltRetiredNotesPhotos
5000RS-11ALCo835043/1960scrap (date?)High short hood. Built as NYC #8009, to D&H #5000 in 1/1961.
5001RS-11ALCo835053/19601993High short hood. Built as NYC #8010, to D&H #5001 in 1/1961.Link
5002RS-11ALCo835063/19601993High short hood. Built as NYC #8011, to D&H #5002 in 1/1961.Link
5003RS-11ALCo835343/1960scrap 1990High short hood. Built as NYC #8012, to D&H #5003 in 1/1961.
5004RS-11ALCo835353/1960scrap (date?)Built as NYC #8013, to D&H #5004 in 1/1961. Built with high short hood, wrecked in 1973 and rebuilt by D&H Colonie Shops with low short hood.Link
5005RS-11ALCo835363/1960scrap (date?)High short hood. Built as NYC #8014, to D&H #5005 in 1/1961.
5006RS-11ALCo838854/1961sold 3/1988Low short hoodLink
5007RS-11ALCo838865/1961scrap (date?)Low short hood
5008RS-11ALCo838875/1961sold 3/1988Low short hoodLink
5009RS-11ALCo838885/19611993Low short hood
5010RS-11ALCo838895/1961sold 7/1989Low short hood
5011RS-11ALCo838905/1961sold 3/1988Low short hoodLink
 
ALCo RS-11 Data
Engine12-cylinder 251B
TrucksB-B
Truck TypeAAR Type B
Fuel (gals.)#5000-5005 - 1,800
#5006-5011 - 1,200
Sand (cu. ft.)
Weight (lbs.)#5000-5002 - 244,800
#5003-5005 - 245,600
#5006-5011 - 249,400
Horsepower1800 hp
Traction MotorsGE 752
Tractive Effort64,325 lbs.
Gearing74:18
 

D&H 5001
Originally ordered by the New York Central, but never accepted, the #5001 was obtained from ALCO in the new Lightning stripe livery in early 1961. Bob’s Photos collection

D&H 5001
#5001 is shown in the 'experimental' Yellow Nose scheme, laying over at Mechanicville on March 9, 1980. This locomotive is the only RS11 to be given the Yellow nose treatment, all others were given the all blue 'Altschul blue' scheme with a variety of lettering fonts. Bill Mischler photo

D&H 5002
Jim Shaughnessy found RS-11 #5002 in Voohreesville, NY Industrial Park, August 18,1977, shortly after it was repainted in the solid blue paint scheme known as "Altschul blue" after Selig Altschul, then President of the D&H. Photo by Jim Shaughnessy

D&H 5002
Many years later and much worse for wear, the RS-11 #5002 is only days away from the scrapper as shown by the photograph taken by Dan Dawdy in the National Railway Equipment yard in Moline, IL where he was taking photographs for the NYSW June 22, 1995. Photo by Dan Dawdy

D&H 5004  Originally a high nose RS11, 5004 has had a 'nose job' by the fitting of a cut down high nose, which makes it unique, having much deeper notches and the sand filler on these notches. 5004 is showing its age, with the original paint job showing through the newer one. At E. Binghamton, NY in March 1987.  Bill Mischler photo

D&H 5004
Originally a high nose RS11, 5004 has had a 'nose job' by the fitting of a cut down high nose, which makes it unique, having much deeper notches and the sand filler on these notches. 5004 is showing its age, with the original paint job showing through the newer one. At E. Binghamton, NY in March 1987. Bill Mischler photo

D&H 5009
Unit #5006 in 1979. Photo by Gary Zuters, scan by John Reay

D&H 5008
Part of the second order of six RS-11's from ALCO, #5008 was delivered in 1961 with factory-built low noses. Bob’s Photos collection

D&H 5011
Unit #5011 in the "Blue Dip" Paint scheme in 1982. Photo by Gary Zuters, scan by John Reay