ALCo RS-3

All RS-3s were originally painted black with yellow lining/lettering.

The #4075 (1st) and #4082 (1st) were swapped with Boston & Maine for their #1508 and #1536. The B&M locomotives had steam generators and were used on the D&H-operated Adirondack while the PAs were being rebuilt by M-K. They retained their original numbers for quite a while, eventually being renumbered #4075 (2nd) and #4082 (2nd) (respectively).

On February 2, 1973, six RS-3s were leased to the P&W for start up of operations. These were painted at the D&H’s Colonie Shops (sans lettering) prior to going east and were shipped in running condition. The locomotives were #4071, #4075 (2nd), #4078, #4082 (2nd), #4084, and #4094. Of these, #4075, #4084, and #4094 were returned to the D&H.

Two units (#4091 and #4098) were leased to Vermont Railway. The #4098 was eventually returned to the D&H.

D&H RS-3 #4118 crosses an unknown bridge on October 20, 1980. Reuben S. Brouse photo, The Garbely Publishing Company collection

D&H #4033 and #4040 at North Creek, NY. Jay Winn collection

* These units were outfitted with a steam generator for passenger service.

Delaware & Hudson Railway
ALCo RS-3 Roster (Class ARSP-16)
No.ModelBuilderSerialBuiltRetiredNotesPhotos
4026RS-3ALCo780513/19505/1964
4027RS-3ALCo780526/195010/1962
4028RS-3ALCo780536/19505/1964
4029RS-3ALCo780546/19505/1964
4030RS-3ALCo780556/19506/1964
4031RS-3ALCo780566/19505/1964
4032RS-3ALCo780576/19502/1964
4033RS-3ALCo7835610/19502/1964
4034RS-3ALCo7835710/19502/1964
4035RS-3ALCo7835810/19502/1964
4036*RS-3ALCo7835910/19502/1964
4037RS-3ALCo7833610/19501/1963
4038RS-3ALCo7833710/19502/1963
4039RS-3ALCo7833810/19501/1963
4040RS-3ALCo7833910/19501/1963
4041RS-3ALCo7834010/19501/1963
4042RS-3ALCo7834110/19501/1963
4043RS-3ALCo7834210/19501/1958
4044RS-3ALCo7834310/19502/1963
4045RS-3ALCo7834410/19501/1958
4046RS-3ALCo7835310/19501/1958
4047RS-3ALCo7835410/19501/1958
4048RS-3ALCo7835510/19501/1958
4049RS-3ALCo788866/19515/1964
4052RS-3ALCo788876/19515/1964
4053RS-3ALCo788886/19512/1964
4054RS-3ALCo788896/19518/1965
4055RS-3ALCo796522/195211/1968
4056RS-3ALCo796532/19526/1965
4057RS-3ALCo796542/19523/1967
4058RS-3ALCo796552/195211/1968
4059RS-3ALCo796562/19525/1965
4060RS-3ALCo796572/19525/1965
4061RS-3ALCo796582/195212/1971
4062RS-3ALCo796592/19525/1967
4063RS-3ALCo796602/19523/1965
4064RS-3ALCo796612/195212/1971
4065RS-3ALCo796622/19525/1965
4066RS-3ALCo796632/19523/1967
4067RS-3ALCo796642/19526/1965
4068RS-3ALCo796653/19522/1978now Delaware-Lackawanna #4068, painted in heritage D&H-inspired black and yellow scheme
4069RS-3ALCo796663/19525/1965
4070RS-3ALCo801608/19523/1965
4071RS-3ALCo801618/19521/1978became P&W #161 - was returned and repainted to lightning stripes 10/7/1975Link
4072RS-3ALCo801628/19523/1965
4073RS-3ALCo801638/19522/1972
4074RS-3ALCo801648/19527/1965
4075
(1st)
RS-3ALCo801658/19528/1974became P&W #162 - was returned and then swapped with the B&M for their #1508 - left D&H roster in P&W patch paint, became B&M #1547Link
4075*
(2nd)
RS-3ALCo807354/19548/1982built as B&M #1508, swapped for original D&H #4075 in 1975 - ran as D&H #1508 for some time before renumberingLink
4076RS-3ALCo801668/195211/1968
4077RS-3ALCo801678/195211/1968
4078RS-3ALCo801688/1952scrap 1972became P&W #163 - was returned and went to scrap at Precision National in 1972 in P&W patch paintLink
4079RS-3ALCo801698/195211/1968
4080RS-3ALCo801708/19523/1972
4081RS-3ALCo801718/195211/1971
4082
(1st)
RS-3ALCo801728/19527/1978became P&W #164 - was returned and then swapped with B&M for their #1536 - left roster in P&W patch paint, became B&M #1546
4082*
(2nd)
RS-3ALCo796031/19527/1978built as B&M #1536, swapped for original D&H #4082 in 1975 - ran as D&H #1536 for some time before renumberingLink
4083RS-3ALCo801738/19523/1967
4084RS-3ALCo801748/1952scrap 7/1978became P&W #165 - was returned and went to scrap at Precision National in 1978Link
4085RS-3ALCo801758/195212/1980now New York & Greenwood Lake #935, on display in Port Jervis, NY in Erie-inspired paintLink
4086RS-3ALCo801768/19525/1965
4087RS-3ALCo801778/195210/1967
4088RS-3ALCo801788/19523/1972
4089RS-3ALCo801798/19525/1967
4090RS-3ALCo801808/195211/1968
4091RS-3ALCo801818/19523/1972to VTR #603 - to Spencerville & Elgin #603 4/1991 - to Indiana High Rail Corp. #603 (date?) - to Carrolton, Oneida & Minerva #603 8/9/1997 - stored on Spencerville & Elgin at Carrolton, OH - for sale by Ozark Mountain Railcar 7/13/2003 for $30,000 - sent to scrap in Akron, OH on 2/21/2004
4092RS-3ALCo801828/195211/1968
4093RS-3ALCo801838/195211/1968
4094RS-3ALCo801848/19521/1978briefly leased to P&W in full D&H paint, was returned in same condition - went to Lamoille Valley as their #7804 in 1978Link
4095RS-3ALCo801859/195211/1968
4096RS-3ALCo801869/19523/1972
4097RS-3ALCo801879/19524/1972
4098RS-3ALCo801889/19523/1972to VTR #604 - back to D&H 11/9/1975 - to Precision National in VTR patch paint 4/1978
4099RS-3ALCo802999/19521984 (?) Link
4100RS-3ALCo803009/195211/1968
4101RS-3ALCo803019/195211/1968
4102RS-3ALCo803029/195211/1968
4103RS-3ALCo803039/19529/1986now Delaware-Lackawanna #4103, painted in heritage D&H-inspired black and yellow schemeLink
4104RS-3ALCo803049/195211/1968
4105RS-3ALCo803059/19525/1965 Link
4106RS-3ALCo803069/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #502Link
4107RS-3ALCo803079/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #503
4108RS-3ALCo803089/195210/1967
4109RS-3ALCo803099/19528/1965
4110RS-3ALCo803109/19523/1978Link
4111RS-3ALCo803119/195211/1968
4112RS-3ALCo803129/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #506/#1976
4113RS-3ALCo803139/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #504
4114RS-3ALCo803149/195211/1968
4115RS-3ALCo803159/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #501Link
4116RS-3ALCo803169/195210/1982Link
4117RS-3ALCo803179/19524/1972
4118RS-3ALCo8031810/19521984now Delaware-Lackawanna #4118, painted in heritage D&H-inspired black and yellow schemeLink
4119RS-3ALCo8031910/19523/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #507Link
4120RS-3ALCo805228/19534/1972
4121RS-3ALCo805238/19534/1978Link
4122RS-3ALCo805248/19533/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #505
4123
(1st)
RS-3ALCo805258/19533/1972
4124RS-3ALCo805268/19534/1978
4125RS-3ALCo805278/19531/1978Link
4126RS-3ALCo805288/19535/1982Link
4127RS-3ALCo805298/19537/1978Link
4128RS-3ALCo805308/19533/1988Rebuilt by M-K in 1975-76 to RS-3m #508Link
4129RS-3ALCo805318/19534/1972
 
ALCo RS-3 Data
Engine12-cylinder 244
TrucksB-B
Truck TypeAAR Type B
Fuel (gals.)
Sand (cu. ft.)
Weight (lbs.)248,100 lbs.
Horsepower1600 hp
Traction Motors
Tractive Effort
Gearing74:18
 

D&H 4071
In Lightning Stripe at Mohawk Yard, NY in February, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4075 (1st)
In P&W paint scheme switching near Green Island, NY in February, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4075 (1st)  After being traded to the B&M for #1508, the #4075 was renumbered to B&M #1547. At Mechanicville on a cold February day in 1981.  Photo and scan by Neil C. Hunter.

D&H 4075 (1st)
After being traded to the B&M for #1508, the #4075 was renumbered to B&M #1547. At Mechanicville on a cold February day in 1981. Photo and scan by Neil C. Hunter.

D&H 4075 (2nd)
Before renumbering, former B&M #1508 operates in Lightning Stripe at Colonie in December, 1976. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4075 (2nd)
Sitting outside Colonie Workshops in Watervliet, NY in August, 1978. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4075 (2nd)
In Lightning Stripe at Mechanicville in October, 1978. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4078
In P&W paint at Colonie in March, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4082 (2nd)
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in March, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4085  In Lightning Stripe at Mechanicville in March, 1977.  Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4085
In Lightning Stripe at Mechanicville in March, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4094
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in October, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4099
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in October, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo.

D&H 4103
Nearing the end of its life on the D&H - the only RS3 left when this photo was taken at Waterford, NY in January 1985. Bill Mischler photo.

D&H 4105
Working in the snow. John Shaw collection.

D&H 4106
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in February, 1975 (sitting on a shop truck). Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4110
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in September, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4115
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in May, 1975. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4116
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in May, 1976. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4116
Painted for D&H subsidiary Greenwich & Johnsonville, shown marshalled between two D&H-painted locos at Mechanicville in October 1981. Bill Mischler photo

D&H 4118
In blue dip at Montchanin, Delaware in April, 1990. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4119
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in February, 1975. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4121
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in May, 1978. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4125
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in May, 1978. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4126
In Lightning Stripe at Mechanicville in October, 1978. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4126
In blue dip at Colonie in June, 1981. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4127
In Lightning Stripe at Colonie in February, 1977. Kevin J. Endriss photo

D&H 4128
Typical of one of the popular types of locomotives in the first generation of dieselization was the ALCo road switcher, the 1600 hp RS-3. Unit #4128, built in Aug, 1953, was the second to the last of the 130 road units that ended the age of steam on the D&H. November, 1971. Jim Shaughnessy photo