Broadway Limited N Scale RSD-15

    The Alco RSD-15's were built between 1956 and 1960 in Schenectady, New York.  The RSD-15 was powered by an Alco 251 16-cylinder V-type engine.   Rated at 2,400 horsepower, these versatile locomotives were suited for mainline freight and passenger service.  The locomotive rode on 3-axle trucks with all axles powered by GE model 752 traction motors.  The trucks have asymmetrical axle spacing because of the position of the traction motors.  The six-motor design allowed for higher tractive effort at lower speeds than a similar four-motor design. 

    The RSD-15's could be ordered with either a high or low short hood, and the low hood versions quickly earned the nickname "alligators" due to their unusually long noses. 

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