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mighty ALCO RSD16 locomotive still on the rails in Argentina, we see it here pulling a hoppers train loaded with coal at Haedo station and crossing the 4 tracks main passenger line
Haedo station, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Bill Anderson

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#4
I hope railfans in Argentina enjoy them while they can.

Another question: Between March, 1953 and October 1954, the Baldwin Locomotive Works shipped fifty one R-616E cab units to Argentina for use on the Argentine State Railways. They entered service at Bahia Blanca. Have any of these diesels survived after 65 years?
 
#6
I hope railfans in Argentina enjoy them while they can.

Another question: Between March, 1953 and October 1954, the Baldwin Locomotive Works shipped fifty one R-616E cab units to Argentina for use on the Argentine State Railways. They entered service at Bahia Blanca. Have any of these diesels survived after 65 years?
yes, that model is called here "cockerill ougree" were built in Belgium under Baldwin license, there is just one in existence that is being fully restored at Escalada preservation centre i attach one picture
ougree.jpg
 

Bill Anderson

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#8
Diesel 5037 in the photos is the Baldwin R-615E. These diesels were built in the US with numbering starting at 5001. Some of them had large sun visors mounted over the windshields.

They were later renumbered into the 7000 series. A photo of 7041 in service appears in Diesels from Eddystone, The Story of Baldwin Diesel Locomotives. According to the book, 20 remained in service as late as 1984.
https://www.amazon.com/Diesels-Eddystone-Baldwin-Diesel-Locomotives/dp/0890240523
 
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Diesel 5037 in the photos is the Baldwin R-615E. These diesels were built in the US with numbering starting at 5001. Some of them had large sun visors mounted over the windshields.

They were later renumbered into the 7000 series. A photo of 7041 in service appears in Diesels from Eddystone, The Story of Baldwin Diesel Locomotives. According to the book, 20 remained in service as late as 1984.
https://www.amazon.com/Diesels-Eddystone-Baldwin-Diesel-Locomotives/dp/0890240523
just to say and be clear ,the one that bcp posted is different than the one that I posted, so we are right?
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
#10
The last photo you posted does not look like a US built R-615E. I cannot quite make out its number, but it looks like 7060, which would make it higher than the diesels built in the US. Maybe it is one of the Belgian built units you mentioned. Its cab certainly looks more European that North American.
 



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