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Posted by: JulioC. Posted on: Apr 28th, 2013, 10:07am
Back in 1954, Argentina State RR's purchased 25 115 ton. units from ALCo-GE, numbered 5501/5525, buider numebrs 31060-31084. 24 came with 12-cylinder model 244G prime movers, serial numbers 12640-12664, and one unit (#5503, b/n. 31062) came with a 12-cylinder model 244E, serial number 13503.
Two questions arise:
1) Are there any official records where I could ascertain the data above?.
2)What is/are the difference(s) between ALCo.'s model 244G and model 244E prime movers?
Thank you very much for all the responses I could get.
Julio C.
Posted by: CHESSIEMIKE Posted on: Apr 29th, 2013, 6:31am
Welcome to The Forums JulioC. While I don't have an answer to your questions, I thought you might find this link of interest. It is a cutaway of a 244 engine. I don't think there are major differences between the E & G Models.
 
http://www.tugboatenthusiastsociety.org/pages/cutaway-engines-various.htm
 
CHESSIEMIKE
Posted by: scottychaos Posted on: May 1st, 2013, 8:46pm
I found a list here:
http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/ALCoXportRoster.pdf
that says they were called Model 115T.
 
Then this page:
http://thedieselshop.us/GE_Shovelnose.HTML
says they were "Ferrocaril General Mitre" railroad number 5501 - 5525.
 
They were later renumbered..
 
I think this is a pair of them:

 
This page has more photos:
http://www.locopage.net/ama-pics.htm
 
Scot