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The Alco C855 was Union Pacific's montrous experimental Century model developed in 1964 and able to produce 5,500 horsepower.  It had numerous flaws and was retired by 1972.

The Alco C855 was Union Pacific's montrous experimental Century model developed in 1964 and able to produce 5,500 horsepower. It had numerous flaws and was retired by 1972.

Union Pacific #60B ALCO C-855B "Century" Series (AAR) B+B-B+B. 5500 H.P.. Built 1964.

Union Pacific #60B ALCO C-855B "Century" Series (AAR) B+B-B+B. 5500 H.P.. Built 1964.

GWR 4-6-2 No.111, the Great Bear in 1908

GWR 4-6-2 No.111, the Great Bear in 1908

Union Pacific's massive Alco C855 #60 and accompanying B unit #60-B are seen here at Council Bluffs, Iowa during the 1960s.

Union Pacific's massive Alco C855 #60 and accompanying B unit #60-B are seen here at Council Bluffs, Iowa during the 1960s.

The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp , it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A…

The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of 16 cylinder ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 hp , it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The C855 rode on four two-axle trucks, grouped in pairs linked by span bolsters, giving a wheel arrangement of B+B-B+B. The trucks and bolsters were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A…

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