FSC No. 040-DC-1, Baldwin Model DRS-6-4-1000, 1000 HP, 20 units were built for the Algerian Railway in 1948-49.

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BALDWIN DRS-6-4-1000

The Baldwin DRS-6-4-1000 is a diesel-electric locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1948 and 1949. The DRS-6-4-1000s were powered by a turbo-charged six-cylinder diesel engine rated at 1,000 horsepower (746 kW), and rode on a pair of three-axle trucks in an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement. 20 of these models were built for a railroad in Algeria.


Name designation

DRS - Diesel Road Switcher
6 - Six axles
4 - Four powered axles
1000 - 1,000 horsepower


Original buyers

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Algeria FSC 20 040-DC-1 to 040-DC-20 French Supply Council
Totals 20

Baldwin DRS-6-4-1000 Overview

Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Model: DRS-6-4-1000
Build date: 1948 - 1949
Total produced: 20
Configuration: 606SC
Aspiration: Turbocharger
Generator: DC generator
Traction motors: DC traction motors
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Electric
Locomotive brake: Straight air
Train brakes: Air
Performance figures
Power output: 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Locale: Algeria