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The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive

 
 
The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2019
1. The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker
Inscription.  
This is an RS-3 diesel-electric locomotive built by Alco in Schenectady as 1 of 1,370 RS-3's from May 1950 through August 1956. This locomotive was designed and used as [a] road switcher.

The RS-3 is powered by a 1,600 horsepower twelve cylinder, V type, four cycle, turbosupercharged 244 engine. This engine has nine inch cylinders with a ten and a half inch stroke. Although most Alco diesel engines including the 531, 539, and the 251 were built in Auburn, NY, the RS-3's 244 engine was built in Alco's Schenectady plant
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1950.
 
Location. 42° 48.755′ N, 73° 56.055′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Nott Terrace and Nott Terrace Heights, on the left when traveling south on Nott Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nott Terrace High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Nott Terrace High School
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(about 700 feet away); Mother Of Fraternities (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union College (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Howard Payne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schenectady Police Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walnut Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2019
2. The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker
The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 7, 2019
3. The RS-3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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