C630

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  1. Triplex

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    The C630 (Century 630) was built by Alco in the 1960s.

    It can be distinguished from the C628 by its "humpbacked" look. The hump has two large grilles per side. There are no distinct phases; however, there is variety in trucks.

    Trimount trucks:

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=159379

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=135986

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=134726

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=83939

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=69729

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=33557

    Hi-Ad trucks:

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=123238

    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/co/co2101ads.jpg

    FM trimount trucks:

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=187156

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=67686


    C630s built by Montreal Locomotive Works were called C630Ms and use Dofasco trucks:

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=16881

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=70143 Note the different grille pattern on the "hump" here: two rows of three.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=15623 Two rows of two grilles.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=477119

    Comparison photos:

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=114319 C630 with trimount trucks leads a C628 Phase II.

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=97160 Higher-angle shot of the same.

    http://crcyc.railfan.net/locos/alco/c630/xpc6775cfele.jpg C630 with trimount trucks leads a C636.

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=52735 Two C630s with trimount trucks lead two C628 Phase IIs.

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=16887 C630M with two rows of two grilles on hump leads two M630s.