Ferrocarril Nacional General Roca (FNGR)

The General Roca was an original owner, it acquired 51 RF615Es new from Baldwin.

In 1948 the Argentine railway system was nationalized into six railroad companies under the Empresa Nacional de Transportes (National Transportation Company). One of these was the Ferrocarril Nacional General Roca (General Roca National Railroad). In 1952 an order for 51 Baldwin export cab units (5'-6" gauge) was placed to dieselize the General Roca. These were built and delivered in 1953 & 1954.


Ferrocarril Nacional General Roca 5037 has been restored by the Escalada branch of the Argentine Railway Club

Canton 32 Ferrocarril Nacional General Roca 5037

c/n 75892, b/d 5/54
Photos by: Roberto Yommi
Ferroclub Argentino (Escalada Branch) - August 13, 2005

FNGR 5037 FNGR 5037 FNGR 5037
photos by: Alan Miller
Buenos Aires- April 3, 2003

Export Bulletin
Diesel-Electric Locomotives For Export

Baldwin Bulletin, May 1953

The Baldwin catalogue of export models lists model R-616E of type "Road (Combination Freight & Passenger)". Rated at 1600 HP. The Empresa Nacional de Transportes ordered their units de-rated to 1500 HP and without steam generators, hence they are known by the model designation RF615E.

FNGR 5001
photos from: German Virgili, Argentine Ferroclub

3 units reported as existing

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