Train Shed Cyclopedia #80 Steam Diesel electrics of the 1940s 1950s Part 11
Train Shed Cyclopedia #80 Locomotives of the 1940’s and 1950’s (Part 11) from the 1941 Locomotive Cyclopedia and Railway mechanical Engineer. 64 full-size pages reprinted from the Originals. This issue has the following articles: Gas Turbine Power-Description of Allis-Chalmers 4,120 hp. Gas turbine and two proposed locomotives of 3,000 hp. and 4,120 hp. the former designed to haul six-car train ** Virginian Electrics Meet performance Requirements - Motor-generator type locomotives operate in same train with constant-speed units and also serve to improve time freight schedules ** The Alco-GE Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive - Preliminary testing over, 4,500 hp. unit now goes to the Union Pacific for actual service on the road ** Lima Hamilton Switcher - Unit is powered by 1,200 hp. eight cylinder supercharged Diesel engine with Westinghouse electrical equipment ** New L&N Power reduces operating costs - Acquisition of 2-8-4 units make it possible to retire 91 obsolete steam locomotives and increase ratings ** 4000 HP Gas Turbine Passenger Locomotives - Experimental unit now being built by Westinghouse will use heavy oil fuel and have total weight of 460,000 lb. ** Fairbanks-Morse - The Fairbanks-Morse Consolidation Line of Diesel-electric locomotives comprises units with power plant ratings of 1,600, 2,000, and 2,400 hp in one standard basic structure. Both freight and passenger units in all three horsepower ratings have the same chassis and are built around standard sub-assemblies which are interchangeable between units for either service and in any rating. ** Consolidation Line Diesels - Units with 1,600 to 2,400 hp have the same chassis and are built around interchangeable subassemblies ** Pennsylvania 2,500 HP Switcher - Lima-Hamilton delivers the first of eleven transfer locomotives with 108,000 lb tractive force and 360,000 lb total weight ** Diesel Electric Locomotive Units IN Railway Service - Class I railroads’ Diesel-electric locomotive inventory in creased by 2,755 units - more than 33 percent - in 1949 ** Alco-GE Road Switcher - Major improvements in electrical equipment which result in an increase in continuous tractive force from 42,500 lb to 52,500 lb for the same 65 mph gearing have been made to the 1600 hp road switcher recently announced by the American Locomotive Company and General Electric Company. Dynamic braking is also now available on this type locomotive. ** Baldwin-Westinghouse Standard Diesel-Electric Locomotives - The Baldwin Locomotive Works has developed a line of Baldwin-Westinghouse locomotives, the units of which have increased flexibility and improved hauling capacity. These improvements, together with the changes which provide greater availability through improved access for maintenance, constitute the first major revision of all models of this builder since the end of the war. ** Alco-GE Dual Purpose Diesel - Basic road freight unit with major improvements, adapted to both services, with higher tractive force and top speed of from 65 to 92 r.p.m. ** Union Pacific Orders Ten Gas Turbine-Electric Locomotives - New units, designed for freight service with top speed of 65 mph, will be built at Erie, Pa. For delivery late in 1951 ** Diesel-Electric locomotive Units in Railway Service - Class I railroads’ Diesel-electric locomotive inventory increased by nearly 30 percent in number of units and more than 30 percent in horsepower in 1950 ** Six motor road switcher - The Alco-GE 1600 hp road switcher is now available with six traction motors for heavy duty drag and hump service and in other applications where high tractive force is required, it was announced by American Locomotive and General Electric. Lots of pictures, drawings and grafts included in all articles! CONDITION NEW!