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GE-IR
(NOT ALCo)
Foley Bros. #110-1
Boxcab Photo Page

 

I-R 60-ton Demo

A new type of locomotive!
Ingersoll-Rand 1925 Demonstrator #9681
(later CNJ #1000)
(ALCo builders photo S-1484 - source uncertain;
possibly from 1980s AAR flyer)

 

 

ALCo-GE-IR BOXCAB

Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotives

(American Locomotive Company - General Electric - Ingersoll-Rand)

INDEX to Boxcabs Pages:

note-rt.gif   The primary Boxcabs Index has been moved to a separate page, together with links and credits.

Boxcab Help - A service for boxcab afficionados,
posting reasonable questions (at my sole discretion).

There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the full INDEX, now on a separate page.

[A new "bugaboo" has reared its ugly head - complexity of organization -
see COMPLEXITY on my main index page.]

Foley
(Image from TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43)

See the main Boxcabs page and the Boxcabs INDEX.

IMAGE-INTENSIVE PAGE

PAGE INDEX:

This page is unindexed, except for a linked photo index; scroll away;
there is also a roof detail photo index.

Additional detail photos of Foley Bros. #110-1 are on a Continuation Photo Page.


Refer to the main SURVIVORS page for the full

ROSTER OF SURVIVING ALCo-GE-INGERSOLL-RAND
BOXCAB OIL-ELECTRIC (DIESEL) LOCOMOTIVES

[in no particular order (yet) but eventually to be in order built]

This page is a special page added 02 Aug 2002 just to present 35 detailed photos of the Foley Bros. 1929{?} Boxcab Oil-Electric Locomotive #110-1, which, amazingly, survives today exactly as when her engine was last shut down ca. 196_{?}.

In addition, roof and other details have been added.

There is similar detailed photo coverage of the original production single-engined 300HP, 60-ton, AGEIR boxcab, CNJ #1000 at the B&O RR Museum in Baltimore.



SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the images shown on this page, unless otherwise noted, are reproduced here by special permission of the Portola Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the Feather River Rail Society or the Portola Railroad Museum.



The 60-ton, 300-hp CNJ #1000 at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is the very first production diesel locomotive and the Long Island Rail Road's (now-scrapped) 100-ton, 600-hp, #401 was the very first diesel road switcher, the first production locomotive to haul a revenue train over a long distance on a Class 1 main line [the LIRR later got a second 100-tonner #402 (2nd), to which the later #110-1 was very similar, as was The Red River Lumber Co. #502].  After GE and ALCo parted company, GE built several 100-tonners, one of which was for Foley Bros., built under GE Builder #11047 and completed during October 1929.

The #110-1 survives at the Portola Railroad Museum in Portola, California, 'way up over Donner Pass in the High Sierras, near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  The Museum is operated by the Feather River Rail Society, a group primarily devoted to the Western Pacific RR (more about the Museum to follow).

(corrected Portola's URL 13 Mar 01)

Foley Bros. #110-1 is the only surviving 100-ton (nominal - actually 108-ton) oil-electric boxcab!

Now, at long last, here are the photos I took (except for the roof picture taken for me from the cab roof of the adjoining switcher by a staffer) in Portola on 13 Aug 98.

Because there are so many photos and they are so big, here is a linked index, with captions:

Foley Bros. #110-1 Photo Index:

Photo #01 - #2 end, right rear.
Photo #02 - #2 end, left rear
Photo #03 - #2 end, left rear
Photo #04 - #1 end, roof detail (from cab of adjoining loco)
Photo #05 - #2 end, left stacks (sort of)
Photo #06 - #2 end, rear truck - left
Photo #07 - #2 end, left rear poling pocket area
Photo #08 - #2 end, left rear step (vertical)
Photo #09 - #2 end, rear truck - left rear journal
Photo #10 - #2 end, left rear #2 stencil; repro builder's plate
Photo #11 - #1 end, left front "B" stencil
Photo #12 - #1 end, left front "F1" stencil
Photo #13 - left side, upper main lettering
Photo #14 - #1 end, left front
Photo #15 - left side, upper main lettering and cooling coils
Photo #16 - #2 end, left rear step (horizontal)
Photo #17 - left side, rear truck - left forward journal
Photo #18 - left side, air tank end
Photo #19 - left side, battery/tool box {?}
Photo #20 - left side, front truck - left rear journal
Photo #21 - left side, side view of rear platform
Photo #22 - rear, top view of rear platform
Photo #23 - front, left side of control stand
Photo #24 - front, engineer's corner - lower
Photo #25 - front, engineer's corner - upper
Photo #26 - front, engineer's seat box
Photo #27 - inside left, back of "A" generator
Photo #28 - inside left, back of "A" engine
Photo #29 - inside right, front of "B" engine
Photo #30 - inside right, fuel pumps
Photo #31 - inside right, compressor mufflers {?}
Photo #32 - inside right, back of compressor motor
Photo #33 - inside right, distributing valve and dirt collector
Photo #34 - inside right, front of "B" engine heads/cylinders
Photo #35 - inside right, front of "B" engine crankcase

These are IMAGE-INTENSIVE; meaning BIG!;
I didn't want to bother making thumbnails so I put them up on this new page.

I also did not want to cut down on the resolution or have pop-up ads, so these and the CNJ #1000 detail photos are costing me dearly in storage space and money!  You'd BETTER enjoy all this, which took me several days to scan and load!

note-rt.gif - I got my conventions WRONG on many of these photos; the front of the loco is the "F1" end and the rear (where the brakestand is located) is the "2" end, so the "right" side is the "A" side or right looking from "2" to "F1" and the "left" side is the "B" side or left looking from "2" to "F1"; supposedly, I relabeled all the erroneous captions (where have you heard THAT before?).

Boxcab Conventions
(05 Aug 2002 sketch, rev. 16 May 2004 and 18 Feb 2014, by and © S. Berliner, III 2002, 2004, 2014 - all rights reserved)

Because of the nomenclature nonsense, I made up a diagram just for #110-1 and the other 108-ton units:   new (18 Feb 2014)

108tDiagram
(18 Feb 2014 image created by SB,III - all rights reserved)

and was horrified to realize that I've had the A and B sides reversed on my generic 60-ton diagram scattered around these many boxcab pages since 2004 (and no one picked up on it)!
Worse yet, it would appear that, per Foley Bros. #110-1, the B engine and generator are on the A side and vice-versa!

Further, by re-arranging where all the many components fit, ALCo was able to reduce the wheelbase and length of the 108-ton units from that of #401, while still moving the two engines further apart longitudinally to make more (and safer) passageway between them.



I stopped at a hardware store near Portola (not realizing how big a town Portola would turn out to be!) and bought a folding rule and pair of yardsticks, one of which I cut up with my penknife (you could carry them on an airplane, then!) into 12" segments, to give scale to my detailed photos:

110P01
Photo #01 - #2 end, right rear {there's that elusive brakewheel, just peeking out
around the doorframe under the handrail}.

110P02
Photo #02 - #2 end, left rear.

110P03
Photo #03 - #2 end, left rear.

110P04
Photo #04 - #1 end, roof detail (from cab of adjoining loco).

110P05
Photo #05 - #2 end, left stacks (sort of).

110P06
Photo #06 - #2 end, rear truck - left.

110P07
Photo #07 - #2 end, left rear poling pocket area.

110P08
Photo #08 - #2 end, left rear step (vertical).

110P09
Photo #09 - #2 end, rear truck - left rear journal.

110P10
Photo #10 - #2 end, left rear #2 stencil; repro builder's plate.

110P11
Photo #11 - #1 end, left front "B" stencil.

110P12
Photo #12 - #1 end, left front "F1" stencil.

110P13
Photo #13 - left side, upper main lettering.

110P14
Photo #14 - #1 end, left front.

110P15
Photo #15 - left side, upper main lettering and cooling coils.

110P16
Photo #16 - #2 end, left rear step (horizontal).

110P17
Photo #17 - left side, rear truck - left forward journal.

110P18
Photo #18 - left side, air tank end.

110P19
Photo #19 - left side, battery/tool box {?}.

110P20
Photo #20 - left side, front truck - left rear journal.

110P21
Photo #21 - left side, side view of rear platform.

110P22
Photo #22 - rear, top view of rear platform.

110P23
Photo #23 - front, left side of control stand.

110P24
Photo #24 - front, engineer's corner - lower.

110P25
Photo #25 - front, engineer's corner - upper.

110P26
Photo #26 - front, engineer's seat box.

110P27
Photo #27 - inside left, back of "A" generator.

110P28
Photo #28 - inside left, back of "A" engine.

110P29
Photo #29 - inside right, front of "B" engine.

110P30
Photo #30 - inside right, fuel pumps.

110P31
Photo #31 - inside right, compressor mufflers {?}.

110P32
Photo #32 - inside right, back of compressor motor.

110P33
Photo #33 - inside right, distributing valve and dirt collector.

110P34
Photo #34 - inside right, front of "B" engine heads/cylinders.

11035
Photo #35 - inside right, front of "B" engine crankcase.

(13 Aug 98 photos by and © S. Berliner, III 1998, 2002 - all rights reserved)
[some cropped and enhanced]



That's it; there's a third California roll but it has no Portola pix.



SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the images shown on this page, unless otherwise noted, are reproduced here by special permission of the Portola Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the Feather River Rail Society or the Portola Railroad Museum.

BIG NEWS! - While in California for my younger daughter's wedding, I drove the 260 miles out to Portola from my daughter's place in San Carlos on 04 May 2004 and got a fairly complete set of pictures of the roof details, especially of the transverse blown radiators; on 16 May 2004, I scanned them in and here they are:

Foley Bros. #110-1 Roof Details Photo Index:

Photo R01 - a nice shot of my shadow on the ground!
Photo R02 - #F/1 (front) headlight from ground.
Photo R03 - #2 (rear) end from trailing diesel roof.
Photo R04 - #2 (rear) end from trailing diesel roof.
Photo R05 - Rear of clerestory.
Photo R06 - A-side (left) piping.
Photo R07 - right rear air cleaner.
Photo R08 - rear exhaust mufflers.
Photo R09 - all four mufflers.
Photo R10 - front blower and radiators.
Photo R11 - front blower, right front radiator, filler cap (which?), and odd open pipe.
Photo R12 - front blower and left front radiator.
Photo R13 - that odd open pipe and the filler cap.
Photo R14 - right front sand filler and cooling coil.
Photo R15 - front headlight and blower detail.
Photo R16 - more right front sand filler and cooling coil detail (note hose in vent pipe).
Photo R17 - plumbing at rear of front radiator.
Photo R18 - front headlight.
Photo R19 - front of right front radiator.
Photo R20 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - overall.
Photo R21 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - forward.
Photo R22 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - rear.
Photo R23 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - center.
Photo R24 - right front, showing poling pocket.
Photo R25 - right rear, showing poling pocket.
Photo R26 - #2 end (rear), showing brakestand and brakewheel.

{Technically, the first two (R01, R02) and the last three (R24, R25, R26) photos are NOT roof details,
but I've shown them in the sequence taken}

Rather than post such IMAGE-INTENSIVE pictures of the roof details, which are of limited interest to most viewers, I thumbnailed reduced images such that clicking on the thumbnail will bring up a medium-sized image, while clicking on the "Photo R--" will bring up a HUGE (~1Mb) image
(except the first one, for obvious reasons).

I did not want to cut down on the resolution of the roof detail photos or have pop-up ads, so these (and the CNJ #1000 detail photos) are costing me dearly in storage space and money!  You'd BETTER enjoy all the roof details, which took an additional day to scan and load!



{Technically, the first two photos are NOT roof details,
but I've shown them in the sequence}

{All roof photos by Frank Walker, except as noted}

110PR01
#R01 - a nice shot of of my shadow on the ground.
{photo(?) by S. Berliner, III}

110PR02
Photo #R02 - #F/1 (front) end headlight from ground.
{photo by S. Berliner, III}

110PR03
Photo R03 - #2 (rear) end from trailing diesel roof.

110PR04
Photo R04 - #2 (rear) end from trailing diesel roof.

110PR05
Photo R05 - Rear of clerestory.

110PR06
Photo R06 - A-side (left) piping.

Ooh!  Lookit!  Those strange pots on top are NOT exhausts!  They must be air cleaners;
the exhausts are the slotted horizontal mufflers shown here, et seq.:

110PR07
Photo R07 - right rear air cleaner.

110PR08
Photo R08 - rear exhaust mufflers.

110PR09
Photo R09 - all four mufflers.

110PR10
Photo R10 - front blower and radiators.

110PR11
Photo R11 - front blower, right front radiator, filler cap (which?), and odd open pipe.

110PR12
Photo R12 - front blower and left front radiator.

110PR13
Photo R13 - that odd open pipe and the filler cap.

110PR14
Photo R14 - right front sand filler and cooling coil.

110PR15
Photo R15 - front headlight and blower detail.

110PR16
Photo R16 - more right front sand filler and cooling coil detail
(note hose in vent pipe).

110PR17
Photo R17 - plumbing at rear of front radiator.

110PR18
Photo R18 - front headlight.

110PR19
Photo R19 - front of right front radiator.

110PR20
Photo R20 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - overall.

110PR21
Photo R21 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - forward.

110PR22
Photo R22 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - rear.

110PR23
Photo R23 - A (left) side from atop adjoining boxcar - center.

{Technically, the next three photos are NOT roof details,
but I've shown them in the sequence}

110PR24
Photo R24 - right front, showing poling pocket.
{photo by S. Berliner, III}

110PR25
Photo R25 - right rear, showing poling pocket.
{photo by S. Berliner, III}

110PR26
Photo R26 - #2 end (rear), showing brakestand and brakewheel.
{photo by S. Berliner, III}

This last shot is important; it established the location of that elusive brakestand
and brakewheel at the rear of the loco beyond any question!

{All roof photos by Frank Walker, except as noted}

I had special permission to take roof detail photos but got (more) heavily congested while driving up into the Sierras and stopped at Truckee to get medication, which knocked me for a loop, and I could not safely climb up on the locos or boxcars, so Frank Walker, the PRRM Gift Shop Manager (and my host and a good photographer), kindly did the clambering and shooting for me with my camera.  Without the aid of a giant ladder, helicopter, or cherry picker, these are pretty darn good - thanks, Frank!



SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the images shown on this page, unless otherwise noted, are reproduced here by special permission of the Portola Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the Feather River Rail Society or the Portola Railroad Museum.



I'll have to look at (and to scan in) that I-R manual and see if I can identify some of the details about which I am unsure.

If you catch me out in any errors (quite likely); please let me know.


Additional detail photos of Foley Bros. #110-1 are on a Continuation Photo Page.

Each survivor has, or will have, its own separate page on this site.

Assuming possible duplications are wrong, there are at least 8 ALCo-GE-IR (and just GE-IR) boxcab units surviving and, if they are all right, there are at least 7 units surviving.

In addition there are three (3) Baldwin-Westinghouse ARMCO units and CNR #77 and CP #7000.

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LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.


There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the full INDEX, now on a separate page.


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To tour the Boxcabs pages in sequence, the arrows take you from the Boxcabs index page to the first Boxcabs page, to continuation pages 3 and up, then 100-tonner LIRR #401 and her sisters, survivor boxcabs (with map) and survivor notes, survivor CNJ #1000 (the very first), Ingersoll-Rand boxcabs (with instruction manual), other (non-ALCo/GE/I-R) boxcabs, Baldwin-Westinghouse boxcabs, odd boxcabs, and finally model boxcabs.

I deliberately have NOT included this page of detailed photos of Foley Bros. #110-1 in this tour;
they are so image-intensive that you should only have come here intentionally.



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