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Updated:   18 Oct 2011, 12:45  ET
[Page converted 18 Oct 2011; page created 01 Feb 2001;
    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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[was at "home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/boxcab70.html"]

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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet service effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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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.]


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B-W SURVIVOR BOXCAB

Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotive

(Baldwin Locomotive Works - Westinghouse Electric Corporation)

 

The American Rolling Mill Co.
(Columbia Division, Butler, Pennsylvania)
ARMCO #B-70

ARMCO B-70
(Image from TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43)

See the Boxcab Survivors Page
specifically for those others that survived.


PAGE INDEX:

This page is unindexed (so far); scroll away,
except for:

1930 Westinghouse Catalog Data on B-70

There are now separate pages for each surviving boxcab; the redundant material is being removed from the main survivors pages (very slowly).


SURVIVOR BOXCAB LOCATION MAP

If you are travelling, take a look at the Survivor Boxcabs Map, with accompanying Survivor Boxcabs Roster, and go visit your favorite boxcab!

I thought I'd now visited all but the ones in Montreal, and I guessed the next trip would be to Montréal!  But the beat goes on!


There are seven (7) ALCo-GE-IR (and just GE-IR or GE alone) boxcab units surviving and four (4) B-W (or B-W-style) units, one EMC unit, plus two (2) "home-grown" Anglo-Canadian and English units and two (2) electric boxcab survivors, for a total of sixteen(16) known North American and British survivors.

Here we are concerned with Baldwin-Westinghouse survivor ARMCO (American Rolling Mill Co.) #B-70, now at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth*, Georgia.

ARMCO #B70 - Mark Laundry went and did it again; this time (26 Jul 98) he found a site with a Baldwin-Westinghouse boxcab!  It's the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth* (Atlanta area), Georgia, with #B-70, a 1929 Baldwin-Westinghouse built for the Butler Works of ARMCO Steel, only the third Baldwin-Westinghouse diesel locomotive made and the first one sold commercially.  It's the oldest Baldwin-built diesel still in existence and has Pyrex® windows to withstand steel mill temperatures.  #B70 had control cabs on each end but was later modified to have both {?} at the same end {that sounds like a neat trick!} to make room for a larger prime mover.

(Write-up based on SRM text.)

* - Would you believe TWO different RR Museums
with TWO different surviving boxcabs
in TWO different Duluths?

ARMCO Steel Butler Works B-70
[Photo from Southeastern Railway Museum]

ARMCO Steel Corporation's Butler Works Baldwin-Westinghouse B-70
(no, NOT a Valkyrie bomber!)

Well, I was there at the end of Jun 2000 and saw her for myself - stay tuned (two cabs at one end???)!

For more on Baldwin-Westinghouse oil-electric boxcabs, see the Baldwin (and Westinghouse)Boxcabs Page.


Here is the 1930 Westinghouse catalog data for #B-70:

Although there is no copyright notice anywhere in the issue, I want it perfectly clear
that this material comes directly from TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA issue #43, edited only minimally.

TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA, No. 43

"Diesel and Oil Electrics from Westinghouse (1930) and Ingersoll-Rand (1936)"
64 Full-Size Pages Reprinted from the Original Catalogs - Newton K. Gregg, publisher, March 1976

Oil Electric Locomotive Data

American Rolling Mill Co. Butler, Pennsylvania

74.5 - Ton
Oil Electric Locomotive
for Switching Service

(Road Number B-70)

{Full specifications in exact Westinghouse format:}
Total Weight of unit                                                149,000 lb.
Classification of wheels                                            B-B
Weight on drivers                                                   37,250 lb.
Number of driving axles                                             4
Maximum starting tractive effort (30% adhesion)                     44,400 lb.
Tractive effort - continuous rating                                 20,000 lb.
Maximum safe speed                                                  35 mph.
Track gauge                                                          4  ft.,  8½ in.
Total wheel base                                                    25  ft.,  8  in.
Rigid wheel base                                                     8  ft.,  0  in.
Length overall (coupler knuckles)                                   35  ft.,  2 in.
Length of cab                                                        5  ft.,  6  in.
Width overall                                                       25  ft.,  0  in.
Overall height of locomotive                                        10  ft.,  7  in.
Diameter of drivers                                                          38  in.
Engines per cab                                                      1 - Westinghouse
Type and fuel                                                       Solid injection - oil
Cylinders                                                            6
Cycle                                                                4 stroke
Rating                                                              300 hp. at 800 rpm.
Generator                           1 - type 477-B, 625-volt, d-c., direct-connected to oil engine.
Auxiliary generator                                                 1 - type YG-15
Number and type of motor                                            4 - type 582-FE-6
Gear ratio                                                         15:70
Control       Electro-pneumatic, single-end, multiple unit, series-parallel.  Automatic control
    of engine putput by torque governor
Battery                                                            64 volts, 204 amp.-hr.
Compressors                                                         2 - type D-3-F
Radiators                                           Force cooled with automatic control.
Number of this type of unit furnished                               1
Year placed in service                                             1929


Here's the same picture as above but from the back cover of TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43, cropped but perhaps of slightly-higher resolution:

ARMCO B-70
(Image from back cover of TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43)


This page is under construction - please bear with me.

Whew!



See the Boxcab Survivors Page
specifically for those others that survived.




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To tour the Boxcabs pages in sequence, the arrows take you from the Boxcabs index page to this 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.

{Not inserted into the Boxcabs Tour sequence, yet.}



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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 this 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.

{Not inserted into the Boxcabs Tour sequence, yet.}

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