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Updated:   18 Oct 2011, 13:35  ET
[Page converted 17 Oct 2011; page created 01 Feb 2001;
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Ingersoll-Rand 1925 Demonstrator #9681
(later CNJ #1000)
(ALCo builders photo S-1484 - source uncertain;
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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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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 SURVIVOR BOXCAB

Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotives

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

{I make an exception to the AGEIR focus
for any surviving boxcab!}

There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the main Boxcabs page and the Boxcabs INDEX.

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-73

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!


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 (so it's not an ALCo-GE-IR) survivor ARMCO (American Rolling Mills) #B-73, now at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, Pennsylvania (40 miles south of Pittsburgh).

George P. Elwood has two great photographs of B-73 by Bill Navari on his fantastic photo site:

  click here for the left side and here for the right side.

ARMCO B-73

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum has ARMCO #B-73, built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in 1930 and in very good and restored condition.  B-73 was re-engined in 1948 with a 400 hp Hamilton and is now restored to ARMCO Butler Works colors.  I finally got out and saw this gem on 11 Jun 00!  My own photos will follow on my return from sister B-70.  Among other details, they will better show as-received damage to the roof@, one of the builder's plates, and what seemed to be an odd link-and-pin* draft box under the regular Janney at the cab end.

Bob Jordan kindly wrote on 01 Aug 2002 {minimally edited}:

* - "I noticed your comment re 'an odd link-and-pin draft box under the regular Janney at the cab end' and thought you might like the explanation.  Agreed, it does look like some sort of link and pin arrangement, but what you saw still inside the draft box is actually the torched-off end from the shank of a standard knuckle coupler.  This second, low mounted coupler was at the correct height to mate with charging buggies used in Armco's open hearth operation at Butler.  The extra coupler had to be removed before delivery via RR to the Trolley Museum, and Armco found a torch to be most expeditious.  When installed, the lower coupler was actually captured inside the box before the box was bolted in place, so the pin is inaccessible."

@ - "Regarding the damaged cab roof; the damage still evident was actually the third time Armco crews ran B-73 into the same fixed obstruction in the mill.  Problem was, B-71 cleared the obstruction, and B-73 didn't.  If you look really close at B-71 you'll find the cab roof on it is 6 inches lower than B-73.  Evidently the crew occasionally forgot which loco they were running.  Once B-73 can enjoy indoor storage, that damage will be repaired."

Thanks, Bob!

Here's a postcard view of B-73 as a thumbnail:

1930 ARMCO B73 at PaTM card
[Thumbnail image; click on picture for full image.] [Thumbnail image restored 04 Dec 08].

    When these locos were built (1930), ARMCO was still American Rolling Mills.

On 23 Sep 1999, Scott R. Becker, Executive Director of the PTM, was kind enough to send me two photos of B-73 restored to her "last ARMCO paint scheme", in her new old livery; the last she wore as she last ran as an ARMCO Butler Works loco; my scanner wasn't running well and I managed to misplace the photos.  They turned up again 04 Dec 2008 (!) and here are cropped copies (replacing blurred scans posted back in 1999):

1930ArmcoB73PTMa" 1930ArmcoB73PTMb"
(cropped from Aug 1999 photos by and courtesy of S. R. Becker, PTM - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed pictures for full images.]
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Sorry 'bout that, Scott, but thanks a million.

Wandering around linked RR sites, I ran across Net buddy Mark Laundry's The Yard Limit, whereon were two photos of B-73 at the PaTM by John Smatlak (Railway Preservation Resources), one of the unit in museum service and one of the engine:

ARMCO B73 at PaTM ARMCO B73 at PaTM
(photos by J. Smatlak, from The Yard Limit - all rights reserved to source)


I don't seem to have the 1930 Westinghouse catalog data for #B-73;
I assume it must be virtually identical to sister B-71, q.v.


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



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.

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