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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 BOXCAB

Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotives

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




INDEX to Boxcabs Pages:

note-rt.gif   The primary Boxcabs Bibliography has been moved to this separate page, together with links and credits; older bibliographic material through 1989 on remains on Boxcabs page 3. .

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.]

S. Berliner, III's

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BOXCABS BIBLIOGRAPHY
(newer material - 1990 up)

  The Boxcabs Index Page.

PAGE INDEX:

Current bibliographic material (1990 - up)     (remains on Boxcabs page 3).

More ALCo-GE-IR Boxcab Information (moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00).
Red River Lumber Co. #502 (moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00).

BOXCAB BIBLIOGRAPHY (newer material - 1990 up), follows.


[First of all, I want to credit Bill Russell, Penny Bridge; we seem to be linking back and forth but he has the most compendious site about NY-area railroading, where most boxcabs lurked, with tons of information.

Second, take a look at Mark Laundry's Yard Limit Diesel Switcher Spotter's and Reference Guide, a site about early diesel switchers, especially a 1994 paper by Benn Coifman on "The Evolution of the Diesel Locomotive in the United States", with an excellent history of the ALCo-GE-IR consortium, and including a section on GE's contributions (on both of which I have drawn), as well as McKeen, Westinghouse/Baldwin, Hamilton/EMC/EMD, and Pullman's efforts.]

Since Sep 2000, there had been an extremely-detailed and accurate site focusing exclusively on the earliest history of the ALCo-GE-IR (AGEIR) locos, John F. Campbell's ALCO / General Electric / Ingersoll-Rand (AGEIR) Diesel-Electric Locomotives" site {formerly http://www.execpc.com/~jcampbel/ageir.html}; I heartily recommended it to you!  John had since added a complete roster of all the ALCo-GE-IR boxcab locos built in the first production run, totalling 33 units, from 1925 to 1930, but not the later Bi- and Tri-Power or GE-IR units.  However, I deeply regret the passing on 23 Feb 2005 of John F. Campbell; click here for more information about John.  His work is again available (on this sbiii.com domain) at AGEIR Boxcabs Pages Index {http://sbiii.com/jfcageir/ageirdex.htm} and AGEIR History {http://sbiii.com/jfcageir/ageir.html - main page}, et seq. - see John F. Campbell for more about the re-created site.   rev (12 Oct 2012)


In order to make room for an expanding Boxcabs Bibliography, the newer material, 1990 - up, was moved to this page,

Current bibliographic material (1990 - up).

and the older material (to 1989) was left on boxcabs page 3, Older bibliographic material (through 1989).

and the following information was moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00:

More ALCo-GE-IR Boxcab Information - A Continuation of the Text of the Boxcabs "HOME" Page

moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00).

Chicago & Northwestern boxcabs info. moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00).

Red River Lumber #502 info. moved to Boxcabs Continuation Page 6 on 18 Dec 00).


BOXCABS BIBLIOGRAPHY
[newer material (1990 up)]

HELP!

Please help me build a bibliography of articles and reference material on boxcabs.

There are many available, especially about CNJ #1000.

I have several articles in old magazines which are squirreled away somewhere in my workshop where I was working on an HO brass model of 100-ton LIRR #401, built by chopping up two perfectly good IHC #1000 models; I can't locate them (the articles, that is) but Russell Schoof came to the rescue 11 Dec 2000 with both more on Hamley's 1970 TRAINS article and one I'd inexplicably missed, an article by Tom Busack in the September 1981 issue of Model Railroader on building a model of LI #401 from two MDC kits.

[For LIRR boxcabs, see "Diesels of the Sunrise Trail - A color compendium of Long Island Rail Road Diesels, Electric Locomotives and Self-Propelled Railcars.", John J. Scala, The Weekend Chief Publishing Co., Mineola, NY, 1984, ISBN - 0-9612814-0-5. LoC - 83-91415; photos of #401, 402(1), 402(2), and 403 (see older bibliography for more details)].

These are the only references I have available at the moment.

Some are courtesy of Bill Russell's Penny Bridge site - those with [bracketed references], but without references to NYC Tri-Power locos}.

Other references are from Issue 78 of EXTRA 2200 SOUTH, Page 78, Don Dover) and from Benn Coifman's paper [BC].

Rather than give reviews, I have noted highlights, especially photographs, and linked my own pages where applicable.

[in chronological order]:


"The Long Island Rail Road in Early Photographs", Ron Ziel, Dover Publications, Mineola, 1990, ISBN 0-486-26301-0; photo collection (b&w), heavily captioned.

    {details to follow}

"Alco-GE-Ingersoll-Rand 300-hp. Box-Cab Switcher", Model Railroader Cyclopedia - Volume 2, Diesel Locomotives, Page 24, Kalmbach Publishing Company, May 1991, ISBN: 0890245479.

    "CLW-Westinghouse 400-hp. Oil-Electric Switcher", ibid, Page 26.

B&ORRHS The Sentinel. Sep-Oct and Nov-Dec 1991, "Baltimore's Fells Point"; this superb series describes and pictures the home of 1895 GE 5-ton electric boxcab B&O #4 and 1909 successor GE 10-ton electric boxcab B&O #10, the B&O 0-4-0T Little Joes, and finally a 1954 Cat DT-1 rubber-tired tractor (reprinted in 1992 Railmodel Journal series).

Railfan & Railroad, October 1991, pp. 59-69, feature article by Bob Hart on the New York
    Central System's West Side Freight Line, with map, including photos of
    steam boxcab Shay #1897, Q-motor steeple cab #153, electric boxcab #329,
    1924 I-R prototype, tri-power #554, etc.

[BC] "The Diesel Revolution", M. Klein; American Heritage of Invention & Technology, Winter 1991, Vol. 6, No 3.

"Old Maude"@, 1992, Alfred Barten, in "Electric Lines" (since defunct), a fabulous series of articles (available on the Web on Barten's site) about the NYC S-motors (and later ex-CUT P- and T-boxmotors).

{@ - NOT the pioneering B&O Mallet articulated steamer of that name but the first NYC S-motor #6000.}

[M-1] Railpace, September 1992 - Cover and article on pages 20 - 31 on the NY Cross Harbor and some history of the BEDT, Bush Terminal and NY Dock.  Page 21,23 - Atlantic Terminal transfer bridge.  Page 23 - Greenville NJ carfloats  Page 24 - Fulton Terminal carfloats shot from Brooklyn Heights.  Page 25 - Kent Avenue carfloats.  Page 26 - 28 - Bush Terminal carfloats and the little I-R diesels.  Page 27 - South Brooklyn / NYCH interchange at 37th Street.

Railmodel Journal. Oct-Dec 1992, "Baltimore's Fells Point"; this superb series describes and pictures the home of 1895 GE 5-ton electric boxcab B&O #4 and 1909 successor GE 10-ton electric boxcab B&O #10, the B&O 0-4-0T Little Joes, and finally a 1954 Cat DT-1 rubber-tired tractor (reprint of 1991 B&ORRHS series).

THE TRAIN SHEET, Issue No. 63., September/October 1993, Feather River Rail Society, Portola, California,
    with photos of the shipment of their only-surviving 100-tonner, Foley Bros. #110-1.

Railmodel Journal. Oct 1993, "Fells Point"; building HO layouts based on Baltimore's Fells Point street trackage described above (Oct-Nov 1992).

"The Evolution of the Diesel Locomotive in the United States", 1994, paper by Benn Coifman, an excellent history of the ALCo-GE-IR consortium, as well as McKeen, Westinghouse/Baldwin, Hamilton/EMC/EMD, and Pullman.

    UtahRails has a mirror site with Benn's paper.

"Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years - A Guide to Diesels Built Before 1972,
  Louis A. Marre, Railroad Reference Series No. 10, Kalmbach Publishing Corp., 1995,
  ISBN 0-89024-258-5 (with only the "new" photos to be documented here as I get to it ).
    {It has a photo of that Oct-Nov 1918 Army GE armored boxcab!}

    Page 19 - "Honorary Boxcab" - the weirdest transfer loco ever - an EMC elongated steeple
    cab riding on two B-B chassis (one-off IC #9201)!

Page 103 - (should we count Power Cars?) - SAL #2028 (there was also a #2027) -
    St. Louis Car/Winton 1936 shovelnose.

Page 109 - 1935 EMC #512-511 passenger demonstrator pair - predecessor to B&O #50.

    Page 123 - EMD Model AB6 - two E6B carbodies with a complete control cab.

    Page 381 - Another survivor!  1937 boxcab diesel locomotive #7000, CP's first diesel!

    (More detailed info. on the boxcab listings in Marre to follow.)

Photo accompanying "Interview with Claire I. Clugh", KEYSTONE, Volume 29, Number 2, Summer 1996, Page 26, PRRT&HS, A6B #3907 May 1930 Juniata oil-electric switcher in Norristown on 30 Jun 1946.

"Black Gold - Black Diamonds: The Pennsylvania Railroad & Dieselization", Eric Hirsimaki, Mileposts Pub. Co., December 1997, ISBN 0929886070.

    {Possibly flawed by typos and errors of fact.}

JOURNAL OF TEXAS SHORTLINE RAILROADS AND TRANSPORTATION, Nov./Dec. 1997 - Jan. 1998, Volume 2, Number 3 - entire 60-page issue devoted to the TexMex. P> National Railway Bulletin, NRHS, Volume 63, Number 5, 1998 (November)

  - "Dawn of the Diesels", Elbert W. Simon, Jr., pg. 14, 1935 EMC SF boxcabs #1 and #1A
    as rebuilt 1938 with "pug" noses and 6-wheel trucks.

  - "Out of the Dawn", James E. Kranefeld, pg. 41 - color postcard of Alton shovelnose #50
          (ex-B&O boxcab #50) with 6-wheel trucks.

          - pg. 19, 1940 RI EMC E6 (later Class AB6) boxcab (really!), #751 (1 of 2 made)!

Railfan & Railroad, August 1999, pg. 16, overhead view of ARMCO Visibility Cab #B-71
    (mislabelled B-21) at the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

"The Illustrated Directory of Trains of the World", Brian Hollingsworth, Salamander Books Ltd., London, 2000, ISBN 1 84065 177 6.

[{d} = diesel, {e} = electric, {s} = steam, {h} = "honorary"]

    Pp. 98-99 - Class S 1-Do-1 (NYC S-motor) {e/h}
    Pp. 116-117 - DD1 2-B+B-2 (PRR DD1) {e}
    Pp. 140-141 - Class EP-2 "Bi-polar" 1-B-D-D-B-1 (CMSt.P&P) {e/h}
    Pp. 154-155 - No. 1 Bo-Bo (CNJ #1000) {d}
    Pp. 196-197 - No. 9000 2Do-1 (CNR #9000-9001) {d}
    Pp. 344-347 - Class Dm3 1-D+D+D-1 (Swedish State Rwy SJ 1960) {e}
    Pp. 420-421 - Class 9e - Co-Co (SAR 1978) {e}
    Pp. 442-443 - GF6C Co-Co (BCR 1983) {e/h}
    Pp. 446-447 - ACE 3000 4-8-2{sic} (proposed 1984-85) {s/h}

In the foregoing (Hollingsworth) listing, I've included some historic units and some "flyers", locomotives that I never really thought of as boxcabs but which clearly fit the bill or should be covered as "honorary" boxcabs.  This book is very British, with some really outrageous claims that can not be substantiated and others that are definitely arguable; these are covered in the applicable texts where they appear on my Boxcab pages

    (this bibliography is NOT a linked index).

"Focus on Ford", Ian P. Peaty, Railway Bylines, April 2004, pp. 233-243, with photos of BTH #1, #2, and #3 (Railway Bylines is a publication of Irwell Press in the U.K.

"British Box-Cabs!", Phil Burkett, Satellite 1:87, "The Journal of the British 1:87 Society", April 2003, pp. 13 and 16, with a general arrangement drawing (side and end views) of the Ford BTH.


HURRAH!  As you can see, I found my wonderful Jerry Pinkepank and Louis Marre "Diesel Spotter's Guides", as well as the Rail Heritage "Early Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives"; they had vanished.


Also, some publications with info. about CNJ #1000 might include:

    "Jersey Central Diesels" by someone named Bernet.

    Anthracite Rail Roads Historical Society Magazine "Flags Diamonds & Statues",
        Volume 4, Fall 1981 - This issue is claimed to have an exceptional article on
        CNJ 1000 complete with photographic images.

    "Locomotives In My Life" by Don Wood
        This book is supposed to have photo images of CNJ 1000
        at the Jersey City Terminal.

Older bibliographic material through 1989 on remains on Boxcabs page 3.


I had hoped to include here my search results from Jeff Scherb's great "The Model Train Magazine Index (new URL) - An index to Model Railroad magazines from 1933 to the present", formerly sponsored/hosted by Accurail and now by Kalmbach.

Accurail produces among the finest HO and N freight car models, Kalmbach is one of the two top RR publishers, and Jeff gives us an unparalled access to old articles on models and prototypes.

A massive, original work by Jeff, it offers outstanding search capability (including searching by NMRA Index categories).  It is, however, copyrighted and I will not violate that; soooooo, you will have to go directly to his Boxcab Search Results (and a second, succeeding page) which, at this writing (11 Dec 00) yielded 43 listings.  Since the basic information is in the public domain, I will be painstakingly backtracking each listing in this and my old NMRA and magazine indices and citing them chronologically in the above bibliography as I get to them.

I strongly recommend Jeff's great site to you.

In order to make room for an expanding Boxcabs Bibliography, the newer material, 1990 - up, was moved to this page,

Current bibliographic material (1990 - up).

and the older material (to 1989) was left on boxcabs page 3, Older bibliographic material (through 1989).


ERRATA - OK, you detail hounds!  Fellow NRHS/LIST Chapter member Bruce Carlson nailed me on the wrong builder's/serial number on LIRR #401 (first), now corrected.  He also claims I wrote "100-ton 60HP" somewhere; I'll send a clean copy of my GE 60-ton drawing to the first person who finds such an error (HORRORS! - and me the Master Nitpicker!).



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 1 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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