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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 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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NEW HAVEN RR
ELECTRIC BOXCABS

See the main Boxcabs page and the Boxcabs INDEX.

BOXCAB BIBLIOGRAPHY is at the end of Continuation Page 3.


PAGE INDEX:

On the main Electric Boxcabs page:
  ELECTRIC BOXCABS
1893 GE #1 / MfrsRR #1
Piedmont & Northern #5103
[moved to the Electric Boxcab (Survivors) page 3 on 11 Jun 2002].
ELECTRIC BOXGON!

On the Electric Boxcabs Continuation Page 1:
  ELECTRIC BOXCABS - Part 2 (follows), with

GE #1/MfrsRR #1 History (continued),
St. Clair Tunnel Electric Boxcabs,
Mystery Canadian G.E. Electric Boxcab (no it's not!),
Chilean Boxcabs, and
Other Overseas Electric Boxcabs

On the Electric Boxcabs (Survivors) Continuation Page 2:

So. Bklyn #4.
L&PS #L1 and #L2.
Butte, Anaconda & Pacific.

On the Electric Boxcabs (Survivors) Continuation Page 3:

Piedmont & Northern #5103
NYC S-Motors
(moved there from the main Electric Boxcabs page)
    and other NYC electric boxcabs.

On this New Haven Electric Boxcabs Page:

{unindexed, so far}     New Haven Boxcabs

On the New York Central Boxcabs Page:

NYC S-Motors
(continued here from Electric Boxcabs Continuaton page 3)
    and other NYC electric boxcabs.

Still on Continuation Page 5:
  ODD BOXCABS

AIR BOXCAB!
STEAM BOXCABS!
  ODDER BOXCABS


NEW HAVEN ELECTRIC BOXCABS

New Haven
(New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad)
Electric Boxcab Locomotives
.

The New Haven RR had an early double-ended railcar train, The Comet, not even what I've termed an "Honorary Boxcab", and they also had a motor car (railbus), their classic old #9006, that, while also no boxcab, seem worth showing here:

NHComet
New York, New Haven & Hartford train
Call Number OP-13746, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
The Comet, double-ended diesel passenger train; 3 cars.
Photographed: at Providence, R.I., August 18, 1937
{Built 1935 by Goodyear Zeppelin, originally powered by two Westinghouse Model 3-E 400 HP diesel engines,
re-engined in 1947 with two Hamilton 68-SA 400 HP engines, scrapped in July 1952}

NH9006
New York, New Haven & Hartford motor car, engine number 9006
Call Number OP-13747, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: at Beacon, N.Y., August 12, 1932
{ Built 1924 by Sykes/St. Louis Car (one of ten in this class), 120 Hp, mechanical transmission, retired in 1938}

Thanks to the great courtesy of the Denver Public Library, from their Western History/Genealogy Photograph Collection.  Because of my concentration on boxcabs and their fabulous Otto C. Perry Collection with many NH boxcabs, they have allowed me to reproduce the above two shots and ALL (or, at least, all I have found), of the Perry NH boxcab locos here; all photos are credited to Otto C. Perry, himself.

I should start by noting that the New Haven was in no hurry to dieselize, not (to my knowledge) ever having an early internal combustion boxcab, but the NH did buy the original electric locomotive from the Manufacturers Railroad in New Haven, their #1, which had originally been built by Thompson Houston in 1892-93 for exhibition at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  About that time, General Electric bought out TH and the loco became GE #1, passing to the MfrRR as their #1 later that same year; they used her on River Street for freight work.  The MfrRR became a NYNY&H subsidiary shortly thereafter and later went to the Joe Cushing RR of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and she became, in turn, their #1!  #1 is still around, at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis, having been donated by Cushing.  More on #1 on the main Electric Boxcabs page.

In fairness to the New Haven, they DID test the GE-IR demonstration oil-electric unit #8835 from 22 Sep 1924 to 04 Nov 1924.  Yard Switching Service tests were conducted during this period to record performance data.  #8835 was returned to Ingersoll-Rand on September 12th for a complete inspection. Measurements were taken of various parts and compared with the first full inspection record of 12 Feb 1924.  Wear was so insignificant that it doesn't bear mentioning.  After the wrist pin, crank pin, and main bearings were set up to standard clearances, the engine was closed exactly as it was taken apart and returned to service.  No parts needed replacing.   new (27 Oct 2013)

[New Englanders might wish to note that the Union Freight RR ran 40 hours of testing in the Boston, Massachusetts, area from 06 Nov 1924 through 08 Nov 1924, followed by 132 hours of various testing operations conducted by the Boston & Maine RR from 10 Nov 1924 thtough 20 Nov 1924.  They didn't buy, however.]   new (27 Oct 2013)

While laggard in obtaining oil- (diesel) electrics, the NH was exemplary in building up an enormous fleet of electrics; a few representative units are shown here:

{these images are in no particular order, merely as they appeared in the Denver collection}

Kevin Endriss looked up the data on these locomotives (just as he did for the NY Central page - what a guy!) and I have appended it in brackets/virgules {-} under each Denver Library photo description.

NH036
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 036, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
Call Number OP-13719, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., August 18, 1937.
{EP-1, built 1906 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, originally built as B-B, lead and trailing trucks added in 1908,
typically used in pairs or triples in passenger service, retired in early Forties}

(the foregoing and the following Otto Perry photos courtesy of the Denver Public Library,
Western History Collection; reproduced here by specific written permission of the Denver Public Library,
Western History Collection - all rights reserved to the Denver Public Library.)

NH0352
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 0352, engine type GE 2-C+C-2
Call Number OP-13724, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., August 18, 1937
{EP-3, built 1931 by General Electric, able to run off overhead catenary or third rail,
used in passenger service in and out of both Grand Central and Penn Station in NYC,
retired 1961, running gear formed basis for PRR GG-1 following testing of 0351, 0354, on 0359
at Claymont, Delaware, on the Northeast Corridor}

NH017
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 017, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
Call Number OP-13717, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., August 18, 1937
{EP-1, built 1906 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, originally built as B-B, lead and trailing trucks added in 1908,
typically operated in pairs or triples in passenger service, retired in early Forties}

NH0307
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 0307, engine type BLW 1C1+1C1
Call Number OP-13721, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., August 18, 1937
{EP-2, built 1923 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, received PRR cab signals
(along with 0305, 0306 and 0308) for service into Penn Station,
primarily used in passenger service with occasional use in freight service, retired in 1957}

NH088
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 088, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
and engine number 085, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
Call Number OP-13720, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., August 18, 1937
{EF-1, built 1912 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, used in freight service, typically in triples, retired in Fifties}

NH086+
New York, New Haven & Hartford train, engine number 086 +
additional electric units, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
Call Number OP-13745, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Westbound freight train; 45 MPH. Photographed: near New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EF-1, built 1912 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, used in freight service, typically in triples, retired in Fifties}

NH05-010
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 05-010, engine type 1-B+B-1s
Call Number OP-13716, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EP-1, built 1906 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, originally built as B-B, lead and trailing trucks added in 1908,
typically used in pairs or triples in passenger service, retired in early Forties}

NH032&040
New York, New Haven & Hartford train, engine number 032, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
and engine number 040, engine type 1-B+B-1
Call Number OP-13744, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Passenger train; 8 cars, 55 MPH. Photographed: south of New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EP-1, built 1908 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, originally built as B-B, lead and trailing trucks added in 1909,
typically used in pairs or triples in passenger service, retired in early Forties}

NH0323
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 0323, engine type BLW 1C1+1C1
Call Number OP-13723, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EP-2, built 1927 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, used primarily in passenger service
with occasional freight service, retired in 1957}

NH0312
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 0312, engine type BLW 1C1+1C1
Call Number OP-13722, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EP-2, built 1924 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, used primarily in passenger service with occasional freight service,
one of two (0322 was other) to be painted in McGinnis red/white/black scheme, retired in 1958}

NH030
New York, New Haven & Hartford electric locomotive, engine number 027, engine type BLW 1-B+B-1
and engine number 030, engine type BLW 1
Call Number OP-13718, from the Otto C. Perry Collection
Photographed: New Haven, Conn., October 16, 1930
{EP-1, built 1907 by Baldwin-Westinghouse, originally built as B-B, lead and trailing trucks added in 1908,
typically used in pairs or triples in passenger service, retired in early Forties
(030 was one of the last four EP-1s to be scrapped)}

The New Haven used a leading zero for all diesel and electric locomotives until 1950 (clearly, pre-computerization!).  All bracketed {information} from "New Haven Power" by J. W. Swanberg.


Here are two images showing the original B-B (0-4+4-0) configuration of the NH Class EP-1, with the hi-voltage pans down and up, clearly showing the 660V third-rail shoes and the small 660V pan amidships to catch current from the overhead third rails hung from the roof of the yard throats in NY City's Penn Station over long breaks in the track-side third rail at special trackwork (same as on the PRR's DD1s):

NH020PansDn NH020PansUP
(Images cropped from an undated page torn from an old Street Railway Journal)
[Click on thumbnailed pictures for larger images]

Since the lead and trailing trucks were added in 1909, we know that these photos of motor #020 were taken no later than then.


I am not about to try to show every single NH boxcab, let alone every boxcab ever made; I will post any really unusual images that turn up or are sent to me.


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


We haven't even scratched the surface of electric boxcabs!
Just the New Haven, alone (hint), could take the rest of my life to cover (as of 07 Jan 2003).



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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