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ALCo-GE-IR SURVIVOR BOXCAB

Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotives

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

Baltimore & Ohio #1
(B&O #195, B&O #8000)

B&O #1
(Photo from TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43

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.]



PAGE INDEX:

TECHNICAL DATA

NOTES (by item number per listing on the Survivor Boxcab Roster).

Photos of B&O #1 at MoT, St. Louis, 17 Jun 2004.   new.gif (01 Aug 04)

The rest of the page is unindexed; scroll away.

There are now separate pages for each surviving boxcab.

On the Survivor Boxcabs page:

SURVIVOR BOXCAB LOCATIONS MAP.

ROSTER OF SURVIVING ALCo-GE-IR (and other) BOXCABS.


BEEN THERE - DONE THAT!  01 Jul 00 - just back from Boxcab Trips 2a and 2b and have now visited and documented all surviving U.S. boxcabs!  Montréal, anyone?

I was also out at MoT on 17 Jun 2004 and even more photos will follow.

Other surviving gas/oil-electric/diesel boxcabs (including +, @, and *, on map on main Survivors page) are noted on the Other Boxcabs continuation page.

Other surviving electric (and any other odd) boxcabs (including e, on map on main Survivors page) are noted on the Odd Boxcabs continuation page.


TECHNICAL DATA on #1 (#195, #8000)

3.  60-ton, 300-hp Baltimore & Ohio #1
(later B&O #195, then B&O #8000).

Builder's Plate Data

OIL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
CLASS B-B120/120-0-4HM840G
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE CO.
INGERSOLL-RAND CO.
G.E. CO. NO.  U.S.A.       A.L.CO. NO.
{to follow}

60-ton, 300-hp B&O Class DS-1-A #1 (later B&O #195/#8000) at Museum of Transportation,

[Please note that the MoT has a new URL "http://www.thetrainmuseum.org/"; you may wish to bookmark it.]

Second unit built (but third delivered), delivered 24 Dec 1925 at Clifton Yard of B&O's Staten Island Transit Line, moved across Hudson to B&O 26th Street yard on Manhattan waterfront on 26 Dec 1925, active at least through 1956.  Fell off car float into Hudson 02 Jun 1944; reconditioned and tested out at 325-hp.  (Museum formerly called National Museum of Transport - Barrett Station Road, St. Louis, Missouri  63122, 314-965-7998).

(There is an as-is overhead shot in Sep 96 TRAINS, page 47).

Back on 03 Jul 82, I was out at the National Museum of Transportation (as it was called then) and got a photo of #1 sequestered (fancy term for "hidden away" or "jammed in") under the open shed roof (that's all the access I could get):

B&O #1 NMT

Photo 03 Jul 82 by and © 2000 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved.

B&O #50, also at the Museum of Transportion, the first passenger boxcab, is an EMC predecessor of an FP unit {NOT an ALCo-GE-IR unit - see the #50 Survivor Boxcab Page}.

FYI, the B&O has an Historical Society.


NOTES on B&O #1 (#195, #8000) :

B&O #8000
B&O #8000, an 1925 Ingersol-Rand Box Cab in E. St. Louis, 6/60 {sic}
Photographer: F. Byerly (JSF Collection)
(image from Bill Russell's Pennybridge site).
[Thumbnail image - click on the picture for the full image.]

An employee of the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis wrote (14 Nov 98) that he wants to update us "on the condition of B&O #1.  It is there but not in pristine condition.  It arrived with the tubes of its radiators gone, and they still are missing as it hasn't had a turn in the restoration shops yet.  It is currently located in a spot not open to the public, but could easily be moved.  This is not especially likely until it has a chance to get at least repainted."

Please note that MoT has a new URL "http://www.thetrainmuseum.org/"; you may wish to bookmark it.

Ya just gotta see Steam Boxcabs for #195's predecessor (#316)!

Ed Bommer, who wrote me about #316, is "a former Staten Islander" and has "some familiarity with B&O 1 (195 and 8000 in its lifetime) now at St. Louis.  At one of its shop visits to Clifton, a pair of large, home-made external mufflers were installed on the roof.  The last I saw it was after repainting and renumbering as 8000 in 1956 at Clifton.  It looked brand new and was on a car float heading up the Bay to the 26th St. B&O yard."


Much as I greatly appreciate the TLC given #50 by the St. Louis folks, this B&O locomotive and its sister, #1, REALLY belong at the B&O Museum in Baltimore!  We need to arrange some (iron) horse-trading.


Photos of B&O #1 at MoT, St. Louis, 17 Jun 2004.

[I put these at the end because I have not yet thumbnailed them and some browsers allow you to read the text and see the preceding photos before all these load.]

She doesn't look very good, especially since some savage cut off her radiator tubes before the Museum aquired her, but she's really rather sound.  Lighting was awful and the museum was all but closed down due to a power failure when I arrived after a half-hour detour because Barrett Station Road was closed only a block from the Museum, but the staff couldn't have been nicer to me!  She remains, however, rather inaccessible; my host, Nick Ohman, Curator of Library and Archives, gave me leeway to climb around a bit and even up on the walkway of an adjoining later diesel to get some of the detail (thanks, Nick!):

B&O #1 03

B&O #1 04

B&O #1 05

B&O #1 06

B&O #1 07

B&O #1 08

B&O #1 09

B&O #1 10

B&O #1 11

B&O #1 12

B&O #1 13

B&O #1 15

B&O #1 16

In addition, primarily for the late John Campbell, I enlarged images 03 and 08, but, in spite of different vantage points (from the ground and from the walkway of the adjoining later diesel) and slightly different sun angles, the stamped data on the left builder's plate is not really legible (I had forgotten to transcribe the stamping and have asked for an exact transcription):   rev.gif (17 Mar 05)

B&O #1 o3

B&O #1 o8
B&O #1/195/8000 at Museum of Transport, St. Louis, Missouri, 17 June 2004
(17 Jun 2004 photos by and © 2004 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)


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.

Roster of surviving ALCo-GE-IR (and just GE-IR or GE alone) boxcabs on Survivor Boxcabs page.

Other surviving gas/oil-electric/diesel boxcabs (including +, @, and *, on map on main Survivors page) are noted on the Other Boxcabs continuation page.

Other surviving electric (and any other odd) boxcabs (including e, on map on main Survivors page) are noted on the Odd Boxcabs continuation page.



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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