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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.]

  The Boxcabs Index Page.

This page of NOTES was split off from the Survivors Roster page
and the engine listings renumbered on 10 Sep 1999.


PAGE INDEX:

NOTES (by item number per listing).
Specific notes about each survivor follow the roster.

There will now be separate pages for each surviving boxcab.

On the Survivor Boxcabs page:

SURVIVOR BOXCAB LOCATIONS MAP.

ROSTER OF SURVIVING ALCo-GE-IR BOXCABS.


Assuming possible duplications are wrong, there are at least 8 ALCo-GE-IR (and just GE-IR or GE alone) boxcab units surviving and, if they are all right, there are at least 7 units.

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?

More photos were taken and will follow (as of 01 Jul 00).

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.


8.  60-ton, 300-hp I-R #90:

CNW # / I-R #90
(Photo from TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA #43)

I-R #90 ( ALCO Builders #66752/GE Builders #10132) was delivered in Dec 1926 as GE Class B-B-120/120-0-4HM840G and was I-R's Phillipsburg, New Jersey, interplant switcher for its entire working life.

Ed Bommer, "a former Staten Islander", wrote that, about 3 years ago (ca. 1995?), he "was at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, and noticed an IR box cab, freshly painted and lettered for the Chicago & Northwestern and with brand new wood flooring installed.  Sad to say {I} do not remember the number."

Marre (1995 - see Boxcabs Bibliography) pictures #90 in her 1976 Bi-Centennial livery.

Someone sent me these pix of #90 in just that Bi-Centennial scheme:

I-R #90  I-R #90 w/ 44t
[SB,III collection - provenance lost (RH picture cropped)
{that GE 44-tonner sure looks like a USCG cutter!}]

At the HF Museum on 25 Aug 1999, I found #90 repainted in gleaming I-R basic black (additional photos to follow shortly).


Someone else had sent me this pic of #90 in faded red back in 1978:

I-R #90 1978
(1978 Picture from SB,III collection - provenance lost)

Tom Lawson, who is the source of so much info. on UC #11, sent me this picture of I-R #90, G.E. #10132 of October 1926, taken at Dearborn, Michigan, on 13 July 1979:

I-R #90 Drbrn MI 13 Jul 79
(cropped from 1979 photo by and courtesy of Thomas Lawson, Jr.)
[missing image restored 08 Mar 2014]

John Campbell stated that #90 was the first locomotive to be constructed with roller bearing trucks and the first 300 horsepower unit to be started electrically.


It would now appear that there are seven (7) ALCo-GE-IR (and just GE-IR or GE alone) boxcab units surviving.

In addition there are three (3) Baldwin-Westinghouse ARMCO units and #77 and #7000.

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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