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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,

PAGE INDEX:

Except for the B&O Museum roof collapse material, and the last trip of #1000 (01 May 54), this page is unindexed; please scroll away.

This site has now been visited times since the counter was installed.


Refer to the main CNJ #1000 page for information on the surviving
ALCo-GE-INGERSOLL-RAND BOXCAB OIL-ELECTRIC (DIESEL) LOCOMOTIVES.



DISASTER!

Moved/copied from the main
CNJ #1000 Boxcab Page on 21 Feb 03 and expanded therefrom.

The snow load on the roof of the B&O museum caused fully one-half of the roof to collapse early on the morning of 17 Feb 03!  It first gave way in a few segments just after midnight and then the rest let go around dawn!  One picture by Alexander D. Mitchell, IV (below) seemed to be looking across right at CNJ #1000, out in the open.  It is NOT so, the #1000 is almost exactly opposite the collapse - WHEW!

Here, from a posting on the Railway Preservation News INTERCHANGE, by Steve Zuiderveen on Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003, at 10:14, is an aerial view of the awful mess by first full light:

B&O Roundhgouse aerial view
(D. Kapustin photo - all rights reserved to Baltimore Sun)

This photo, by Doug Kapustin, is from the 19 Feb 2003 Baltimore Sun - I don't normally do this but perhaps they will forgive Steve and me in this particular case.

note-rt.gif (22 Feb 03)   The Museum has posted pictures of the Roundhouse and, more significantly, views of each item in each bay!  You have to go to their Roundhouse page and click on the link "Click here for most recent B&O photo's".   new.gif (24 Mar 03)

Steve wrotes that the first loco still inside on the left is the CNJ Camelback; the first loco covered with debris is the Mower Lumber Shay #1 {formerly Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk #1*}, and so on. (I have removed most of the news and speculation that followed as no longer germane; the CNJ #1000 is undamaged and the Museum site now lists all the equipment and its location.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV posted the first reply, on Monday, 17 Feb 2003, at 18:04:

"In general, equipment was arranged in chronological order of item's age (or its prototype, in cases of replicas) clockwise (from above) beginning at the main entrance from the office building.  As I VAGUELY remember, it started with the Nova Scotia Directors Car (1838 or so), the Tom Thumb/stagecoach cars and/or the Andrew Jackson, Memnon, William Mason, Camel, Thatcher Perkins, wooden coach, I think we're up to the track leading outside to the door where PM 11 was, then another loco, caboose/WM bus, Ma & PA baggage/mail, Royal Blue car, Clinchfield 1, CNJ 592, CNJ 1000 boxcab/B&O electric switcher 10, and the EA."

"As noted before, the half that was damaged started at the Andrew Jackson and went around to the Ma & Pa baggage-mail (first track clear of a straight-down fall). In short, all the oldest stuff."

Erik Ledbetter added, "In short, all the major mid-to late- 19C steam."

What followed in that thread had to do with the William Mason and some wooden cars.  Clearly, there was no equipment on the turntable, which appears to have come through intact.  I thought I had a photo I took, perhaps 25 years ago or so, of the William Mason on the turntable, completely covered with shattered glass; I couldn't find it because I never took it!  I found it by accident on the bottom of page 23 in my 1963 copy of the first edition of Ron Ziel's "The Twilight of Steam Locomotives"!  I was there and I saw it, but I apparently did not take a photo.

Better limber up your wallets; this is going to be a bad time for the Museum!  This is an analogous disaster to the time the tornado went through the New England Air Museum at Bradley Field or the hurricane pulled the roof off the RR museum in Florida; everyone rallied behind them, then.

The Museum is keeping the public informed through the media and their web site on donations, volunteer opportunities, and the 175th Anniversary Fair of the Iron Horse (cancelled), so please keep checking back here and at www.borail.org for the most up-to-date information.

Roundhouse Restoration Fund

Please make all checks payable to:

The Roundhouse Restoration Fund
c/o Mercantile Bank & Trust Co.
409 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
Towson, Maryland  21204

Please ONLY use U.S. mail to send donations.
Please DO NOT send cash or credit card information.

All proceeds from your donation will be tax deductible and will go directly to the Restoration and Re-building of The B&O Railroad Museum and it's collection.

[If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Fay at sfay@borail.org, or 410-752-2462, x 204.]

PLEASE, donate quickly (before you forget) and GENEROUSLY!

Boxcab contributor Prof. Peter Excell from England (no less) reminded me that an excellent {additional} way to show long-term support and committment is to join the Museum as a member:

www.borail.org/membership.asp,

but hold off; membership is on hold pending office relocation.

Thanks to Mr. Mitchell, here are his initial photos of the damage:

B&O Roof 2

B&O Roof 3

B&O Roof 6
(17 Feb 03 photos courtesy of A. D. Mitchell, IV - all rights reserved)

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the following two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the B&O Railroad Museum.

Here, for awful comparison, are shots I took in 1999 (repeated from the main CNJ #1000 page):

Roundhouse and Cupola 503
09 Jun 1999 photo and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - All rights reserved
Photo 503 - outside museum, roundhouse with cupola

B&ORRM CNJ #1000 from door
Copyright © 1999 S. Berliner, III - All rights reserved by photographer and B&O RR Museum.

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the preceding two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the B&O Railroad Museum.

The antique yellow car in the distance (#120 or #20) is in the middle of the chaos of the collapsed portion.  However, there were some rays of hope.  B&O #23002, the triple-pot hopper car, one of the oldest in existence, seems to be standing more or less in the clear in a blurry aerial shot posted on the Railway Preservation News INTERCHANGE and some of the locomotives seem to have come through relatively well; a balloon stack was still standing.

To help you better understand the structure, here, from a posting on the RyPN INTERCHANGE by Tom Cornillie, is a structural drawing of the Mt. Clare Passenger Car Shop {the B&O Museum Roundhouse} from the HABS/HAER {Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, HABS/HAER Division, National Park Service, Department of the Interior} on-line collection:

B&O Roundhouse elev.
(HABS/HAERS drawing courtesy of T. Cornillie)

Larger .tif versions of this diagram are available at:

http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/md/md0900/md0912/sheet/00003r.tif (539K)

http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/md/md0900/md0912/sheet/00003a.tif (1944K)

Library of Congress HABS/HAER Home Page:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/hhhome.html.

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the following two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the B&O Railroad Museum.

Here, for a blessèd relief (for me, personally, at any rate), are shots of CNJ #1000, taken inside the Museum after the collapse by staffers and reproduced here by special written permission of the Museum (they are from the group of 24 noted above):   new.gif (24 Feb 03)

CNJ #1000 inside Roundhouse CNJ #1000 from turntable
~21 Feb 2003 photo courtesy of and © B&O RR Museum - All rights reserved

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the preceding two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the B&O Railroad Museum.

The first was taken from just inside the entry door to the Roundhouse and the other from the turntable; compare them to my own #102 and #118, shown here in cropped and enlarged form to match the Museum photos to some extent:

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the following two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the B&O Railroad Museum.

CNJ #1000 from door CNJ #1000 from turntable
09 Jun 1999 photos and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - All rights reserved

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the preceding two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the photographer, S. Berliner, III, AND of the B&O Railroad Museum.

Well, the loco may have gotten off easy, but will you look at the mess on the floor, even under the remaining overhang, not to mention what may happen to the wood floor of the turntable!

The American flag "waving" seems somehow fittin'.

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the following two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the B&O Railroad Museum.

On an even-more-positive note, special support brackets have been installed to stabilize the open ringwall and its cornices and shelters erected over the remaining locos, including CNJ #1000; all this is documented in great detail on the Museum site.  This Museum photo shows a suspiciously-familiar loco above one of the newly-installed floor brackets to which the diagonal stabilizing cables are attached:

Floor bracket under CNJ #1000
03 Mar 2003 photo courtesy of and © B&O RR Museum - All rights reserved

Here, for your relief, as a special courtesy of the Museum, is their photo of #1000 as the scaffolding is being erected prior to roofing it over with timbers and a plastic covering to prevent any (further?) dust and debris from collecting on the loco; can you imagine having to clean those fin-tube radiators?

Scaffolding around CNJ #1000
18 Apr 2003 photo courtesy of and © B&O RR Museum - All rights reserved

SPECIAL COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  Please be advised that the preceding two images are reproduced here by special permission of the B&O Railroad Museum and may NOT be reproduced further in any form, or for any purpose, without without prior written permission of the B&O Railroad Museum.

PLEASE!  Be sure to send donations to the Roundhouse Restoration Fund, if you have not yet done so, or more if you have (for which I personally thank you - this Museum, even though outside my area of specificity, other than #1000, means a lot to me, as it does to so many).


The Museum has posted a " preliminary list of artifacts affected by the Presidents’ Day Snowstorm, 2003", complete "pending further debris removal"; "No formal damage assessment reports at this time".  (Eff.:  19 Mar 03)

The Museum photos of Friday, 21 March 03, are the worst of all!  Clearly, the roof collapsed from the cupola outward, dropping the inner portion directly onto the inner (turntable) ends of the #10 baggage car and the #20 passenger coach like a guillotine.  The inner ends of both cars were smashed flat against their underframes (just inward of the vestibule on the coach).

The worst?  Not so!  Athough the damage to the two old cars is simply horrible, the 25 Mar 03 photos are straight out of a morgue; they show the mangled remains of the newly-installed passenger car seat exhibit, which took a direct hit by a truss.

As matters at the Museum become more under control, I will wind down this diversion from straight boxcab coverage, but do NOT let up on your support for the Restoration Fund.



Fair of the Iron Horse CANCELLED! - it comes as no surprise but the "Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum has announced the cancellation of the Fair of the Iron Horse 175, Festival of Trains due to damage the Museum incurred during the recent snowstorm in Maryland.  The railroading exposition was scheduled to take place June 28 through July 3, 2003 at the Museum and in Baltimore's Carroll Park to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of American Railroading."  "Due to the catastrophic damage to this historic Roundhouse and its magnificent collection, the Fair of the Iron Horse must be cancelled," stated Jim Brady, Chairman of the B&O Railroad Museum Board of Directors.  "Our focus now is to restore, re-build, and re-open this national treasure."


[* - Because of a typo (since corrected), the list of damaged equipment included reference to "TRACK #16, BAY #16-17 - GC&E #13-truck Shay"; the Berlinerwerke made that loco in conjunction with Lima.  For some light-hearted fun, see the Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk #13 13-truck Shay on my Berlinerwerke Apocrypha page 1.]


More trouble for the Museum - in Sep 2003, it was reportd that the clerestory roof is also imperiled, with claimed basic 119-year-old design flaws, and must also be replaced; this work must be done before the insurance money runs out in Feb 2004.  Also, the turntable decking is being replaced - BUT - the pit was flooded and the mechanism is out of commission   new.gif (09 Jan 04)



CNJ #1000's LAST TRIP   new.gif (09 Jan 04)

Thanks to Art Huneke, LIRR and general RR historian [ ARRt's ARRchives], I can now show you the last trip of CNJ #1000 (in company with CNJ camelback #592 and old CNJ coach #445), on its way down to the B&O Museum in Baltimore on 01 May 1954:

CNJ #1000 last trip 1 CNJ #1000 last trip 2

CNJ #1000 last trip 3 CNJ #1000 last trip 4

CNJ #1000 last trip 5 CNJ #1000 last trip 6
1954 photos by W. Slade, courtesy of A. Huneke - all rights reserved

These photos were taken by Bill Slade and were offered by Art on eBay (as Item #2215465864).  They have been reproduced here with Art's kind permission.  We owe Art our thanks for his great courtesy.

Art never gives up; for my birthday (so to speak), he sent me scans of an original timetable for the move of the #1000, a flat car, #592 and the Royal Blue coach (#445) on 01 May 1954 (outer and inner folds):   new.gif (13 Feb 04)

CNJ #592 TT out CNJ #592 TT out
images courtesy of A. Huneke - all rights reserved
[Thumbnailed images - click on pictures for much larger images]

As an aside, here is #592 when still in service, and three views of the "2-unit Budd Car train" {RDC} special (the lead unit of which was #554) which was to stop at Elizabeth at 10:38 "for railfans with special tickets":   new.gif (13 Feb 04)

CNJ #592 hot CNJ #554 RDC a

CNJ #554 RDC b CNJ #554 RDC c
images courtesy of A. Huneke - all rights reserved

Who can tell us more about that RDC special?



LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.


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