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THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

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This page sponsored jointly (lots of 'em) by the
National Railway Hysterical Society
and the
National Muddle Railroad Association.


(Lighten up - they're spoofs!)

[See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
    and Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):
    NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
    LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
    CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
    Also, see the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines EMD may never have dreamed of!]

Insanity doesn't run in my family, it just sort of dawdles along.


Because the Apocrypha and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages, they are now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index).


In addition to those many misconceptions about (and perpetrated by) the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha, immortalized and carried forward by many adoring fans across the 'Net, and further to the outstanding examples presented throughout the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha pages, and especially those on Apocrypha pages 17, 18, 21, 22, and 25, q.v., here's a page just about more such misconceptions (06-07 Oct 2011).   rev (03 Jan 2014)

    ["Misconception" as used here may well refer as much to "mis-conceived" as to "mis-understood".]


No, this is NOT a "Pony Truck"!

PonyTruck
(01 Jun 2011 image by and © 2011 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Here's a shot of the first test of the Kiesel Ejector:
Kiesel
(01 Jun 2011 image by and © 2011 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U. S. railroads refused to have anything to do with the system so it was tested by the Germans!

Then there was the New York Central's (in)famous Lake Shore Limited wreck at Gulf Curve in Little Falls, NY, on 19 Apr 1940; the blame was put on Engineer Jesse Earl for excessive speed; there are those who firmly believe Earl was smoking (weed, that is) and offer this photo of a jointed boiler as evidence:

JointedBoiler
(01 Jun 2011 image by and © 2011 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
but that's clearly a doctored picture.

We happen to know that it was a failure of the "ALCo Lateral Motion Device":

ALCoLateralMotion

Now, that's LATERAL MOTION of an ALCo, indeed!

Last (for the mo') but not least, there's this misconception about "Belpaire" boilers as being "Belle Pair":

BellePair
(01 Jun 2011 image by and © 2011 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Relax - that pair belongs to actor Jack Nicholson!]

O. K., here we go again:

Further to the related Hopper Car on and the Tank Car on BW Apocrypha page 22, here's two more Tank Cars:   new (16 Dec 2016)

TankCar2 TankCar3
(16 Dec 2016 image by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

TANK CAR 2  ||  TANK CAR 3

Whoops - forgot about this page and added Boxcabs to page 25 AND cross-indexed it so I'm not about to undo that; click HERE.to see "Some to go THERE, "Bizarre Boxcabs" but y'all hurry back, y'heah?   new (06 Oct 2012) and rev (03 Jan 2014)

However, this does belong here but I'm not quite sure this is what is meant by a Radial Steering Truck:

RadialStrngTruck
(06 Oct 2012 image by and © 2012 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Updating old equipment is fine but this is carrying things a bit too far!

Although I favor ALCo locos, with EMD and F-M C-Liners a close second and third, I thought I'd ask for a big Athearn GE U-50 U-Boat and just look at what Santa brought:   new (03 Jan 2014)

GEUBoat
(03 Jan 2014 image by and © 2014 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Well, it IS a U-50, but - - - !


You may wish to visit the Railroad Page, et seq.


Because the Apocrypha and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages, they are now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index).

I always wondered at the incredibly tight security at the Berlinerwerke during WWII; now it can be told!  See, for starters, the wild site of Sig Case, Rails to the Stars - Steam in Space, files from the National Aeronautics and Steam Administration and the tie-in to the Berlinerwerke V1 on Apocrypha Page 2.


See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
  and Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):
    NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
    LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
    CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
  Also, see the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines EMD may never have dreamed of!


If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible Whitby Locomotive Works; Jim's overall Fantasonics "Model Railroad Magic Website" has become too complex for me to navigate.  Unfortunately, the AW NUTS Magazine, site of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society is no longer available, nor are Lion Air (I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!) or D. Dickens' The Patiala State Monorail Tramway site (whooie - and it's for real)!



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