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THE BERLINERWERKE GG1 APOCRYPHA

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This page sponsored jointly (lots of 'em) by the
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and the
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(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).  Similarly, I can logically expect that the GG1 Apocrypha will get out of hand and so have created a separate page for it.


INDEX

On the main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page (for example):
  Eerie Multiplex 2-4-6-8-10-12, "Old 9999".
  PRR Z6s Arctic 4-2-2.

For the rest of the BW Apocrypha, see the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index Page.

On this Berlinerwerke GG1 Apocrypha Page 1:
  GG16 dome-lounge
  Peter Cornéer's Original GG1 (Tuscan Red)
  GG1 in DGLE (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel (so-called "Brunswick Green")
  DD4
  Z2wtf
  Z2 with a pan
  Z2 Boxcab
  BW version of GG16 dome-lounge
  InGGalls Turret Cab - An Ersatz Ingalls!
  Prototype #4899-cum-4800 GG1 boxcab
  Self-Propelled GG1 Schnabel
  Queen Mary (PRR 47025) GG1
  GG1 Bi-Level
  Self-Propelled GG1 Schnabel (Tuscan)
  P7 Set
  Pennsy Dual-Service Heavy-Freight Triplex
  Pennsy Dual-Service Heavy-Freight Triplex II   new (05 Jul 2017)
  GG1 Steam Turbine
  FF3 Lil' Liz
  II3 Big Liz II
  II3 Big Liz II Articulated
  GG1-Based Electric 250-ton Crane
  Electic Rotary Plows
  G10a with Wedge Plow
  Pennsy Self-Propelled LCL Unit
  GG1 Variant for Mine Service
  2-4-6-8
  2-4-6-8-10
  2-4-6-8-10-12
  Stacker High-Speed Branch-Line Container Delivery System
  BW Ersatz E10i Inspection Car
  RSR Class 323-2i Inspection Car
  Ingalls/Raymond Loewy/Brooks Stevens Inspection Car
  Philly Stepped-Seating Open GG1
  Viewliner Two-Car Electric MU Set "Kittanning View"

On the Berlinerwerke GG1 Apocrypha Page 2:
  E10
  E10 Engineer Training Locos
  Super-InGGalls
  Narrow Gauge GG1
  Franco Crosti
  GG1 Steam Turbine
  GG1 Electro-Steam Shay
  BW GG1 Big Boys
  Army-Navy GG1s.
  GG1-based Centipede.
  PRR-BW DD5.
  GG1 Jack Shaft Side-Rodder.
  DD6 Jack Shaft Side-Rodder.
  E10 with Oscar and Piker.
  D17 with Oscar and Piker.
  X4 with Oscar and Piker.
  X5 with Oscar and Piker.
  II4 Jack Shaft Side-Rodder.
  PRR-BW Walking Shoe Locomotive.

On Berlinerwerke GG1 Apocrypha Page 3:
  X4 with Hopper.
  MP21A-series Cars.
  MP21 Inspection Set.
  Stacker II.
  U. S. Coast Guard GG1.
  DD7 V-8 Heisler.
  DD8 Climax.
  DD9 Climax II.
  2-4-0+0-4-2 Side Rodder.
  2-4-0+0-4-2 Electric.
  GG1 Track Layer.
  Holman Speeding Truck Locomotive.
  GG-Whiz - oops!.
  GG1 Burdick Nightmare.
  GG1 JJ1 and JJ1A (08 Oct 2012/06 May 2014).
  GG1 MM1 Double Mountains.   new (04 Jul 2017)


Before I start, I should note that all this started with a secret project that is still unfinished and the next major development of the Berlinerwerke was their fabled DDP45:

DDP45

For more about her and her family, see my EMD page.


THE BERLINERWERKE GG1 APOCRYPHA


Well, the whole BW Apocrypha may have started with the secret project and the DDP45 noted above but an e-mail dated 02 Apr 2008 at 01:50 (AM) and with the catchy subject: "Bizarre GG1 Derivative images" did indeed catch my eye - WOW - did it ever!  Out of the blue, Jeff Delhaye told me that over the past 3 months he had cut and pasted together quite a few (>700) bizarre/strange derivatives of the PRR GG1 locomotive.  He went on to state that these include steam turbine, gas turbine, and Diesel versions, in wheel arrangements from 0-4-0 to well, - totally ridiculous.  He has hosted these drawings at http://www.wideopenwest.com/~cbq9911 BUT they were ALL on one page!  Even with high-speed DSL, it took over 5 minutes to load the page!  At my urgent urging, Jeff immediately redid the page such that each category is now separate:

Centipedes - "radial truck" experiments taken to the extreme {indeed!},
    and entire radially tracking locomotive.
Critters - Industrial or small yard switchers.
Boxcabs
Diesels - PRR’s search for a diesel with the tracking qualities of a GG1
GG1 Variants
Rectifiers
GG7 Experimentals - GG7 series for passenger use on lines west expansion
    from Pittsburgh to Chicago
GG16 High Speed MU
(including the Catenary View and Pantagraph Springs cars!)
GGX Streamline Series
Gas Turbines - 3 families here based on -
    GE 4500 hp turbines(lumpy roofs),
    GE 8500 hp turbines (big square intakes on roofs)
    Jeff's own ideas, with multiple aircraft turbos
Steam Turbines
MU Sets*
Experimental Wheel arrangements - straight electric variants on the GG1,
    calf units, single enders, boosters, various wheel arrangements, etc.
Miscellaneous

* - the MU Sets folder has since been dropped and Boxcabs and MoW (Maintenance of Way) folders added.

For Delhaye fans, Jeff's "What's New page is a must-see!

Along with the first e-mail, Jeff sent along this image as a teaser, the GG7hi:

gg7h1
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

[Jeff's wheel arrangement system is a take-off on the Pennsy's, where A = 0-4-0 (0-B-0), B = 0-6-0 (0-C-0), C = 0-8-0 (0-D-0), F = 2-6-0. G = 4-6-0, H = 2-8-0, I = 2-10-0, J = 2-10-4, K = 4-6-2, L = 2-8-2, M = 4-8-2, GG = 4-6+6-4 (4-G+G-4), etc.]

I immediately got hooked and suggested a dome-lounge and a string of other varnish; Jeff immediately fired off this one:

gg16dome
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

Now, you should understand that Jeff's work (mania?) started with a site put up by a Swedish gentleman named Peter Cornéer, http://hem.bredband.net/petcor/.  Peter's site is simply amazing and well worth your while to visit.  Thereon, Jeff found the seminal Pennsy GG1 drawing in classic PRR passenger Tuscan Red:   rev (04 Jul 2017)

gg1
(Image by P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

which he thereupon converted to DGLE (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel - so-called "Brunswick Green", a Pennsy freight color often specified as a 55-gallon drum of black with a thimble-full of green stirred in):

gg1green
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

From these two seminal images grew the obsession!

As I told Jeff, are they ever contagious!  Witness my DD4 (I already have a DD3, if you recall):

dd4
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

There are so many possibilities to work with; here, for example, is Jeff's Z2wtf:

z2wtf
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

That, naturally, set me off again - my Z2 with a pan, and Z2 boxcab:

z2-w-pan
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

z2boxcab
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

Aargghh; he's got me hooked!

Still on 02 Apr, Jeff sent along a dome car which I thought was too rushed, so I created this BW version:

gg16d0me
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

Gawd, this is fun!  Whoo!  Jeff works fast, but so do I:

inggalls
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

The epitome of Ingalls turret cabs!  See what happens when Ingalls, the PRR, and the BW get together?  An Ersatz Ingalls!

Bet you never knew that before Philly's/Baldwin's/Altoona's P5a/R1 stylists and, later, Raymond Loewy got their hands on the design, Juniata built the prototype #4899-cum-4800 GG1 with a boxcab body:

gg1boxcb
(02 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

I've always wanted to do this!  It's all Jeff's fault, not that I needed Peter's or his images, but he got me going on this!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jeff.

Whil(e)(st) Jeff was working the night of 02/03 Apr, I was playing:

ggschnab
(03 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll, baby, scroll!]

A self-propelled schnabel!  Unfortunately, it didn't quite work for me.  Oh, well.  Mayhap back to the drawing board some time; I tried to change the color from red to Tuscan but there are too many shades and nooks and crannies; besides, the schnabel load arms are DB, NOT PRR.  You may notice that the inner ends can be coupled to run light.

While I was downloading Jeff's many images, I created the Queen Mary (PRR 47025) GG1:

qnmarygg
(03 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

I like that a little better.

Oh, I made a minor change to Jeff's Bi-Level:

gg16b1le
(03 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

Do you see it?

Then, on 04 Apr, Jeff changed the color on the schnabel load arms for me, from red to Tuscan, better'n I'd have done and I doctored it a bit more:

ggschntr
(04 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Now, THAT I like; thanks again, again, Jeff.

I did NOT like his P7 set, though, so:

p7_set
(04 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Had to try a Pennsy dual-service heavy-freight Triplex:

ggtriplx
(04 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

That Pennsy dual-service heavy-freight Triplex had a tendency to fish-tail, so the BW extended it to add a trailing truck:   new (05 Jul 2017)

ggtriplx2
Triplex II
(05 Jul 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

I was away for a week but got inspired on my return to try a GG1 steam turbine á là the UP coal turbine #80 (later #8080):

steamtrb
(12 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Norman Clubb, of Rhunian State Railways (RSR) fame, asked about a GG1 version of Big Liz, the 1914 2-C-C-2 monster jack-shaft electric boxcab; well an FF version of a GG1 ain't much, so I tried it and came up with the FF3 Lil' Liz:

ff3lillz
(15 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

However, an "I" "I" model might serve, so here's the II3 Big Liz II:

ii3bglz2
(15 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

Now, THAT's a fittin' successor to Big Liz.

After the Pennsy ran the II3 for a while, it's long wheelbase was deemed a bit stiff for yard and branchline conditions, even though the two engines were articulated, so the Ersatzs modified the body and main frame to articulate the whole locomotive:

ii3bglz3
(16 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

This configuration worked far better.

Hoo, boy (or girl)!  Something's been bothering me about the rear (right) end of the folded pan(tagraph)s and I finally figured it out; Jeff's gonna HATE me!  On Peter's GG1, there is a forward(left)-facing horn mounted on the windshield casing, overlapped by the pan knuckle:

gg1-horn dd4_horn
(Enlargement of image by P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

Well Jeff and I had slavishly copied that detail into our images; not having some 350 or so images to fix, I went right ahead and corrected it on my work copies:

gg1-horn dd4-horn
(16 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

and pieced that into those seven images above that needed it - the dome car, the DD4, the "original" GG1 boxcab, the Ingalls, the FF3, and the two II3s.  Jeff says he was aware of the "hidden" horn, and decided to leave it on most of the locomotives it appears on, as a backup/hostlers horn (!); it is no longer a bug, it has become a feature!

Thinking of other possibilities, why not a GG1-based electric 250-ton crane, with tender (the underframe of which may look familiar)?

gg1crane
(15 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Jeff caught me out on misaligned shadows on windows, doors, and ends; I really should be more careful.

It was originally my intent to post ALL of Jeff's images but, since he re-did his site, there's no need.  However, here's an (17 Apr 2008) image he sent me, inspired by my crane (above), that I really can't resist posting here:

rotarys
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

A double-ended electric rotary, with flanger, no less!  I may have to play with this one, though.  You DO know, don't you, that the real was a snow blower?  We shall see what the BW files might cough up.

Well, for one thing, a simple wedge plow added to Jeff's G10a:

g10-plow
(16 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Redecorated 20 Apr 2008]

Oversized horns to be heard over the racket of plowing.  What OSHA?

Long before Germany's Windhoff "CargoSprinter" or its British Rail MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) equivalent, or Dresden's "CarGoTram" (which runs between two VW plants), Germany cooked up what amounted to a powered baggage car, which gave the Ersatzs the idea of trying a self-propelled LCL unit for the Pennsy, based on the GG1 (of course):   new.gif (18 Apr 08)

gg1sprnt
(18 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved;
concept initiated by Dr. J-M. Hertzsch; revised 21 Apr 2008)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

For the occasional overload, a small baggage car was kept in reserve, as was a low-side gondola for oversize loads.

Ira Ersatz designed this lowered GG1 variant for mine service:

gg1-mine
(19 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Redecorated 20 Apr 2008]

How about a 2-4-6-8?

gg1-2468
(19 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

After a serious rear-ender, the loco was rebuilt with a boxcab back:

gg1_2468
(20 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

Of course, being the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha, we just HAD to have more Ersatz locos, so, from the 2-4-6-8, it was only to be expected that we would have a 2-4-6-8-10:

gg246810
(20 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Needless to say, Ira then HAD to design a 2-4-6-8-10-12:

gg246-12
(20 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

That should be about it for this series of monster locos (loco monsters?).

Oh, sure!  It seems that when containerization reared it's ugly head, George Ersatz urged brother Ira to get there "fustest with the mustest"; Ira went to the immensely-successful Sprinter to come up with the Pennsy's first high-speed branch-line container delivery system, the Stacker.  The basic GG1 derivative could handle any standard 20' container; for the occasional 40'er (or additional 20's), a special matching well-flat car was available:

gg1stack
(21 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Double-stacking was out of the question then because of low-wire clearance problems.

George found out that the Pennsy needed an inspection car for the electrified corridor and Ira came right up with the BW's Ersatz E10i:

e10inspc
(22 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

Perhaps THAT one should have been named Catenary View!  It has a small diesel and batteries in the short hood to carry it through gaps and areas with downed or deactivated wire.

The BW's collaboration with the Rhunian State Railways (RSR) led George to hear of a need for RSR brass to inspect both their electrified and non-electrified territory.  He introduced them to the PRR E10i and they loved it, but then-Chief Engineer Mikhail Rodnivacek nixed the idea because the E10i's little auxiliary diesel simply couldn't hack it in Rhunia's hill country.  Ira then hit on the novel idea of stretching a surplus RSR class 323-2a, converting it to oil firing, moving the fuel and water tanks into the space between the engines, and grafting on an E10i-style Directors' greenhouse:

323-2nsp
(22 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)

That combo, the BW/RSR 323-2i, hit the spot and, to my knowledge, the little steamer is still in service (I've never heard of its scrapping).

Jeff was inspired by all this to arrange a meeting at Ingalls between Raymond Loewy and Brooks Stevens, with this staggering result:

inspect
(Image courtesy J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved))

However, George Ersatz found out about it, set Ira to work, and this is the magnificent Berlinerwerke result:

inspecbw
(23 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

Now THAT is an inspection car!  :·)

When one of the Pennsy's top brass from Broad Street visited Montréal, he was quite taken by their old stepped-seating open trolley cars and casually asked George Ersatz if the Berlinerwerke could create a bigger version for the City of Brotherly Love.  Never at a loss for ideas, George put Ira to work on it and he thought of a stretched, open E10i inspection car:

gg1-open
(24 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)

No sooner said then done!  Each seat even has its own tinted windshield/screen (that baby was FAST!).

Jeff delivered a two-car electric MU Viewliner set designed especially to allow the passengers to view the Allegheny Scenery.  Based on the E10i Inspection car, this set was intended for the Horseshoe Curve area after the proposed electrification of the Middle Division (which, of course, never happened), so the Ersatzs ran it through the BW's shops for very minor modifications, including semi-permanent coupling, full height diaphragms to allow upper deck passage between sections, and redecoration as the "Kittanning View":

viewlinr
(24 Apr 2008 image by S. Berliner, III, after J. Delhaye, after P. Cornéer - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed long image for larger one and scroll away!]

Since it never ran west under its own power beyond Harrisburg to Altoona and Pittsburg (no wire), its entire short service life was restricted to the NE Corridor.

[The E10 and E10 training locos were moved from here to GG1 Apocrypha page 2 on 29 Apr 2008.]



As always, you know you can count on the BW to find totally-unbelievable info.


note-rt.gif - Any attempt to inject an element of reason into this series of pages will be forcibly rejected!


{Stay tuned!}


More tales follow on the Berlinerwerke GG1 Apocrypha Page 2.

[See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga.]

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!

 


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of this series of Berlinerwerke Apocrypha pages.


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).


If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible
and at the AW NUTS Magazine site, "A Publication of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society".

If you are air-minded (take that as you choose), you must see the Lion Air site!  I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!

Take your tongue out of your cheek and visit D. Dickens' The Patiala State Monorail Tramway site; whooie (and it's for real)!


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

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