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THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

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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 BW Apocrypha, RSR (Ruhnian State Railways) Apocrypha, and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages and the main Apocrypha index, they are now presented in full on separate pages; the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index) and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


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).


INDEX

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

On Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 0:
  PRR/BW DD3 Boxcab Triple-Power Diesel-Electric Locomotive 2-B+3-3+3-3+B-2.
  PRR/BW DD3 Boxcab Dual-Power   "Drei-Eis" Dry-Ice-Electric Locomotive 2-B+2-2+B-2.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1 dual-powered B-C.
  Berliners Bessere Biffi und Biffisch (moved from main BW Apocrypha Page on 11 Oct 04).
  Genesis Redivivus!.
  BW-BLW-GE-WEC-PRR GG2.

On Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 1:
  GC&E #13 13-truck Shay!
  4-Truck Heisler V8
  Steam Motorcars

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 2:
  PRR V1 Rocky 4-14-2.
  BW V2 Hiss Bomb.
  PRR Genesis Engine (unlikely!).
  PRR Centipede Engine 4-D-D-4 (even more unlikely, but oh, 'tis true, 'tis true!).
  "Big Hooker" double-ended 250-ton Tunnel Crane
        and new pix of NYC 2x120-ton prototype.
  Super Garratt, BW-UP Garratt Boy, and BW-UP Bigger Boy.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 3:
  BW Climaxiii
  Double-Sided Shays.
  Piker and Oscar.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 4:
  Soviet Class AA20 4-14-4!
  Parker Parodies - loco research by Karen Parker
        (moved to BW Guest Apocrypha Page 2 on 16 Jan 04).
  Pennsy Multiplex - the fabled Wopsononock Class YNOT 2-4-6-8-10-12.
  BW/Lima/C&O T-6 4-14-6 Doppelgänger.
  BW/PRR Zoo 4-14-6 Doppelgänger.
  BW-EMD F-45 and FP-45 Variations.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 5:
  BW/PRR ASS 0-4-4-0 Articulated Switcher.
  BW/PRR AA½ 0-2-2-0 Articulated Switcher.
  BEDT #1718 0-4-4-0T Articulated Tank Switcher
  BEDT #1920 0-6-6-0T Articulated Tank Switcher.
  BW/PRR GBBG1 4-C-C+C-C-4.
  BW/PRR E44, E22, and E11 Electrics.
  BW/EMD GM6c, GM4b, GM2a.
  BW/PRR RCCR1 4-D+D-D+D-4 "Millipede".
  BW/PRR BP120 4-D-D+D-D+D-D+D-D-4 "Millipede II".

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 6:
  BW/Baldwin/PRR Oil-Fired Turbine-Electric Class CCCC.
        [Moved from page 5 on 11 Oct 04 and expanded.]
  BW/Baldwin/PRR Class T3 Oil-Fired Cab-Forward.
  BW/Baldwin/Virginian 2-4-6-8-10-12 Multiplex.
  The ELEGARNT (Elegant Energy-Efficient Elephant-Garratt)
  12,000HP SD90MAC2.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 7:
  9,000HP GE-BW Turbine (B-B+B-B)-(B-B+B-B)-T.
  9,000HP UP Turbine (B-B+B-B)-T-(B-B+B-B).
  12,000HP GE-BW Turbine [(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)+(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)]-[(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)+(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)]-T.
  16,000HP GE-BW Turbine (C-C+C-C)-(C-C+C-C)-T.
  20,000HP GE-BW Turbine (D-D+D-D)-(D-D+D-D)-T.
  18,000HP GE-BW Turbine (D-D)-(D-D)-T.
  PRR S3 6-10-6 Turbine.
  PRR BH50T 2-D+D-2 Centipede Turbine #5821.
  PRR HH2 1-D+D-1.
  Shay Geared Handcar.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 8:
  CP/MLW/BW Super Selkirk 2-10-10-4.
  CP/MLW/BW Super Selkirk 2-10-10-6.
  CP/BW Super Duper Selkirk (Auld Kirk) 2-4-6-8-10-12.
  PRR/Baldwin/BW 8-8-8-8 Duplexii.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 9:
  Apocryphal Miscellany, including the
  ALCo-BW FA/B-0.1 and PA/B-0.1, the
  FM-BW CPAB2.4-5, the
  EMD-BW FL-0.9, the
  ALCo-GE-IR MILW OF-5, and the
  BW-ALCo-Heisler RS-1DPH

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 10:
  More Apocryphal Miscellany, including the
  NPC/BW (4-4)+4 Cab Forward Articulated.
  Whiting Track Speeder with JAP engine.
  Vulc-Hand Crank-Pneumatic Handcar.
  Ruhnian State Railways's 665A-001.
  PRR Zippo Hippo.
  Poppet Valves and Worse

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 11:
  Ruhnian State Railways - con't'd..
  ALCo-BW DH-16220 "Big Time" A-B-C-D+E-F+G-H
  ALCo-BW DH-16220 "Big Time II" A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H
  ALCo-BW DH-18240 "Big Time III" A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I
  BW 2-4-6-8-10-12 "Shayntipede" 6-TruckLogger

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 12:
  BW-Moldover A-B-C-D-E-F-G Scale Test Car
  BW 6-truck V8 Heisler 2-4-6-8-10-12
  ALCo-BW Centipede Scale Test Car
  BW-PRR RT1 Compound
  BW-Ingalls-GM&O Turret-Cabs

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 13:
  Erie #2800 Camelback 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone
  Erie #2900 Camelback 2-10-10-4
  ALCo RS-415 and RSC/RSD-615
  ALCo FA-1P with pony trucks.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1/PFA-1.
  ALCo-GE-BW PFA-1.5.
  ALCo-GE-BW PFABC-1.

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 14:
  12,0000HP AC12GEVO.
  8,800HP AC88GEVO.
  Very Early GEVO Boxcab.
  8,800HP AC88CW.
  12,0000HP AC12CW.
10,0000HP AC10GEVO.
  Ruhnian State Rwys 465B Push-Pull.
  Ruhnian State Rwys 465C V8.
  Milwaukee Tripolar EP-2T.
  Ruhnian State Rwys 465W Wankel.
  RSR 465H Heisler Beyer-Garratt.
  RSR 465Ha Heisler Beyer-Garratt.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 15:

  RSR 46.5 Heisler.

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).


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.


EVEN MORE APOCRYPHAL MISCELLANY


12,000HP AC12GEVO - I seem to have completely forgotten to mention that the son of famed BerlinerWeerke designer, Ira Ersatz, Ira, Jr., now works for the BW and, inspired by Josh Moldover's 10,00HP AC100 on his great The Railroad Paint Shop, came up with a 12,000HP version, the AC12GEVO:

BW-GE 12,000HP AC12GEVO
(29 Jan 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1997 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

8,800HP AC88GEVO - as we all know, the UP, for which the AC12GEVO was intended, lost interest in giant double units, so Ira, Jr., came up with this single-chassis 8,80HP double engined monster, the AC88GEVO:

BW-GE 8,800HP AC88GEVO
(29 Jan 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1997, 1999 image © J. Moldover, as modified by R. Wilson-Shea - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

Oddly enough, there was a MUCH older GEVO that seems to have completely escaped public notice; that was the repowering of an early GE-IR 108-ton boxcab oil-electric with a DeLaVergne VO-1000 engine, the GEVO-1000:

Boxcab GEVO
(29 Jan 07 image by and © 2006 S. Berliner, III after image © 2004 by S. Berliner, III, after image © 1998 by J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

8,800HP AC88CW - the direct predecessor of the D-D AC88GEVO was a much-smaller 8,800P wide cab unit lacking all the emission controls and all the space they required:

BW-GE 8,800HP AC88CW
(31 Jan 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1997, 1999 image © J. Moldover, as modified by R. Wilson-Shea - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

12,000HP AC12CW - Bypassing the GEVO series, with its low-emission engines, Ira, Jr. had come up with a new version of the D-D wide cab AC88CW.  Simply by utilizing the greatly-improved aspiration of the AC12GEVO in the AC88CW, and including the dual exhaust system of that unit, he was able to tweak 6,000HP out of each engine and sold a few before the EPA caught up with him:

BW-GE 12,000HP AC12CW
(31 Jan 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1997, 1999 image © J. Moldover, as modified by R. Wilson-Shea - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

10,000HP AC10GEVO - two reasons the AC88GEVO wasn't instantly accepted were the tremendous load on the axle bearings, even though they were larger than normal, and the huge fuel tank.  To counter this and to accomodate an increase to 10,000HP, Ira, Jr. went, at R. Hass's instigation, from the D-D trucks to a B-C+C-B truck arrangement:

BW-GE 10,000HP AC10GEVO
(31 Jan 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1997 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

Moving fuel up between the frame rails allowed a shorter tank to hold more fuel, still more than enough for a coast-to-coast move.


Ruhnian State Railways Class 465B Push-Pull - it appears that I neglected to post the discovery in the voluminous BW files of yet another Ira Ersatz design for the RSR, the RSR-Berlinerwerke 465B unit which was an oil-fired, reversible, semi-boxcab version of the RSR's esteemèd Artur Gorote's great 465A, with a partial skyline casing, inspired by the 1904 Prussian State Railway 4-4-4 steam boxcab (with a boxcab tender, no less!) and designed jointly by Gorote and Ira Ersatz of the Berlinerwerke:

RSR-BW 465C
(ca. 29 Dec 06 image by and © 2006/7 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Note that the tender weight distribution had to be revised to accomodate the oil, greater water capacity, and the rear cab.  The oil burner was fully automated in standard BW fashion; the center cab was primarily used for maintenance and for supervisors and visiting brass.  [Other RSR-BW designs may be found on BW Apocrypha pages 10 and 11.]


Rhunian State Railways Class 465C V8 - Ira Ersatz, Jr., was opposed to the RSR's Class 465A 6-cylinder triple-expansion compound motor express passenger locomotive designed by Artur Gorote, with its opposed piston steam engine.  Borrowing heavily from the Heisler system, he redesigned one of his father's 465B "push-pulls" with his own 135° V8 engine, utilizing a very-short-stroke, large-piston design; by dropping the incredibly-complex and high-maintenance RSR engine, with its steam motor and nightmare valving, in favor of more-traditional piston engine and valves, the new 465C was a mechanic's dream and very well received at the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe shops.  By special arrangement with the BW, here is a copy of Ira, Jr.'s elevation drawing:

RSR-BW 465C
(17 Mar 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Because the eight big cylinders were such short stroke, they gave a much smoother ride than standard two-cylinder steamers.  Although the drive shaft is hidden inside the frame in this view, if you look carefully, you can see the big Hypoid gear boxes on each axle.

The efficiency and power of this unit gave George Ersatz, II, the idea that it might fly in the United States, so he had his cousin make up a demo unit for export.  Always the innovators, even under the ægis of parent MTA, and push-pull pioneers, the Long Island Rail Road tried it out; while it didn't displace diesels, it put up a really good show:

LIRR-BW 465C
(18 Mar 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

How exciting for steam fans to have watched the 600 at speed on the LIRR Main Line!


Milwaukee Tripolar EP-2T - A discussion amongst the devotees of Karen Parker re an HO FM CPA24-5 5-axle C-Liner I have on order in the LIRR Tichy or Goodfellow scheme (and an undec. FL-9 on order which I will fake in either of those liveries - no MTA silver and blue for me!) led to the idea of a New Haven EP-5 in the McGinnis scheme (which I like but am not about to attempt).  That then resulted in a query about a CM&StP EP-2 Bipolar in McGinnis (which appalled me) but got me thinking.  Just as the BW had built a DD3 for the Pennsy, so Ira Ersatz also built a triple-power EP-2T for the Milwaukee Road.  He added a pair of souped up Baldwin VO-1000 diesels, supercharged and upgraded to 1,800HP, bracketing a 3,480HP EP-2 Bipolar electric modified with powerful battery banks so it could run on overhead (or third rail), batteries (briefly), or diesel:

Milw. EP-2T Tripolar
(04 Apr 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after R. Ruesch/Engine Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

I wish to thank der Herr Roland Ruesch for specific written permission to utilize his superb drawings in my research into the oddities from the Berlinerwerke; you really have to see his amazing and impressive collection of locomotive drawings at the Engine Shop (real locos)!


Ruhnian State Railways Class 465W Wankel - the Deutches Bundesbahn (German Railways) rather liked Artur Gorote's Class 465C V-8 but was opposed to the vibration inherent in piston-engined steam.  Once again Ira Ersatz, Jr., came up with a neat solution.  Licensing from Wankel, he came up with a variant utilizing large, steam-powered Wankel engines with hollow shafts, fitted to each main driving axle via coaxial torque convertors.  There was ample room between the boiler and chassis for high- and low-pressure steam lines and the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe shops had no trouble producing the unit.  Here, courtesy once again of the BW archives, is the Class 465W in DB livery:

RSR-BW DB 465W
(06 Apr 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Although the RSR itself never ran the 465W, the DB used it extensively between Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Kropplenburg in Ruhnia.


Ruhnian State Railways Class 465H Heisler Beyer-Garratt - the South African Railways also liked Artur Gorote's Class 465C V-8 but wanted double the power in a single locomotive, so Ira, Jr., was called in and the result was a massive Class 465H Heisler-powered Beyer-Garratt:

RSR-BW SAR 465H
(07 Apr 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]
The boiler barrel was made extra-strong to hold its own wet weight plus absorb full draft and buff, obviating the need for a sub-frame.

The two-axle trucks under the boiler of the 465H proved inadequate for the task after a few years of service and three-axle trucks were substituted:

RSR-BW SAR 465Ha
(07 Jun 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Hey, even though this IS posted on 01 Apr 2008, it's for real!  The V-engines above are not so fanciful, after all!  Here is the actual 0-4-0+0-4-0 V-4 Hunslet geared loco built for the 2' narrow gauge of Natal, South Africa:   new.gif (01 Apr 08)

2'NGHunsletV4
(image courtesy of D. Self - all rights reserved)
[from Doug Self's fabulous Loco Locos site]

The V-4 is slung between the engine trucks, just under the boiler.  Truth IS a thousand times stranger than fiction (not that there might be ANY fiction on these pages, eh?)!


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!}


Because the BW Apocrypha, RSR (Ruhnian State Railways) Apocrypha, and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages and the main Apocrypha index, they are now presented in full on separate pages; the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index) and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


More tales follow on the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 15.

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!

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.


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)!

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)!



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