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Apocrypha Continuation Page 15


THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

BW Key

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).


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 {moved from preceding page 07 Mar 99}.
  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 (moved here from page 1 on 19 Apr 03)
  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.

* - in addition to Karen's wild and wonderful fancies, you might also enjoy Andrea Luigi Meneghini's fantastic Da Vinci Rails site (and see my version of his BR 53, the BR 35.3, below).

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 the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 14:
  12,0000HP GEVO.
  8,800HP GEVO.
  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.

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 15:
  RSR 46.5 Heisler.
  BW/EMD Model 40-series.
  4-Truck Shays.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 16:
  BR 35.3 (moved from page 15 on 21 May 07)
  UP Little Boy.

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.


YET EVEN MORE APOCRYPHAL MISCELLANY


Ruhnian State Railways Class 46.5 Heisler - Artur Gorote's Class 465C V-8 Heisler drive proved so successful that the Ruhnian State Railways, after consulting with the ever-ebullient George Ersatz, II, commissioned his cousin, Ira Ersatz, Jr., to come up with a far-smaller version for local, high-speed, branch-line service.  It didn't take long for the BW and the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe shops to produce the popular little Singular Class 46.5 2-2-2 (1-1-1 in Ruhnia):

RSR-BW 46.5
(08 Apr 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)

The Singular ran all over the off-the-beaten-track of the RSR and many examples are still in active service in the far reaches of the system.


BW/EMD Model 40-series - EMD's neat little Model 40 industrial switcher, of which only 11 were built from 1940 through 1943 (war babies) and of which only 5 survive (a huge proportion), generated a whole slew of related proposal drawings for boxcab and semi-boxcab versions; we at the BW happen to know that Ira Ersatz did these under contract to EMD.  The Model 40 was powered by twin General Motors 6-71 150HP in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines which spun a single, centrally-mounted generator, with one engine rotating in opposition to the other (good thing!).  Ira's drawings for the Models 40A, 40B, 40C, 40H, and 4040, 5440 (or fight), and 5445 follow:

BW/EMD Mod 40A
[Not only were rail jacks recommended but two-shelf tight-lock
couplers were VERY strongly recommended.]

BW/EMD Mod 40B

BW/EMD Mod 40H
(26-27 Jan 07 images by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1999 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

BW/EMD Mod 40
(for reference only - 1999 The Railroad Paint Shop image by and © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

BW/EMD Mod 40C

BW/EMD Mod 40D

BW/EMD Mod 4040

BW/EMD Mod 5440

BW/EMD Mod 5445
(26-27 Jan 07 images by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1999 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

It's not terribly hard to see why EMD was somewhat less than enthused over Ira's efforts.

Later, the BW worked openly with EMD to develop another line; here are Ira's drawings of the BW-EMD Models 5, 10, 20, 60, and 80, bracketing the EMD Model 40:

BW/EMD Mod 5

BW/EMD Mod 10

BW/EMD Mod 20
(08-23 Apr 07 images by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1999 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

BW/EMD Mod 40
(for reference only - 1999 The Railroad Paint Shop image by and © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

BW/EMD Mod 60

BW/EMD Mod 80
(08-23 Apr 07 images by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1999 image

BW/EMD Mod 40
(for reference only - 1999 The Railroad Paint Shop image by and © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

The Model 5 has a pair of 1-71s, 1-cylinder versions of the GM 6-71, the Model 10 has a pair of 2-71s, and the 20 a pair of 4-71s; the Model 60 sports a pair of 6-71s (V-6s) and the Model 80 a pair of 8-71s (V-8s).

Speaking of the the BW's "fabled DDP45", as I do at the top of each Apocrypha page, it seems that Ira, in his dotage, completely misunderstood brother George when the design studies for the DDP45 were initiated and created a DD40 for EMD and the UP:

BW/EMD Mod DD40
(12 Sep 07 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - after 1999 image © J. Moldover - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

"DD40"?  That's a DD40?  Ooops!  Poor ol' Ira.


4-Truck Shays - when the West Side Lumber Company's 3-truck Shay proved so successful, rival East Side Lumber Company wanted to go them one better with greater capacity between stops and had Ira Ersatz design a 4-truck Shay with an enormous tank for ESLCo.  Using all standard Shay components, Ira quickly came up with ESLCo's No. 51:

ESLCo4TrkShay51
(05 May 07 Drawing by SB,III after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paint Shop - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on original 3-truck Shay outline by Brad Johnson and Jobst Brandt.)

[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

World-famous Coocoos Bay Lumber Company liked the design but had had a lot of trouble with the front truck derailing on their Shays on really-rough woods trackage; they wanted less weight on the front truck.  George Ersatz sold them on the idea of a new and different 4-truck Shay concept which Ira speedily reduced to practice; CBLCo. No. 69:

CBLCo4TrkShay69
(05 May 07 Drawing by SB,III after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paint Shop - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on original 3-truck Shay outline by Brad Johnson and Jobst Brandt.)

[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

Note that the steam line was piped through the cisterns to keep the water warm; while the design worked as planned, and rerailing was far easier, for some funny reason, no other lumber outfit or RR ever ordered this design, which the Ersatz's thought was ever-so-clever.


Karen Parker reminded me of Couscous Bay and that rang a bell - sure enough, there WAS a company with a confusingly similar name, in the lignin business, named the Couscous Bay Lignin Company, and they also had a 4-truck Shay designed by Ira Ersatz.  This one, Couscous Bay #22, was REALLY unique; it burned the very lignin it hauled, in the form of powdered couscous, which was pumped dry from the cistern to the firebox:

CBLCo4TrkShay22
(05 May 07 Drawing by SB,III after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paint Shop - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on original 3-truck Shay outline by Brad Johnson and Jobst Brandt.)

[Thumbnailed - click on picture for larger image.]

How's THAT for efficiency?


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


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.

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


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 Apocrypha Continuation Page .

[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!


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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