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Apocrypha Continuation Page 17


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 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 2004).
  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 2003)
  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 2004).
  Pennsy Multiplex - the fabled Wopsononock Class YNOT 2-4-6-8-10-12.
  BW/Lima/C&O T-6 4-14-6 Doppelg�nger.
  BW/PRR Zoo 4-14-6 Doppelg�nger.
  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 2004 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 the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation 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 2007)
  UP Little Boy.
  UP Tiniest Boy
  BR 35.3FV.
  RSR 164b 6-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco..
  RSR 815a 10-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco..
  AT&SF #8668 2-4-6-8-10 Malllettt Articklllated Locolocomotive
      with Dual-Double Ball-Jernted Berler.
  AT&SF #88 2-2-2-2 Micro-Mallet and #99 2-2-2-2-2 Micro-Triplex Mallet
      Articulated Locomotives with Double Ball-Jointed Boilers.
  GE-BW 44-ton Cabin (Cab-in?) Switcher
  Wonderful One-Hoss Shay

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 17:
  Some Climax (Anti-Climax?)!
  LIRR Cabin Car 12
  Vulcan
  Davenport
  One-Horse Shay
  Baldwin CENTipede
  RSR and PRR Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts
  PRR/FM/BW OP 0-4-4-0T
  Oscar Mayer Meyer 0-4-4-0T
  RSR T900-10r Super Tanker

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 18:
  PRR Baldwin Shark


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


SOME CLIMAX (Anti-Climax?)!  I was asked what I would really like for a present and I, already having a Shay and a Heisler, immediately replied, "A Climax, please."  Apparently I wasn't quite specific enough, taking it for granted that it would be in HO (or even Z) and a geared logging engine; instead, this is what I got:

Climb Axe
(28 Sep 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

It's a "CLIMB AXE"!  Now, it did come mounted on a through-well flat and a drop-center flat, and I'm really into heavy-load cars, and I know I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but I'm not INTO Garden Scale (nor mountain climbing, either, for that matter)!  I could brain the donor with the axe, of course, but let's show a little gratitude around here!


LIRR Cabin Car 12 - OOPS!  Seems there was a little misunderstanding over at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum when the volunteer woodworkers were asked to repair vandalism to LIRR cabin car #12!

LIRR Cabin Car #12
(08 Oct 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

I "logged" on and that's a cabin car, all right!

"Cabin Car" is a PRR term; it may well have originated with the Pennsy.  Almost everyone associated in any way with railroads knows it means "Caboose":

Caboose
(09 Oct 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III; doctored from '46 Dodge railcar photo by SB,III - all rights reserved)

I "horned" in and that's a caboose, all right!  That's some hood ornament - looks like the Dodge "rammed" it!


To go along with some of the other smaller locomotive manufacturers listed on these pages, here are the Vulcan (a motor loco) and the Davenport (a side-saddle tanker):

Vulcan

Davenport
(01 Dec 2007 images by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The Davenport was run by the Davenport Industrial Railroad in Australia.

In addition, carrying forward from the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, there is also a One-Horse Shay:

1HorseShay
(01 Dec 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[cab side panel revised 04 Dec 2007]

One horse(power) doesn't sound like much but it's a very-slow-speed crawler and served the South Negros Sugar Company well as their Number One (my, wouldn't North Negros Sugar have been surprised!).


For Christmas 2007, I asked Santa to bring me an HO Baldwin Centipede but the poor, old, overworked guy misunderstood, with this rather strange result:

CENTipede
(14 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Since I still run brass rail, electrical contact to the wheels is really great, but pitting is a major problem.


Meyer 0-4-4-0T Locos - Reading Ron Ziel's "Steam Beneath the Red Star", I ran across a number of "cute" little Meyer 0-4-4-0T locos, which set me looking in the BW files; here's an Ira Ersatz job he ran off for the Ruhnian State Railways, the RSR Class 323-2A 4-Cylinder Shunting Locomotive, based on the Class 323A 2-Cylinder Shunting Locomotive designed by Bela Šahlmeti and built by Stephenson in 1920:

RSR323-2A
(19 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The Saxon Railways had a smaller 0-4-4-0T which passed along to the Deutsches Reichsbahn and the Deutsches Bundesbahn as their Class 98 0 (page 74 in Zeil):

98001 98001 98001 98006

98 001 (left and two center photos) survives.

The RSR liked that design and Frihdrik Telov had Ira make up a similar unit based on Karel Belčamin's old 1904 C-9 0-6-0T:

RSRC9-2
(19 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The Class C9-2 worked well enough but was not placed in production.  However, the Pennsy heard of it from George Ersatz and commissioned the BW to make a bigger Class AAM5 Meyer unit from the same A5 and C1 components as the famed Class ASS:

PRRAAM5
(19 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Although the unit was quite successful, Pennsy Maintenance rejected it because of the inherent difficulty in cylinder repair.


When Fairbanks-Morse heard of the rejection of #1918, they prevailed upon George Ersatz to have Ira rework it into an experimental OPPOSED-PISTON steamer, PRR Class AAOP5:

PRRAAPO5
(20 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

If you thought the AAM5 was a maintenance nightmare, you should have seen the fits the Penssy went through just trying to get the rebuilt loco, with its rigid wheelbase and monster cylinders, through its trials - fuhgedaboudit!  She was quickly consigned to scrap, with Ira blaming F-M and F-M blaming Ira.


As soon as the Oscar Mayer Weiner PR people heard of the demise of the AAM5, completely misunderstanding the significance of the Meyer design, as well as totally overlooking the different spelling of the name, they quickly contacted PRR Surplus Assets and acquired the chassis, with this staggering result:   new.gif (21 Jan 08)

PRRAAPO5
(20 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

[Just so's ya know, Meyer was Jean Jacques Meyer (1804-1877), a Frenchman who took out a patent on the design of double-bogeyed articulated locos in 1861, and Oscar Ferdinand Mayer (1859-1955) was a German immigrant who started out, with his brother, Gottfried, selling wrsts in the German neighborhood of Chicago in 1883 (this was their worst wrst).]


The RSR'as 37,500 litre Type T266-10r Tank Wagon designed by Artur Gorote and built in 1981 by the RSR Works in Bevice-Akohnie, Ruhnia, was nowhere near adequate enough for the huge surge in popularity of the "Chelmrskya" brand of all-day suckers from the AMŠUNT works in Kalmorska.  In order to meet the increased demand for sweetener for the new candy, Piotr Furahtine, the RSR's new Chief Engineer, asked the BW to help and Ira Jr. responded with a design for Europe's biggest tanker, the 190,000 litre Type T900-10r, which was eagerly accepted:

T900-10r
(21 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

The car is far too big for Ruhnia's branch lines but the Bevice-Akohnie works, which fabricated the monster under Furahtine's direction, and both AMŠUNT's Kalmorska candy factory and the nearest river port, Schmininiik, where sweetener is unloaded, are all on the RSR main, where clearance is adequate (barely).

Just for comparison, here are the T266-10r and T900-10r together:

T266&900
(21 Jan 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)


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 18.

[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!

 


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.


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).

[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)!



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