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Apocrypha Continuation Page 20


THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

BW Key

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).


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 Doppelg´┐Żnger.
  BW/PRR Zoo 4-14-6 Doppelg´┐Żnger.
  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 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 (19 May 07; moved from page 15 on 21 May 07)
  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 the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation 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
  5-Axle Sea-Liner
  Eerie-Built
  Big John
  T-Boiler Shay
  Mallet
  Forneycator
  Bald Wynn
  General Electric
  General Electric Transformer Car
  General Electric EB10b Electric Loco
  347HP Fairmont V-8 Speeder

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 19:
  RSR DD2 Banker (moved from BW Apoc. page 18 on 18 Mar 08)
  RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker (moved from BW Apoc. page 18 on 18 Mar 08)
  PRR Centipede Repowerings

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 20:
  Chinese System.
  Rail Cyclops.
  Olsen Electric.
  C&TS Rotary VEH.
  BW-Budd RDC Business Cars.
  BW-Baldwin Triple-Power Centipede.


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.


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.


ADDITIONAL APOCRYPHA


Chinese System - Art Wheeler took a whole slew of superb color photos of orange, yellow, and blue/black post-merger Chessie System locos (all diesel, except for RDG #2101), which Bill Volkmer showed as a Power Point presentation and was kind enough to share with others (including lucky lil' ol' me and MNR's Wayne Koch).  The last image was of a loco with a loco mis-stenciling for the Cheesie System:

CheesieSystem
(A. Wheeler image courtesy of W. D. Volkmer - all rights reserved)

Well, THAT got the so-called brain cells firing!  The first out of the box was this Chinese System version:

ChineseSystem
(A. Wheeler image courtesy of W. D. Volkmer, doctored by SBIII - all rights reserved)

As soon as Wayne saw that, he fired back this Take Out one:

ChSysTakeOut
(A. Wheeler image courtesy of W. D. Volkmer, doctored by SBIII and W. Koch - all rights reserved)

Couldn't let that go by unchallenged (unchanged?), so:

ChSysWokOil
(A. Wheeler image courtesy of W. D. Volkmer, doctored by SBIII and W. Koch AND SBIII - all rights reserved)

That set of a firestorm in the poor brain:

ChSysWokOil1

ChSysWokOil2

ChSysWokOil3

ChSysWokOil4
(cropped from A. Wheeler image courtesy of W. D. Volkmer,
doctored by SBIII and W. Koch AND SBIII - all rights reserved
but to whom and why?)

I think that's about enough of this.


You may not know of Stan Mott's fabulous CYCLOPS automobile, with a whole series of Cyclops railcars now posted, but here's a shot of a Cyclops speeder spotted (alliterative, eh?) at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore:

RailCyclops
(Berlinerwerke Art Dept. photo - all rites reserved)

It's replete with the obligatory Lucas P-100 headlamp and is liberally patched with pieces cut from Cinzano signs.


The Olsen Electric - Fred Olsen came up with this one and the BW jumped on it.  Using a pair of surplus ALCo Centipede tenders with GE electric components and salvaged cabs from SP Baldwin AC-12 cab-forward steamers, the BW made up this very-heavy electric (which looks vaguely like an electric version of the British Southern Railway Leader Class):

OlsenElectric
(Berlinerwerke Art Dept. diagram - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger image.

For additional traction, all axles were driven, resulting in a B-E+E-B configuration.  Although the unit was extensively demonstrated on many railroads, with rather great success, Mr. Olsen was unable to obtain any production orders.


There's nothing really new here but the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, famed as the successor to the D&RGW narrow gauge, which has steam rotary OY on the property, seems to have discovered another rotary:

C&TSRotaryVEH
(Berlinerwerke Art Dept. photo - all rites reserved)

Oy, veh!


A very wealthy gentleman (that leaves me out) saw my unfinished HO RDC business car and decided he wanted the real thing for himself, so he prevailed on Ira Ersatz, Jr., and Budd to collaborate on this truly magnificent vehicle:

RDCBusinessCar
(09 Mar 2009 image by, and © 2009 by S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger image.

If you're really lucky, you might spot it in Grand Central, Union Station, or LAUPT (although I doubt it).

That job so inspired the BW's Ira Ersatz, Jr., that he built a smaller version of it, the BW-Budd RDC-0.07 for his dad and uncle and cousin George, Jr. (and himself, of course) to use when out on the road to impress clients:

MiniRDCBusinessCar
(09 Mar 2009 image by, and © 2009 by S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger image.

It took a good bit of tuning to get the suspension to where a long, high-speed ride was bearable but it sure is fun to ride!


You probably know of the (in)famous 1945-48 Baldwin DR-12-8-1500 "CENTIPEDE", a monstrous 3,000HP 2-D+D-2 (4-8+8-4) diesel sold originally to the Seaboard Air Line as single units, then to the Pennsy in semi-permanently coupled 6,000HP A-A pairs (class BP60/BH50), and lastly to the Norte de Mexico as single units.  They did not give very good service, being notoriously hard to maintain, and all were scrapped out by 1962 or thereabouts.  Those huge locos were incredible enough but did you know that they were preceded by a 1943 prototype intended to be powered by EIGHT transversely-mounted V-8 diesel engines!  Only four engines ever got installed and the loco was a flop but SAL personnel saw it derelict in the Baldwin yard and liked the concept enough to order the beast revamped with two big straight eights in each single unit.

Well, it has always been thought that that was the end of the Centipede but it's simply not so!  NdeM had Baldwin rework their units ca. 1952, boosting their engines to 1,600HP each, and they were passable so the Ersatzes worked with Baldwin to correct the remaining problems.  The only trouble was that the bad rep the Centipedes had gained kept any road from ordering them.  George Ersatz had a brainstorm; if the units could be equipped with pantographs AND third rail shoes, they would be Triple-Power locos and would be attractive to long-haul roads running into big cities, epsecially those with tunnel entry such as New York City (PRR, NYNH&H, NYC, for example).  BLW quickly made up a demo unit, #6060 (the original had been works #6000) and launched it with much fanfare.  It had a B-unit, since there was no need to turn it, and here is a photo recently uncovered in the BW Art Dept.'s voluminous files:

BLW#6060
[30 Nov 2010 image by, and © 2010 by S. Berliner, III, after
(and with abject apologies to) Charles A. Brown and Don Ross - all rights reserved]

Like the PRR FF-2 ex-GN electric motors, the #6060 had to run with both pans raised when under wire to handle all that juice safely.

Unfortunately for George Ersatz and the Baldwin Locomotive Works, ol' George was dead wrong and not one single order resulted; this expensive fiasco may have been a major factor in the early demise of the Baldwin locomotive.

Oh, wow!  An old erection drawing of the DR-12-8-1600/2 tri-power Centipede just turned up:

CentClBP64b
[03 Dec 2010 image by, and © 2010 by S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

It clearly shows that Ira had the Pennsy in mind, since he labelled it "BP64B".

Better yet, the BW Archives disgorged actual PRR class drawings of the BP64B:

CentClBP64b  CentClBP64a
(click on humbnailed images for bigger pictures)
[04 Dec 2010 images by, and © 2010 by S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

There's even an elevation rendering of the BP64B:

CentClBP60b
(click on thumbnailed image for larger image.)
[04 Dec 2010 image by, and © 2010 by S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

Sure looks as if it was a serious matter; too bad it never flew.



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


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 21.


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
[The AW NUTS Magazine site of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society is no longer available.]

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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