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Apocrypha Continuation Page 28


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.


INDEX

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

The full BW Apocrypha Index is now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index page (including the BW Guest Apocrypha Index).

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 25:
  Canadian GE ES44 USCG #8858.
  BW ACE 4000-1
  BW RDC-2B
  BW RDC-2PO
  BW RDC-0PO (15 Feb 2013)
  Modern Burdick Nightmare!
  Camelbacks, Mother Hubbards,.Centercabs, and Dromedarybacks. (31 Aug 2012)
  Some Bizarre Boxcabs. (06 Oct 2012)
  Baldwin/BW Millipede. (30 Jan 2013)
  Baldwin/BW Millipede Switchers. (15 Feb 2013)
  Baldwin/BW Beslerpede Streamlined Besler High-Speed Passenger Steamer
    [(4-2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2-4)+(4-2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2-4)]. (20 Aug 2013)

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 26:
  C&O Ersatz Super Allegheny 2-8-8-8. (07 Dec 2013)
  C&O Ersatz Super Allegheny 2-8-8-8 update.   new.gif (18 Mar 2017)
  PRR-BW JJ1 2-10+10-4 Ersatz Twin-Texas. (05 Jan 2014)
  D&H 0-10-10-0 Malllet Articullated Lllocomotive. (16 Dec 2014)
  GE 8,500HP Hybrid Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive. (06 Feb 2015)
  1922/40 Plymouth Diesel. (10 May 2015)
  Articulated PCC Car. (19 Jun 2015)
  NYC Superpower 2-10-4 #3800. (20 Jul 2015)
  BW/EMD Dual-Power ESD90MAC. (28 Dec 2015)
  BW/ALCo VGN "Big 12" 2-12-12-2-12-8. (28/31 Jan 2016)
  BW/ALCo NYC "Champlain" 4-10-6. (31 Jan 2016)

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 27:
  UP 9090 BW/ALCo 4-Cylinder Super Union Pacific 4-12-4 (04 Feb 2016).
  Steam Business Car (24 May 2016).
  SF 5050 4-10-10-6 (25 Oct 2016).
  The Hearseler Geared Loco (16 Dec 2016).
  Deltic II Locomotive.   new.gif (02 Feb 2017)
  17 Miles Back from Nowhere.   new.gif (09 Mar 2017)
  Hot Air Tank Car.   new.gif (20 Mar 2017)
  BW-PRR UU1 2-D+D-2 Electric Box Motor.   new.gif (10 Jun 2017)

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 28:   new.gif (12 Jun 2017)
  BW-PRR DD5 2-B+B-2 Electric Motor.   new.gif (12 Jun 2017)
  BW-ALCo PABC-III.   new.gif (12 Jun 2017)
  BW-ALCo PFA-1.   new.gif (13 Jun 2017)
  ALCo 5-Axle DL-104 Black Maria II.   new (04 Jul 2017)
  ALCo Three Truck DL-500-3.   new (04 Jul 2017)
  ALCo Two Truck DL-500-2.   new (04 Jul 2017)
  UP 4-12-4.   new (04 Jul 2017)
  BW-Altoona PRR Q3 4-6-6-4 Duplex.   new.gif (22 Apr 2018)
  BW-Altoona PRR Q4 4-8-8-4 Duplex.   new.gif (22 Apr 2018)
  PRR T1 Garratt with Multiplex-System Canteen.   new (10 Jun 2018)
  Julian Ackerman's Ideas:   new (20 Oct 2018)
    CEBX 1600 1,760-ton Schnabel Car.
    Krupp 31-axle Tredo Ladle Car.


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).


The BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA
(unbelievable RR tales, pix, and hystery)

Before I continue, 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 EMDun them very long, though, page.


ADDITIONAL APOCRYPHA


BW-PRR DD5 2-B+B-2 Electric Motor - The one-off Pennsy DD2 was intended as a successor to the GG1, easier to manufacture and with slightly more power but slightly less tractive effort, but was never duplicated.  The Berlinerwerke's George Ersatz thought Pennsy management might go for a scaled-down GG1-cum-DD2 with the greatest possible commonality of parts with the GG1 so he had brother Ira lay out a GG1 with one less driving axle per engine axle.  Inasmuch as the BW's DD3 and DD4 were already on the books, class DD5 was assigned:   new.gif (10 Jun 2017)

dd5Outline
[12 Jun 2017 drawing after J. Bélanger by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

Tractive effort was excellent and acceleration far above that of the GG1 but electrification west of Harrisburg never came about, passenger ridership declined markedly, and excess GG1s were available all over the Northeast Corridor, so this project was quietly shelved.

BW-ALCo PABC-III - What with all the variations on the ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1/PFA-1/etc. on the BW Apocryoha Page 13, none really suited me and so I checked out the BW files and there it was, the three-unit PABC-III:   new.gif (12 Jun 2017)

PABCIIIOutline
[12 Jun 2017 drawing after J. Bélanger by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

Now, THAT's more like it.  It never fails; the BW files always manage to disgorge just exactly what I am looking for (sooner or later).

BW-ALCo PFA-1 - It occurred to me that we never actually saw the real PFA-1, only a model and words!  Will the real PFA-1 please stand up?  Accordingly, from deep within the voluminous BW files, here it is:   new.gif (12 Jun 2017)

PFA-1Outline
[13 Jun 2017 drawing after the late Stan Lytle by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

Actually, there was a much earlier ALCo 5-axle unit, the DL-104 Black Maria II:

DL-104Outline
[03 Jul 2017 drawing after Jean-Denis Bachand, The Diesel Shop, DL-109, DL-201/203, and FL-9 by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

The original DL-series did not include a production DL-104 so the model number was carried over.

DAMN and double DAMN!  This is already on page 24 as the DL-109.5!  O. K. - the DL-109.5 has the "later" unique DL-109.5 lead truck for higher speeds!  The DL-104 has a the standard ALCo two-axle truck.   new (04 Jul 2017)

ALCo built 23 A1A-A1A trucked FCA-3s for Pakistan Railways in 1951 and 1953, equivalent to an FPA-2 riding on A1A trucks.  ALCo then built its "World Locomotive", the DL-500, introduced in 1953, as a demonstrator based on the FA-2, utiliing the 1,600HP 244 engine; later DL-500s were like the FPA-4 and utilized the 1,800HP ALCo 251B.  All DL-500s were built with C-C trucks, but B-B or paired A-1-A trucks were offered as an option.   new (04 Jul 2017) Here's a later three-trucker:   new (04 Jul 2017)

DL-500-3
[03 Jul 2017 DL-500-3 drawing, after FA-2 drawing © 1998 by J. Moldover, by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

These were so popular, epecially overseas for light rails,, that a two truck A-1-A version was soon offered:   new (04 Jul 2017)

DL-500-2
[04 Jul 2017 drawing, after FA-2 drawing © 1998 by J. Moldover, by, and © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

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Because of the high speeds asked of the UP's 9000 4-12-2s, coal starvation became a distinct possibility at top speed, so the UP turned to the Berlinerwerke for suggestions.  George Ersatz instantly thought of a way to improve coal distribution and sat down with his brother, Ira, to work out details.  These included a bigger tender from the Big Boy, a centipede, and heavier stoker coal handling nozzles for better placement and faster firing.  The extra weight of this latter feature necessitated a heavier, two-axle trailing truck, also from the Big Boy.  With diesels rapidly displacing steam, nothing came of all this (so, what's new?) but, fortunately for us, Ira's original tracing survives:   new (03 Jul 2017)

UP-4-12-4
[03 Jul 2017 drawing © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

  [Strictly speaking, this SHOULD have been on the preceeding page, so I put it there as well.]   new (23 Feb 2018)

These BW files are truly inexhaustible!

Elsewhere on this site [the Berlinerwerke-PRR GG1 Apocrypha, et seq.], I cite Peter Cornéer's fabulous railroad drawings but, other than the derivative GG1 drawings by Jeff Delhaye and me, I never really got into Peter's other work.  More's the pity; his drawings are incredible and the site is well worth your while to visit!  As a case in point, his tiny Swedish SJ class OC electric caught my eye and, running it through the Berlinerwerke Art Dept. file search elicited this half-size version, the OC½:   new (04 Jul 2017)

OCHalf
[03 Jul 2017 drawing after P. Cornéer - © 2017, S. Berliner, III, - all rights reserved]

Another lok that qualifies as "cute" in my book.

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The huge Pennsy Q2 4-4-6-4 Duplex, supposedly the most powerful steamer ever built, was so successful that the Mechanical Engineering Department cooked up a sketch, dated 12 Oct 1944, for a stretched version, the Class Q3 4-6-6-4 (thus continuating the violation of the PRR classification scheme). road number 6200:   new (22 Apr 2018)

Q3Diagram
[22 Apr 2018 drawing by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

The exceedingly-heavy freight of WWII appeared to demand an even heavier locomotive than the Q2 and so the PRR, working with the Berlinerwerke, developed this design, coupled to an even-heavier 280P84 tender.  ALCo-licensed lateral motion devices on the outer axles allowed the monster to handle standard Pennsy curvature but she could only turn on wyes, being too long for eastern turntables.  Wartime demands kept this on the drawing board but the story was that as soon as critical materials became available after V-J Day, a prototype was built by the Altoona shops.  No one I knew could confirm this until we found a builder's photo in the capacious BW archives:

Q3BuildersPhoto
[22 Apr 2018 photo by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

There never seems to be any end to the surprises that turn up when one looks hard enough, eh?  Unfortunately, nothing came of this project, either, as dieselization doomed the entire Q2 fleet, prototype #6131 and all 25 production units, after only a few years use and the Q3, immensly capable as she was, was scrapped along with them.

It seems that the engineering team at the PRR also envisioned a 4-8-8-4, a sort-of-Duplex-Big-Boy, while they were at it:

Q4Diagram
[22 Apr 2018 drawing by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

Well, the BW crew got on the Pennsy's back and, sure enough, with even more lateral motion sets, the Q4 #6201, emerged after her Q3 sister:

Q4BuildersPhoto
[22 Apr 2018 photo by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

Now, THAT's an Ersatz loco!  Sadly, she, too, was torched.


I saw on some site or other a comment that the Pennsy Garratt styled after the Loewy T1, as shown on BW Apocrypha Page 21, wasn't practical because of the usual Garratt problem that, as the fuel and water are used up, the available tractive effort decreases.  What the gentle reader failed to grasp was that the picture shown there was of the basic locomotive.  It had actually been redesigned to remove the streamlining of the rear cowl and add a Berlinerwerke Multiplex System auxiliary canteen:   new (10 Jun 2018)

T1Garratt2
[10 Jun 2018 photo by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

The BW/Ersatz Multiplex System auxiliary canteen assures that the loco weight stays constant on the drivers by supplying make-up water and fuel oil.  Electrically- driven pumps controlled automatically by level sensors in the loco tanks keep loco weight constant.  Conveniently, the huge, streamlined 250P84 16-wheel tender from the ill-fated S1 6-8-6 was available for this purpose and the above photo was taken before the tender was repainted.

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I have a new e-acquaintance with some rather interesting ideas; he is Julian Ackerman of White Lion Railways, and he has already prompted me to dislodge new material by Ira Ersatz from the Berlinerwerke files.  It seems that George was visiting Krupp when they were working on the CEBX 800 880-ton Schnabel car for ASEA-Brown-Boveri's Combustion Engineering.  Always on the lookout for opportunities for the Berlinerwerke, George hit on a novel way (articulation) to double the capacity of the car in less than double the length; Ira jumped on the idea with this 1,760-ton, 56-axle result:   new (10 Jun 2018)

CEBX1600
[20 Oct 2018 drawing photo by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]

Whil(e)(st) at it, George also suggested a similar treatnment for Krupp's giant 18-axle torpedo ladle car; again Ira got right on it with this 31-axle 1:220 model:

2xTorpedoLadle
[20 Oct 2018 photo by, and © 2018, S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved]


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More to follow.



[Are you SURE you know what "APOCRYPHA" means?]


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!}


[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)!



LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

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