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RSR Apocrypha Page 8


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 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), above, and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


RUHNIAN STATE RAILWAYS
APOCRYPHA

Continued from Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 7

Because the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

The RSR, and its cooperative competitor, the Kroplihne Railway (RK), under the successive directorship of Chief Engineers Giorg Maznicek (1839-57), Marek Luršimonš (1857-91), Karel Belčamin (1891-1919), Bela Šahlmeti (1919-29), Frihdrik Tešlov (1929-50 - in exile 39-45), Mikhail Rodnivacek (1950-62), Jochann Ketterik (1962-85), and Artur Gorote (1985-present), has presented to the astonished world some incredible examples of unique and pioneering locomotive design.

Thanks to the generosity of Norman Clubb, proprietor, we are able to show here some of the additional unbelievable adaptations of RSR lok types as developed jointly with the Berlinerwerke.


INDEX

The main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page.

 Earlier occurrences of joint RSR-BW efforts:

  Ruhnian State Railways's 665A-001.
  Ruhnian State Railways - con't'd.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465B Push-Pull.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465C V8.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465W Wankel.
  RSR 465H Heisler Beyer-Garratt.
  RSR 46.5 Heisler.
  RSR 164B 6-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco.
  RSR 815A 10-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco.
  RSR and PRR Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts.
  RSR T900-10r Super Tanker.
  RSR DD2 Banker
  RSR Dual-Service DD3 Banker
  RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 1:
  RSR 863 Boosted-Tender Series.
  RSR RU94-15 Articulated 2-Unit Diner-Lounge.
  RSR/BW 323-2I Inspection Car.
  RSR/BW 523E2 2-10-6-10-2.
  RSR/BW 533F 4-10-6T.
  RSR/BW 675A 4-6-6-4.
  1st RSR Loco Found!  E24A 4-2-0 #1.
  RSR/BW 756A Garratt.
  RSR/BW 865A 4-8-8-8.
  RSR/BW C9x 1-1-1.
  RSR/BW Cat D8.
  RSR/BW 464A 6-cyl. 2-4-2+2-4-2 Garratt.
  RSR/BW 323-2B.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 2:
  RSR/BW 460B Fireless Cooker.
  RSR/BW 460C Fireless Cooker.
  RSR/BW 460D Ersatz-Garratt Fireless Cooker.
  RSR/BW 1280 Ersatz-Garratt Fireless Cooker.
  RSR/BW E48D 4-2-2T.
  RSR/BW E24B 4-2-0 and E44B 4-4-0.
  RSR/BW 165A/B/C 4-2-2 and 4-2-4T.
  RSR/BW 161 4-2-2 Crampton.
  RSR 6-2-0 Crampton.
  RSR 6-2-0 Drippski.
    [Duplex coverage moved from RSR page 2 to this page 3 on 28 Dec 2008]
  RSR/BW 4-14-4+4-14-4 Garratt.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 3:
  RSR/BW 4-4-4-4 Class 464 Duplex.
  RSR/BW 4-6-6-4 Class 664 Duplex.
  RSR/BW 4-8-8-4 Class 864 Duplex.
    [Duplex coverage moved from RSR page 2 to this page on 28 Dec 2008]
  RSR/BW 0-2-0T "Burdick Nightmare".
  RSR 121 0-2-0T "Burdick Nightmare".
  RK's First Loco.
  RK's Pre-Garratt Garratt.
  RK 2-2+2-2 Tank Twin.
  RK 0-4+4-0 NG Tank Twin.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 4:
  RK Vertical-Boilered NG 0-4-0.
  RK Vertical-Boilered, Oil-Fired NG 0-4-0T.
  RSR 6-2-0 Crampton High-Wheeler.
  RSR Three-truck O'Sheigh Geared Logger.
  RSR Three-truck Kleimachš Geared Logger.
  RSR Three-truck Heišchler Geared Logger.
  RSR Class DD2T Tracked Garratt.
  RSR _266-1r Goods Wagons.
  RSR _266-1rW and _266rS Wood-Tired and Ski-Equipped Goods Wagons.
  RSR Class 115AT Tracked Garratt.
  RSR/BW E24B 4-2-0 Model.
  RSR 1040A 0-10-0+0-10-0 Fireless Cooker.
  RSR 464A 4-8-4 High-Speed Doherty Passenger Loco.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 5:
  RSR/BW E2A 4-10-0 Mastodon.
  RSR/BW E44BHST Speeding Truck.
  RSR/BW C6B 4-6-2.
  RSR 2-4-6-8-10-12 Multiplex.
  RSR 2-4-6-8-10-12+2-4-6-8-10-12 Kidsome-My-Err.
  RSR 2-4-6-8-10-12+12-10-8-6-4-2T Unfairlie Double.
  RSR 2-4-6-8-10-12+12-10-8-6-4-2T Unfairlie Double Cab-Forward.
  RSR 2-4-6-8-10-12-14 Multiplex.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 6:
  CR 4-10-2+2-10-4 Garatt.
  CR 4-14-4+4-14-4 Garratt.
  RSR BB2 Mini-Garratt.
  RSR BB3 Articulated.
  RSR BB4 Articulated.
  RSR BB1G Articulated.
  RSR 1935 Articulated Diner.
  RSR CBB2 Hagans Articulated Tank Loco.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 7:
  RSR Class C2AA Developmental 4-6-0. (moved 26 Mar 09)
  RSR Class C2xp Developmental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class C2AB Developmental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class C5 Derivative 2-8-0 Duplex Drives.
  RSR Class C6X Experimental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class D4X 2-8-0.
  RK Four Spot 2-2-0T.
  RSR Class A1A 2-2-0T.
  RK Six Spot 2-2-0T.

On this Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 8:
  RSR Class 865 2-8-8-6.
  RSR Class 975 2-6-6-6-6.
  RSR Numerically-Controlled Steam Loco.
  RSR Class E48DD Duplex Drive.
  RSR Twin-D5 du Bousquet-type Articulateds.   rev (01 Feb 2016)
  RSR Class 320X Diesel-Pneumatic Inspection Car.
  RSR Class 134DE Dreyfus-Styled Steamer and RU12 Articulated Diner.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 9:
  RSR-Bulleid Leaders.


Because the BW Apocrypha, RSR 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), above, and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


Before I start, I should note that all this (the BW Apocrypha) 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.


RUHNIAN STATE RAILWAYS
APOCRYPHA

Continued from Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 7

Because the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

The RSR, and its cooperative competitor, the Kroplihne Railway (RK), under the successive directorship of Chief Engineers Giorg Maznicek (1839-57), Marek Luršimonš (1857-91), Karel Belčamin (1891-1919), Bela Šahlmeti (1919-29), Frihdrik Tešlov (1929-50 - in exile 39-45), Mikhail Rodnivacek (1950-62), Jochann Ketterik (1962-85), and Artur Gorote (1985-present), has presented to the astonished world some incredible examples of unique and pioneering locomotive design.

Thanks to the generosity of Norman Clubb, proprietor, we are able to show here some of the additional unbelievable adaptations of RSR lok types as developed by the Berlinerwerke.  However, it should be strictly noted that the material presented on these pages is in no way reflective of the work or opinions of the RSR or its management, nor does it enjoy their unconditional endorsement.


The RSR Class 665CD 2-6-6-6 was never built because of clearance problems but later, as rights-of-way were widened for larger freight cars/goods vans, George Ersatz, III realized that larger locos would not only be necessary but even practicable.  He sat down with his cousin Iris and they came up with a proposal for Chief Engineer Artur Gorote that he liked; the RSR shops couldn't handle the monster, so the Berlinerwerke was commissioned to build the RSR Class 865 2-8-8-6:

Class865
(04 Apr 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]
o find th 975 useing

In the RSR's grand tradition of over-running Europe with giant locos, eradicating borders by simply assembling trains longer than most countries are wide, the 865 has been named the "Internationale", to the great delight of the unionized workforce.


Continuing to second-guess Artur Gorote (and continuing to get away with it, he being so avuncular), Iris Ersatz thought she and her cousin Ira, III, could come up with a better mousetrap when Gorote announced his team's new Class 675A.  George Ersatz, III, in his diplomatic way, soothed Gorote's ruffled feathers and the RSR has accepted the BW's alternative proposal, a huge 2-6-6-6-6 to be the Class 975.  Maintenance, always looking askance at the horror of working on tandem cylinders was greatly relieved to find that the 975 used the tried and true components of the 655 class locos:

Class975
(08 Apr 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

The enlarged 655/865 boiler and extra wheelbase is no problem for the improved RSR but it is not known if the prototype will be built by the BW or by the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe shops.


RSR Numerically-Controlled Steam Loco - it seems that 'way back, long before electronics, some genius at the RSR 's Bevice-Akohniçe shops came up with the idea of a steam-powered computer to control locomotives!  It was installed on the old Three Spot (renumbered for that service in binary code - 11):

RSR-NCSL
(13 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[portion of image courtesy of (liberated from) cybernetnews.com]

The company photographer happened to be on hand just as the computer quite literally blew its top.  Naturally, the photo never saw the light of day (until our indefatigable Iris Ersatz uncovered it, recently) and the modification was quickly and quietly removed.  Actually, the computer functioned fairly well, if slowly, but it was far beyond the capabilities of the day to get the loco to respond.


George Ersatz had a brainstorm one day that led to the development for the RSR by his brother Ira of one of the world's first (and certainly Ruhnia's first) duplex drive locomotives, the Class E48DD.  Ira simply had the RSR shops stretch surplus E48D #63 and fit a second pair of cylinders and drivers, thusly:

ClassE48DD
(20 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]
o find th 975 useing

The rigid wheelbase wasn't bad and drivers and firemen loved the roomy firing deck.  As rebuilt, #63 served long [very-deliberate pun] and well.


Iris Ersatz discovered another unique design tucked away in the files of the RSR Engineering Department; it seems that Karel Belčamin had designed a fantastic articulated compound locomotive intended to handle heavy goods trains and eliminate double-heading, based on the drive mechanisms of two D5s, but never reduced it to practice.  It was a large tank loco featuring a boiler fixed on a load-bearing frame and supported by two articulated powered trucks:

D5duBousquet
(21 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]
o find th 975 useing

This loco was the obvious prototype from which du Bousquet, engineer of the Nord railway, cribbed the famous design for which he took full credit!

[For more on the actual du Bousquet locomotives, see Doug Self's
The Du Bousquet Locomotive page.]   new-link (02 Feb 2016)

Always looking for more power and longer runs, the RSR considered all sorts of contrivances.  In the same folder as the du Bousquet loco shown above, Iris also found a more ambitious design in which the two outer (normally rear) axles which had been dropped from the normal D5 configuration were restored and longer tanks fitted.  However, in an effort (possibly misguided), Belčamin or a successor added partial Klose drives to the system to allow the outer axles to have lateral play, maintaining the fixed wheelbase of the smaller loco:

D5duBousquet2
(23 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

Klose drives were not all that uncommon in Germany but not terribly well-received elsewhere; because of the stresses in the the odd rodding, there were too many klose kalls.

[For more on the actual Klose drive system, see Doug Self's
The Klose Articulated Locomotives page.]
  new-link (02 Feb 2016)

Well!  It seems George Ersatz got wind of the original and Klose-koupled du Bousquets and immediately took exception to the inner (former pony) trucks as robbing the loco of possible additional tractive effort.  As a drag-speed loco, it didn't really need guide wheels.  He sent a copy of the design drawings to brother Ira, who stretched the frame slightly and put another set of drivers where the "pony" trucks had been.  In order to power them, Ira put cranked axles on the former inner driver axles and on the new inmost set, together with Klose gear, thus again maintaining the curvability of the D5 whil(e)(st) providing significantly more tractive effort:

D5duBousquet3
(25 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

Where is the Klose gear on the inmost drivers, you ask?  It's all between the frames, of course, where it can't be seen!

Not so!  Actually, that last photo of the duBousquet had been overly cropped but - no matter - crews complained of limited access to the cab and poor braking, so the lok was rebuilt with cab steps and with brakes (and sanding) on the #4 axles.  A newer (uncropped) photo shows all this and the Klose gear on the inmost drivers appears just fine (as do, magically, the counter-weights):   added (01 Feb 2016)

D5duBousquet4
(01 Feb 2016 image by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

That's a lot better, eh?  [Would those inner axles be considered Klose-coupled?]


The RSR never did dieselize but, as surplus RSR equipment became available after WWII, Mikhail Rodnivacek thought he'd experiment with a diesel-pneumatic (after the Russian Lomonosoff and German V 32 001).  Taking the front end of a wrecked Class 640A fireless cooker and the frame and body of an RU07 coach, with a center truck from an RK12 articulated diner, he cobbered up a rather neat rail car, the one-off Class 320X.  Given the extreme resisitance of the RSR to internal combustion in any form, however, nothing ever came of this project.  However, Artur Gorote was not at all averse to a litle luxury, so he converted the 320X-01 into a nifty private inspection car:

320X-01
(26 May 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

From left to right, we have the 640A cab and the engine-compressor compartment over the 640A running gear, a kitchenette, a full bath, a 4-section duplex roomette section, an elegant and well-stocked wet bar, the solarium-cum-inspection compartment, and the observation deck.  Rank doth have its privileges, you know (I have no information, though, about hot-and-cold-running maid service).


The RSR Class 434DE streamlined 3-Cylinder Compound Express Passenger Locomotive was designed by Artur Gorote and built by the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe works in 2006.  It was copied almost exactly from the Dreyfus-styled New York Central J3a 4-6-4s for their Twentieth Century Limited.  To accompany it, the RSR had Piotr Furahtine create a new series of coaches, with the décor of the NYC train.  Iris Ersatz found that the 434DE was so very free steaming that she prevailed upon Gorote to let her design and build a similar 4-10-4, the one-off Class 134DE (retaining the "DE" from the 434-series because of its immense popularity), with closer attention to dynamic balancing and a heavier tender:

134DE
(20 Jun 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

Inspired by the success of the RSR's 1935 RK12 Articulated Diner, Iris then came up with a very similar one for the streamlined Nostalgia Expresses based on Furahtine's 2006 Type RU06 7-Bay Restaurant Car, the Class RU12:

RU12diner
(20 Jun 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

The only major change, other than livery and updating, was extra access doors to ease servicing.


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 Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

[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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