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RSR Apocrypha Page 9


THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

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This page sponsored jointly (lots of 'em) by the
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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 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 8

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 the 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.
  RSR Class 320X Diesel-Pneumatic Inspection Car.
  RSR Class 134DE Dreyfus-Styled Steamer and RU12 Articulated Diner.

On this Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 9:
  RSR-Bulleid Leaders.
  RSR 1888 Class Q2a.
  RSR 1890 Class Q2b.
  RSR 1890 Class Q2b.
  RSR 1890 Class Q3a.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 10:
  RSR-BW Hurrican.
  RSR-BW Urukahn.
  RSR-BW 0-12+12-0.


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 8

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.


As we noted previously, the RSR was always looking for more power and longer runs and considered all sorts of contrivances.  Among(st) these were the odd-ball Leader-class 0-6+6-0T articulated modern steamers of Oliver V. S. Bulleid in England.  Contrary to some reports recently received by the BerlinerWerke, in which a highly-placed source within the RSR claimed that "there is no way that the RSR would have taken over the Leader design, neither as built nor even in principle", we now have incontrovertible evidence that quite the opposite pertained.  Our source further stated that "in 1951, when the Leader project was cancelled, Mikhail Rodnivacek was in charge at Akohniçe and he was a deeply conservative engineer, as can be seen from his designs.  There wasn't a single articulated locomotive, nor did he produce a compound till the very end.  Even the 344F was a rebuild.  On top of that, the Leader was a deeply flawed design, mainly from being created in a hurry.  You only have to look at Belčamin's C14, which was totally orthodox, to see the consequences of that."  That's all well and good, but the BW's George Ersatz II and Ira Ersatz Jr., aware that the Leader trials were going well, convinced him that the Leader concept would stave off dieselization, always a major fear at the RSR.

Accordingly, the BW, under Ira's guidance, developed a tank variation on the RSR Class 675AA, setting it up for oil-firing, moving the engines (bogies) outward, enclosing the boiler in a shroud, fitting a second cab around the smokebox, and adding a huge oil tank between the engines.  Maintenance flatly refused to even consider Bulleid's oil-bath bogie system, so the standard 675-series bogies were used:

RSR-BulleirLeader
(15 Nov 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

As the prototype entered intial testing, results were so promising and steaming was so free that a second design was released for trial work, a simple stretch into an 0-8+8-0T:

RSR-BulleidLeader88
(15 Nov 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

With oil firing, there was no need for the weird Bulleid boiler, with its third (centered) firing cab.

All went swimmingly until the British Leader project turned disastrous and was scrapped.  Even though the BW-RSR versions seemed to be slated for illustrious careers, Rodnivacek panicked and, when the directors of the RSR grilled him mercilessly about the project, caved in and shut down the efforts over the violent protests of the Ersatzes.

We will never know what might have been had the RSR Leaders been completed; both units were torched.


Going 'way back to the Q2 class 4-4-0s of 1883, which had larger boilers and cylinders than the original Qs, and which lasted until 1899, they were betters loks than poor Marek Luršimonš was given credit for.  So good that their tenders were extended and rebuilt with four-wheel bogies/trucks back in 1888, giving them a 50% increase in operating radius from base:

RSRClassQ2a
(29 Dec 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Reclassified as class Q2a, they did yeoman service until withdrawn with all the other Q2s in 1899 in favo(u)r of the Class Q5.


The RSR Operating Dept. wasn't thrilled with the length of the tender on the Q2a so Ira Ersatz came up with a shorter, deeper tender which saw only the briefest service on the Q2a (reclassified again, as the Q2b):

RSRClassQ2b
(29 Dec 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The tender was such an improvement that it and all subsequent such tenders were immediately diverted to the newer Class Q3.


Several classes of early RSR loks, such as the Q3 and O classes, had Flaman boilers and outside dry pipes mounted high on dual steam domes.  Vibration tended to loosen those pipes so Ira Ersatz modified a Q3 to lower the pipe to the top of the boiler:

RSRClassQ3a
(31 Dec 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Designated the Q3a, the loco served well enough but the RSR did not adopt the mod.



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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