AGEIR Diesel Locomotive Roster


John F. Campbell's
Post-AGEIR GE/I-R Diesel Locomotive Roster

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John F. Campbell's
Post-AGEIR GE/I-R Boxcab Diesel Locomotive Roster

[05 Mar 2005 source data (may not be latest - transcribed 15 Jun 2006 by SB,III;
most images missing from this page are available and will be added as time permits.]

After only two years production of Oil-electric Diesel locomotives built by the AGEIR consortium...  General Electric, during 1927, decided that its long standing reliance on ALCO to produce mechanical portions for both their Straight-electric and the AGEIR-built locomotives needed to be concluded.  As a result GE retrofitted one of its plants for the construction of their own mechanical assemblies, but continued to rely on Ingersoll-Rand for their Diesel power plants.  This resulted in three (3) additional Erie-built 300 Horsepower... twelve (12) Erie-built 600 Horsepower... one (1) Erie -built 800 Horsepower... and one (1) Canadian National Railway-built Box Cab Diesel-electric locomotives... which generally followed the later AGEIR-built units in appearance and many construction methodologies.  All but one of these units utilized cast steel frames and all were built with end platforms and steps. Side doors with "ladders" were eliminated and all units used some version of the GE Model C.D.65 roof mounted fan and Sturtevant Multivane radiator systems.  These 300 Horsepower and twin-engined 600 Horsepower units continued to use the same Ingersoll-Rand Diesel power plants as the AGEIR-built Double End Box Cab car body locomotives...

GE/IR Erie-Built 300 Horsepower Diesel-electric Locomotives

Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad Company #500
GE Builders #10704... Delivered December 31, 1928...
Note: Hoboken Manufacturers RR #500 {missing image} was the first GE/I-R 300 Horsepower unit completed.  Only one roof mounted GE CD65 type fan and Sturtenant Multivane radiator assembly was installed.  Weight 70 tons...
Disposition currently unknown...

Ford Motor Company #300
GE Builders #11201... Builders Date - March 1930 and delivered that month- Weight 72 tons...
Disposition currently unknown...

General Electric Demonstrator #11248
American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #747 (E747)
GE Builders #11248... Builders Date - August 1930 - Weight 70 tons...
Note: GE Demonstrator #11248 became a product of the world wide Economic Depression of the 1930s and was not purchased by ARMCO until December 1934.  Prior to delivery GE equipped it with trucks of a new design.  These trucks were of a welded steel construction which GE had been employing in the production of their car bodies and frames (as well as trucks) since 1931.  Originally Road #747 when it was delivered to the ARMCO Middletown Ohio facilities, it quickly became ARMCO #E747 so as not to confuse it with another locomotive #747 at their Ashland Kentucky plant.  The latter #747 was originally a GE Straight-electric "Center Cab" unit carrying GE Builders #10173.  It was rebuilt with two Cummings 250 HP engines. ARMCO #E747 (nee GE Demonstrator #11248) was the last GE 300 Horsepower unit to use the Box Cab double end car body design...
Disposition of #E747 is currently unknown...

GE/I-R Erie-Built 600 Horsepower Diesel-electric Locomotives


This Chicago & North Western Diagram for GE/I-R locomotive #1200 is representative of all of the 600 Horsepower
Erie-built Units.  The 300 Horsepower Erie-built Units followed the same design concept, but were shorter and had
a single center window section on the cab side with the louvers located on the bottom half of the car body...

Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad Company #600
GE Builders #10705 - Delivered December 31, 1928...
Note: Hoboken Manufacturers RR #600 was the first GE/I-R 600 Horsepower unit completed.  Weight 108 tons...
Disposition currently unknown...

Illinois Central Railroad #9000 (1st)
GE Builders #10747 - Delivered March 12, 1929 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Foley Brothers Construction, Inc. #110-1
Builders # 11047 - Builders Date - February 1929 - Weight 108 tons...
Note: Ingersoll-Rand record indicates a delivery date of January 1930 to Colstrip Montana for Foley Bros. #110-1 {missing image}.  Less known to Rail Historians and Historical Archaeologists... Foley Bros. had constructed more than 25,000 miles of track in the Northern USA and Canada by the time locomotive #110-1 was acquired.  This unit was donated to the Portola Railroad Museum, of the Feather River Rail Society, by United Industries, Inc. of Billings Montana.  It is unique in that it is the only surviving 600 Horsepower dual engined "100" ton locomotive produced by either the AGEIR consortium or GE/I-R... and is the only known extant unit produced by GE-IR. Sam Berliner, III has reproduced both the Ingersoll-Rand and GE service information which came with this Oil-electric Box Cab Diesel locomotive...

Illinois Central Railroad #9001 (1st)
GE Builders #11066 - Delivered February 1930 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Illinois Central Railroad #9002 (1st)
GE Builders #11067 - Delivered February 1930 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Illinois Central Railroad #9003 (1st)
GE Builders #11068 - Delivered February 1930 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Illinois Central Railroad #9004 (1st)
GE Builders #11069 - Delivered February 1930 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Illinois Central Railroad #9005 (1st)
GE Builders #11070 - Delivered February 1930 - Weight 108 tons...
Scrapped Circa 1950...

Ford Motor Company #600
GE Builders #11200 - Builders Date March 1930 and delivered that same month - Weight 108 tons...
Note: Later sold to Construction Service Company of Bound Brook New Jersey as their Road #6.  Was still seen operating at Pine Bluff Arkansas during 1957. Further disposition currently unknown...

  Belt Railway of Chicago #301
GE Builders #11240... Builders & Delivery Date - June 1934 - Weight 70 tons...
Note: Sold February 1948 to Illinois Central Railroad... to be used as a parts source...
Data Courtesy of Eugene Connelly...

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #E102
GE Builders # (? Currently Unknown) - Ingersoll-Rand record indicates a delivery date of June 1935 - Weight 108 tons...
Note: The lack of readily available information regarding this unit and the late delivery date suggests it was subjected to the whims of the Economic Depression of the 1930s.  This narrator {JFC} has only seen one locomotive roster for the ARMCO Diesel era and neither #E102 nor #747 and #E747 are shown (but #101 & # 103 Box Cabs were listed)...
Disposition currently unknown...

Chicago & North Western #1200
GE Builders #11241 - Delivered during August 1930 - Weight - 108 tons...
Note: Chicago & North Western #1200 {missing image} was the last 600 Horsepower dual engine Diesel-electric built with the dual end Box Cab car body produced in the United States by the AGEIR consortium and GE/I-R...
Retired during June 1957 and subsequently scrapped...

GE/I-R Erie-Built 800 Horsepower Diesel Locomotive

Erie Railroad #25
GE Builders #11032 - Completed April 1931 - Weight as built 115 Tons...
Note: The early Builders Number suggests this locomotive may have started out as a prototype prior to being sold to the Erie Railroad.  The Box Cab car body design was much along the lines of the 600 Horsepower GE/I-R units, but would have been amongst the last riveted GE car bodies produced (GE began using welded car bodies in 1931).  The Single In-line six (6) cylinder Ingersoll-Rand Diesel power plant was the same basic model used to power prototype New York Central RR #1550 (1st) design built at ALCO under Order # S1533 (ALCO Builders #66704 - GE Builders #10088) completed June 12, 1928... Erie #25 {below} used a cast steel under-frame which was similar, but slightly different from those used on other GE/I-R Erie-built Box Cab Diesel locomotives...
Erie #25 was originally this railroad's Class Designation M-3 and was rebuilt December 1950 by Erie/Hornell as Erie Yard Slug #B25. Late in its career #B25 had the original GE trucks replaced with AAR-A type trucks. Scrapped early 1970s...

TS43 Erie 25
{Image of Erie #25 from Train Shed #43 - added by SB,III
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GE/I-R Canadian National Ry-Built 600 Horsepower Diesel Locomotive

Canadian National Railway #7750
Canadian National Builders #1644 - Completed August 1932 - Entered service September 1932 - Weight as built 118 tons...
Note: Economics dictated that CN-CGE-CI-R Canadian National #7750 {missing image} be constructed in Canada and at their Montreal Quebec Shops where the mechanical components were also produced. The Box Cab car body was nearly identical in appearance to the GE/I-R Erie-built units, but had hand rails running around the roof producing a cat-walk effect. The under-frame was fabricated steel similar to those produced by ALCO for most of the AGEIR-built units, but had end platforms and steps. The two 300 Horsepower Diesel power plants were provide by Ingersoll-Rand's facilities in Sherbrooke Quebec and electric transmition components were supplied through GE's Peterborough Ontario plant. This included a GE Model DT515 main generator (similar to those used in other GE/I-R units) and the GE Model 287 traction motors which had proven successful in most of the GE/I-R 600 Horsepower Box Cab Diesel locomotives. GE Model CD65 roof mounted fans with Sturtevant Multivane radiator systems were applied to both ends...
On January 12, 1946 CN #7750 had a head-on collision with CN NW2 #7903 in the Mount Royal Tunnel near Montreal Quebec. It was officially retired December 1948 after plans to utilize some of its components to Home-build another Diesel unit were cancelled. Scrapped May 1949...



REQUESTED INFORMATION: If anyone has the Builders Numbers (c/n) for either Belt Railway of Chicago #301 or ARMCO #E102 they would be greatly appreciated in an effort to give a more complete GE/I-R roster. In addition... an image of one of the Illinois Central GE/I-R 9000 series Box Cab locomotives... or a Link to an image of one at another web site would be helpful...


ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
The web site of Sam Berliner III has a wonderous amount of Box Cab (boxcab) related information...     {Thanks, John!}
Paul Tupaczewski provides some interesting information and images at his Hoboken Shore RR web site...
The New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society has an excellent image of Hoboken Manufacturing RR's new maroon & gray GE 44 ton Center Cab #700 (Builders #29070, Delivered November 6, 1947) lined up with GE/I-R Box Cabs #500 and #600.  This view provides an interesting perspective regarding the development of switcher car body designs over two decades...
Clint Chamberlin has a page on his North East Rails web site devoted to Box Cab and related locomotives...
Don Ross has a page filled with images of all of the Chicago & North Western AGEIR and GE/I-R Box Cab Diesel-electrics...
George Elwood's continually growing Fallen Flags web site is well worth visiting.  The link to Erie Railroad Yard Slug #B25 is connected to one of his pages...


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