AGEIR Boxcab Diesel Roster Page 2



John F. Campbell's
AGEIR Diesel Locomotive Roster
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[05 Mar 2005 source data (may not be latest) - transcribed 15 Jun 2006 by SB,III]

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[05 Mar 2005 source data (may not be latest - transcribed 15 Jun 2006 by SB,III]

ALCO Order # S1568 for six 60 ton 300 horsepower units

All six of this group had roof mounted motor driven fan type radiators

ARMCO requested two radiators, but the Lehigh Valley and Donner Steel units had only one... mounted on the "F" end

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #6001
ALCO Builders #67103 - GE Builders #10319 - Delivered November 23, 1927...
Note: Construction weight 60 tons... Delivered to Ashland Kentucky Division... Renumbered #741...

Reading RR Company #51
ALCO Builders #67107 - GE Builders #10323 - Delivered March 15, 1928...
Note: Construction weight 60 tons... Renumbered #99 and scrapped prior to 1969 company roster of Diesel locomotives...

Donner Steel #21
ALCO Builders #67108 - GE Builders #10324 - Delivered Buffalo New York April 10, 1928...
Note: Construction weight 60 tons...

Donner Steel #22
ALCO Builders #67104 - GE Builders #10320 - Delivered Buffalo New York December 21, 1928...
Note: Construction weight 66 tons...

Donner Steel #24
ALCO Builders #67106 - GE Builders #10322 - Delivered Buffalo New York January 29, 1929...
Note: Construction weight 70 tons...

Donner Steel #23
ALCO Builders #67105 - GE Builders #10321 - Delivered Buffalo New York February 9, 1929...
Note: Construction weight 70 tons... The Donner units were renumbered Republic Steel Corporation #360, 361, 362, 363 with a reported weight of 67 tons. Sequence of renumbering currently unknown...

ALCO Order # S1582 for one 100 (109) ton 600 horsepower unit

Long Island Rail Road 2nd #402
ALCO Builders #67330 - GE Builders #10465 - Delivered September 8, 1928...
Note: This was the first AGEIR Diesel-electric locomotive to utilize a cast steel frame and trucks. All previous AGEIR mechanical assemblies provided by ALCO were of fabricated steel construction. The castings for Long Island 2nd #402 were produced by the Commonwealth Steel Company of Granite Illinois. The car body was also redesigned with flatter ends similar to those found on the 300 horsepower Box Cab units, but the roof line was rounded off all the way around producing a different visual effect. The overall length of 2nd #402 was shortened to 40 feet. It was equipped with the 68:16 gear ratio which was carried over to the GE/IR *Erie-built* 600 horsepower models. It is thought by some that 2nd #402 was assembled at ALCO/Schenectady instead of GE/Erie. This was the last 600 horsepower unit produced by the AGEIR consortium. Retired near the end of 1952 this one of a kind locomotive was sold for scrap to Luria Brothers on February 3, 1953...

ALCO Order # S1623 for three 60 (74) ton 300 horsepower units

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #742
ALCO Builders #67653 - GE Builders #10698 - Delivered August 3, 1928...
Note: Ballasted to 74 tons at ARMCOs request and equipped for MU operation (all AGEIR units were offered with a Multiple Unit option)... Delivered to Ashland Kentucky Division...

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #743
ALCO Builders #67654 - GE Builders #10699 - Delivered December 22, 1928...
Note: Ballasted to 74 tons at ARMCOs request and equipped for MU operation (all AGEIR units were offered with a Multiple Unit option)... Delivered to Ashland Kentucky Division...

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #744
ALCO Builders #67655 - GE Builders #10700 - Delivered December 22, 1928...
Note: Ballasted to 74 tons at ARMCOs request and equipped for MU operation (all AGEIR units were offered with a Multiple Unit option)... Delivered to Ashland Kentucky Division...

ALCO Order # S1676 for two 60 (70) ton 300 horsepower units

American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #745
ALCO Builders #68226 - GE Builders #11202 - Completed by GE at the Erie Works during March 1930 and delivered shortly thereafter to the ARMCO Ashland Kentucky Division...
Note: Subsequently renumbered #E745 and transferred to the ARMCO Middletown Ohio Division...
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American Rolling Mill (ARMCO) #746
ALCO Builders #68227 - GE Builders #11203 - Completed by GE at the Erie Works during March 1930 and delivered shortly thereafter to the ARMCO Ashland Kentucky Division...
Note: ALCO had completed its AGEIR agreement with "Stock Order" # S1623, but ARMCO was insistent enough to have ALCO fabricate the mechanical assemblies for both #745 and #746 ... and ALCO agreed to this provision... Thus extending the AGEIR output of Diesel-electric locomotives to 33. ARMCO had already purchased five AGEIR units and wanted compatibility with them. Subsequently they purchased two additional used AGEIR locomotives which made them the owner of the largest fleet of AGEIR-built units with a total of nine. Both #745 and #746 were built with end platforms, steps, and associated hand rails, but retained the side doors of the shorter 60 ton 300 horsepower design. They were the only AGEIR Diesel-electric locomotives so equipped and had a completed weight of 70 tons so probably had ballast added in a manner similar to their Road Numbers #742, 743, and 744. ARMCO #745 and #746 were the last 300 horsepower Diesel-electric units that were AGEIR-built...


ADDITIONAL ROSTER NOTES: An argument could be made that the TRI-POWER locomotives which involved ALCO, General Electric, and Ingersoll-Rand should be included in this AGEIR Roster... as these units also came about as a direct result of the extensive testing conducted by the New York Central Railroad utilizing AGEIR demonstrator Diesel-electric locomotive #8835. This narrator is also cognizant of the fact that the New York Central played a major role in having both the TRI-POWER and BI-POWER locomotives produced... Facilitated the sale of these units to other rail operations... and can take credit for early acceptance of the Diesel-electric locomotive as another means of railroad motive power... But the focus here is on the first production run of Diesel-electric locomotives. As such the General Electric/Ingersoll-Rand (GE-/IR) Box Cab locomotives are now included as part of this presentation. Even though in many ways the *Erie-built* units were an extension of the *AGEIR-built* units only substituting GE mechanical assemblies for ALCO assemblies... and this does represent a departure from the first production run as General Electric and ALCO began moving in separate directions to produce Diesel-electric locomotives, but many of the GE/I-R Erie-built Box Cabs were being constructed at General Electric during the same time as the last AGEIR-built orders were being completed at Erie Pennsylvania...


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