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WESTINGHOUSE CEBX 800

36-AXLE SCHNABEL CAR

Frontispiece - Jim Banner's photomontage of the Bi-Provincial Uploader moving through Saskatoon on 05 Jan 1991, on CEBX 800 with triply-extended load (tension) beams:

CEBX 800 1 Saskatoon 05Jan91
(1991 photomontage courtesy of Jim Banner - all rights reserved)

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective mid-2012, Westinghouse has renumbered Krupp-built
CEBX 800 to WECX 800 and twinned it with Kasgro-built WECX 801,
which latter now takes the title of the largest RR car in the world.
[Most references to CEBX 800 herein have NOT been changed.]

From the main Schnabel Car page, "A Schnabel car is one which has two heavy lifting arms on independent trucks (bogies); when the inner ends of the arms are locked together and train lines connected, the two cars act as one.  When the cars are separated and a monster load, usually a giant transformer or a nuclear reactor pressure vessel, is rigidly bolted between the arms, and the trainlines extended under or around the load and connected, the entire set of the two end cars and the load becomes one single car.  The arms are hydraulically operated to lift the load to clear the railhead and to tilt and swing the load to compensate for track irregularities and to clear trackside obstacles.  On tight turns, both arms can be moved outboard to move the load clear of signals or masts inside the curve.  To load heavy objects directly from barges, a wye leads to tracks run along either side of the barge slip and the cars are separated and run down either side of the barge with the arms swung inboard at 45°; the load is swung around 45° on the barge and the arms are then dropped and bolted to the load.  The load is then lifted, the set pulled back until the lead car clears the wye, the turnout thrown, and the set pulled further until second car clears the wye.  At this point, idler cars, cars of spares and tools, passenger cars for the crew (or caboose-like rider cars) are usually added and the consist is ready for over-the-road travel, albeit at greatly restricted speed and clearances.  Such consists are always run as independent trains; virtually never being coupled to regular freights.  The cars normally are equipped with their own generators and hydraulic pumps and automatic sensors and leveling devices.  Some of these cars, usually the smaller 100-ton versions, have a pair of beams which can be bolted rigidly to the arms to carry a load on the beams as a sort of open-bottomed (or through-well) 'Well-Flat' car."  There is far more information (and a linked index) on schnabel cars on the linked main Schnabel Car page, as well as on several subsequent pages.

The purpose of this page is to present in full a brochure put out by Westinghouse Nuclear Systems and Products, then of Windsor, Connecticut, about the world's largest railroad car, built by Krupp in 1980 for the former Combustion Engineering firm and designated as CEBX 800.

[Reference herein to CEBX 800 as having been briefly numbered (in Canada), as TransAlta CAPX 1001 were completely erroneous!]

Even more-specific coverage of CEBX 800 is presented on my Schnabel Railroad Car CEBX 800 Page.

Many years ago, when CEBX 800 was new, Combustion Engineering sent me a color brochure with photos of the car in various services and with a Krupp three-view drawing; somehow, over the years, that brochure disappeared into the murky recesses of my so-called filing system, as did my HO-scale (1:87.1) drawing of the car.  Emboldened by the need for such a drawing for a forthcoming HO resin kit of CEBX 800, I approached Krupp and was rewarded with a wonderful brochure (reproduced on my Schnabel continuation page 1 at Krupp Schnabel Brochure), but it was NOT the one I misplaced and they did not come up with the drawing I sought.  Later, I was referred to the current owner of Combustion Engineering-cum-Westinghouse-cum-ABB (ASEA-Brown Boveri), namely British Nuclear Fuels and they managed to come up with a similar, although later and undated, brochure which they were kind enough to loan me for reproduction.  Inside, I was delighted to find, were several photographs and two drawings that were new to me AND the Krupp drawing (all 33" length of it), or one mighty like it!

The brochure is cloth-bound and no local image-processing house has a flat plate scanner large enough to accept the Krupp drawing, so I had to scan it at high resolution and piece it together VERRRRRY carefully.  It is a multi-generation copy to begin with, so it is not a direct copy from an original tracing and should NOT be used as a proportioned engineering drawing.  To help model the car, I have appended a table of dimensions in HO (1:87.1), N (1:160) and Z (1:220) scales.  Please note that while the two clearance diagrams are slightly off true by about a half a degree (they hog in the middle), the reproduction of the Krupp drawing is accurate (warts and all) to within a pixel - not too shabby on a 5.24Mb image.

Just to ease the pain of following how the brochure proceeds, it is thus (page numbering is mine, not in the brochure, for convenience):

Front Cover, color, with cropped photo (blank on reverse)
    The Westinghouse-36 Axle Schnabel Car
        Solutions for Your Heavy Transportation Needs

Page 1 - Introduction, Design Features
Page 2 - Typical Applications, Services Offered, Safety Features
    (Wheel Alarm System, Hydraulic Side Shifting to Equalize Rail Loads,
    Redundant Power Sources, Two Axle Heavy Duty Trucks, Hydraulic Re-Railing
    Systems, Spherical Center Plate, Hydraulic Side Bearings, Redundant Brake
    Systems, Load tested {all explained - some of which I didn't even know!}
Page 3 - Specifications (38" wheels**, NOT 33" or 36")
Page 4 - Westinghouse Schnabel Car Experience,
    with color photos of Duke/Cherokee, and Coolwater.
Page 5 - color photos of New Grade Energy Co-op and Husky Bi-provincial.
Page 6 - double-folded Clearance Diagram (Husky Oil)
Page 7 - double-folded Clearance Diagram (empty car / TransAlta)
Page 8 - quad-folded Krupp 10 Oct 1980 three view drawing, with cross-sections
Back Cover, color, with old Westinghouse contact info. (blank on inside)

I whipped up this guide sketch:

Westinghouse CEBX 800 Guide Sketch
(22 Aug 2005 sketch by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

showing how the pages are bound and how the drawings were pieced (don't forget that the Krupp drawing was pieced BEFORE it was printed by Westinghouse).

So, without further ado, I present, through the great courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels, the undated, interim-owner, Westinghouse brochure about Schabel Car CEBX 800, the world's largest railroad car (detailed excerpts of photos follow the pages themselves):

West. CEBX 800 Front Cover West. CEBX 800 p1
(images from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed images - click on pictures for larger images]

Front Cover / First Page

West. CEBX 800 p2 West. CEBX 800 p3
(images from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed images - click on pictures for larger images]

Second Page / Third Page

West. CEBX 800 p4 West. CEBX 800 p5
(images from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed images - click on pictures for larger images]

Third Page / Fourth Page

West. CEBX 800 p6 West. CEBX 800 p7
(images from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed images - click on pictures for larger images]

Sixth Page / Seventh Page

[Now, things get complicated - because page 8, the 33" long Krupp drawing is so huge (5.24Mb),
that I made a medium-resolution copy (1.7Mb) which will come up when you click on the thumbnail:]

West. CEBX 800 p8
(image from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger (1.7Mb) image]

Eighth Page

[For the full 33" long Krupp drawing at 5.24Mb, click HERE.]

West. CEBX 800 Back Cover
(image from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image]

Back Cover

[Note that "Wagenhälfte" (Half-Car) 1 and 2 refer to #1 End and #2 End and that "Wagenseite" (Car Sides)
"A" and "B" are the left and right sides, respectively, looking from #1 End towards #2 End.]

Here is a plan view illustration documenting the SIDE and END nomenclature:   new.gif (19 Aug 2012)

800ton Nomenclature
(19 Aug 2012 image by and © 2012 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
Nomenclature

Next, here are the photos shown above, excerpted for your ease of viewing, with captions quoted from the brochure:

West. CEBX 800 Front Cover
photo
(image excerpted from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image]

Photo excerpted from Front Cover (unidentified)

West. CEBX 800 photo 4a
(image excerpted from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
Upper photo excerpted from Page 4 - "Duke Power Company - Cherokee Project
Two steam generators (790 tons) and reactor vessel (490 tons) {shown here}
unloaded from barge using Schnable car lifting features"

[You can see the near end of the barge in its basin in the distance.]

West. CEBX 800 photo 4b
(image excerpted from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
Lower photo excerpted from Page 4 - "Coolwater Coal Gasification Project
Two pressure vessels (662 tons)
Schnable car used for roll-off from barge"

[load shifted far to the right to clear embankment inside curve;
note overhang is OUTSIDE curve instead of inside.]

West. CEBX 800 photo 5a
(image excerpted from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
Upper photo excerpted from Page 5 - "New Grade Energy Co-operative Refinery Upgrader Project
Four reactor vessels (780 tons) and one guard vessel 338 tons) unloaded from ship
and positioned in Schnable car shipping skid using a Transi-lift crane"

West. CEBX 800 photo 5b
(image excerpted from brochure courtesy of British Nuclear Fuels - all rights reserved)
Lower photo excerpted from Page 5 - "Husky Oil Bi-provincial Up-grader
Two reactor vessels (756 tons) delivered by Heavy Lift Ship.
Jacked onto Schnabel shipping skid"

We're talking about 25 MEGAbytes of server memory here.  You VILL enchoy!



Table of Dimensions
for Schnabel Car CEBX 800

The dimensions shown on the two clearance diagrams and on the Krupp drawing of CEBX 800 are tabulated here in HO (at 1:87.1*), N (1:160) and Z (1:220) scales:

(* - NOT at the more, and quite unneccesarily, accurate repeating decimal:

1:87.08571428571428571428571428571428571---)

[I seem to have blown the formatting (improved somewhat on 15 May 2010) but you'll get the idea.]


Dimensions are located from left to right, top to bottom.
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Page 6 - Husky Clearance Diagram (with Bi-provincial Upgrader)

		   HO		   N		   Z
		(1:87.1)    (1:160)     (1:220)

Pivot to Pivot
67452.24mm	774.42mm	421.58mm	306.60mm
221.30'			30.49"		16.60"		12.07"

Pivot to Load Pin C/L (typ. 2)
17010.89mm	195.30mm	106.32mm	77.32mm
55.81'			7.69"		4.19"		3.04"

Buff Pad Face to Buff Pad Face
35612.83mm	408.87mm	222.58mm	161.88mm
116.84'			16.10"		8.76"		6.37"

Upgrader Vessel Length
31618.00mm	363.01mm	197.61mm	143.18mm
103.73'			14.29"		7.78"		5.66"

#1 End Buff Face to Vessel End
1280.16mm	14.70mm		8.00"		5.82mm
4.20'			0.58"		0.31"		0.23"

#2 End Buff Face to Vessel End (see Note 9)
1092.20mm	12.54mm		6.83mm		4.96mm
3.58'			0.49"		0.27"		0.20"

#2 End Load Pin C/L to C/L of Load, Skid, and Car
16723.36mm	192.00mm	104.52mm	76.02mm
54.87'			7.56"		4.12"		2.99"

#1 End Load Pin C/L to C/L of Load, Skid, and Car
16706.85mm	191.81mm	104.42mm	75.94mm
54.81'			7.55"		4.11"		2.99"

C/L of Load, Skid, and Car to ToR (Top of Rail) (vert.)
2984.5mm	34.27mm		18.65mm		13.57mm
117.5"			1.35"		0.73"		0.53"

Inner Axle C/L to Load Pin C/L (typ 2)
1524.80mm	17.51mm		9.53mm		6.93mm
5'		0.68"		0.38"		0.27"

#2 End Load Pin C/L to C/L of Pin between #2 End Outer and Center
  Tension (Load) Beams
9144.00mm	104.98mm	57.15mm		41.56mm
30.00'			4.13"		2.25"		1.64"

C/Ls of Pins in Center Tension (Load) Beam
10692.38mm	122.76mm	66.83mm		48.60mm
35.08'			4.83"		2.63"		1.91"

C/L of Pin between #1 End Outer and Center Tension (Load) Beams to
  #1 End Load Pin C/L
13595.35mm	156.09mm	84.97mm		61.80mm
44.60'			6.14"		3.34"		2.43"

Inner Axle C/L to Load Pin C/L (typ 2)
1524.80mm	17.51mm		9.53mm		6.93mm
5'		0.68"		0.38"		0.27"

Pulling Face of #2 End Coupler to Outer Axle C/L
1828.80mm	21.00mm		11.43mm		8.31mm
6.00'			0.83"		0.45"		0.33"

17 Spaces {Axle Spacing} @
1828.80mm	21.00mm		11.43mm		8.31mm
6.00'			0.83"		0.45"		0.33"

= {overall wheelbase} (typ 2)
31089.30mm	356.94mm	194.31mm	141.31mm
102.00'			14.05"		7.65"		5.56"

#2 End Load Pin C/L to #1 End Load Pin C/L
33430.46mm	383.82mm	208.94mm	151.96mm
109.68'			14.70"		8.00"		5.82"

17 Spaces {Axle Spacing} @
1828.80mm	21.00mm		11.43mm		8.31mm
6.00'			0.83"		0.45"		0.33"

= {overall half-car wheelbase} (typ 2)
31089.30mm	356.94mm	194.31mm	141.31mm
102.00'			14.05"		7.65"		5.56"

Outer Axle C/L to Pulling Face of #1 End Coupler
1828.80mm	21.00mm		11.43mm		8.31mm
6.00'			0.83"		0.45"		0.33"

Inner Axle C/L to Inner Axle C/L
36478.46mm	418.81mm	227.99mm	165.81mm
119.68'			16.49"		8.98"		6.53"

Pulling Face of #2 End Coupler to Pulling Face of #1 End Coupler
102315.26mm	1174.69mm	639.47mm	465.07mm
335.68'			46.25"		25.18"		18.31"

Note 9.  Nominal 2" Gap at each end of the vessel to be
	       shimmed at loading.
2"			0.023"		0.012"		0.009"


	TABLE II - Template Point Table

Point	      X/Y-		  HO			    N			   Z
No.	 Coordinate 	(1:87.1)		(1:160)			(1:220)
1 	 0.00'/ 0.00'	       -		       -			   -
2 	 5.50'/ 0.50'	 0.750"/0.069"	 0.034"/0.003"	 0.025"/0.002"
3 	 5.33'/ 3.58'	 0.061"/0.041"	 0.033"/0.022"	 0.024"/0.016"
4 	 6.95'/ 9.86'	 0.080"/0.110"	 0.043"/0.022"	 0.032"/0.045"
5 	 7.42'/12.00'	 0.085"/0.138"	 0.046"/0.075"	 0.034"/0.055"
6 	 4.85'/16.09'	 0.056"/0.185"	 0.030"/0.101"	 0.022"/0.073"
7 	 2.00'/20.00'	 0.023"/0.230"	 0.013"/0.125"	 0.009"/0.091"
8 	 0.00'/20.61'	 0.000"/0.237"	 0.000"/0.129"	 0.000"/0.094"
9 	-5.56'/17.58'	-0.064"/0.202"	-0.035"/0.110"	-0.025"/0.080"
10	-7.61'/14.87'	-0.087"/0.171"	-0.048"/0.093"	-0.068"/0.068"
11	-6.35'/12.00'	-0.073"/0.138"	-0.040"/0.075"	-0.029"/0.055"
12	-6.93'/ 8.00'	-0.080"/0.092"	-0.043"/0.050"	-0.031"/0.036"
13	-5.33'/ 3.58'	-0.061"/0.080"	-0.033"/0.022"	-0.024"/0.016"
14	-5.50'/ 8.50'	-0.750"/0.098"	-0.034"/0.053"	-0.025"/0.039"
15	 6.95'/14.12'	 0.080"/0.162"	 0.043"/0.088"	 0.032"/0.064"

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Page 7 - TransAlta Car Clearance Diagram (empty car)

			   HO	   N	   Z
			(1:87.1)    (1:160)     (1:220)

	Symmetrical about {C/L of Inter-Half Drawbar}.

#2 End Pivot to Inner End of #2 Suspension Lug (Load Arm)
57' - 7.37"		7.93"		4.32"		3.14"

#2 End Pivot to C/L of Inner Truck
47' - 9.62"		6.59"		3.59"		2.61"

C/L of Inner Truck to Inner End of #2 Suspension Lug
9' - 9.75"		1.35"		0.74"		0.54"

#2 End Buff Faces to Inner End of #2 Suspension Lug
5' - 4.65"		0.74"		0.40"		0.29"

C/L of Drawbar to Inner Axle C/L
7' - 9.75"		1.08"		0.59"		"0.43

Inter-Truck Axle Spacing
"D" = 6' 0"		0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

Truck Wheelbase
"D" = 6' 0"		0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

Pulling Face of #2 End Coupler to Outer Axle C/L
6' - 0"			0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

17 Spaces {Axle Spacing} @
6' - 0"			0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

= {overall wheelbase of car half} (typ 2)
102' - 0"		14.05"		7.65"		5.56"

Inner Axle C/L to Inner Axle C/L
15' - 7.50"		2.15"		1.17"		0.85"

17 Spaces {Axle Spacing} @
6' - 0"			0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

= {overall wheelbase of car half} (typ 2)
102' - 0"		14.05"		7.65"		5.56"

Outer Axle C/L to Pulling Face of #1 End Coupler
6' - 0"			0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

Coupled Length
{Pulling Face of #2 End Coupler to Pulling Face of #1 End Coupler}
231' - 7.50"		31.91"		17.37"		12.63"

Center of Gravity ATR {Above Top of Rail}
6' 8.37"		0.923"		0.502"		0.365"


	TABLE II - Clearance Outline

		Dimensions

	Height above / Equivalent        HO               N               Z
	  Top of Rail / Half-Width 	 (1:87.1)  (1:160)
 (1:220)

A	   0' 6"      / 4' 9"		0.069"/0.065"	0.038"/0.356"	0.027"/0.259"
B	   3' 9.75" / 5' 3.65"		0.525"/0.731"	0.286"/0.398"	0.208"/0.289"
C	  11'  .25" / 5' 3.65"		1.518"/0.731"	0.827"/0.398"	0.601"/0.289"
D	  18' 6"    / 5' 3.65"		2.549"/0.731"	1.388"/0.398"	1.010"/0.289"

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Page 8 - Krupp Three-View Drawing (10 Oct 1980)

			   HO		   N		   Z
			(1:87.1)    (1:160)     (1:220)

Main pivot to pivot
35731mm		410.22mm	223.32mm	162.41mm
117'-2.73"		16.15"		8.79"		6.39"

Pivot to Load Pin
17010mm		195.29mm	106.31mm	77.32mm
55'-9.69"		7.69"		4.19"		3.04"

Load Pin to Load Pin (empty)
1711mm		19.644mm	10.694mm	7.777mm
5'-7.36"		0.773"		0.421"		0.306"

Wheel Diameter
965.2mm		11.082mm	6.033mm		4.387mm
38"**			0.436"		0.238"		0.173"

Axle Spacing
18288mm		209.965mm	114.300mm	83.127mm
6'-0"		0.827"		0.450"		0.327"

Inner Axle C/L to Inner Axle C/L (empty)
47622.2mm	546.75mm	297.64mm	216.46mm
15'-7.50"		2.15"		1.17"		0.85"

Over Pulling Face of Couplers
70595mm		810.50mm	441.22mm	320.89mm
231'-7.33"		31.91"		17.37"		12.63"

[Schnitt/SECTION E-E]

Maximum Width
3233.2mm	37.120mm	20.207mm	14.70mm
10'-7.29"		1.46"		0.80"		0.58"

Load Pin C/L to Upper Buff Pad C/L (vert.)
4572mm		52.49mm		28.58mm		20.78mm
15'-0"			2.07"		1.125"		0.82"

Inner Buff Pads C/L to C/L (horiz.)
1766.8mm	20.285mm	11.042mm	8.031mm
5'-9.56"		0.80"		0.43"		0.32"

Maximum Height
5486.4mm	62.99mm		34.29mm		24.94mm
18'-0"			2.48"		1.35"		0.98"

Load Pin C/L to Lower Buff Pads C/L (horiz.)
3048mm		34.99mm		19.05mm		13.85mm
10'-0"			1.38"		0.75"		0.55"

Outer Buff Pads and Load Pin Bushings C/L to C/L (horiz.)
2743.2mm	31.49mm		17.14mm		12.47mm
9'-0"			1.24"		0.68"		0.49"

Load Pin C/L to ToR (Top of Rail) (vert.)
6096mm		69.99mm		38.10mm		27.71mm
24"			0.276"		0.150"		0.109"
Some of the dimensions common to all three drawings do not coincide exactly, but the discrepancies are so extremely small (such as 231' 7¾" vs. 231' 7.33") as to not matter, especially not when modeling in small scales.  I have not cross-checked English vs. metric measurements 100%, nor have I double-checked all scale conversions, only spot checking; if I goofed, please let me know and I will post corrections immediately.  Some of the dimensional tolerancing approaches the ridiculous, such as fractional-inch dimensioning across 231' 7¾" (or 7.33") with a 103' 9" load with 2" shimming at each end!  Also, I added a place on all small dimensions, such as the 6' truck wheelbase and inter-truck axle spacing.

** - One thing is for sure, however; there can be NO QUESTION WHATSOEVER now that the wheels are, as I have maintained all along, 38" in diameter, not 33" (or 36").   new.gif (15 May 2010)


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