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Updated:   14 Mar 2014; 15:25  ET
[Page converted 17 Oct 2011; page created 23 Apr 2003;
    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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[was at "home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/boxcabb1.html"]

S. Berliner, III
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Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet service effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.

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I-R 60-ton Demo

A new type of locomotive!
Ingersoll-Rand 1925 Demonstrator #9681
(later CNJ #1000)
(ALCo builders photo S-1484 - source uncertain;
possibly from 1980s AAR flyer)




Oil-Electric ("Diesel") Locomotives

(American Locomotive Company - General Electric - Ingersoll-Rand)

INDEX to Boxcabs Pages:

note-rt.gif   The primary Boxcabs Index has been moved to a separate page, together with links and credits.

Boxcab Help - A service for boxcab afficionados,
posting reasonable questions (at my sole discretion).

There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the full INDEX, now on a separate page.

[A new "bugaboo" has reared its ugly head - complexity of organization -
see COMPLEXITY on my main index page.]

  The Boxcabs Index Page.

PRR Survivor Boxcab
1934 Class B1 #5690 Page

B1 #5690 at RRMPa in Strasburg
(Click on thumbnail for larger image)


This page is unindexed - please scroll down.


and the


There are now separate pages for each AGEIR or similar surviving boxcab; the redundant material is being removed (very slowly).

A(b) (A* on Survivors Map) -

Pennsylvania Railroad Class B1 #5690 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.  This box motor was restored the last time I looked.

It was built in the Pennsy's Altoona Shops in 1934 and was purchased from the Penn Central Corp. in Dec 1979.

The Museum also has Pennsylvania Railroad DD1 pair #3936-3937, Juniata, 1911, a gift of the Penn Central Corp. in Dec 1979 (unrestored).


Power type:			Electric
Builder:			PRR Altoona Works (in association with Westinghouse and Allis-Chalmers)
Build date:			1926-1935
Total produced:			BB1: 2 (paired)
				BB2: 12 (paired)
				BB3: 14 (paired)
				B1: 14
Total:				42
AAR wheel arrangement.		C
UIC classification:		Co'
Driver diameter:		62" (1,575mm)
Length				31' 6" (9.60m)
Height 				15' 0" (4.57m)
Locomotive weight:		157,000 lb (71.2 tonnes)
Electric system(s):		11kV, 25hzAC
				650 V DC (BB2)
Current collection method:	Catenary
				Third rail (BB2)
Traction motors:		3  233 hp (174 kW)
Transmission:			Resistance controlled DC or tap changer controlled AC supplied to
					AC-DC universal motors directly geared to the axles
Top speed:			25mph (40km/h)
Power output:			700hp (520kW)
Tractive effort:		39,250lbf (174.6kN)

note-rt.gif - This page is not finished; I wanted to put up the information and links but have a long way to go in all this!



  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the full INDEX, now on a separate page.


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To tour the Boxcabs pages in sequence, the arrows take you from the Boxcabs index page to the first Boxcabs page, to continuation pages 3 and up, then 100-tonner LIRR #401 and her sisters, survivor boxcabs (with map) and survivor notes, survivor CNJ #1000 (the very first), Ingersoll-Rand boxcabs (with instruction manual), other (non-ALCo/GE/I-R) boxcabs, Baldwin-Westinghouse boxcabs, odd boxcabs, and finally model boxcabs.

{Not inserted into the Boxcabs Tour sequence, yet.}

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