BLW DR 64-1500 (Babyface) and B-unit

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 10 March 2006  Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: BLW Engine: 4-cycle Model 608 SC
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 15.5"
RPM (Maximum) 625
Main Generator: Westinghouse - WE471 (2) Horsepower: 1500
Gear Ratio: 68:15 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: A-1-A
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (2) Model: ?
Weight: 310,000 lbs (B-unit 289,000 lbs) Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE370 (4)
Tractive Effort (starting) 55,700 lbs @ 30% Tractive Effort (continuous): 43,500 lbs @ 11.0 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: Westinghouse Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24RL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 7 A-units & 3 B-units Dates: 11/1947 to 5/1948
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Exterior Dimensions DR 64-1500 (Babyface)
Total Length 60'-00" (b-unit 59'-06")
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 11'-06"
Height to Top Engine Hood 15'-00"
Height to Top Cab Hood 15'-00"
Cab Width 10'-06"
Top of Walkway --
Walkway Width --
Engine Hood Width 11'-06"
Center Bolster 37'-07.5"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 6'-05.5" (B-unit 5'-05.5")
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 5'-05.5"
Distance between Truck Centers 49'-01.5"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 900 & optional 1200 Lubricating Oil: 190
Engine Cooling Water: 250 (B-unit 325) Sand Capacity: 20 cu. ft.
Options:
Steam Generator: Vapor Clarkson 2500 lbs/ per hour
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--  Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Reference Sources:
  • Diesel Locomtoives, Vol.2, by Bob Hayden
  • Baldwin Diesel Locomotives by Stephen F. & Gary W. Dolzall
  • Illustrated Treasury of Baldwin Locomotives by James W. Kerr
  • Diesel Locomotives, The First 50 Years by Louis A. Mare
  • "Early Diesel and Electric Locomotives," Rail Heritage Publications
  • Diesel & Electric Locomotive Specificiations, 1981 by F.K. Hudson
  • Train Shed Cyclopedia, Vol. 20, 58, 60, 64, 80
  • Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1969
  • Railroad Modeler, March 1975

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