BLW DRS 44-1500

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 25 February 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 Horsepower: 1500
Gear Ratio: 68:15 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (2) Model: ?
Weight: 271,500 lbs Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE370 (4)
Tractive Effort (starting) 59,200 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 52,500 lbs @ 9.2 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: Westinghouse Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 6SL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 32 Dates: 4/1946 to 4/1950
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Exterior Dimensions DRS 44-1500 (and 1500B)
Total Length 58'-00"
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-10"
Height to Top Engine Hood 13'-05.5"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-01"
Cab Width 10'-00"
Top of Walkway 7'-03"
Walkway Width 5'-08.5"
Engine Hood Width 9'-10"
Center Bolster 32'-03"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 3'-04"
Center Rear Truck to Rear Pilot 3'-04"
Distance between Truck Centers 42'-01"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 900 Lubricating Oil: 200
Engine Cooling Water: 300 Sand Capacity: 30 cu. ft.
Options:
VApor Clarkson Steam Boiler (2500 lbs./hour)
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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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