BLW RS-12

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 27 February 2006  Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: BLW Engine: 4-cycle Model 608NA
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 15.5"
RPM (Maximum) 625
Main Generator: Westinghouse - WE480 Horsepower: 1000
Gear Ratio: 68:14 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (1) Model: ?
Weight: 266,000 lbs (and 257,000) Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE362 (4)
Tractive Effort (starting) 60,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 34,000 lbs @ 10.8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: Westinghouse Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 6DS
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 42 Dates: 4/1951 to 5/1956
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Exterior Dimensions RS-12
Total Length 58'-00"
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 9'-10"
Height to Top Engine Hood 14'-02"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-10"
Cab Width 10'-02"
Top of Walkway 7'-03"
Walkway Width 5'-08"
Engine Hood Width 9'-10"
Center Bolster 32'-03"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 3'-07.5" (and 4'-03.5")
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 3'-07.5"
Distance between Truck Centers 42'- 01"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 650 Lubricating Oil: 170
Engine Cooling Water: 250 Sand Capacity: 30 cu. ft.
Options:
Vapor Clarkson Steam Boiler (1200 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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