BLW RT624

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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 606 SC (two)
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 15.5"
RPM (Maximum) 625
Main Generator: Westinghouse - WE480 (2) Horsepower: 2400
Gear Ratio: 68:14 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: C-C
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (2) Model: ?
Weight: 359,000 lbs Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE370DZ (6)
Tractive Effort (starting) 106,200 lbs @ 30% Tractive Effort (continuous): 72,900 lbs @ 9.9 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: -- Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24L
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3CDC (2)
Quantity Built: 24 Dates: 6/1951 to 12/1952
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Exterior Dimensions RT624
Total Length 74'-00"
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 13'-00"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-10"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-00"
Cab Width 10'-02"
Top of Walkway 7'-03"
Walkway Width 5'-08.5"
Engine Hood Width 9'-10"
Center Bolster 54'-09"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 3'-04.5"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 3'-04.5"
Distance between Truck Centers 67'-03"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1500 Lubricating Oil: 320
Engine Cooling Water: 500 Sand Capacity: 45 cu. ft.
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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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