BLW DR 12-8-3000 (Centipede)

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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 - WE471A (4) Horsepower: 3000
Gear Ratio: 68:14 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel & 8-wheel Configuration: B-D+D-4
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (2) Model: ?
Weight: 1,187,420 lbs Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE370F (12)
Tractive Effort (starting) 205,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 105,600 lbs @ 17.8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: -- Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 6SL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 54 Dates: 10/1945 to 7/1948
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Exterior Dimensions DR 12-8-3000
Total Length 91'-02"
Pilot to Pilot 33'-06"
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 16'-09"
Height to Top Engine Hood 15'-01.5"
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-10"
Cab Width 10'-06"
Top of Walkway --
Walkway Width --
Engine Hood Width 10'-00"
Center Bolster 58'-06"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 9'-02"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 9'-02"
Distance between Truck Centers 73'-02"
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 3500 Lubricating Oil: 380
Engine Cooling Water: 650 Sand Capacity: 40 cu. ft.
Options:
Steam Generator: Vapor Clarkson 2-DK4530/300 lbs per hour
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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