BLW S-8 A & B (Cow & Calf)

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 18 February 2006  Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: BLW Engine: 4-cycle Model 606A NA (two)
Bore & Stroke 12.5" X 15.5"
RPM (Maximum) 1350
Main Generator: Westinghouse - WE480 (two) Horsepower: 1320
Gear Ratio: 68:14 Speed: 60 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Westinghouse (2 per unit) Model: ?
Weight: 368,000 lbs Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE362 (four per unit)
Tractive Effort (starting) 118,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Effort (continuous): 68,000 lbs @ 6.8 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: -- Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 6SL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 9 Dates: 8/1950 to 6/1951
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Exterior Dimensions S-8 A & B
Total Length 92'-00"
Pilot to Pilot 37'-03"
Wheel Diameter 40"
Truck Wheel Base 8'-00"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-00" (both units)
Height to Top Cab Hood 14'-00" (A unit only)
Cab Width 10'-00"
Top of Walkway 7'-03"
Walkway Width 5'-08"
Engine Hood Width 9'-10"
Center Bolster 22'-08" (per unit)
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 3'-07.5"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 3'-07.5"
Distance between Truck Centers 30'-08" (per unit)
Minimum Turning Radious 30 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 650 (per unit) Lubricating Oil: 105 (per unit)
Engine Cooling Water: 250 (per unit) Sand Capacity: 30 cu. ft. (per unit)
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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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