FM H24-66

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Data Sheet Information Compiled by: JEAN-DENIS BACHAND
New: 24 March 2006  Drawing by: Jean-Denis Bachand
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Engine Builder: Fairbanks Morse Engine: 2-cycle 38D8 1/8 (6 cylinder OP)
Bore & Stroke 8" X 10"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 850 / 400
Main Generator: Westinghouse - WE498B Horsepower: 2400
Gear Ratio: 68:15 Speed: 65 mph
Trucks: 6-Wheel Configuration: C-C
Traction Motor Blowers: Belt Drive (1) Model: Westinghouse Y201A
Weight: 388,400 lbs Traction Motors: Westinghouse - WE370DE2 (six)
Tractive Effort (starting) 79,500 lbs @ 30% Tractive Effort (continuous): 82,500 lbs @ 6.6 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes
Auxilary Generator: Westinghouse Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 24RSL
Compressor: Westinghouse Model: 3C2C
Quantity Built: 127 Dates: 4/1953 to 6/1957
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Exterior Dimensions H24-66
Total Length 66'-00"
Wheel Diameter 42"
Truck Wheel Base 13'-00"
Height to Top Engine Hood 15'-00"
Height to Top Cab Hood 15'-00"
Cab Width 10'-04"
Top of Walkway 7'-02.5"
Walkway Width 3'-05.5"
Engine Hood Width 10'-00"
Center Bolster 41'-06"
Center Front Truck to Front Pilot 2'-08"
Center Rear Tucrk to Rear Pilot 2'-08"
Distance between Truck Centers 53'-10"
Minimum Turning Radious 29 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 1800 Lubricating Oil: 385
Engine Cooling Water: 320 Sand Capacity: 28 cu. ft.
Options: VApor Clarkson Boiler (800 lbs/hr)
Reference Sources:
  • Diesel Locomtoives, Vol.2, by Bob Hayden
  • 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

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