THREE CRANK LOCOMOTIVE


| July/August 1956

  • Locomotive Partially Erected
    Fig. 2.Locomotive Partially Erected, Showing Completed Boiler. One of the two elbow pipes which deliver water from the boiler barrel to the mud-ring, is plainly shown.
  • Locomotive

  • one-piece cylinder casting
    This is a rear view of the one-piece cylinder casting completely finished and drilled, with the truck center-pin in place.
  • Pair of driving wheels
    This is the second pair of driving wheels, the outside cylinders being connected to the third pair. The axle is built up of five pieces.
  • Buffalo Pitts engine & Separator
    15 hp. Buffalo Pitts engine and a Buffalo Pitts separator owned by Louis Romthum. The picture was taken in 1911. John B. Parrett is engineer. Barn threshing is most popular with dairy farmers in this state. Notice the bucking hole on the water tank used t
    Rolland Buslaff
  • Ground Hog machine
    Mr. Vic Wintermantel of Box 4200, Bellevue, Pennsylvania, sends up this interesting picture from an early Farquhar catalog (no date could be found). The picture was poor and of course it would not reproduce well. It does prove that one time you could get
  • McMillan
    Big Mack McMillan of Hoisington, Kansas, stunting with his favorite make, Case, at the Michigan State University Centennal Celebration, August 1955. Case and Mack were made to go together. Courtesy of C. H. Dunham, Saint Clair, Michigan.
    C. H. Dunham
  • Wooden Sweep Horse power
    A wooden Sweep Horse power built about 1848 or '49 without nails or iron, The picture was taken in 1954 and it is located north of Rockwood. Courtesy Ferd Herbst, Jr., 1854Belmont St, Manitowoc, Wis.
    Ferd Herbst

  • Locomotive Partially Erected
  • Locomotive
  • one-piece cylinder casting
  • Pair of driving wheels
  • Buffalo Pitts engine & Separator
  • Ground Hog machine
  • McMillan
  • Wooden Sweep Horse power

Burlington, New Jersey

We thought you folks would be interested in this experimental locomotive and for that reason we give it a prominent place and much detail. Editor

Locomotive 60,000, the subject of the present publication, was designed and built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an experiment to ascertain the gain in efficiency by the use of high pressure steam and high ratios of expansion. Opportunity was also taken to try out certain novel details of construction.

Through the courtesy of the Pennsylvania Railroad the locomotive was submitted to an extensive program of tests on their locomotive test plant at Altoona (Pa.), and it was subsequently given road tests on this line and on a number of other prominent railroads.



DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

The locomotive forming the subject of this bulletin is the 60,000th locomotive built by The Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was built during the early part of the year 1926 as an experiment to ascertain the possible economies which can be effected by the use of high steam pressures and a high ratio of expansion.

Up to a certain period, development of locomotive design brought with it mainly an increase in, weight of individual locomotives, the increase in power being proportionate to the increase in weight. This increase in power made possible notable economies in railroading. Of late years, however, the demand for still further economies has led locomotive) designers to strive to increase the efficiency of the locomotive, and thus give increased power per unit of locomotive weight. Among the means adopted successfully to this end, are the use of superheated steam, various fuel and labor-saving devices, improved boiler design, more efficient steam distribution, and refinements in design and materials for locomotive parts.