Baldwin 4-8+8-4-750/8-de

Baldwin 4-8+8-4-750/8-de

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Baldwin 4-8+8-4 750/8 DE1 was the Baldwin Locomotive Works' first attempt at road diesel locomotive. The trucks were configured in a 2-D+D-2 wheel arrangement. Only a single test unit was built. In 1943 Baldwin built an experimental "Centipede" as a demonstrator unit, which was assigned road #6000. The uniquely-styled unit, with its upright, aggressive prow was to be powered with eight model 408 V8 diesel engines (which would have produced 6,000 horsepower (4,500 kW)), though only four were actually installed. The locomotive's running gear design reflected Baldwin steam and electric locomotive practice. The carbody rode on two massive articulated cast steel half-frames cast by General Steel Castings, linked at the middle with a hinged joint. Unpowered four-wheel trucks at each end guided the locomotive through curves for stability at speed.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English, French
  • 6136762900
  • 9786136762906