APM Whitcomb centre cab 50 ton locos

 
  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!

Hello all

Im curious to find out what I can about these locos. Any pix etc.

Whitcomb ( Illinois )  supplied 2 locos to APM. They re 360 hp though later rebuilt with slightly more powerful Detroit diesels

There is a photo in Leon Oberg's  Locomotives of Australia, 1854 to 2007

Just wondering if any more info exist. What was the loco version.  Some research suggest they were a US Navy copy.. but am not sure.

What was the bogie axle spacing.. wheel size etc ?  

TIA

cheers

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  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
Here's one showing Whitcomb 2 arriving at the Maryvale Exchange Sidings on 9 September 1966:



(sorry about the poor quality - it was taken with "Myercolour" slide film, the scourge of those on a tight budget at the time)

Cheers,
Peter
  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!
Here's one showing Whitcomb 2 arriving at the Maryvale Exchange Sidings on 9 September 1966:



(sorry about the poor quality - it was taken with "Myercolour" slide film, the scourge of those on a tight budget at the time)

Cheers,
Peter
"pjknife"
thanks Peter...it actually shows up some detail quite well Smile
  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!
thanks Peter...it actually shows up some detail quite well Smile
SPSD40T2
apologies for dragging this back , but am still accumulating info.

anyone know what diameter the wheels were ?

cheers
>:~))
  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!
Some great links there Hendo..a couple I had seen a few I hadnt. Some really handy info in amongst it all

cheers
Richard

( oh to get a 45t or 50 t  diagram ....sigh )
  V511 Locomotive Driver

Some great links there Hendo..a couple I had seen a few I hadnt. Some really handy info in amongst it all

cheers
Richard

( oh to get a 45t or 50 t  diagram ....sigh )
SPSD40T2


The APM locos were recorded as being type 50DE70, with builders numbers 61108 and 61109.
Only four Whitcomb locos are known to have come to Australia - the other two were only 4 wheel (smaller) locos. Only one of the four still exists and is at the Alexandra Timber Tramway (Vic).

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