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Baldwin DT-6-6-2000

The Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 (Also referred to as the Baldwin DT6-6-2000) was a twin-engined diesel-electric transfer locomotive, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1946 and 1950.

BLW DT-6-6-2000 (606SC)
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Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway 920 (Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 rebuilt by EMD) at Griffith, Ind. in January 1965
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderBaldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
ModelDT-6-6-2000
Build dateMarch 1948 — August 1950
Total produced45
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARC-C
 • UICCo′Co′
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
TrucksGSC 13 ft (3.96 m) rigid bolster
Length74 ft (22.56 m)
Loco weight354,000–375,000 lb (161,000–170,000 kg)
Prime mover606SC × 2
Engine typeFour-stroke diesel
AspirationTurbocharged
Displacement11,874 cu in (194.58 l) per engine
Cylinders6 × 2
Cylinder size12 34 in × 15 12 in (324 mm × 394 mm)
Performance figures
Power output2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Tractive effort64,200 lbf (285.6 kN)
Career
NicknamesCenter Cab, SW2400
Disposition44 Scrapped, 1 Preserved
BLW DT-6-6-2000 (608NA)
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderBaldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
ModelDT-6-6-2000
Build dateMay 1946
Total produced1
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARC-C
 • UICCo′Co′
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
TrucksGSC 13 ft (3.96 m) rigid bolster
Length70 ft 6 in (21.49 m)
Loco weight365,000 lb (165.6 tonnes)
Prime mover608NA × 2
Engine typeFour-stroke diesel
AspirationNormally aspirated
Displacement15,832 cu in (259.44 l) per engine
Cylinders8 × 2
Cylinder size12 34 in × 15 12 in (324 mm × 394 mm)
Performance figures
Power output2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Tractive effort64,200 lbf (285.6 kN)
Career
NicknamesGolden Goose
DispositionScrapped

A single prototype using a pair of 8 cylinder nominally aspirated 608NA prime movers (engines) was built in 1946 for the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. In order to minimise the length of the locomotive, the crosswalks at the ends of the locomotives were omitted. This feature was not repeated in the subsequent locomotives. Forty-five further locomotives were built using 6-cylinder turbocharged 606SC prime movers during 1948–1950.

The DT-6-6-2000 was most popular with the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway, who purchased 27 of the 46 locomotives produced. Between 1956 and 1962, all but two of these locomotives (#100 and #118) underwent a significant rebuilding program. Several locomotives were rebuilt by the EJ&E at their Joliet shops and equipped with 1200hp Baldwin 606A engines. The rest were sent to the EMD facility in La Grange, Illinois, where they were rebuilt and equipped with modified SW series hoods, 1200hp EMD 567C engines, and new control stands, as well as multiple-unit train control capability. The EJ&E rebuilt units were retired in the late 1960s, and the EMD rebuilt units were retired between 1974 and 1975. All were subsequently scrapped.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway #21 is the final DT-6-6-2000 in existence. It is owned by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois where it remains in operable condition.

Original buyersEdit

Railroad Quantity Road numbers Notes
Baldwin Locomotive Works (demonstrators)
2
2000
to Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2606
2001
to Elgin Joliet & Eastern 126
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
6
2600–2605
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
1
100
608NA engines
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
25
101-125
St. Louis Southwestern Railway (“Cotton Belt”)
1
260
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
4
300-303
to Soo Line Railroad 395–398 in 1961
Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway
5
20-24
Trona Railway
2
50-51
Total 46

ReferencesEdit

  • "Baldwin DT6-6-2000". The Yard Limit Spotter's Guide. Retrieved April 25, 2007.
  • "Alltime Diesel Locomotive Roster: 100". Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Archive. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  • Kirkland, John F (1994). The Diesel Builders volume 3: Baldwin Locomotive Works. Pasadena, CA: Interurban Press. pp. 199–205. ISBN 0-916374-93-9.

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