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220 -- the class B1x test locomotive | by Tysasi
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220 -- the class B1x test locomotive

One of the Portland shop's experiments in superpower; splicing B1 #220 with bodies & trucks from #221 (wrecked in 1944, but set aside as a parts source) and #215.


14 powered axles, 7800 hp, ~375 tons, and ~1060 kN of tractive effort for optimal drawbar snapping fun.


This machine teeters on the edge of Big Liz (the PRR FF-1) territory, so the experiment was not repeated.


(EDIT: Added some apropos graffiti)


(The class B1 drawing is cut and pasted from profiles (NYC T-3, Milw EF-1, PRR DD-1) that were drawn by Joshua Moldover @ The Railroad Paint Shop)

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Uploaded on October 23, 2021