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Pennsy Diesel Locomotives

Baldwin Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia PA
BP60 [PRR BP60]
Baldwin Model DR12-8-30 "Centipede" 6000 horsepower 2-unit passenger diesel in 5-stripe DGLE.
BH50 [PRR BH50]
Baldwin "Centipede" downrated to 5000hp per twin unit in helper service. The downrating probably took the form of removing the turbochargers. They were retired in the mid 1960s.
BP20 (DGLE, 5 short stripes) [PRR
		     BP20 Green 5 short stripe]
Baldwin A1A-A1A 2000 horsepower passenger locomotive, type DR6-4-20, PRR class BP-20, "Passenger Shark". 3-unit ABA 6000 hp set as delivered, in the original scheme of PRR Dark Green Locomotive Enamel (almost-black green) with PRR Keystone emblems within gold rings aft of the cab, and five pinstripes in gold (real gold leaf) going back to the rear.
BP20 (DGLE, 5 stripes) [PRR BP20
		     Green 5 stripe]
Very soon, the stripes were extended to a point on the lower nose, in a manner similar to the GG1 electric locomotive.
BP20 (Tuscan, 5 stripe) [PRR BP20 Tuscan 
		     5 stripe]
Baldwin A1A-A1A 2000 horsepower passenger locomotive, type DR6-4-20, PRR class BP-20, "Passenger Shark". 3-unit ABA 6000 hp set as delivered, in the third livery variation - Tuscan with five pinstripes. Some locomotives wore this livery to the end. These units have the later horn positioning and the later large number boards.
BP20 (Tuscan, 1 stripe) [PRR BP20 Tuscan 
		     1 stripe]
Baldwin locomotive, type DR6-4-20, PRR class BP-20, "Passenger Shark" 3-unit ABA 6000 hp set in the later Tuscan livery with broad single stripe, large shadow Keystone and large PENNSYLVANIA livery.
BF16z (regeared) [PRR BF16z]
Some BP20s were regeared and derated and put into freight service, and classifed BF16z.
Non-PRR Baldwins
SAL Centipede [SAL Centipede]
The Seaboard had one Centipede, which differed quite a bit from the PRR units, as can be seen. I believe it was an earlier unit than the PRR locomotives. I know little about it.
NdeM Centipede [NdeM Centipede]
I know nothing about the NdeM (Mexican National) Centipedes except for the photographs I worked from. Anyone who knows any further details, please let me know.
Fairbanks-Morse
C-Liner (FF-16) ABA set [Fairbanks-Morse "C-Liner" FF-16]
The PRR has a relatively small number of C-Liners; sixteen "A" units and eight "B" units. They were all classified CF16-4 by Fairbanks-Morse, the lowest powered C-Liner model available. They were not exceptionally successful on the PRR and all were retired by 1965. Unlike the earlier Erie-Built locomotives, they would MU with other manufacturers' units.
Non PRR Fairbanks-Morse
Long Island C-Liner [LIRR Fairbanks-Morse
The Long Island Rail Road purchased twelve C-Liners, eight CPA-20-5 (C-Line Passenger A-unit, 2000hp, 5 axles) units numbered 2001-2008, and four CPA-24-5 (2400hp, 5 axles) units numbered 2401-2404. Depicted is one of the latter series, in its original as-delivered paint scheme.
NYC CFA-24-5 [NYC 5-Axle C-Liner]
The New York Central purchased a number of CFA-24-5 locomotives (5 axle 2400hp C-Liners) for passenger service. No 5-axle B units were purchased.
NYC 3-unit CF-16-4
Lightning Stripe
[NYC 4-Axle C-liner 3 unit]
NYC 3-unit CF-16-4
Cigar Band
[NYC 4-Axle C-liner 3 unit]
The NYC also purchased 4-axle 1600hp units as both A and B units, for freight service. Note the difference in the 'Lightning Stripe' paint scheme between the two.
New Haven CPA-24-5 [New Haven C-liner]
The New Haven purchased ten CPA-24-5 (2400hp, 5 axle passenger units with steam generators) in 1951, including the Fairbanks-Morse demonstrator unit. They were not very successful and all of them were out of service by 1961.
Canadian National
CPA-16-4
[Canadian National C-Liner][Canadian National C-Liner]
Canadian National 4-axle C-Liner in the original apple green and yellow colors.
Canadian National
CPA-16-4
[Canadian National
		     C-Liner]
Canadian National 4-axle C-Liner in the red nosed, white striped scheme.
Canadian National
CPA-24-5
[Canadian National
		     C-Liner][Canadian National C-Liner][Canadian National C-Liner]
Canadian National 5-axle C-Liner in the original green and gold scheme.
Canadian National
CPA-24-5
[Canadian National
		     C-Liner][Canadian National C-Liner][Canadian National C-Liner]
Canadian National 5-axle C-Liner in the later black/white/red scheme.

Matthew J Brown
Last modified: Tue Dec 2 02:44:47 PST 2003