proposed H20-66

3914 views
1 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • 55 posts
proposed H20-66
Posted by IA and eastern on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:55 AM

There was a Fairbanks Morse H20-66 proposed locomotive. Was this locomotive a H20-44 switcher version or H16-66 locomotive uprated or a version of the H20-44 proposed for rebuilding from Erie-builts. Gary

  • Member since
    October, 2014
  • From: La Grange Illinois USA
  • 124 posts
Posted by 16-567D3A on Saturday, July 06, 2019 1:53 AM

IA and eastern

There was a Fairbanks Morse H20-66 proposed locomotive. Was this locomotive a H20-44 switcher version or H16-66 locomotive uprated or a version of the H20-44 proposed for rebuilding from Erie-builts. Gary

 

As proposed the H20-66 was a six axle end cab design,  however there had been speculation that on customer request or on prodution units a short hood could have been provided in a carbody similar to that of the H15-44.if built the later units(after 1953)most likely would have used the H16-66 Baby train master carbody. In the late 1940s a 2000hp normally aspirated FM O-P 10 cyl single engine C-C hood unit was a radical idea. Following is from the book  Diesel Demonstrators by Karl Erk pg114,  A six motor H20-66 would have used trucks identical to those on Baldwin six-motored hood units, and although drawings were circulated,no carrier expressed interest,perhaps lack of a short hood for optional steam heat equipment limited the proposed H20-66 appeal. more likely was the 1949 debut of the EMD GP7 with its proven internal components which immediately negetivley affected all other builders Road Switcher sales. 

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy