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GE 44 ton diesel filler location

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GE 44 ton diesel filler location
Posted by Dr_Bullitt on Monday, March 27, 2023 5:56 AM

Hello. I am building a diorama of a GE 44 ton switcher being serviced by a mobile servicing truck. Where is the diesel tank and filler pipe? I've looked on line but cannot find it. Thanks!

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, March 27, 2023 12:21 PM

Kind of guessing here, and I will be watching your thread for an answer as well, but the ETRR had one for a while and I think the tank is under the cab, between the trucks, and there was a filler cap near the floor board, right by the cab, on each side of the loco.

Lets wait for a correct answer.  haha

Mike.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, March 27, 2023 1:20 PM

Maybe there were variations over the years? This one seems to be just above the first letter A in Pennsylv nia. 

 070311_3 by lmyers83, on Flickr

This manual shows the filler [26] in a diagram on page 4:

https://www.rr-fallenflags.org/manual/44ton.pdf

 

Hope that helps, Ed

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Posted by AEP528 on Monday, March 27, 2023 1:25 PM

mbinsewi

Kind of guessing here, and I will be watching your thread for an answer as well, but the ETRR had one for a while and I think the tank is under the cab, between the trucks, and there was a filler cap near the floor board, right by the cab, on each side of the loco.

Lets wait for a correct answer.  haha

Mike.

 

This information is surprisingly hard to find, but you are correct. This document https://utahrails.net/pdf/GE_44-ton-Specification_May-1947.pdf has an arrow pointing to the end of the cab in the photo on the bottom of the page numbered 206, and the legend states there is a fuel filler on each side.

The end of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC02MG7sv5M shows the filler being opened.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, March 27, 2023 2:32 PM

This one may look similar to a 44 Tonner, but it's actually an 80 Tonner...

Wayne

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Posted by Dr_Bullitt on Saturday, April 1, 2023 9:11 AM

Perfect! Just what I needed and more. Thanks all.

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