Daniel S. Dawdy
The Cyberspace World Railroad
Locomotive 60,000, the subject of the present publication, was designed and built by The Baldwin Loco-motive Works as an experiment to ascertain the gain in efficiency by the use of high pressure steam and high ratios of expansion. Opportunity was also taken to try out certain novel details of construction.
Locomotive Number 60,000: This illustration shows the general arrangement of the cylinders and steam chests, and also of the two valve motions on the right-hand side, which control the steam distribution to the center and right-hand cylinders respectively. The absence of any machinery in front of the cylinders should be noted.
Through the courtesy of the Pennsylvania Railroad the locomotive was submitted to an extensive program of tests on their locomotive test plant at Altoona, and it was subsequently given road tests on this line and on a number of other prominent railroads. The essential details of these tests are now available.
The present publication consists of four parts:-
I. Design and Construction of Locomotive 60,000
By PAUL T. WARNER.
II. Discussion of Test Results
By LAWFORD H. FRY.
III. Extracts from Test Report of Pennsylvania Railroad.
IV. Extracts from Reports Covering Road Tests on Various Lines.
In presenting the record of the performance of Locomotive 60,000 on the Altoona Plant, no special claims are made, but information obtained by impartial observers is made available so that the reader may form his own judgment as to the success of the experiment-. The Test Report is supplemented by only such comment as appears to be necessary to set the results in a proper perspective in relation to those obtained with other loco-motives. In addition to discussing the more important phases of the performance, it gives a considerable amount of the data observed in making the tests. It is believed that this will be welcomed by all who are interested in the technical side of locomotive engineering, as it will permit them to make their own further analysis of the performance.