diesel photo or information needed

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Seaboard Air Line had three A-1-A Baldwin passenger cab units (not the centipedes)that were similar to the EMD E units. I have only seen one photo in the old Diesel Spotters Guide. Can you give me any information where I might find photos or drawings to help me model one of them? If this is not enough information, I can try to scare up the designation.


-- Robert Ayers (rrayers@hotmail.com), January 04, 2005


They are DR-6-4-1500 units. There are photos in the SAL Motive Power guide by Calloway. The NYC had similar engines. They are not that similar to E-units - they had the babyface nose, and rode on Commonwealth trucks. There was a substantial discussion about these on the SMRF list a while back, and Warren had a diagram. See the SMRF list at http://smrf.railfan.net/SMRF/ and do an archive search.


-- Paul Bizier (pa.bizier@verizon.net), January 09, 2005.

I have some photos at home from various books on Baldwin diesels and on the SAL. I can scan them and send them to you. These were commonly known as "Baby-faced" units. There was a discussion thread on these units on this site about a year/year and a half ago.

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak@mnr.org), January 04, 2005.

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