SP Hydraulics
Author: SteveO
Date: 01-13-2007 - 09:12

The German hydraulics were Krauss-Maffei, or KM, built. They had nothing to do with rotary plows. KM did not build anything else for the US market.

The Diesel Hydraulic units on SP were as follows.

My 1968 - 1969 Southern Pacific Motive Power Annual shows that the Espee bought three carbody style KM hydraulic locos, 15 road switcher KM's, and three domestically built, Alco diesel hydraulics. They also bought from DRGW, the three carbody units that road had bought. They had a total of 24 hydraulic units. The Alco hydraulics were very large and looked like typical, though large, US power. The KM's all had slanted cabs, even the road switcher style, presumably because of tight clearances in germany where they were built.

A side note, most crews did not like the large drive shaft that ran right under their feet on all of the hydraulic locos.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  UP rotary power? Robert 01-11-2007 - 19:08
  Steam powered rotaries Dick Seelye 01-12-2007 - 07:21
  Re: Steam powered rotaries E 01-12-2007 - 07:42
  Re: Rotary Plow Action in Idaho Last Month! Bruce Kelly 01-12-2007 - 07:51
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 07:44
  Re: UP rotary power? Mike 01-12-2007 - 08:30
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 08:48
  Re: UP rotary power? Mike Stimpson 01-12-2007 - 09:36
  Re: UP rotary power? Jonathan Grant 01-12-2007 - 10:09
  Re: UP rotary power? Gary 01-12-2007 - 11:03
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:39
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:37
  Re: UP rotary power? E 01-12-2007 - 11:35
  Re: UP rotary power? douglasm 01-12-2007 - 15:15
  More on steam powered rotaries Dick Seelye 01-12-2007 - 19:39
  Re: UP rotary power? almo 01-12-2007 - 21:10
  Re: UP rotary power? Andy 01-13-2007 - 01:14
  SP Hydraulics SteveO 01-13-2007 - 09:12
  Re: UP rotary power? Andy 01-13-2007 - 01:14
  Many thanks! Robert 01-13-2007 - 06:29
  Re: Many thanks! Stevo del Applegato 01-13-2007 - 07:15
  Re: Many thanks! E 01-13-2007 - 12:09


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