Search for GMD'S SW1200MG

jtomstarr Jan 19, 2023

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    Now I'm curious what an actual one looks like.o_O
     
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    OK, then.

    The locomotive was simply the electric version of a switcher that was stretched out to nearly double the length and streamlined. It had two cabs but neither was used, as it was basically a big model train.

    All rightie then.

    It used a large electric motor to turn the main generator, so there would be electricity for the wheel motors.

    Which is pretty much a verbatim cut and paste of Wikipedia's entry.

    It sounds like a joke. Was this merely cheaper than transformers and rectifiers? Did they do that to avoid developing AC traction motors that would operate on the customer's voltage?

    As for looks (when they aren't on Pinterest) they're flat-topped switchers on Blombergs.

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    If only we could find actual FULL DRAWINGS of the Locomotive. Somebody has to have them!

    Tom
     

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