• USA TC 45 Tonner GE WW II

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A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

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  by fordhamroad
-could someone refer me to plans for the US Army 45 ton GE switchers used in WW II and thereafter. I know the cab is lower, any other changes from the 44 ton GE used widely in the US? I have seen pictures in Robert Touret's Allied Military Locomotives in World War II, need drawings on which to base a model.
-Bachmann has made a 44 tonner in HO, but I am looking to do a 45 tonner for a WW II module in N scale, hence the need to bash. Thanks

  by Owen S. Paulsen
I have a Drawing PP-6740074 third angle projection Locomotive B-B-90/90-2GE733-56-1/2" OUTLINE. This is for 45-Ton (300-HP) Diesel-Electric Locomotive furnished the Navy in April 1942
I can sent you to copy 18x11
  by BR&P
Don't have the drawings, sorry I'm no help there. But wanted to point out for those not familiar that GE built some locos for the military which are best described - UNofficially - as "45-ton 44-tonners". These were based on the common 44-ton design (with lowered cabs as noted) but weighed 45 tons. The confusion can arise because when most of us think of a 45-tonner we think of TWO traction motors and either side rods or chain drive to the other 2 axles. These military 45-tonners actually had 4 traction motors like a 44 ton. One example - I forget the military's number - OMID #5, later sold to Landisville RR (and I believe restored to its former military number).

To further complicate nomenclature, the military also had some true 45-tonners, with 2 traction motors.
  by Owen S. Paulsen
I have 45 Ton Class B-B 90/90 -with to 2 GE733 Furnished to Navy April 1942
G.E. CO. Serial Numbers
15255,15256,15357,15258,15259,15260,15272,15273,15275,15276,15280,15281,15282,15283,15284 and 15714.
Requisiition XW-D-61180 2/3

The Rod type between No 1 and 2 and No 3 and 4 on the loco is standand,Do I ustand that you are look for a 4 motor, two on each end?