BLH preserved and functioning in South America in 2013

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BLH preserved and functioning in South America in 2013

Postby arielemd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:12 pm

Hi all

In Argentina, you can find that, I think that is the last and only diesel electric BLH South America that is preserved and functioning. BLH is a RF-615-E built in 1953 by an order of 51 units for the then National Railway General Roca. These locomotives are preserved and in running order by a partnership of railfans, nonprofit, that Refresh and diverse operating historic railroad equipment.

http://www.ferroclub.org.ar/unidades/fotos/02-5037.jpg

Technical Information:

Data built : 1953-54 ( 51 Units )
Horsepower: 1.625
Configuration: Co-Co
Speed max.: 120 kmh ( 74 mph)
Tractive Effort (starting): 31.436 kg
Tractive Effort (continuous):16.475 kg
Gauge: 1.676 mm
Weight :105.000 tn metrics

Diesel engine: Baldwin 608-A of 8 cilinders in line.
Main generator: Westinghouse model 471-EZ
Traction motors: Westinghouse model 561-A1 ( six )
Air brake: Westinghouse model 6-SLV ( air-vacuum)
Total Length: 14.789 mm

Pictures and links

In Olavarria station, operated for Ferrocarriles Argentinos, in 1985.

http://www.oocities.org/fahistoricos/7049-1.jpg

In Ferroclub Argentino based Escalada, in 2010

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3yOznETwerI/T ... 291786.JPG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLVYWsmg_hw

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ix7bNiooZwE/T ... _08_02.JPG

Picture into de plant of BLH in 1953

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JUdbshYEF1s/S ... 1BLHOC.jpg

In the Expo of Atlantic City before shipping to Argentina in 1953

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JUdbshYEF1s/S ... 1953OC.jpg

I hope it was to your liking and even this small utility contribution of this survivor BLH in 2013 far from their homeland.
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Re: BLH preserved and functioning in South America in 2013

Postby mp15ac » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:33 am

Thank you for sharing these photos and information about this locomotive.

Stuart
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Re: BLH preserved and functioning in South America in 2013

Postby arielemd » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:56 pm

You're welcome Stuart. I like to have served my contribution.
Thanks to you.
Ariel.
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