Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 Diesel Electric Transfer Locomotive
The Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 (Also referred to as the Baldwin DT6-6-2000) was a twin-engined diesel-electric transfer locomotive, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1946 and 1950.

A single prototype using a pair of 8 cylinder nominally aspirated 608NA prime movers (engines) was built in 1946 for the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. In order to minimize the length of the locomotive, the crosswalks at the ends of the locomotives were omitted. This feature was not repeated in the subsequent locomotives. Forty-five further locomotives were built using 6-cylinder turbocharged 606SC prime movers during 1948–1950.

The DT-6-6-2000 was most popular with the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway, who purchased 27 of the 46 locomotives produced. Between 1956 and 1962, all but two of these locomotives (No. 100 and No. 118) underwent a significant rebuilding program. Several locomotives were rebuilt by the EJ&E at their Joliet shops and equipped with 1200hp Baldwin 606A engines. The rest were sent to the EMD facility in La Grange, Illinois, where they were rebuilt and equipped with modified SW series hoods, 1200hp EMD 567C engines, and new control stands, as well as multiple-unit train control capability. The EJ&E rebuilt units were retired in the late 1960s, and the EMD rebuilt units were retired between 1974 and 1975. All were subsequently scrapped.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway No. 21 is the final DT-6-6-2000 in existence. It is owned by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois where it remains in operable condition.

Original Buyers

Baldwin Locomotive Works (demonstrators)
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 2000
Notes: to Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2606
Road numbers: 2001
Notes: to Elgin Joliet & Eastern 126

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Quantity: 6
Road numbers: 2600–2605

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Quantity: 1
Road numbers: 100
Notes: 608NA engines

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Quantity: 25
Road numbers: 101-125

St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt)
Quantity: 1
Road numbers: 260

Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Quantity: 4
Road numbers: 300-303
Notes: to Soo Line Railroad 395–398 in 1961

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway
Quantity: 5
Road numbers: 20-24

Trona Railway
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 50-51

Total Quantity: 46

BLW DT-6-6-2000 (606SC) Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
Model: DT-6-6-2000
Build date: March 1948 — August 1950
Total produced: 45

Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: C-C
UIC class: Co′Co′
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks: GSC 13 ft (3.96 m) rigid bolster
Length: 74 ft (22.56 m)
Locomotive weight: 354,000–375,000 lb (161,000–170,000 kg)
Prime mover: 606SC × 2
Engine type: Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Displacement: 11,874 cu in (194.58 l) per engine
Cylinders: 6 × 2
Cylinder size: 12 3⁄4 in × 15 1⁄2 in (324 mm × 394 mm)
Performance figures
Power output: 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Tractive effort: 64,200 lbf (285.6 kN)
Career
Nicknames: Center Cab, SW2400
Disposition: 44 Scrapped, 1 Preserved

BLW DT-6-6-2000 (608NA) Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW)
Model: DT-6-6-2000
Build date: May 1946
Total produced: 1
Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: C-C
UIC class: Co′Co′
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks: GSC 13 ft (3.96 m) rigid bolster
Length: 70 ft 6 in (21.49 m)
Locomotive weight: 365,000 lb (165.6 tonnes)
Prime mover: 608NA × 2
Engine type: Four-stroke diesel
Aspiration: Normally aspirated
Displacement: 15,832 cu in (259.44 l) per engine
Cylinders: 8 × 2
Cylinder size: 12 3⁄4 in × 15 1⁄2 in (324 mm × 394 mm)
Performance figures
Power output: 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Tractive effort: 64,200 lbf (285.6 kN)
Career
Nicknames: Golden Goose
Disposition: Scrapped

See also:

Baldwin Diesel Locomotives

Illinois Railway Museum Official Wesbsite: http://www.irm.org

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Elgin, Joliet and Eastern DT-6-6-2000 Nos. 910 and 920 in 1972. These units were re-powered by EMD. Photo by Robert E. Emmett.
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An EJ&E playing card featuring DT-6-6-2000 No. 104.

Postcard photo of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern DT-6-6-2000 Nos. 910 and 920 in 1972. These units were re-powered by EMD. Photo by Robert E. Emmett.

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An EJ&E playing card featuring DT-6-6-2000 No. 104.
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