Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
PRR E2c Electric Locomotive
Pennsylvania Railroad class E2c comprised a pair of experimental C-C (AAR) or Co-Co (UIC) electric locomotives. The bodywork and running gear was produced by Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton while the electrical equipment was provided by Westinghouse, who also acted as principal contractor.
In 1952 the Pennsylvania Railroad took delivery of eight experimental locomotives, four from General Electric and four from Westinghouse. While GE's were all of the same class (E2b), the Westinghouse locomotives were split into two classes. Two locomotives had three two-axle trucks (E3b), while the other two had two three-axle trucks (E2c).
The locomotives were scrapped in 1964.
Pennsylvania Railroad E2c Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Electric
Builder: Westinghouse and Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton
Serial number: BLH 75484, 75485
Build date: February 1952
Total produced: 2
AAR wheel arrangement: C-C
UIC class: Co'Co'
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electric systems: 11 kV, 25 Hz AC
Current collection: Pantograph
Traction motors: Westinghouse 370 (6 off)
Transmission: AC current fed via a transformer tap changer through 12 Ignitron (Mercury arc) rectifier tubes to DC traction motors.
Power output: 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)
Operator: Pennsylvania Railroad
Numbers: 4997, 4998
PRR's lone set of Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton - Westinghouse E2c locomotives.
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