dle. Smooth starts can be made with heavy loads,
without constant danger of stalling the engines
through the action of the over-speed stop.
The locomotive is carried on General Steel Cast-
ings Company's six-wheel, pedestal type trucks
having one piece frame construction. The front
and rear axles of each truck are the drivers, the
center axle being an idler.
Clasp type brakes with flanged brake shoes are
used, actuated by brake cylinders located on the
The truck wheels are one-piece wrought steel,
40 inches in diameter, supplied by Standard Steel
Works Division of Baldwin. All axles, also prod-
ucts of Standard, are mounted in roller bearings.
The operating brake equipment is Westing-
house Air Brake Company's schedule 24-RL. Auto-
matic and straight air brakes apply on all wheels,
and train line connections are supplied at both
ends of the locomotive. A hand brake, operated
from the enginemen's compartment, is connected
to one truck.
In designing and building Baldwin diesel-electric
locomotives, of whatever capacity, the severe re-
quirements of railroad service have been kept con-
stantly in mind. Rugged construction, accessibility
for inspection and maintenance, and simplicity of
design, all contribute to the high availability
and operating economy of these locomotives.