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Waterloo Indiana Balwin DS-4-4-1000 pics and report.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:41 pm
by patrick
We came into Waterloo at the end of our trip and I saw this black loc as we passed it on route 6. I asked zack to quickly turn around and without question he did. What we saw was awesome. A baldwin S12 and a HUGE grain elevator. I walked on the property and was approached by a man in a golf cart, the yard forman. he ok'ed me to take as many pics as i wanted. I want to stress, that before taking pics on private property, you need to get permission. Below are the pics I took of this cool looking unit including some cab shots.
Below is the logo and number boards of the unit.
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next is a front view
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now a rear view
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Look how small this unit looks compared to the silos
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cab shot #1
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Cab Shot #2
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one last look at Baldwin S12 #103
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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:07 pm
by OwlCaboose2853
Patrick,
Look the diff stacks NOT S12, it is Baldwin 660hp, DS-4-4-660, Baldwin 1000, DS-4-4-1000 or Baldwin VO-1000, I knew that Wabash had them.

Look 4 stacks at Wabash sites:
http://wabash-railroad.com/images/Diese ... 00202L.jpg
VO-1000
http://wabash-railroad.com/images/Diese ... 00303R.jpg

Baldwin S12's one stack is http://wabash-railroad.com/images/Diese ... 00305L.jpg

Wabash switchers: http://wabash-railroad.com/px0-switchers.htm

Thanks,
OC

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:13 pm
by patrick
By god your right....hum..... well, I guess we'll have to wait untill someone can figure out what it is..... maybe you OWl ofr GP40 can research it later on.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:27 pm
by OwlCaboose2853
Answer is DS-4-4-1000, "DEKA"

Look photo: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPi ... px?id=5316

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:35 pm
by patrick
yup thanks...both you and GP40 found that pic. i'll make changes soon

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:48 pm
by Scooterb
Some one on another board saw that unit switching card around last Thursday or Friday

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:11 pm
by patrick
what is card?

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:21 pm
by ~Z~
cars patrick, cars.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:03 pm
by Aleks
Has the unit been converted to propane? See the tank in the cab.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:05 pm
by Aleks
Just kidding. Hell of a place to store one. Hopefully it's empty.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:36 pm
by OwlCaboose2853
Aleks wrote:Has the unit been converted to propane? See the tank in the cab.
They use two air pressure tanks, not propane.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:00 pm
by patrick
yes that it propane..... its proabablly to heat the cab of the unit.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:14 pm
by OwlCaboose2853
Oh, oh I see that LP white tank with heater sat inside cab from back left window next door. I thought they talked about black tanks.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:31 pm
by GP30M4216
Yes sir, it is a real authentic operating Baldwin DS-4-4-1000. Former Detroit Terminal #103 and retaining it's original number, it is at the former DeKalb Agra elevador east of town. Mackinac Mac and I caught it there in the winter of 2002 on our return from Indianapolis. I believe the elevador was owned by Andersons at that time.

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:45 pm
by OwlCaboose2853
Hoorah! Yup, I got it: It is 103!
http://www.morscher.com/rr/1992/19920718_11.jpg

Detroit Area Short Lines:
http://www.railroadmichigan.com/detroit ... lines.html

Thank to GP30M4216 for responding,

OC