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DCGRR 44 Tonner Specifications
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The GE 44-ton is an industrial engine that was actually designed for common-carrier service. The 1937 diesel agreement ruled that any engine weighing over 90,000 lbs required a fireman. The 44-tonner weighed in at 88,000 lbs, just under the limit. Industrial roads had no such restrictions and could run as big as a locomotive as they wished without a fireman.
1:1 Prototype Information

Great Northern #50
Engine Builder: General Electric Engine: Two 4-cycle Model HB1-600
Bore & Stroke 4.876" X 6"
RPM (Maximum / Minimum) 1800 / 600
Main Generator: Two GE - 1503 Horsepower: 300
Gear Ratio: 74:18 Speed: 20 mph
Trucks: 4-Wheel Configuration: B-B
Traction Motor Blowers: Mechanical Driven (2) Model: ?
Weight: 90,000 lbs Traction Motors: GE 752AF (Four)
Tractive Effort (starting) 27,000 lbs @ 30% Tractive Effort (continuous): 12,400 lbs @ 12 mph
Multiple Unit Capability: No Dynamic Braking: No
Auxilary Generator: L-N 2023G Alternator: --
Air Brake: Westinghouse Model: 14EL
Air Compressor: -- Model: --
Quantity Built: 348 Dates: 1/1940 to 12/1956
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Exterior Dimensions 44-Tonner
Total Length 28'-04"
Wheel Diameter 33"
Truck Wheel Base 5'-00"
Height to Top Engine Hood 12'-00"
Height to Top Cab 12'-00"
Cab Width 9'-06"
Hood Width 9'-05"
Height to Walkway 4'-08"
Width of Walkway 5'-00"
Center Bolster 14'-03"
Leading Edge Front Truck to Front Pilot 0'-01"
Trailing Edge Rear Truck to Rear Pilot 0'-01"
Distance Center of Front Truck to Center of Rear Truck 19'-03.5"
Minimum Turning Radious 21 degrees
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Fuel Oil: 165 gallons Lubricating Oil: 5 gallons
Engine Cooling Water: 14 gallons Sand Capacity: 8.8 cu. ft.


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