RDG Co. Baldwin DS4-4-1000, Class OE-12, #702
#702 at Temple, PA, September 2002. (photo courtesy Mike Shirk)
Background & History
#702 is an excellent example of the many Baldwin four-axle switchers used by the Reading. The Reading owned 30 examples of this particular model. Built in 1948, this engine is rated a 1000hp, which is produced by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It remains in orange paint applied by the Patapsco & Back River Railroad, a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point (Baltimore, MD), where it received some modifications to the hood. It is currently stored out-of-service, but it is in fair to good mechanical condition.
• #702 taken at Philadelphia, PA, October 1958. (photo courtesy David Nyce, Gary Stuebben Collection)
|Baldwin DS-4-4-1000 Switcher Specifications (as-built):
||Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA
||Bore x Stroke:
||12.75" x 15.5"
||DC generator, DC traction motors