- 20th Century Turbine Locomotives
- Union Pacific Steam Turbine Locomotives
- In April 1939, the Union Pacific took delivery of two
General Electric built
- condensing steam locomotives (steam-turbine-electric locomotives).
- arrangement of these two locomotives was 2-C+C-2.
- The locomotives were General Electrics attempt to
compete with General
- Motors passenger diesels locomotives. The locomotives
were returned to
- General Electric in June of 1939, following unsatisfactory
results. They saw
- extensive service on the Great Northern Railway during
a motive power
- shortage in 1943. They were returned to General Electric
and retired late that
- same year.
- Steam conditions: 1500 lb per sq.
in, @ 920º
Boiler: Water-tube with forced circulation
Fuel: Bunker C fuel oil
- Turbine: Two-stage cross-compound,
Generators: Two DC 12-pole variable-voltage, 1200rpm
Traction motors: Six, air-cooled
- Norfolk & Western took delivery of a steam- turbine-electric
in 1954. Built
- by Baldwin-Lima- Hamilton with a Babcock & Wilcox
water tube flash boiler,
- the locomotive (No. 2300) was named Jawn Henry.
General Electric supplied
- the traction motors, and rode on four three-axle trucks.
With all axles powered,
- the Jawn Henry was a C-C-C-C locomotive. Jawn Henry lasted
- years. While the locomotive had a number of problems in
its short life span,
- most were remedied. Coal dust contaminated the electrical
- water heater and semi-automatic boiler controls were troublesome
- turbine blades suffered when the loco backed heavily onto
a train. The
- locomotive was mainly used as a pusher and
was retired in late 1958 and
- The Jawn Henry
- Norfolk & Western steam-turbine-electric,