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1953 cab ride across the Great Northern’s electrified subdivision
1953 cab ride across the Great Northern’s electrified subdivision
Summer 1953 cab ride across GN’s electrified zone
Summer 1953 cab ride across GN’s electrified zone
Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 1
Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 1
Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 2
Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 2
1.1 - No
1.1 - No
1.2 - 12:51 PM No
1.2 - 12:51 PM No
1.3 - Eastbound “Cascadian” growles slowly into the passing track
1.3 - Eastbound “Cascadian” growles slowly into the passing track
1.4 - Diesel 251-A idles waiting for #6 to clear
1.4 - Diesel 251-A idles waiting for #6 to clear
1.5 -Engineer Al White notches back the throttle with an eye on
1.5 -Engineer Al White notches back the throttle with an eye on
1.6 - 5 cars trail #251
1.6 - 5 cars trail #251
1.7 - Winton tunnel
1.7 - Winton tunnel
1.8 - Rails & Trolley reflect light from tunnel opening
1.8 - Rails & Trolley reflect light from tunnel opening
1.9 - Length 4059
1.9 - Length 4059
1.10 - Flag stop at Winton
1.10 - Flag stop at Winton
1.11 - A hand on the whistle; rain on the windshield
1.11 - A hand on the whistle; rain on the windshield
1.12 - new $1,000,000 alignment straightens track
1.12 - new $1,000,000 alignment straightens track
1.13 - Mile post 1696
1.13 - Mile post 1696
1.14 - Looking down from the trestle
1.14 - Looking down from the trestle
1.15 - A mountain in the way
1.15 - A mountain in the way
1.16 - We crest the grade at Berne
1.16 - We crest the grade at Berne
1.17 - 2:04 pm
1.17 - 2:04 pm
1.18 - 10 degree curve
1.18 - 10 degree curve
1.19 - Slow order
1.19 - Slow order
1.20 - Looking back from Engineer’s side
1.20 - Looking back from Engineer’s side
1.21 - Skykomish - on time 2:50 PM
1.21 - Skykomish - on time 2:50 PM
2.0A - #5 makes a brief pause at Skykomish
2.0A - #5 makes a brief pause at Skykomish
2.0B - A wave from Engineer White and #5 is on its way to Seattle
2.0B - A wave from Engineer White and #5 is on its way to Seattle
2.1 - Motor generator sets in the Skykomish substation
2.1 - Motor generator sets in the Skykomish substation
2.2 - Transformers outside
2.2 - Transformers outside
2.3/2
2.3/2
2.5 - Electric motor 5019 with heater car backs on to #2 after the
2.5 - Electric motor 5019 with heater car backs on to #2 after the
2.6 - Coupled and ready
2.6 - Coupled and ready
2.7 - Notched out on the 2.2% grade to the tunnel
2.7 - Notched out on the 2.2% grade to the tunnel
2.8 - Rated at 1900 tons on 2.2% grade
2.8 - Rated at 1900 tons on 2.2% grade
2.9 - A deer bounces across the track
2.9 - A deer bounces across the track
2.11 - Looking back from the Fireman’s side; do the passengers give a
2.11 - Looking back from the Fireman’s side; do the passengers give a
2.12 - Approaching a curve the pantographs seem about to slide off the
2.12 - Approaching a curve the pantographs seem about to slide off the
2.13 - Slide fences and snaking cars
2.13 - Slide fences and snaking cars
2.14 - West end of Cascade tunnel at Scenic
2.14 - West end of Cascade tunnel at Scenic
2.15 - Over the top and into regeneration
2.15 - Over the top and into regeneration
2.16 - 5019 is 101 ft long
2.16 - 5019 is 101 ft long
2.17 - Dry hills, new ballast & slide fence
2.17 - Dry hills, new ballast & slide fence
2.18 - We let her roll
2.18 - We let her roll
2.19 - Whistling for valley crossings
2.19 - Whistling for valley crossings
2.20 - Wear on trolley wire 0.001”/year
2.20 - Wear on trolley wire 0.001”/year
3.6 - Cashmere 7:05 pm, On Time
3.6 - Cashmere 7:05 pm, On Time
3.7 - Bob Newton running engine
3.7 - Bob Newton running engine
3.8 - Bob Newton, hand on the throttle
3.8 - Bob Newton, hand on the throttle
3.9 - The meters tell the story
3.9 - The meters tell the story
3.11 - We went thru the unit to the rear cab for a view of the train
3.11 - We went thru the unit to the rear cab for a view of the train
3.12 - Yard limit Wenatchee
3.12 - Yard limit Wenatchee
3.13 - Green signal
3.13 - Green signal
3.14 - On time - Wenatchee 7:20 P.M
3.14 - On time - Wenatchee 7:20 P.M
3.15 - We say goodbye as diesel 275 takes up the load
3.15 - We say goodbye as diesel 275 takes up the load
3.16 - Our host for this trip; Bob Newton
3.16 - Our host for this trip; Bob Newton
Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration
Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration
Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration
Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration
Great Northern timetable showing Wenatchee - Seattle
Great Northern timetable showing Wenatchee - Seattle
Data sheet for the W class motors 5018 and 5019
Data sheet for the W class motors 5018 and 5019
The End
The End

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1 1953 cab ride across the Great Northern’s electrified subdivision

1953 cab ride across the Great Northern’s electrified subdivision

Westbound on train #5, the Cascade, in diesel 251-A Eastbound on train #2, the Empire Builder, in motor 5019 Pictures and captions by Alfred B Butler, Pullman WA collection of Bruce Butler PowerPoint presentation by Bruce Butler

2 Summer 1953 cab ride across GN’s electrified zone

Summer 1953 cab ride across GN’s electrified zone

3 Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 1

Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 1

4 Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 2

Original trip notes by Alfred B Butler - part 2

5 1.1 - No

1.1 - No

5 holds the “Main” at Monitor for a meet with No. 6.

6 1.2 - 12:51 PM No

1.2 - 12:51 PM No

6 shows up on time

7 1.3 - Eastbound “Cascadian” growles slowly into the passing track

1.3 - Eastbound “Cascadian” growles slowly into the passing track

8 1.4 - Diesel 251-A idles waiting for #6 to clear

1.4 - Diesel 251-A idles waiting for #6 to clear

#251-A doing 330 miles/day has run over 1,800,000 miles. 1350 hp each unit.

9 1.5 -Engineer Al White notches back the throttle with an eye on

1.5 -Engineer Al White notches back the throttle with an eye on

ammeter. 1000 amps. #250 and #251 are the oldest FTs on GN. 75 RPM per throttle notch.

10 1.6 - 5 cars trail #251

1.6 - 5 cars trail #251

Friction 5# per ton. Load 20# per ton on 1% grade.

11 1.7 - Winton tunnel

1.7 - Winton tunnel

Engineer got 4 deer last night. 1.6% grade.

12 1.8 - Rails & Trolley reflect light from tunnel opening

1.8 - Rails & Trolley reflect light from tunnel opening

Tunnel on a curve. Pantograph apt to bounce.

13 1.9 - Length 4059

1.9 - Length 4059

4 feet. Sound level high.

14 1.10 - Flag stop at Winton

1.10 - Flag stop at Winton

On time at 1:42 pm

15 1.11 - A hand on the whistle; rain on the windshield

1.11 - A hand on the whistle; rain on the windshield

16 1.12 - new $1,000,000 alignment straightens track

1.12 - new $1,000,000 alignment straightens track

17 1.13 - Mile post 1696

1.13 - Mile post 1696

3 - high trestle & tunnel.

18 1.14 - Looking down from the trestle

1.14 - Looking down from the trestle

2.2% grade.

19 1.15 - A mountain in the way

1.15 - A mountain in the way

Short tunnel; you can see thru.

20 1.16 - We crest the grade at Berne

1.16 - We crest the grade at Berne

Elevation 2883 ft. Cascade tunnel length 7.79 miles or 41,152 ft.

21 1.17 - 2:04 pm

1.17 - 2:04 pm

Drop 500 ft in 8 miles. 8 mi/hr wind west to east through open tunnel. 34-36 applications of air from here to Skykomish.

22 1.18 - 10 degree curve

1.18 - 10 degree curve

Outside rail elevated 3-3/4” to allow 30 mph speed.

23 1.19 - Slow order

1.19 - Slow order

Movement of bank. 15 mph. GN Geologists are draining hillside. New rail ready to install.

24 1.20 - Looking back from Engineer’s side

1.20 - Looking back from Engineer’s side

Acceleration coasting 12 mph per minute. 1.57% grade.

25 1.21 - Skykomish - on time 2:50 PM

1.21 - Skykomish - on time 2:50 PM

Rain on windshield.

26 2.0A - #5 makes a brief pause at Skykomish

2.0A - #5 makes a brief pause at Skykomish

27 2.0B - A wave from Engineer White and #5 is on its way to Seattle

2.0B - A wave from Engineer White and #5 is on its way to Seattle

28 2.1 - Motor generator sets in the Skykomish substation

2.1 - Motor generator sets in the Skykomish substation

Been running steadily since 1927. Original bearings. 350 amps at 13,200 volts; 9400 H.P.

29 2.2 - Transformers outside

2.2 - Transformers outside

Step down from 110,000 volts to 44,000 volts to 11.500 volts, 11,000 volts 25 cycle on trolley.

30 2.3/2

2.3/2

4 - The Empire Builder, #2, on time from Seattle at 5:23 PM arrival in Skykomish. 13 cars. 504 is an EMD E7 unit.

31 2.5 - Electric motor 5019 with heater car backs on to #2 after the

2.5 - Electric motor 5019 with heater car backs on to #2 after the

diesel has been cut off. George Meyers, Engineer.

32 2.6 - Coupled and ready

2.6 - Coupled and ready

Switch aligned.

33 2.7 - Notched out on the 2.2% grade to the tunnel

2.7 - Notched out on the 2.2% grade to the tunnel

30 mph on the tangent track.

34 2.8 - Rated at 1900 tons on 2.2% grade

2.8 - Rated at 1900 tons on 2.2% grade

5200 H.P. 22 mph. Class W motor, built by General Electric in 1948.

35 2.9 - A deer bounces across the track

2.9 - A deer bounces across the track

36 2.11 - Looking back from the Fireman’s side; do the passengers give a

2.11 - Looking back from the Fireman’s side; do the passengers give a

thought to the engine crew?

37 2.12 - Approaching a curve the pantographs seem about to slide off the

2.12 - Approaching a curve the pantographs seem about to slide off the

trolley wire.

38 2.13 - Slide fences and snaking cars

2.13 - Slide fences and snaking cars

39 2.14 - West end of Cascade tunnel at Scenic

2.14 - West end of Cascade tunnel at Scenic

Still 8 miles of 1.57% upgrade. It used to cost $1,000,000 a year to maintain the snowsheds.

40 2.15 - Over the top and into regeneration

2.15 - Over the top and into regeneration

41 2.16 - 5019 is 101 ft long

2.16 - 5019 is 101 ft long

Wheel diameter 42”. Gear ratio 70/17. Tractive effort 82,600# at 23 mph.

42 2.17 - Dry hills, new ballast & slide fence

2.17 - Dry hills, new ballast & slide fence

43 2.18 - We let her roll

2.18 - We let her roll

44 2.19 - Whistling for valley crossings

2.19 - Whistling for valley crossings

22 lb force against trolley wire.

45 2.20 - Wear on trolley wire 0.001”/year

2.20 - Wear on trolley wire 0.001”/year

Resistance 0.2 ohm/mile trolley to rail out and back. Copper cadmium beryllium alloy. 0000 equivalent. 2300# tension, 150 ft span.

46 3.6 - Cashmere 7:05 pm, On Time

3.6 - Cashmere 7:05 pm, On Time

47 3.7 - Bob Newton running engine

3.7 - Bob Newton running engine

Superintendent in charge of the electrification. Dick Harbour on right.

48 3.8 - Bob Newton, hand on the throttle

3.8 - Bob Newton, hand on the throttle

49 3.9 - The meters tell the story

3.9 - The meters tell the story

We’re doing about 48 mph!

50 3.11 - We went thru the unit to the rear cab for a view of the train

3.11 - We went thru the unit to the rear cab for a view of the train

as we near the Columbia river.

51 3.12 - Yard limit Wenatchee

3.12 - Yard limit Wenatchee

55 mph.

52 3.13 - Green signal

3.13 - Green signal

53 3.14 - On time - Wenatchee 7:20 P.M

3.14 - On time - Wenatchee 7:20 P.M

54 3.15 - We say goodbye as diesel 275 takes up the load

3.15 - We say goodbye as diesel 275 takes up the load

55 3.16 - Our host for this trip; Bob Newton

3.16 - Our host for this trip; Bob Newton

.

56 Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration

Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration

Eastbound, Skykomish to Levenworth.

57 Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration

Substation graph showing KW in motoring or regeneration

Eastbound, Levenworth to Wenatchee

58 Great Northern timetable showing Wenatchee - Seattle

Great Northern timetable showing Wenatchee - Seattle

59 Data sheet for the W class motors 5018 and 5019

Data sheet for the W class motors 5018 and 5019

60 The End

The End

I hope you have enjoyed this brief look at Great Northern’s electrified zone, ca 1953 Pictures and captions by Alfred B Butler PowerPoint presentation done by Bruce Butler special thanks to Gary Tarbox for his helpful suggestions on PowerPoint

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