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CSS 902
Title:  CSS 902
Description:  Photo By Tom Golden, date estimated
Photo Date:  10/1/1962  Upload Date: 4/20/2009 8:15:02 PM
Location:  Hammond, IN
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 902(Steeple Cab) CSS 900(Steeple Cab)
Views:  946   Comments: 0
CSS 900 - Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Title:  CSS 900 - Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Description:  This steeplecab seems stuck in a storage line of others in the Michigan City yard back in 1963. No photographer was listed.
Photo Date:  8/7/1963  Upload Date: 5/17/2014 12:44:15 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CSS 900(Steeple Cab)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
South Shore Line #900 at Shops
Title:  South Shore Line #900 at Shops
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/26/1963  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 6:40:47 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 900(Steeple Cab)
Views:  744   Comments: 0
CSS&SB Baldwin-Westinghouse 900
Title:  CSS&SB Baldwin-Westinghouse 900
Description:  CSS&SB Baldwin-Westinghouse Class E 900 at Michigan City, Indiana on February 16, 1964, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 900 was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in 1929 for the Illinois Central as number 10000 as a result of the City of Chicago's smoke abatement ordinance in the downtown area (requiring the IC to electrify its suburban service by 1927) and was acquired by the South Shore in 1941 when the IC dieselized its Congress and 31st Street Yards in Chicago. The construction of the four IC Class E's (Class E is a Westinghouse designation) followed the South Shore's intiial order for four Class E's (road #'s 1001-1004) in 1926, specifically designed by Westinghouse to meet the South Shore's specifications. During 1927 the South Shore followed up on it's initial order with an order for two more Class E's in 1927 (#'s 1007-1008), and again during 1928 for two more (#'s 1009-1010). Baldwin designed an outside equalized truck for the South Shore orders, but for the IC order, it used its traditional steam locomotive tender truck design. The following is from Joseph Strapac's book, "Interurban Electric Locomotives": One of the reasons that there was a Baldwin-Westinghouse at all was because Baldwin was so successful as an integrated manufacturer. Baldwin had sufficient capacity in its tender shop in downtown Phildelphia that it could easily underbid any proposed assembly by Westinghouse's own forces out in East Pittsburgh. Baldwin built the structure of each locomotive riveting together and empty box with trucks and couplers (and at least rudimentary train air brakes) based on the familiar technology of locomotive tenders. The frame itself was assembled from standard steel shapes, with heavy Baldwin castings at each end to tie everything together. Even the trucks themselves were adapted from tender trucks used beneath thousands of Baldwin-built steam locomotive tenders. Windows and a host of other appurtenances would be installed, then the locomotive-to-be would be shunted out to the interchange track. It would be handed off to a line-haul railroad and waybilled (as if it were a freight car) across Pennsylvania to the East Pittsburgh Works of Westinghouse. Westinghouse installed and tested electrical gear at East Pittsburgh. The locomotives would be finish-painted (they left Baldwin in primer), tested and otherwise prepared for delivery. A short stretch of adjustable-voltage overhead behind the Works allowed road testing (and publicity photographs) when the locomotive was complete. This track was historically "pantograph country", so locomotives destined for customers who used only trolley poles or third rail were often pictured at this site fitted with pantographs - which would be removed prior to shipment.
Photo Date:  2/16/1964  Upload Date: 10/16/2010 12:52:21 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSS 900(Steeple Cab)
Views:  992   Comments: 0
CSS&SB 902
Title:  CSS&SB 902
Description:  CSS&SB Baldwin-Westinghouse Class E 902 at Michigan City, Indiana on October 23, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 902 was built in September 1929 (c/n 61048) as Illinois Central 10002. In 1941 the South Shore obtained the four Class E's built for the IC (#'s 10000-10003), renumbering them 900-903. One of the results was that every B-W Class E ever built was on the South Shore's roster. They were designed for a top speed of 45 mph and weighed over 90 tons. Baldwin constructed the carbodies in their tender shops in Philadelphia, using standard tender structural components, shipped the empty shells on modified tender trucks to Pittsburgh where Westinghouse installed the electrical systems, tested, then sold them to customers, the IC in this case. Baldwin was merely a contract supplier.
Photo Date:  10/23/1965  Upload Date: 2/2/2016 2:01:39 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSS 902(Steeple Cab)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
CSS&SB 903
Title:  CSS&SB 903
Description:  CSS&SB Baldwin Westinghouse 903 parked at Michigan City, Indiana on February 16, 1964, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 903 was built in September 1929 (c/n 61047) cataloged as a Class E. The body was built by Baldwin in their tender shops and then shipped to Westinghouse for installation of the electrical apparatus. It was delivered to the Illinois Central in January 1930, numbered IC 10001, and used in the Congress Street and 31st Street yards. This was one of four such locomotives (IC 10000-10003) designed to comply with Chicago's smoke abatement laws. The IC changed to diesel locomotives in 1940, and the electric locomotives were sold to a dealer in Hammond, Indiana, who sold all four to the South Shore for $30,000.00 each. The South Shore had previously acquired their own Class E locomotives from the same builder(s) and with the acquisition of the IC's locomotives became the sole owner of all the Class E's ever built.
Photo Date:  2/16/1964  Upload Date: 6/15/2015 2:37:52 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSS 903(Steeple Cab)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
CSS 1008 and CSS 1011 - Chicago South Shore & South Bend
Title:  CSS 1008 and CSS 1011 - Chicago South Shore & South Bend
Description:  Note on back of photo lists this as a freight in Gary, IN bound for Kensington.
Photo Date:  6/27/1944  Upload Date: 12/17/2012 8:09:21 PM
Location:  Gary, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSS 1008(Steeple Cab) CSS 1011(Steeplecab)
Views:  2757   Comments: 9
CSS 1012 and 1013
Title:  CSS 1012 and 1013
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/19/1958  Upload Date: 11/27/2011 1:35:08 AM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Tom Golden
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1012(Steeple Cab) CSS 1013(Steeple Cab)
Views:  845   Comments: 0
1012 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Title:  1012 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Description:  CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RR
Photo Date:  9/28/1961  Upload Date: 2/18/2010 8:06:54 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  FRANK PFUHLER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1012(Steeple Cab)
Views:  592   Comments: 1
1012-1013 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Title:  1012-1013 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Description:  CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RR
Photo Date:  9/28/1961  Upload Date: 2/18/2010 8:05:48 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  FRANK PFUHLER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1012(Steeple Cab)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
South Shore Line #1012 at Shops
Title:  South Shore Line #1012 at Shops
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/26/1963  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 6:40:47 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1012(Steeple Cab)
Views:  719   Comments: 0
1012-1013 MICHIGAN CITY 7-29-64
Title:  1012-1013 MICHIGAN CITY 7-29-64
Description:  CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RR
Photo Date:  7/29/1964  Upload Date: 2/18/2010 8:04:40 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  FRANK PFUHLER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1012(Steeple Cab)
Views:  487   Comments: 0
CSS&SB GE 1013
Title:  CSS&SB GE 1013
Description:  CSS&SB GE 1013 at Michigan City, Indiana on October 23, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Previous orders for South Shore freight locomotives had been placed with Baldwin, with electrical gear supplied by Westinghouse (road #'s 1001-1010). By 1929, GE took note of this sudden spike in the competitor's business and entered the bidding on the next batch when the South Shore asked for proposals. Whether any profit was earned is a good question, but nonetheless General Electric was awarded the contract for CSS&SB #'s 1011-1013, and they were erected and equipped by GE at Erie, Pennsylvania. As delivered, these locomotives also had a trolley pole (the reason for the offset pantograph) and third rail collection devices, and were designed to operate on South Shore's 1500 VDC or Samuel Insull's other two Chicago railroads (CNS&M and CA&E) 600 VDC, although there is no evidence that these locomotives ever left CSS&SB rails. Lookalikes (GE engineers drew up their own blueprints, the GE's had four front windows instead of Baldwin's three) for the Baldwin-Westinghouse Class E motors, #'s 1011-1013 were set up to run in multiple with them as well. They were shipped by GE between December 1929 and November 1930, all were retired in January 1967 and scrapped by Precision Engineering.
Photo Date:  10/23/1965  Upload Date: 10/17/2010 11:40:59 AM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSS 1013(Steeple Cab) CSS 1012(Steeple Cab)
Views:  2116   Comments: 0
South Shore Line #1013 at Shops
Title:  South Shore Line #1013 at Shops
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/27/1964  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 6:40:48 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSS 1013(Steeple Cab)
Views:  640   Comments: 0
CSS Steeplecab #1014 - Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Title:  CSS Steeplecab #1014 - Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Description:  As the placard on the front states, this was a fan trip by the Illinois Central RR Service Booster Club of Chicago on the CSS with steeplecab #1014 heading it up. #1014 was built by Baldwin/Westinghouse in 1931. Specs - 80-ton, BB wheel configuration, 1600hp. I assume that photo credit goes to "Dunk: :Hanft". This is a new entry in the RRPA data base.
Photo Date:  2/1/1958  Upload Date: 9/24/2017 11:16:54 AM
Location:  New Carlisle, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CSS 1014(Steeple Cab)
Views:  306   Comments: 0


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