GE's 60-Ton Off-Center Cab

Carbon Limestone #D11 at Poland Township, Ohio on 20 April 1970 (R. Craig photo)


General Electric produced two types of off-center cab locomotives prior to World War II: 45-ton and 60-ton. Because they were driven by a single large engine (rather than two small engines used in center cab models), it was necessary to move the cab further back on the frame. Production of the 60-ton off-center cab models stopped at ten units; similarly to the 45-ton OCC model, all except three of the new 60-ton OCCs went directly to the U.S. Military.

Spotting Features:

Although they were very similar in outward appearance, there were several features that differentiated the two GE off-center models from each other, as well from other manufacturers.

  1. Cab taller
  2. Slightly longer frame w/ small front-end walkway
  3. Front hand-rail extends entire width of walkway
  4. Long hood with shutters and adjacent ladder
  5. Radiator shutter also at front of long hood
  6. Ladder-type steps

GE 60-Ton Off-Center Cab Locomotive Specifications:

  • Horsepower: 375/420
  • Engine: Cooper-Bessemer ENL8
  • Total length: 34'-9"
  • Truck wheelbase: 6'-8"
  • Bolster center: 15'-10'
  • Wheel size: 38"
  • Fuel: 210 gal.

* * * Roster and Credits * * *


Serial Number

Bld date

Unit Ownership (in order)
11674 5/35 Tata Iron #25
status unknown
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12139 12/36 Milwaukee Coke #104
Retired and scrapped
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12237 10/37 Milwaukee Coke #105
Miller Compressing #105
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13141 10/41 U.S.QMC #6041
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13142 10/41 U.S.QMC #6042
U.S. Army 7501
Carbon Limestone #D11
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13143 10/41 U.S.QMC #6043
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15091 10-11/41 U.S. QMC #6005
U.S. Army #?506
Ringwood Mines #?
Carbon Limestone #D?
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15092 10-11/41 U.S. QMC #6004
Continental Steel #105
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15093 10-11/41 U.S. QMC #6006
American Steel Foundries #5
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15094 10-11/41 U.S. QMC #6002
U.S. Army 7503
Duquesne Light #7503
Cheswick & Harmar #7
Tex-Trac #1878
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Notes and Reference sources:
  • Critters, Dinkys and Center Cabs by Jay Reed
  • Extra 2200 South Locomotive Newsletter, (March/April 19 71)
  • The Second Diesel Spotters Guide by Jerry A. Pinkepank
  • Locomotive Encyclopedia (1950-1952) by Simons-Boardman
Formatted by: R.Craig

New: 1 May 2020


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