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Sept. 13, 1955
Original Filed Sept. 2. D349
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Sept. 13, 1955
Original Filed Sept. 2, 1949
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Sept. 13, 1955
Original Filed Sept. 2, _1949
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Patented Sept. 13, 1955
bodily moved vertically from beneath the underframe
for mounting or dismounting. The main engine castings
are formed with spaced side legs 82, see Fig. 6, on each
side and similar mountings M for the legs are detachably
secured on the center sill members.
The mountings are
detachably secured so that they can be shifted longitu
Robert Walsh, New York, N. Y., assignor to ACF Indus
tries, Incorporated, a corporation of New Jersey
dinally on the center sill members to allow clearance
for the engine legs when the engine is being mounted
Original application September 2, 1949, Serial' No.
_113,727. Divided and this application February 20, 10 upon or removed from the underframe. Each mounting
includes a floating carrier plate 84 formed with an out
1951,.Serial No. 211,962
wardly extending top flange 86 and abutment ñanges 88
4 claims. (c1. 24S-_10)
and 88’ depending fromv the ends of the topv flange.
This invention relates to railway locomotives and more
particularly to mountings for the power units in locomo~
tives. This application is a division of my copending
application Serial No. 113,727 filed September 2, 1949.
An object of the invention resides in completely damp
ing the engine of a locomotive so that it is free to vibrate
without transmitting the forces generated thereby to the
Engine bearer bracket 90 is welded- to carrier plate 84
for receiving an engine leg 82 which is securedv thereon by
bolt 92. End plate 94 is welded to the plate 84. and the
end of bracket 90 remote from end flange 88. Anchor
mounting plate 96 is in spaced parallel relation with. the
vertically extending floating carrier plate 84 and has a
bearing plate 98 welded thereto in relation to rest on the
center sill member to which it is detachably secured by
bolts 100. Resilient units are arranged between plates
framing and remote accessories.
84 and 96 and each unit consists of sheet rubber 102
A further object of the invention is to mount and
bonded to metal plates 104. Such resilient units are
arrange traction power units, each consisting of a Diesel
secured to the carrier and mounting plates by short bolts
engine, generator and. accessories, so that they can be 2." 106 passing through plate 84 and one of the plates 104
readily moved into and out of the locomotive.
and bolts 107 passing through plate 96 and the other plate
These and other objects of the invention will be ap
104. The rubber is bonded to the inner end of bolts
parent to those skilled in the art fromv a study of the
106 and 107. Spacer strips 108 are welded to the mount
following description and accompanying drawings, in
ing anchor plate 96 and bear against the center sill mem
30 ber. Spaced guide rests 110 project from under the
Fig. l is a plan view of the` locomotive underframe.
center sill member 6 and are secured thereto by bolts
Fig. 2 isy a> rear end- view of the underframe.
112, the purpose of the guide rests being to receive plate
Fig; 3- is a front end Viewl of the underframe.
96- and prevent its displacement from the center sill while
Fig. 4 is a top` plan view- of one of the mountings for
shifting' and when bolts 100 are removed.
the traction power units.
As previously stated, carrier plate 84 is supported to
Fig. 5 is a side'y elevational view' of the mounting shown
float and its vertical movement is restricted by snubber
in Fig. 4.
means consisting of an angle member 114 welded to the
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the mountings shown in
plate 96 above the center sill member, bolts 116 extend
Figs. 4 and 5 taken on> line 6_6V of Fig. 5.
ing through the angle member and the carrier plate top
Fig. 7 is a plan view of the mountings for one of the 40 flange 86Vand plates` 117. The bolts 116 are secured in
traction power units, associated with the center sil-ls, the
position by nuts 116’. A rubber sheet 118 is provided
unit being shown in dotted lines.
between the angle members 114 and adjacent plate 117
The reference numeral 2 indicates the lunderframe of
between ñange 86 and the top plate 117. Vertical move
the locomotive which includes U-shaped center sill mem
ment of the carrier plate in either direction is damped by
bers 6 extending the full length thereof, angle side sills
the rubber sheets and is limited by the degree to which
8, rear channel sill 10 and curved front channel sill 12.
the sheets can be compressed.
The rear legs of the front sill are welded to the forward
Provision is also made in the engine mountings for
ends of the side sills, the rear ends of the side sills are
restricting and damping longitudinal movement of each
welded to the rear sill and the ends of the center sills are
carrier plate by means associated with each end thereof.
welded to the front and rear sills. Similar bolster struc
An angular stop member has a base 118', secured on one
tures 14 and 16 extend transversely of the underframe
end of bearing plate 98 and to the top flange of center
and are secured to the side frames and center sill mem
bers. Cross bearer 18 extends transversely 0f the under
frame, centrally between the holsters, and is secured to
the side sills and underframe members. Forward cross
bearer structures 20 and 22 extend transversely of and
are secured to the center sill members and the rear legs
sill 6 by bolt 120, and an upstanding abutment 119 paral
lel with flange 8 at the upper end of the carrier plate.
Between the abutment 119 and ilange 88 is arranged a
resilient unit comprising a rubber sheet 122 between and
bounded to plates 124. This resilient unit is secured
between the abutment and ñange 88 by bolts 125 and
126. Another angular stop member having a base 128
of the front sill 12 in advance of forward bolster 16.
The bolster structures 14 and 16, cross bearer 18 and
having an upstanding abutment 130 is secured on an
cross bearer structures 20, 22 have been fully described 60 extension of bearing plate 98 and to the top of sill 6
in my aforesaid copending application as filed, and hence
by bolt 132. Wings 134 extend between the sides of
it is deemed unnecessary to describe the same in detail
the base member 128 and abutment 130 and one of such
wings contacts mounting plate 96. Another angular end
Two similar traction power plants A (only one of
stop member extends vertically inside of mounting plate
which is indicated in Figs. 6, 7) are arranged in longitu
96 and one flange 136 is parallel to such plate and an
dinal alignment on the longitudinal center line of the
other ñange 138 is parallel to end plate 94 of the carrier
locomotive power compartment. The space bounded by
plate. Flange 136 is secured to plate 96 by bolts 140.
the center sill members 6 and bolsters 14 and 16 is divided
Between flange 138 and end plate 94 and between flanges
by the cross bearer 18 providing two openings of suñ’i
130 and 88’ are arranged resilient units comprised of
cient length and width so that the power plants A can
kplates 142 and intermediate sheet rubber 144 bonded
be mounted therein to place the center of gravity close
thereto, the units being secured in such relation by bolts
to the underframe and to allow the power plants to be
145 and 146.
While the engine mounting just described comprises a
member comprising a vertically extending carrier plate
mounting plate, a carrier plate, end resilient stop means
having an engine bearer on its inner face and an out
and vertical movement restriction means that are detach
able, they can be assembled as a unitary structure for
with the carrier plate having a bearer adapted to rest
application to or removal from the center sill member, Gi
and also for adjustment lengthwise on the sill. Upon
removal of bolts 92, 100, 120 and 132, the mounting units
M can be shifted longitudinally to permit the associated
engine leg 82 to freely pass thereby in a vertical direction.
To dismount the engines A and B, they are jacked up
with bolts 92 removed to permit longitudinal movement
of the mountings into either engine receiving position
or engine removal position. During this operation, the
locomotive is preferably located over a pit in which suit
able jacks can be arranged for raising and lowering the
main engine. The engines are mounted to float on rub
ber so that operational vibration will be substantially
damped without transmittal to the underframe.
The invention may be modified in various respects as
will occur to those skilled in the art and the exclusive use
of all modifications as come within the scope of the ap
pended claims is contemplated.
What is claimed is:
1. A mounting for carrying an engine on a frame com
prising a vertical carrier plate with a top flange having
one end turned down, a mounting plate parallel with the
vertical carrier plate and having a bearing extension
adapted to be detachably secured on the frame, rubber
means between and secured to said plates, an abutment
adjacent said downturned flange end adapted to be de
tachably secured on the frame, and rubber means se
cured to and between said abutment and said downturned
end portion of the carrier iiange.
2. A mounting for carrying an engine on a frame
member comprising a vertically extending carrier plate
having an engine bearer extending from the inner face
and an outwardly extending top ñange, a mounting plate
parallel to the carrier plate having an intermediate ont
wardly extending bearer adapted to be secured on top of
the frame member, rubber means between and secured 40
to said plates, a bracket secured to the outer face of the
mounting plate above the mounting plate bearer, and
means associated with the top flange of the carrier plate
and the bracket for snubbing vertical movement of said
carrier plate.
3. A mounting for carrying an engine on a frame
wardly extending top ñange, a mounting plate parallel
on and to be secured on said frame member, said mount
ing plate being spaced from said carrier plate top ñange,
rubber means between and secured to said plates for
floatingly supporting the carrier plate, a bracket on the
mounting plate and resilient snubber means between the
carrier plate and bracket resisting vertical movement of
said carrier plate, the top of the mounting plate serving
as a stop for the carrier top flange in the event of failure
of the rubber means.
4. The combination of center sill frame members
spaced to receive an engine therebetween, a plurality of
similar mountings each comprising a vertically extending
carrier plate having an inwardly extending engine bearer,
a mounting plate having a vertically extending portion
parallel with the carrier plate and an outwardly extend
ing bearer slidably mounted on the center sill frame
members, rubber means between and secured to the paral
lel portions of the plates, detachable means for securing
the mounting plate bearers to the sills, spacer means
between the vertical portions of the mounting plates and
the adjacent center sill frame members and a guide
rest secured to the bottom of the sills for receiving the
bottom of the mounting plates and spacer means.
References Cited in the ñle of this patent
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Lee ________________ __ Aug. 23,
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Rosenzweig _________ __ Oct. 10, 1944
France ______________ __ Oct. 11, 1950
Serial No. 288,972, Julien et al. (A. P. C.), published
May 25, 1943.
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