CUTAWAY ENGINES

AND ENGINE COMPONENTS

Above: Electro-Motive 710 cutaway show engine, used by the manufacturer at the Work Boat Show, Railroad Supply Industry events, and other commercial exhibitions. Photo Courtesy of EMD

Links to cutaways by manufacturer follow this discussion.....

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THE USES OF CUTAWAY ENGINES

Engine builders use cutaway engines and sectioned engines as a commercial advertising and training tool. The building of cutaways is an art and requires planning, attention to detail, and a very high level of workmanship. These pages have been prepared to show cutaway engines and engine components that were produced by engine builders, training schools, railroads, and other industries. The engines shown are not just marine, they include examples from railroad, industrial, and motor transportation applications.

It is very sad to note that only a few of these superb engines have made it to preservation in museums. Display engines are often very jealously guarded by the management at the engine builder until the day they are declared "outdated" and then are summarily scrapped without any effort being made to save them. Donation of these machines to transportation museums is seldom the outcome.

Despite its central role in more than a century of industrial and transportation technology, there is no museum in the US devoted primarily to the history and development of Diesel engines, and there are very few transportation related museums that feature Diesel engines as independent floor displays. A link to a list of Diesel engines on open floor display at museums is included below the cutaways.

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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

One cutaway engine of particular interest to the society and the webmaster is the Winton 16-cylinder 201A cutaway engine that was owned by the United States Navy. If any members or visitors to this site have information on the disposition of that engine, please let us know through the e-mail address on the "Contact TES" webpage.

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This area is under construction, links may occasionally not be working as we develop new pages.

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EMD CUTAWAYS, CLICK HERE

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DETROIT DIESEL ENGINES, CLICK HERE

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CATERPILLAR CUTAWAYS, CLICK HERE

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OTHER ENGINE BUILDERS, CLICK HERE

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SCALE MODEL ENGINES, CLICK HERE

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CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DIESEL ENGINES

ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING IN MUSEUMS

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