Steam builder Lima merged with diesel engine builder Hamilton Corp. in
1947 to form Lima-Hamilton. It wasn't until 1949 that the first Lima-Hamilton
diesel locomotive was built. In 1950 Lima-Hamilton and Baldwin merged to
become Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton. The following year Lima-Hamilton models
were discontinued after only 174 units were produced.
Photo credit: Kermit Geary Jr. Photo, Gary Stuebben Collection
Lima-Hamilton demo unit no.1000 (LS-1000). The first Lima-Hamilton
diesel built 1949, note horizontal shutters. Sold to TP&W as no.300,
later to Lipsett Steel and then to Nicholson Terminal & Dock as no.16,
as shown above Ecorsw MI. 10/24/1985.
Lima-Hamilton never assigned model designation but refered to models by
specification numbers. The following model designations, a railfan invention,
are shown with the Lima-Hamilton specification numbers in brackets.
- Lima Diesel Locomotive Production Roster