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Look out GE here comes Ohio Locomotive Works

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Look out GE here comes Ohio Locomotive Works
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:53 PM

Built in the Lorain Ford Plant-

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:06 AM

Don't get your hopes too high.  The back pages of the Diesel Spotter's Guide have any number of builders who built a handful of locomotives then closed up shop.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:41 AM

Including Morrison Knudsen who had big money and bowed out

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:00 PM

Dang!  And here I was hoping Lima Locomotive Works was coming back with some updated steam superpower!

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Posted by LensCapOn on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:09 AM

CandOforprogress2

Including Morrison Knudsen who had big money and bowed out

 

Didn't that end up at Caterpillar? If so, it's hardly gone.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:03 PM

Morrison-Knudsen spun off its locomotive division as Motive Power Industries, which is now a subsidiary of Wabtec and is quite active.

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Posted by RME on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:18 AM

Here's an interesting discussion on RyPN, including some commentary from Jack, concerning the proof-of-concept locomotive for LeanandGreen (LOCX 1005) back in 2011.

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31605&hilit=washington+cog

And here is a link to the Ohio Locomotive "official" Facebook page.  (There appear to have been no updates posted after the middle of April 2016...)

https://www.facebook.com/ohiolocomotiveworks/

 

 

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Posted by tdmidget on Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:49 AM

How hokey can you be, the head boy out there in bib overalls that have never seen a speck of dirt, worn by a man who has likely never seen a speck of dirt?

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:00 AM

tdmidget
How hokey can you be, the head boy out there in bib overalls that have never seen a speck of dirt, worn by a man who has likely never seen a speck of dirt?

Well he could have gone to Nordstrom and bought some 'pre dirted' jeans for a exhorbitant price.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39714301

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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