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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.

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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.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:54 PM

So you're telling me that I can make big bucks by convincing people to get into mud fights and selling the jeans they wear?

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:58 PM

I've noticed a lot of rebuild contracts have been awarded to MPI, in addition to the good amount of MPXpress passenger locomotives out there; they also built Amtrak's newest switchers! Not quite a third big manufacturer, but they're clearly doing pretty well for themselves.

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:19 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

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.

 

What was that company in Pascagoula (I think that is where it was), Mississippi, that built one locomotive?

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Posted by RME on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:38 PM

Deggesty
What was that company in Pascagoula (I think that is where it was), Mississippi, that built one locomotive?

A little bit bigger company than you're probably thinking:  Ingalls Shipbuilding, no?

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, May 05, 2017 6:54 AM

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What was that company in Pascagoula (I think that is where it was), Mississippi, that built one locomotive?

 

A little bit bigger company than you're probably thinking:  Ingalls Shipbuilding, no?

You're right, Ingalls Shipbuilding built one locomotive which eventually was sold to GM&O.  I would surmise that Ingalls was looking for uses for what became excess manufacturing capacity after V-J day.

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, May 05, 2017 8:07 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

 

 
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Deggesty
What was that company in Pascagoula (I think that is where it was), Mississippi, that built one locomotive?

 

A little bit bigger company than you're probably thinking:  Ingalls Shipbuilding, no?

 

 

You're right, Ingalls Shipbuilding built one locomotive which eventually was sold to GM&O.  I would surmise that Ingalls was looking for uses for what became excess manufacturing capacity after V-J day.

 

Thanks, Paul; the name was behind a closed door in my mind. Ingalls still is in business, and apparently is thriving, as it is hiring.

That engine always had an extremely odd appearance to me.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, May 05, 2017 8:23 AM

Deggesty
CSSHEGEWISCH
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Deggesty

A little bit bigger company than you're probably thinking:  Ingalls Shipbuilding, no?

You're right, Ingalls Shipbuilding built one locomotive which eventually was sold to GM&O.  I would surmise that Ingalls was looking for uses for what became excess manufacturing capacity after V-J day.

Thanks, Paul; the name was behind a closed door in my mind. Ingalls still is in business, and apparently is thriving, as it is hiring.

That engine always had an extremely odd appearance to me.

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Posted by Jackflash on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:26 AM

Ingalls also built covered hopper cars in the late 1970s or early 1980s.  seems they do this kind of thing when the Navy and Coast Guard contracts slow down.

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