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Lima-Hamilton LS-750, 800, 1000 and 1200
types A-3149, A-3171, A-3080 and A-3170
United States | 1949 | 136 produced
Wabash LS-1200 No. 401 in May 1966 at Decatur, Illinois
Wabash LS-1200 No. 401 in May 1966 at Decatur, Illinois
Roger Puta

After the Second World War, Lima also tried to catch up with the production of diesel locomotives. A total of 136 switchers were delivered between 1949 and 1951, which received the model numbers A-3149, A-3171, A-3080 and A-3170. They are better known among railroad fans according to their power output under the designations LS-750, 800, 1000 and 1200. Hamilton diesel engines were used, which had six cylinders in the two weaker variants and eight cylinders in the more powerful ones. The generator and traction motors were from Westinghouse. However, these locomotives could not manage to assert themselves against the competitors.

VariantLS-750LS-800LS-1000LS-1200
General
Built1950-195119501949-19501950-1951
ManufacturerLima-Hamilton
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length47 ft 10 in
Service weight250,500 lbs
Adhesive weight250,500 lbs
Axle load62,625 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed60 mph
Starting effort74,500 lbf
EngineHamilton T69SAHamilton T89SA
Engine type6-cyl. diesel8-cyl. diesel
Engine output750 hp (559 kW)800 hp (597 kW)1,000 hp (746 kW)1,200 hp (895 kW)
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Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
last changed: 04/2023
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