• Baldwin exports type designation

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Discussion related to Baldwin Locomotive Works, Lima Locomotive Works, Lima-Hamilton Corporation, and Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.

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  by NS3737
 
Dear all

In the early fifties of last century the NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Netherlands Railways) received 150 class 2200 locomotives which in essence ar Baldwins athough licence built and adapted to the european circumstanses. According to once source these are derived from the Baldin Lancat design now the confusion started since Baldwin to the best of my knowledge used for their diesel locomotives a simple system of letters and numbers indication use, number of axles and horse power. Did Baldwin use another system for their export models? To give more background the NS class 2200 was used for duties which made it a road switcher while by there their size in the USA would be just switchers. Can any one shed some light on this?

Thanks in advance.

  by Hoosier Joe
 
From 1946 to 1947 Baldwin shipped 100 light road switchers to France.These were called the DRS-6-4-660 type.In 1947 Baldwin sold a DRS-4-4-1500 type roadswitcher in the USA.So until 1949 there were similarites in the USA and foreign export classification numbers. This is from the book Baldwin Diesel Locomotives. Joe