OTHER What is this switcher?

CHARGER Jan 17, 2019

  1. CHARGER

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    A friend of mine sent this to me asking if I knew any information as to what type of locomotive this is. His recently deceased father worked on it and wanted to know more. I am pretty good with this type of stuff, but frankly have no idea what model this is or what Railroad, can anyone help?

    It looks like a Baldwin, but there are no front intake louvers. It sort of looks like a Lima to me too, but the roundness of the hood is not like other Limas I have seen. International maybe????
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    Update, it was in Jamaica, but if anyone knows the model that would be great
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    If not a north American export model, perhaps an import from Europe?
     
  4. acptulsa

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    I'm pretty certain it's an English Electric, but I haven't found that model yet.

    If it isn't the Jamaica Railway Corp. it was likely owned by Alcoa.
     
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  5. acptulsa

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    Still not finding a model designation other than 750 HP. A couple of similar units are still running (though not with their original prime movers) in New Zealand.

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    It's a great pic. I love that pilot. Thanks for posting it!
     
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    acptulsa, you are awesome, apparently there were only two ever shipped to Jamaica.
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