• Escanaba & Lake Superior Baldwin RF-16A pair

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

Moderator: lumpy72

  by D Alex
 
Man, even in it's current sorry state, that is one sharp locomotive! Seeing as how the engine seems to be toast on this unit, perhaps the best we can hope for is an exterior restoration, as a static display. Maybe the other one will be restored someday. As being arguably the best artistic design for a locomotive, it deserves to at least be on display.
  by ConstanceR46
 
It's not toast, it's just a bit too expensive to repair for the E&LS; the owner has apparently treated these as a rainy day project.

What matters is both are indoors and safe.
  by eolesen
 
Larkin apparently bought up a bunch of engine spares for the Baldwins when they showed up in Wells, and does have the ability to do an engine rebuild if and when the time comes to let them leave Wells for a museum or two.