Baldwin Diesel Guide

Pre-VO660

Pre-production VO660
Baldwin class8-DE-660/1 E
years produced1939
number produced2

Production VO660's were Baldwin class 0-4-4-0 660/1 DE, see: VO660



BLW 299
Baldwin Lococmotives Magazine, Feb. 1940
BLW 299

c/n 62299, 12/1939

- first diesel locomotive to be built with the standard line car-body
- retained as Baldwin Eddystone plant switcher #299 from 1939 to early 1950's
- repowered with a 12-3/4 bore VO
- after the 1950 BLH merger moved to Lima, OH as plant switcher until 1966

Reading 36
Baldwin photo 11686
Reading 36

c/n 62300, 6/1939

- experimental unit with welded steel frame
- repowered with a 12-3/4 bore VO
- renumbered as Reading #60

Diesel Engine
modelVO, cast frame
cylinders6 (12-1/2" x 15-1/2")*
aspirationnormal
horsepower660
* production VO660 engines were 12-3/4" x 15-1/2"


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