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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Internal Combustion Locomotives

GE 1942 Lone Star Cement
GE 1942
Lone Star Cement
Description:Diesel-Electric Switcher

Equipment Information

This unnumbered Lone Star Cement locomotive is a small switcher designed for moving one or two cars at a time around cement plants. It was operated by at least two different cement plants over the years, ending its service life at a facility in Elkhart, Indiana. It is one of the earliest 25-ton GE switchers in preservation and is the smallest diesel-electric locomotive at IRM.

Builder: General Electric
Year Built: 1942
Model: 25-ton
Horsepower: 150 HP
Length: 18ft 2in
Width: 8ft 6in
Weight: 50000 lbs
Brakes: ???
Engine: Cummins HBI-600
Motors: 2 GE 733
Trucks: Single
Description: Diesel-Electric
Arrived: 2020
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational