Hamilton diesel needs home!
I received this message and thought I would pass it on. I know nothing other than what is posted at: www.railswap.org in the classified section under gas & diesel parts.
Kirk (in PA)
""Description: A rare Hamilton M.A.N double-acting, two-stroke diesel was sold to a scapper near Pittsburgh. This engine has combustion chambers above AND below the piston, which is a bit rare. Model appears to be 99-DA, probably 9" bore and the 9 cylinders. Apparently a design licensed to Hamilton by the German M.A.N. around 1920s-30s. It seems they were in some US sub-chasers in WWII.
The engine and 2300V alternator and controls are intact inside a building. It appears to be complete and well-preserved. Seems likely that it could run.
Disconnecting and moving this would take a lot of work. Weight is probably 30-40 tons. It's going to take rigging, and the engine will require a considerable foundation. But it will be a crime if this rare engine is scrapped.
If you know someone at a museum who can move on this, SERIOUSLY and QUICKLY, please contact me. Dedicated private collectors also considered, but priority goes to public museums.
Weekend numbers to try me: 814 667-5204, 814 447-9576, 814 356-3553, Paul Ganter""