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FM H15-44s and H16-44s 
By David R. Sweetland and Diesel Era

FM H15-44s and H16-44s

  • Introduced in 1947, the 1,500-horsepower H15-44 was one of two models offered by the builder that shared a common platform – the other was the 2,000-horsepower H20-44 model. Powered by an eight-cylinder opposed-piston prime mover, the H15-44 featured an offset cab design that allowed for the installation of a steam generator in the short hood, making it a true all-purpose locomotive. In 1950, the prime mover was rerated to 1,600 horsepower and the H16-44 was born. When production of the H16-44 ended in 1963, a total of 299 H15/16s had been built for 24 customers, becoming one of FM’s most successful models.

    Softbound, 144 pages, 378 photos, 91 in color, 8-1/2 x 11-inch vertical-format
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