Business: Lima Fare

More than almost any other, the business of making locomotives is either a feast or a famine. Lima Locomotive Co., third largest in the U. S., feasted in 1937 when it made 101 locomotives at a profit of $1,019,983, first since 1930. Last year Lima got along on beans—it made ten locomotives and lost $687,035. This year Lima is dining a little less frugally—it got an order for twelve locomotives in February. And last week Lima had a new face at the head of its table. Vice President John E. Dixon became president in place of Samuel G. Allen, who remained...

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