Cleveland Diesel Engine Division / Winton

All posts relating to the Cleveland Diesel Engine Division and the Winton Engine Co. of GM.

One of the initial inspirations for starting this blog/website was to do a writeup telling the history of Cleveland Diesel, from start to finish. While we do have plans to do more detailed additions in the future, this is our largest, and most viewed page to date.

Cleveland Diesel Engine Division – GM’s war hero turned ugly stepsister – The Story of Cleveland Diesel

Re-purposed – The story of the Great Lakes Towing tug Ohio, and her transformation into a museum piece.

Fixing a bearing – Rebuilding the babbit motor support bearing on the Tug Cornells WWII surplus propulsion motor.

Tugboats & Submarines – Story of the Fleet sub Cabezon, and how her engine wound up in the Tug Cornell.

Historic Tugs I – Luna and Venus, a pair of the earliest Diesel-Electric tugs built.

Missing Parts… – A surprise find in the Cornell

Aluminum in the Jungle – American Tugs in South America

Winton & Cleveland Diesel: The List – Every engine built

Cleveland 16-338 Teaser

Don’t mess with our engine – A Winton Anecdote

Tug Profiles – M. Moran

The Winton 201 at the Century of Progress

Comparing the 278A to the 567B Internally

Cleveland Diesel’s 498 engine is one of the least known, high horsepower 2 stroke Diesel engines of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The following 4 part series dubbed A Turbocharged Failure documents this engine.

Note – A part 5 of this will be coming later in 2023. We have since found a bunch more documentation, brochures, proposals, as well as the original design paper on this engine!

Part I – History
Part II – Design
Part III – Users
Part IV – Tug Idaho