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C&NW Diesel Roster: All-Time

Published: May 8, 2024

By: Adam Burns

The Chicago & North Western rostered an interesting and eclectic diesel fleet during the so-called "first generation" era.  It acquired models from all of the major builders.

However, in later years the C&NW typically stuck with EMD products while in its final years it picked up General Electric's newest Dash 8s and Dash 9s.

In addition, the railroad famously rebuilt older first-generation power to extend their service lives while it also rebuilt others into slugs. 

The Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW) stands as a monumental testament to the growth and evolution of American railroads.

Established amidst the burgeoning rail industry of the mid-19th century, its story began in 1859 when the modest Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (chartered in 1836) merged with the Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad, adopting the iconic name that would become synonymous with the development of the Midwest.

Underpinning Chicago’s ascent as a rail hub, the C&NW carved out critical routes connecting Chicago to Omaha by way of a network extending towards Iowa and Minnesota, and eventually reaching as far west as Wyoming.

It was a true pioneer in fostering the transportation of grain, livestock, and minerals, which were integral to the nation's growing industry and agriculture.

In its heyday, C&NW was known for innovative practices. It was among the first to employ diesel locomotives extensively, a move that significantly reduced its operational costs and enhanced efficiency. The company's business savvy extended to acquiring strategic routes and smaller railroads, thus expanding its reach and bolstering its service offerings.

Yet, like many railroads, the C&NW faced numerous challenges in the latter half of the 20th century.

The industry dealt with increased competition from trucking, driven by improvements in highway infrastructure, as well as regulatory pressures. These factors necessitated a strategic shift for many rail companies, and in 1995, after more than a century and a half of operation, C&NW was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad.

This acquisition marked the end of its operations as an independent entity, but it also ensured that its routes and contributions would continue to be part of America’s transportation backbone.

Thus, through its lifecycle, the Chicago and North Western Railway not only helped shape the economic landscape of the American Midwest but also mirrored the shifts in a dynamic and evolving industry, continually adapting to meet the needs of the nation it served.

Cab Units

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Original Road Number 2nd Road Number 3rd Road Number Model Type Builder Completion Date Builder Number Notes
101C, 104A, 106A (Chicago Great Western) 201-202 (ex-#101C and #104A) - F3A EMD 10/1947 4118, 4123, 4126 -
113A, 113C-115A, 115C (Chicago Great Western) 212-216 (ex-113A, 113C, 114A, 115A, 115C) - F3A EMD 2/1949 5989-5994 -
101B-106B (Chicago Great Western) 301 (3rd), 303 (2nd), 305-307, X262401 (Radio Control Car) - F3B EMD 10/1947 4129-4134 -
107B-110B, 112B (Chicago Great Western) 308 (2nd), rebuilt as slug BU-30, 311 (2nd), 313 (2nd) - F3B EMD 3/1948 5016-5019, 5021 #112B sold.
113B-115B (Chicago Great Western) 316 (2nd), 318 (2nd), 319 (2nd) - F3B EMD 10,12,12/50 13546, 13563-13564 -
101D-103D (Chicago Great Western) 302 (2nd), 304 - F3B EMD 2/1949 5234-5236 #103D sold.
105D-111D (Chicago Great Western) Rebuilt into slug BU31 (ex-106D), 309 (ex-107D), 310 (ex-108D), 312 (2nd, ex-109D), 314 (2nd, ex-111D) - F3B EMD 10/1949 7912-7915, 7905-7906, 7911 #105D sold and #110D retired before merger.
112D-114D (Chicago Great Western) 315 (2nd), 317 (2nd) - F3B EMD 10/1950, 5/1951 13543-13545 #114D sold.
116A, 116C 217-218 - FP7 EMD 12/1950 13559-13560 -
116B, 116D, 116E, 116F, 116C 320 (2nd, ex-116B), 321 (2nd, ex-116D), 322 (ex-116F), 323 (ex-116G) - FP7 EMD 12/1950, 5/1951 13561-13562, 14724-14726 #116E sold.
107C, 108A, 108C (Chicago Great Western) 203 (2nd), 204-205 - F3A EMD 3/1948 5005-5007 -
109C, 110A, 110C, 111A (Chicago Great Western) 206 (2nd), 207 (2nd), 208-209 - F3A EMD 3/1948 5009-5012 -
112A, 112C (Chicago Great Western) 210 (2nd), 211 (2nd) - F3A EMD 3/1948 5014-5015 -
4076C, 4091A 219 (2nd), 220 - F7A EMD 10/1950, 4/1950 8557, 10570 -
5401A-5404A (FTA) 221 (2nd) - 223 (2nd), 224 - FP9M EMD 7/1955, 10/1955, 11/1955 3115-3118 Rebuilt from former FTAs.
150, 152 (Chicago Great Western) 4101A (2nd), 4101C (2nd) 225 (2nd) - 226 (2nd) F3A EMD 11/1948, 1/1949 5995, 5997 -
153, 155, 156 (Chicago Great Western) 4102A (2nd), 4102 (2nd), 4103A (2nd) 227 (2nd) - 229(2nd) F3A EMD 6/1949 7058, 7060-7061 -
73C/210C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 230 (2nd) - F7A EMD 6/1949 7382 -
78A/121A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 231 (2nd) - FP7 EMD 1/1952 14805 -
68C/205C, 65A/202A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 232 (2nd), 233 (2nd) - F3A EMD 6/1947 14805 -
503-505 (Florida East Coast) 234-236 - F3A EMD 3/1949 5518-5520 -
75A/226A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 237 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7389 -
507-508 (Florida East Coast) 238-239 - F3A EMD 1/1949 5521-5522 -
571-575 (Florida East Coast) 240-244 - FP7 EMD 12/1951 15568-15572 -
72A/209A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 245 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7379 -
79A/122A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 246 - FP7 EMD 2/1952 7379 -
77C/229C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 247 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7396 -
67A/204A, 64C/201C, 66A/203A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 248-250 - F3A EMD 6/1947 4028, 4032, 4027 -
76A/227A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 251 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7391 -
64A/201A (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 252 - F3A EMD 6/1947 4025 -
74C/211C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 253 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7384 -
6390 (Southern Pacific) 254 - F7A EMD 9/1951 12803 -
70C/228C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 255 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7394 -
69A/206A, 65C/202C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 256-257 - F3A EMD 6/1947 4030, 4033 -
79C/122C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 258 - FP7 EMD 6/1952 14808 -
76C/227C (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) 259 - F7A EMD 6/1949 7392 -
4070C, 4093A, 4100C, 4071A 260-263 - F7A EMD 3/1949, 4/1950, 5/1950, 3/1949 6605, 10574, 10589, 6606 -
4078C, 4079A, 4080C, 4084A, 4085A, 4085C, 4086C 266-272 - F7A EMD 11/1949-12/1949 8561-8562, 8565, 8572, 8574, 8577 -
101D-102D (Chicago Great Western) 302 (2nd), 304 - F3B EMD 2/1949 5234-5235 -
102B-103B, 105B-106B (Chicago Great Western) 303, 305-307 - F3B EMD 10/1947 4130, 4132-4134 -
107B, 107D (Chicago Great Western) 308-309 - F3B EMD 3/48, 10/49 5016 & 7914 -
108D (Chicago Great Western) 310 (2nd) - F3B EMD 10/1949 7915 -
109B, 109D (Chicago Great Western) 311 (2nd) - 312 (2nd) - F3B EMD 3/1948, 10/1949 5018, 7905 -
110B, 11D (Chicago Great Western) 313 (2nd) - 314 (2nd) - F3B EMD 3/1948 5019, 7911 -
112D (Chicago Great Western) 315 (2nd) - F3B EMD 10/1950 13543 -
113B, 113D (Chicago Great Western) 316 (2nd), 317 (2nd) - F3B EMD 10/1950 13546, 13544 -
114B-115B (Chicago Great Western) 318 (2nd) - 319 (2nd) - F3B EMD 12/1950 13563-13564 -
116B, 116D, 116F, 116G (Chicago Great Western) 320 (2nd) - 321 (2nd), 322-323 - F7B EMD 12/1950, 5/1951 13561-13562, 14724-14726 -
4084C/415, 4100A/425 400 (2nd), 400 (3nd) - F7A EMD 10/1949, 4/1950 8573, 10588 -
4087A, 4075A, 4079C 419, 421-422 401 (4th) - 403 (4th)F7A EMD 12/1949, 10/1949 10150, 8554, 8563 -
406-409 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 406-407, 408 (2nd) - 409 (2nd) - F7A EMD 11/1949 8255-8258 Built as M&StL 150A, 150C, 250A, 250C.
410-411 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 410-411 - F7A EMD 11/1949 9225-9226 Built as M&StL 350A and 350C.
317/113D, 318/114B (Chicago Great Western) 410 (4th), 411 (3rd) - F7B EMD 10/1950, 12/1950 13544, 13563 -
151A/412, 151C/413 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 412-413 - F7A EMD 12/1950 12027-12028 -
4069C, 4083A 412 (2nd) - 413 (2nd) - F7A EMD 3/1949, 12/1949 6603,8570 -
4083C 414 - F7A EMD 12/1949 8571 -
4084C 400 (2nd) 415 F7A EMD 12/1949 8573 -
4077A, 4073C, 4073A 416-418 - F7A EMD 10/1949, 7/1949 8558, 8551, 8550 -
4087A, 4087C, 4075A, 4079C 401 (4th) - 403 (4th) 419-422 F7A EMD 12/1949, 10/1949 10150-10151, 108554, 108563 -
4076A, 4074A, 4100A 423-425 - F7A EMD 10/1949, 10/1950 8563, 8552, 10588 #425 formerly #400 (3rd).
910B, 913B (Union Pacific) 501-502 (Crandall Cab) - E9B EMD 12/1962 27696, 28671 -
925B, 935B (Union Pacific) 503-504 (Crandall Cab) - E8B EMD 3/1953, 2/1953 743, 17795 -
960B, 962B (Union Pacific) 505-506 (Crandall Cab) - E9B EMD 5/1955 20500, 20502 -
927, 934, 940, 942 (Union Pacific) 507-510 - E8A EMD 6/1950, 3/1953-4/1953 10777, 17786, 18271, 18273 -
949 (Union Pacific) 511 - E9A EMD 4/53 204856 Returned to Union Pacific after the merger and now part of the railroad's heritage fleet.
5027B, 5028A, 5023B 512-514 - E8A EMD 6/1953, 7/1951 18116-18117, 14660 -
5029B, 5029A, 5024A, 5030A 515-518 - E8A EMD 6/1953, 7/1951, 6/1953 18120, 18119, 14661, 18121 -
5022A, 5022B, 5023A, 5021B 519-522 - E8A EMD 7/1950-7/1951 11493, 11494, 14659, 11492 -
5401A, 5401D - 5402A, 5402D 4051A-4054A - FTA EMD 5/1945 3115-3118 Rebuilt into 4000 series F9A.
4055B - - F3B EMD 6/1947 3971 -
4056A, 4056C - 4064A, 4064C - - F3A EMD 2/1947 4461-4462, 4288-4301, 4463-4464 -
4065A, 4065C - 4066A, 4066C - - F3A EMD 2/1947 4302-4303, 5391-5392 -
4056B-4066B - - F3B EMD 12/1947 5394, 4304-4311, 5393 -
4067A, 4067C - 4071A, 4071C - - F3A EMD 3/1949 6598-6607 -
4067B-4071B - - F7A EMD 3/1949 6608-6612 -
4072A, 4072C - 4087A, 4087C - - F7A EMD 7/1949-12/1949 8548-8577, 10150-10151 Many renumbered into 200 series (freight) or 400 series (passenger). Many scrapped before being renumbered.
4072B-4084B - - F7B EMD 7/1949, 10/1949 8585-8590, 10025-10030 -
4088A, 4088C - 4102A, 4102C - - F7A EMD 4/1950 10564-10593 -
4091B-4094B - - F7B EMD 7/52 16820-16823 -
150, 152 (Chicago Great Western) 225 (2nd), 226 (2nd) 4101A (2nd), 4101C (2nd) F3A EMD 11/1948, 1/1949 5995, 5997 -
153, 155, 156 (Chicago Great Western) 227 (2nd), 228 (2nd), 229 (2nd) 4102A (2nd), 4102C (2nd), 4103A (2nd) F3A EMD 6/1949 7058, 7060-7061 -
4103A and 4104A - - FA-2 Alco 11/1950 78272-78273 Built as FA-2 Demonstrators 1603A and 1603D.
4103B, 4104B - - FB-2 Alco 11/1950 78281-78282 Built as Alco FB-2 Demonstrators 1603B and 1603C.
5000A - - DR-6-2-1000 Baldwin 11/48 73464 A variant of the DR-6-4-2000 model this model featured a baggage compartment at the rear of the carbody.
5001A, 5001B - 5002A, 5002B - - E3A EMD 4/1939-6/1939 930-933 -
LA-1 (UP/C&NW) 921A (UP/C&NW) 984J (UP/C&NW) E2A EMD 10/1937 741 Last numbered 5003A.
5004A - - E6A EMD 3/1941 1175 -
927 (UP/C&NW) 988J (UP/C&NW) 5004B E7A EMD 8/1946 3506 -
5005A, 5005B - 5006A, 5006B - - E6A EMD 8/1941 1349-1352 -
5007A - - DL109 Alco 8/1941 69436 -
5007B - - E7A EMD 4/1945 1966 -
5008A, 5008B - 5009A, 5009B - - E7A EMD 5/1946 3112-3114, 3355 -
5010A, 5010B - 5011A, 5011B - - E7A EMD 3/1947 3972-3975 -
5012A, 5012B - 5016A, 5016B; 5017A - - E7A EMD 9/1947 4273-4283 -
5017B, 5018A, 5018B - 5019A, 5019B, 5020A - - E8A EMD 3/1949 6592-6597 -
5021A, 5021B - 5022A, 5022B 519 (ex-5022A), 520 (ex-5022B), 522 (ex-5021B) - E8A EMD 7/50 11491-11494 -
5023A-5024A, 5024B 514 (ex-5023B), 517 (ex-5024A), 521 (ex-5023A) - E8A EMD 7/1951 14659-14662 -
5025A, 5025B - - E8A EMD 8/52 16901, 17032 -
5026A, 5026B - 5030A, 5030B, 5031A 512-513 (ex-5027B, 5028A), 515 (ex-5029B), 516 (ex-5029A), 518 (ex-5030A) - E8A EMD 5/1953-6/1953 18113-23 -
23, 25, 27, 29 (Kansas City Southern) 5031B, 5032A, 5032B, 5033A - E8A EMD 1/1952-6/1952 1034, 25355, 14737, 14739 -
5401A, 5401D - 5402A, 5402D 221 (2nd) - 223 (2nd), 224 (rebuilt as FP9M) - FTA EMD 5/1945 3115-3118 -
5401B, 5401C - 5402B, 5402C 4051B-4054B - FTA EMD 5/1945 3119-3122 -
6500A, 6500C - 6502A, 6502C - - F7A EMD 12/49 8578-8583 Originally sublettered for subsidiary Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway.
6503A, 6503C - 6505A, 6505C - - F7A EMD 4/1950 10558-10563 Originally sublettered for subsidiary Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway.

Road-Switchers

Original Road Number 2nd Road Number 3rd Road Number Model Type Builder Completion Date Builder Number Notes
50-52 (Chicago Great Western) 50-52 - RS2 Alco 5/1949 76821-76823 -
53-57 (Chicago Great Western) 53-57 - RS2 Alco 8/1949 77185-77189 -
120-121 (Chicago Great Western) 4337-4338 (wrecked and rebuilt into GP7R) - GP7 EMD 9/1951 14719-14720 -
151-156 (sublettered for CStPM&O) 4473, 4472, 4475, 4474, 4471, 4470 (rebuilt as GP7R) - GP7 EMD 7/1951-8/1951 14667-14672 -
157-159 (sublettered for CStPM&O) 4469, 4468, 4466 (rebuilt as GP7R) - GP7 EMD 6/1952 16891-16893 -
160-161 (sublettered for CStPM&O) 4467 (ex-161), rebuilt as GP7R - GP7 EMD 8/1952 16894-16895 -
162-164 (sublettered for CStPM&O) - - RS3 Alco 7/1952-8/1952 80137-80139 -
165-167 (sublettered for CStPM&O) - - RS3 Alco 7/1953 80519-80521 #167 equipped with steam generator.
168-172 (sublettered for CStPM&O) - - H16-66 FM 7/1953 16L704-16L708 -
1044/203 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 1081 (2nd) - RS-1 Alco 10/1944 73093 -
745/206, 845/207 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 206-207 - RS-1 Alco 6/1945, 10/1945 73759, 74317 -
246/210, 346/211, 446/212 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 210-212 - RS-1 Alco 12/1945, 6/1946 74822, 74824, 74909 -
214/646, 215/746 (Minneaoplis & St. Louis) 214-215 - RS-1 Alco 6/1946 75114-75115 -
1046/218 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 1082 (2nd) - RS-1 Alco 9/1946 75118 -
1048, 1148, 849 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 221-223 - RS-1 Alco 9/1948-10/1948, 12/1949 76208-76209, 77842 -
1049, 1149, 1249 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 225-227 1083/2nd, 1086/2nd (ex-226 and 227) RS-1 Alco 1/1950-2/1950 77844-77846 -
950, 1050, 1150 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 228-230 - RS-1 Alco 9/1950 78243-78245 -
1250, 751, 851 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 231-233 1087 (ex-232/2nd) RS-1 Alco 9/1950, 9/1951 78373, 79235, 79346 -
852, 952 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 300-301 6620-6621 (rebuilt with low, short hood) SD7 EMD 12/1952 17408-17409 -
301-303 (Litchfield & Madison Railway) 301 (2nd), 302-303 905, 1553 (2nd) - 1554 (2nd) RS-3 Alco 2/1952, 5/1953, 8/1956 79628, 80280, 81900 905 later renumbered 406.
401 (3rd) - 404 (3rd) 4255-4258 - C425 Alco 12/1966 3468-1 thru 3468-4 -
405 (3rd) 4259 - RS36 Alco 8/1962 84113 -
600-605 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 600-602, 603-605 4502, 4302-4306 (rebuilt as GP9R) GP9 EMD 11/1956-3/1957 22820-22822, 22881-22883 -
700-713 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 700-702, 704-706, 708, 710, 713 (to C&NW) 703, 711-712, 4509 (ex-700), 4512-4513 (ex-701 and 702), 4510-4511 (ex-704 and 705), 4507 (ex-706), 4539, (ex-707), 4504 (ex-708), 4508 (ex-710), 4506 (ex-713) GP9 EMD 9/1958-10/1958 24755-24768 4500 series rebuilt into GP9Rs with low, short hood. 709 became GP7R #4333.
606-608 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 606-608 4307-4309 (rebuilt as GP9R) GP9R EMD 7/1957-10/1957 22983, 22982, 22984 -
201-208 (Chicago Great Western) 802-809 - GP30 EMD 8/1963-9/1963 28526-28533 -
810-823 - - GP30 EMD 4/1963-5/1963 28304-28317 -
824-825 - - GP35 EMD 2/1964 28908-28909 -
826-843 - - GP35 EMD 3/1964-4/1964 28961-28978 -
844-863 - - GP35 EMD 2/1965-3/1965 29760-29779 -
864-866 - - GP35 EMD 3/1965-6/1965 30276-30277, 30625 -
867-886 - - SD40 EMD 1/1966-2/1966 31263-31282 867 was the first SD40 built.
887-893 - - SD40 EMD 4/1966-9/1966 31760-31765, 32314 -
894-896 - - SD40 EMD 2/1967 32686-32688 -
900, 901 (2nd), 902-903 - - RS27 Alco 3/1962 83601-83602, 83604, 83603 -
904 405 (3rd) - RS36 Alco 8/1962 84113 -
301 (Litchfield & Madison Railway)/301 (2nd) 406 905 RS3 Alco 2/1952 79628 -
901 (3rd), 902-905 (2nd) - - SD45 EMD 2/1967 32624-32628 -
906-920 - - SD45 EMD 2/1967-3/1967 32629-32643 -
401-409 (Chicago Great Western) 921-929 - SD40 EMD 8/1966-9/1966 32092-32100 -
930-936 - - U30C EMD 1/1968-2/1968 36650-36656 -
937-977 - - SD45 EMD 1/1969-2/1969 34570-34610 -
1066-1069 - - RS-1 Alco 8/1953 79589-79591, 80850 -
1080-1081 - - RS-1 Alco 8/1944-9/1944 72816, 72921 -
1044/203, 1046/218, 1149/226 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 1081-1083 (2nd) - RS-1 Alco 10/1944, 10/1946, 11/1949 73093, 75118, 77845 -
1249/227, 751/232 (Minneapolis & St. Louis) 1086/1087 (2nd) - RS-1 Alco 2/1950, 9/1951 77647, 79235 -
1485-1491 - - AS-16m Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 9/1950-1/14953 74891-74894, 74896-74897, 75694 Ex-Katy 126-129, 131-132, 124. Rebuilt with EMD prime movers in 1959.
1486-1491 - - AS-16m Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 10/1951-2/1953 75431-75432, 75433, 75435, 75341-42 Ex-Katy 134-136, 138, 140-41. Rebuilt with EMD prime movers in 1959.
1500-1502 - - DRS-6-4-1500 Baldwin 1/48 73475-73477 -
1503 - - RS2 Alco 2/1948 75573 -
1504 - - DRS-6-4-1500 Baldwin 7/1948 73478 Later rebuilt with an EMD prime mover (DRS-6-4-1500m).
1505-1509 - - DRS-6-6-1500 Baldwin 7/1949 74452-74453, 74279-74281 Later rebuilt with EMD prime movers (DRS-6-4-1500m).
1510-1514 - - H16-66 FM 1/51 16L35, 16L37, 16L275-16L77 -
1515-1517 - - RSD4 Alco 3/1951-4/1951 78214-78216 Later rebuilt with EMD prime movers.
1518-1520 - - GP7 EMD 10/1949-1/1950 10852, 10867, 10866 -
1525-1550 4328 (ex-1525), 4329 (ex-1527), 4330 (ex-1528), 4331 (ex-1529), 4289 (ex-1530), 4318 (ex-1531), 4476 (ex-1532), 4332 (ex-1533), 4200 (ex-1534), 4486 (ex-1535), 4290 (ex-1536), 4297 (ex-1538), 4487 (ex-1539), 4482 (ex-1540), 4334 (ex-1541), 4284 (ex-1542), 4335 (ex-1543), 4298 (ex-1545), 4488 (ex-1546), 4489 (ex-1549), 4477 (ex-1550) - GP7 EMD 3/1951-4/1951 14292-14317 1526 traded in to EMD in 6/1985. 1537, 1544 scrapped at the former CGW shops in Oelwein, Iowa in 1982. 4505 built as a GP9R from GP7 1547.
1551-1555 - - RS3 Alco 8/1951 78940, 78942-78944, 79056 Later rebuilt with EMD prime movers.
302-303 (Litchfield & Madison Railway/C&NW) 1553 (2nd) - 1554 (2nd) - RS3 Alco 5/1953, 8/1956 80280, 81900 -
1556-1559 - - GP7 EMD 8/1952-9/1952 16888, 16872-16874 -
1560-1561 - - AS-616 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 1/1952 75333-75334 Later rebuilt with EMD prime movers.
1562-1574 - - GP7 EMD 8/1952-9/1952 16875-16887 -
1575-1603 - - GP7 EMD 6/1952-8/1952 16844-16871 -
1604 - - AS-616 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 9/1952 75182 -
1605-1612 - - H16-66 FM 10/1952-11/1952 16L659-16L666 -
302-303 (Litchfield & Madison Railway/C&NW) 1613-1618 - RS3 Alco 7/1952 80131-80136 -
1619-1620 - - RSD5 Alco 8/1952 80445-80446 -
1621-1624 - - RS3 Alco 6/1953 80515-80518 1624 repowered with Alco 251 prime mover.
1625-1649 - - GP7 EMD 4/1953-5/1953 18237-18247, 18249-18262 1639 equipped with steam generator.
1650-1658 - - GP7 EMD 5/1953 18228-18236 Equipped with steam generators.
1659 - - GP7 EMD 5/1953 18248 Equipped with steam generators
1660-1664 6615-6619 (SD7R) - SD7 EMD 5/1953-6/1953 18227, 18223-18226 Rebuilt as SD7Rs in 1971/1972.
302-303 (Litchfield & Madison Railway/C&NW) 1665-1667 - RSD5 Alco 9/1953 80780-80782 1624 repowered with Alco 251 prime mover.
1668-1673 - - H16-66 "Baby Train Master" FM 7/1953 16L696-16L703 -
1674-1683 - - H16-66 "Baby Train Master" FM 8,7/54 16L872-81 -
1684-1690 - - RSD5 Alco 3/1954-4/1954 80859-80862 1686-1690 equipped with steam generators.
1691-1695 - - H16-66 "Baby Train Master" FM 9/1955-11/1955 16L983-16L985, 16L981-16L982 -
1696-1700 - - H16-66 "Baby Train Master" FM 8/1954-9/1954 16L972-16L974, 16L987, 16L986 -
1701-1710 6601-6610 - SD9 EMD 5/1953-6/1953 19506-19507, 19498-19505 1703-1710 equipped with steam generators; removed when renumbered.
1711-1715 4320 (ex-1711), 4321-4323 (ex-1713 thru 1715) - GP9 EMD 6/1954 19508-19512 Equipped with steam generators. Renumbered and rebuilt as GP9Rs. 1712 wrecked in 1970, scrapped in 1975.
1716-1718 4324 (ex-1716), 4325 (ex-1718) - GP9 EMD 9/1955 20682-20684 Equipped with steam generators. Renumbered and rebuilt as GP9R. 1717 traded to EMD in 1964 on GP35.
1719-1720 4326, 4301 (GP9R) - GP9 EMD 9/1955 20685-20686 Equipped with steam generators.
1721-1724 6611-6614 - SD9 EMD 10/1955-11/1955 20687-20690 Equipped with steam generators.
1725-1756 4538 (ex-1725), 4543 (ex-1727), 4532 (ex-1729), 4542 (ex-1730), 4533 (ex-1731), 4534 (ex-1732), 4560 (ex-1733), 4501 (ex-1735), 4540 (ex-1738), 4544 (ex-1739), 4503 (ex-1742), 4535 (ex-1743), 4536 (ex-1746), 4546 (ex-1748), 4547 (ex-1749), 4561 (ex-1753) - GP9 EMD 3/1957-2/1958 23542-23573 Many rebuilt as GP9Rs. 1726 sold to Precision National. 1728, 1736-1737, 1740-1741, 1744-1745, 1750 traded to EMD in 1964. 1734 traded to EMD in 1985. 1747 sold to Alter Incorporated, scrapped. 1751, 1752, 1754-1756 scrapped by the C&NW in Oelwein, Iowa.
1757-1772 4545 (ex-1758), 4529 (ex-1760), 4541 (ex-1763), 4548 (ex-1764), 4562 (ex-1765), 4549 (ex-1768), 4530 (ex-1769), 4537 (ex-1770) - GP9 EMD 1/1959-3/1959 25047-25059, 25164-25166 1757, 1759, 1761, 1766-1767, 1771-1772 traded to EMD in 1985. 1762 traded to EMD in 1983.
1773 4531 (GP9R) - GP9 EMD 7/1959 25466 -
1901-1906 - - H16-66 FM 6/1956 15L1003-15L1005, 16L1029-16L1031 -
734-752/3034-3052 (Missouri Pacific) 3034-3052 - SD40 EMD 2/1969 34504-34533 Ex-Missouri Pacific.
4425-4469 (Rock Island) 4100-4144 - GP7R EMD 6/1950-10/1953 11682, 14402, 15184, 15193, 19145, 19141, 14396, 14398, 14406, 15195, 15192, 14405, 14407, 14506, 16466, 11683, 14432, 16546-16547, 15179-15180, 15172, 15178, 15187, 16449, 17621, 17623, 18730, 15176, 17622, 16450, 17619, 15196, 15189, 16462, 15174, 15191, 15181, 18727, 18729, 16470, 17620, 18864, 18726, 18728 Ex-Rock Island. Acquired in 1981.
4145-4153 - - GP7R EMD - - Ex-Rock Island GP7Rs 4470-4475, 4491. Rebuilt GP7s from various railroads.
4154-4199, 4200-4201 (2nd), 4202-4209 - - GP7R EMD/PNC 1975-1977 - Ex-Rock Island GP7Rs 4500-4555 (second numbering). Rebuilt as GP7Rs by Precision National from 1975-1977.
4240-4249 - - RS32 Alco 6/1962 84184, 84038, 83985, 83983, 84186, 84187, 83995, 83982, 84185, 83984 Former NYC units. Ex-Conrail 2041, 2038, 2024, 2022, 2043, 2044, 2034, 2021, 2042, 2023
4250 - - RS3M Alco 7/1952 80131 Former 1613 rebuilt with 251 prime mover.
4651 4251 - RS11 Alco 3/1956 81464 Built as Carolina & Northwestern Railway/Southern #11.
4200-4201 4252-4253 - HE-15 C&NW 5/1960, 8/1960 - Rebuilt from GP7 1534 and 1596 as HE (High Efficiency) units. Later numbered 4200-4201.
401-404 4255-4258 - C425 Alco 12/1966 3468-1 thru 3468-4 -
904 405 4259 RS36 Alco 12/1966 84113 -
4279-4299 - - GP7 EMD 3/1951-5/1953 16882, 16860, 16864, 16866, 18237, 14309, 16885, 18234, 16858, 16879, 14297, 14303, 16884, 18238, 16867, 16844, 16847, 18228, 14305, 14312, 16872 Rebuilt as GP7Rs from GP7s 1569, 1591, 1595, 1597, 1625, 1542, 1572, 1656, 1589, 1566, 1530, 1536, 1571, 1626, 1598, 1575, 1578, 1650, 1538, 1545, 1557.
4301 - - GP9R EMD 9/1955 20686 Rebuilt from GP7 1720.
4302-4309 - - GP9R EMD 9/1955-10/1957 22820-28222, 22881-22883, 22983, 22982, 22984 Rebuilt from GP9s 601-608. Built as Minneapolis & St. Louis 601-608.
4310-4319 - - GP7R EMD 10/1950-5/1953 18239, 10852, 10867, 10866, 14288-14290 Rebuilt from GP7s 1627, 1518-1523.
4317-4319 - - GP9R EMD 8/1952, 3/1951, 5/1953 16887, 14298, 18262 Rebuilt from GP9s 1574, 1531, 1649.
4320-4326 - - GP9R EMD 6/1954-9/1955 19508, 19510-19512, 20682, 20684-20685 Rebuilt from GP9s 1711, 1713-1716, 1718-1719.
4327-28, 4329-32 - - GP7R EMD 3/1951-4/1951 14291-14292, 14294-14296, 14300 Reblt from GP7s 1524-1525, 1527-1529, 1533.
4333 - - GP9R EMD 10/1958 24764 Rebuilt from GP9 709 (built as Minneapolis & St. Louis 709).
4334-4336 - - GP7R EMD 3/1951-7/1952 14308, 14310, 18863 Rebuilt from GP7s 1541, 1542, 1594.
4337-4338 - - GP7R EMD 12/1974 14719-14720 Built as Chicago Great Western GP7s 120-121.
4340-4358 - - GP7 GMD 3/1952-3/1957 A-408, A-929, A-419, A-732, A-733, A-418, A-344, A-412, A-409, A-410, A-416, A-417, A-734, A-1064, A-727, A-348, A-350, A-351, A-414 Purchased second-hand from the Quebec, North Shore & Labrador Railway in 1976. QNS&L GP7s 112, 150, 123, 143, 144, 122, 104, 116 113, 114, 120, 121, 145, 170, 138, 108, 110, 111, 118.
4359-4378 - - GP7 EMD 3/1950-12/1951 12938, 12936, 13316, 14250, 13322, 11991, 12940, 13324, 9914, 9909, 13319, 14251, 13310, 11990, 13306, 12919, 15847, 9912, 9907, 12943 Former Frisco units: 546, 544, 583, 604, 589, 533, 548, 591, 514, 509, 586, 605, 577, 532, 573, 535, 619, 512, 507, 556
4379-4399 - - GP9R EMD 1/1954-10/1957 19199, 19104, 19887, 19874, 19100, 23702, 19860, 19170, 19865, 23689, 19131, 19776, 19191, 19889, 19179, 19878, 19779, 19871, 19182, 19121, 23679 Rebuilt as GP9Rs in 1977. Former Union Pacific GP9s 198, 218, 290, 277, 214, 346, 263, 169, 268, 333, 130, 251, 190, 292, 178, 281, 254, 274, 181, 235, 323
4400-4424 - - GP15-1 EMD 6/1976-7/1976 757142-1 thru 757142-25 4405 and 4410 painted in a special "Operation Lifesaver" livery.
4431-4465 - - GP7 EMD 6/1950-12/1954 18457, 14219, 18476, 15475, 18487, 18515, 14213, 18466, 9228, 14223, 10189, 12931, 13323, 11794, 11986, 17344, 15848, 20200, A-413 (GMD), 12932, 14243, 23388, 14244, 10190, 13307, 16544, 15860, 15855, 13330, 12934, 12922, 16545, 12921, 12937, 13315 Acquired by the C&NW in 1980. Their heritage is as follows: NYC 5753, NYC 5657, NYC 5772, NYC 5701, NYC 5783, NYC 5811, NYC 5651, NYC 5762, NYC 5601, NYC 5661, SLSF 516, SLSF 569, SLSF 590, SLSF 520, SLSF 528, FEC 607, SLSF 620, C&O 5918, QNS&L 117, SLSF 570, SLSF 562, C&O 6229, SLSF 598, SLSF 517, SLSF 574, D&RGW 5110, SLSF 632, SLSF 627, SLSF 597, SLSF 572, SLSF 538, D&RGW 5111, SLSF 537, SLSF 545, SLSF 582.
4466-4475 - - GP7R EMD 10/1979-12/1979 16893, 16895, 16892, 16891, 14672, 14671, 14668, 14667, 14670, 14669 Former CStPM&O GP7s 159, 161, 158, 157, 156, 155, 152, 151, 154, 153 rebuilt as GP7Rs in 1979.
4476-4495 - - GP7R EMD 9/1978-9/1979 14299, 14317, 16881, 16883, 18248, 18231, 14307, 18230, 18250, 18236, 14302, 14306, 14313, 14316, 16878, 16886, 16846, 16850, 18244, 18252 Rebuilt as GP7Rs from GP7s 1532, 1550, 1568, 1570, 1659, 1653, 1540, 1652, 1637, 1658, 1535, 1539, 1546, 1549, 1565, 1573, 1577, 1581, 1632, 1639.
4496-4499 - - GP9R EMD 8/1979-10/1979 23657, 23662, 23678, 23698 Rebuilt from Union Pacific GP9s 301, 306, 322, 342 in 1977.
4501, 4503, 4505 - - GP9R EMD 7/1957-9/1957, 4/1951 23552, 23559, 14314 Rebuilt from GP9s 1735, 1742, 1547.
4502, 4504, 4506-4513 - - GP9R EMD 9/1972-8/1978 22820, 24763, 24768, 24761, 24765, 24755, 24759-24760, 24756-24757 Rebuilt from Minneapolis & St. Louis GP9s 600, 708, 713, 706, 710, 700, 704, 705, 701, 702.
4514-4528 - - GP9 GMD 3/1954-5/1960 A-1919, A-931, A-943, A-941, A-426, A-945, A-422, A-731, A-420, A-423, A-724, A-1065, A-428, A-726, A-737 Purchased secondhand from Quebec, North Shore & Labrador Railway in 1976. Ex-177, 152, 164, 162, 130, 166, 126, 142, 124, 127, 135, 171, 132, 137, 148.
4529-4538 - - GP9R EMD 3/1957-8/1959 25050, 25059, 25466, 23546, 23548-23549, 23560, 23563, 25164, 23542 Rebuilt from GP9s 1760, 1769, 1773, 1729, 1731, 1743, 1746, 1770, 1725.
4539 - - GP9R EMD 10/1958 24762 Rebuilt from Minneapolis & St. Louis/C&NW GP7 #707.
4540-4549 - - GP9R EMD 1957 23555, 25053, 23544, 23547, 23556, 25048, 23565-23566, 25054, 25058 Rebuilt from GP9s 1738, 1763, 1730, 1727, 1739<, 1758, 1748, 1749, 1764, 1768.
4550-4559 - - GP9R EMD 5/1957 22798, 23643, 22805, 22806, 22803, 22804, 22801, 22799, 22800, 22802 Former Rock Island GP9Rs 4479-4488 acquired in 1981.
4560-4562 - - GP9R EMD 5/1957-2/1959 22550, 23570, 25055 Rebuilt from GP9s 1733, 1753, 1765.
4600-4625 - - GP38-2 EMD 11-12/79 786271-1 thru 786271-26 4601-4602, 4604, 4606, 4614, 4627 and 4631 painted in an Operation Lifesaver livery.
4626-4634 - - GP38-2 EMD 12/1979 797303-1 thru 797303-9 -
4701-4703, 4711 - - GP38-2R EMD 3/1979, 5/1973 786237-1 thru 786237-3, 72689-4 Rebuilt by National Railway Equipment from South-East Coal Company GP38-2s 3821-3823, 3820.
4704-4710 - - GP38-2R EMD 11/1967-5/1973 36672, 36671, 33701, 36332, 33362, 33335, 35399 Ex-CSXT 2126, 2105, 2070, 2149, 2044, 2017, Conrail 7770
5050-5099 - - GP50 EMD 5/1980-9/1980 786257-1 thru 786257-50 -
5500-5537 - - GP40 EMD 12/1965 30947-30972 Ex-Conrail 3010-3023, 3025-3042, 3044-3049
6000 - - SDCAT EMD 1/1968 33848 Built as PRR SD45 6224, became PC/Conrail 6224. Rebuilt by C&NW as SDCAT utilizing a 12-cylinder Caterpillar 3612 power plant in February, 1986. Derated to 3,000 horsepower.
6472-6474, 6476-6478, 6481-6482, 6485, 6488, 6490-6491 - - SD45 EMD 6/1970-7/1970 36361-36363, 36365-36367, 36370-36371, 36374, 36377, 36379-36380 Former Burlington Northern units with same numbers. Purchased by C&NW in 1986.
6500-6534, 6535 (2nd), 6536-6556, 6557 (2nd) - - SD45 EMD 12/1967 33804-33832, 33859, 33864, 33860, 33865, 33861, 33866, 33862-33863, 33868, 33835-33858 Former PRR/PC/CR 6170-6198, 6200-6209, 6211-6234. Acquired in 1983.
6558-6561 - - SD45 EMD 7/1967 33175-33176, 33178-33179 Former RDG/Conrail 7600-7601, 7603-7604. Acquired in 1982.
6562-6566 - - SD45 EMD 1/1968 34277-34281 Former PRR/PC/Conrail 6235-6239. Acquired in 1984.
6567-6575 SD45 EMD 1/1969 34551-61, 34563-65 Ex-BN 6457-67 & 6469-71, Nee CB&Q 516-26 & 528-30
6576-6589 SD45 EMD 1/1969 34551-61, 34563-65 Ex-BN 6457-67 & 6469-71, Nee CB&Q 516-26 & 528-30
6601-6602 SD9 EMD 5/1954 19506-19507 Nee 1701-1702
6603-6610 SD9 EMD 5/1954 19498-19505 Nee 1703-1710
6611-6614 SD9 EMD 10-11/1955 20687-20690 Nee 1721-1724
6615-6619 SD7R EMD 6,5,5,6,6/1953 18227, 18223-18226 Nee 1660-1662, 1664-65
6620-6621 SD7 EMD 12/1952 17408-09 Reblt with low-short hoods, were CNW 300-301; ex-M&Stl 300-301, nee 852 and 952
6622-6643 SD18R EMD - - See Southern RR Heritage Table; # 6629 and 6636 were Operation Lifesaver units
6644-6647 SD18R EMD 7-9/1959 25365, 25374, 25376, 25385 Ex-PNC 1848-50 & 1852; nee UP 407, 416, 418 & 427
6650-6659 SD38-2 EMD 1/1975 75618-1 to 10 6652 was an Operation Lifesaver unit
6701-6730 C628 Alco 10-11/65; 4-5/66 3429-1 to 10; 3455-1 to 20 Ex-N&W 1100-29
6801-6810 SD40-2 EMD 8/1973 73639-1 to 10 -
6811-6815 SD40-2 EMD 12/1973 73665-1 to 5 -
6816-6865 SD40-2 EMD 2-4/1974 74609-1 to 50 6825-6 wore Operation Lifesaver slogan
6866-6890 SD40-2 EMD 9/1974 74639-1 to 25 6886 wore Operation Lifesaver slogan
6891-6925 SD40-2 EMD 1-2/1975 74666-1 to 35 6902 and 6913 wore Operation Lifesaver slogan
6926-6935 SD40-2 EMD 11/1976 766032-1 to 10 6930, 6934 and 6935 wore Operation Lifesaver slogan
6953 SD45 EMD 7/1967 33179 Re-#d to 6561; ex-CR 6104, RDG 7604


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