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Roster of Diesel Locomotives, 1926-1995

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EMD SW9 -- 5 units
B-B; 12-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,200 horsepower; 247,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1201 (2nd) 1101 (1st) May 1952 16910 18 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1202 (2nd) 1102 (1st) May 1952 16911 18 Feb 1981 2.
C&NW 1203 (2nd) 1103 (1st) May 1952 16912 17 Feb 1981 2.
C&NW 1204 (2nd) 1104 (1st) May 1952 16913 18 Feb 1981 2.
C&NW 1205 (2nd) 1105 (1st) May 1952 16914 17 Feb 1981 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1201-1205 built as C&NW 1101-1105; renumbered during 1971.
b. EMD order number 6404.

Notes:

1. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981; resold to Texas Crushed Stone 513.
2. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
   

EMD SW1 -- 6 units
B-B; 6-567 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 196,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1207 (1st) 10 Sep 1942 1738   1.
C&NW 1208 (1st) 17 Sep 1942 1739 25 Mar 1970 2.
C&NW 1209 (1st) 23 Sep 1942 1740   3.
C&NW 1210 (1st) 26 Sep 1942 1741   4.
C&NW 1211 (1st) 2 Nov 1942 1742 22 Dec 1969 5.
C&NW 1212 (1st) 6 Nov 1942 1743 22 Jul 1971 6.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E489 originally included four additional, an un-built SW1s for C&NW, EMD builder's numbers 1746-1749. For unknown reasons, these four units were not built, possibly due to restrictions of the War Production Board.
b. C&NW 1207 (1st)-1212 (1st) shared EMD order number E489 with C&NW 1214 (1st), 1215 (1st).

Notes:

1. Rebuilt to yard slug BU-3, completed on 24 December 1958.
2. Sold to Precision Engineering Company, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 28 October 1970.
3. Rebuilt to yard slug BU-8, completed on 9 October 1964.
4. Renumbered to 615, 23 August 1971.
5. Sold to Precision Engineering Company, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 18 April 1971.
6. Wrecked, scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, 11 July 1974.
   

EMC SW1 -- 1 unit
B-B; 6-567 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 196,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
C&NW 1207 (2nd) CStPM&O 55 55 (1st) 22 Oct 1940 1194 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 55; acquired by C&NW in January 1957; renumbered to 1207 (2nd) on 28 June 1968.
b. EMC order number E346.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 616, 21 September 1971.
   

EMC Model SC -- 1 unit
B-B; Winton 6-201A engine; 68:16 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 200,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1209 (2nd) CGW 6 Jul 1936 615 Jan 1969 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago Great Western 6 (part of group CGW 5-7); acquired by C&NW through merger in July 1968.
b. EMC order number E142.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
   

EMD SW9 -- 4 units
B-B; 12-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,200 horsepower; 247,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1206 (2nd) 1122 Jun 1953 18219 18 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1207 (3rd) 1123 Jun 1953 18220 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1208 (2nd) 1124 Jun 1953 18221 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1209 (3rd) 1125 Jun 1953 18222 17 Feb 1981 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1206-1209 built as C&NW 1122-1125; renumbered during 1971.
b. EMD order number 4225.

Notes:

1. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
2. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981; resold to Tradewater Railway 1019, Sturgis, Kentucky.
   

ALCo S-1 -- 1 unit
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 660 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
C&NW 1213 (1st) Aug 1942 69829 1.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 619, 23 July 1971.
   

EMD SW1 -- 2 units
B-B; 6-567 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 196,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
C&NW 1214 (1st) 10 Nov 1942 1744 1.
C&NW 1215 (1st) 8 Dec 1942 1745 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1214 (1st), 1215 (1st) shared EMD order number E489 with C&NW 1207 (1st)-1212 (1st).

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 617, 27 July 1971.
2. Renumbered to 618, 16 July 1971.
   

EMD SW1200 -- 6 units
B-B; 12-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,200 horsepower; 244,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1210 (2nd) 310 (1st) Jul 1960 26075 28 Jul 1986 1.
C&NW 1211 (2nd) 311 (1st) Jul 1960 26076 29 Dec 1989 2.
C&NW 1212 (2nd) 312 (1st) Sep 1960 26077   3.
C&NW 1213 (2nd) 313 (1st) Sep 1960 26078 28 Jul 1986 1.
C&NW 1214 (2nd) 314 (1st) Nov 1960 26079 29 Dec 1989 4.
C&NW 1215 (2nd) 315 (1st) Nov 1960 26080 28 Jul 1986 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as 310-315; renumbered during 1971.
b. C&NW 1210 held in C&NW accounts as a CStPM&O owned unit.
c. EMD order number 7593.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
2. Sold to Wilson Railway Company, Des Moines, Iowa, April 1990; sold to Ray County Co-op, Ray County, Missouri, October 1994.
3. C&NW 1212 renumbered to C&NW 1222, 9 May 1973.
4. Sold to Wilson Railway Company, Des Moines, Iowa, April 1990.
   

ALCo S-1 -- 5 units
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 660 horsepower; 198,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1216 (1st) CGW 11 11 Jun 1948 75890   1.
C&NW 1217 (1st) CGW 12 12 Jun 1948 75891 1970 2.
C&NW 1218 (1st) CGW 13 13 Jun 1948 75892   3.
C&NW 1219 (1st) CGW 14 14 Jul 1948 75893   4.
C&NW 1220 (1st) CGW 15 15 Aug 1948 75894   5.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago Great Western 11-15; acquired by C&NW through merger in July 1968; renumbered to 1200 series in April 1970.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 620, July 1971.
2. (disposition unknown)
3. Renumbered to 621, July 1971.
4. Renumbered to 622, July 1971.
5. Renumbered to 623, July 1971.
   

EMD SW1200 -- 6 units
B-B; 12-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,200 horsepower; 245,700 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1216 (2nd) 316 (1st) Mar 1962 27145 28 Jul 1986 1.
C&NW 1217 (2nd) 317 (1st) Mar 1962 27146 28 Jul 1986 1.
C&NW 1218 (2nd) 318 (1st) Mar 1962 27147 29 Dec 1989 2.
C&NW 1219 (2nd) 319 (1st) Mar 1962 27148 28 Dec 1987 3.
C&NW 1220 (2nd) 320 (1st) Mar 1962 27149 29 Dec 1989 2.
C&NW 1221 (2nd) 321 (1st) Mar 1962 27150 29 Dec 1989 4.

General Notes:

a. Built as 316-321; renumbered during 1971.
b. EMD order number 7620.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
2. Sold to Wilson Railway Company, Des Moines, Iowa, April 1990.
3. Sold to Fremont and Elkhorn Valley 1219.
4. Sold to Wilson Railway Company, Des Moines, Iowa, April 1990, sold to Industrial Transportation and Equipment 1002, sold to Ray County Co-op, Ray County, Missouri, October 1994.
   

EMD SW1200 -- 1 unit
B-B; 12-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,200 horsepower; 244,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1222 312 (1st) 1212 (2nd) Sep 1960 26077 15 Jul 1986 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1222 built as C&NW 312, renumbered to C&NW 1212 in 1971, renumbered to C&NW 1222, May 1973.
b. EMD order number 7593.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
   

ALCo S-1 -- 12 units
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 1,000 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1223 Jul 1944 70048 28 May 1975 1.
C&NW 1224 (1st) Jul 1944 70049 23 Nov 1965 2.
C&NW 1225 Aug 1944 71660 1971 1.
C&NW 1226 Aug 1944 71661 1964 1.
C&NW 1227 Sep 1944 71669 19 Apr 1966 3.
C&NW 1228 Sep 1944 72693 Feb 1967 4.
C&NW 1229 Oct 1944 72838 1964 1.
C&NW 1232 Dec 1944 72845 1972 5.
C&NW 1233 Dec 1944 72846 Feb 1967 4.
C&NW 1234 Dec 1944 72847 1964 1.
C&NW 1235 Dec 1944 72848 23 Nov 1965 2.
C&NW 1236 Jan 1945 73084 Feb 1968 6.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1230, 1231 number slots blank and not used.

Notes:

1. (disposition unknown)
2. Traded to EMD, January 1966.
3. Traded to EMD, April 1966.
4. Traded to EMD, February 1967.
5. Sold to KCS and used as trade in for EMD order number 7227 (KCS SW1500 1532-1541).
6. Sold to Bucyrus-Erie 8163, February 1968.
   

ALCo S-1 -- 1 unit
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 660 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1224 (2nd) CStPM&O 56 56 (1st) Nov 1944 72842 Aug 1971 (disposition unknown)

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 56; acquired by C&NW in January 1957; renumbered to C&NW 1224 (2nd) in 1968.
   

BLW VO660 (BLW/EMD VO660M) -- 10 units
B-B; 6-VO (later EMD 8-567C) engine; 68:14 gear ratio; 900 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1237 Apr 1945 71514 Nov 1958 18 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1238 Apr 1945 71515 Mar 1959 14 Jul 1977 2.
C&NW 1239 May 1945 71516 Dec 1958 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1240 Jun 1945 71519 Jan 1959 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1241 Jun 1945 71520 Dec 1958 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1242 Jun 1945 71521 Jul 1957 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1243 May 1945 71569 Dec 1958 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1244 May 1945 71570 Nov 1958 12 Jun 1978 2.
C&NW 1245 May 1945 71571 Jun 1959 18 Feb 1981 3.
C&NW 1246 Aug 1945 71575 Jan 1959 17 Feb 1981 1.

General Notes:

a. Re-engined by EMD between 1957 and 1959, using EMD 8-567C 900 horsepower engines and new EMD design long hoods. EMD rebuild order number 8545.

Notes:

1. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
2. (disposition unknown)
3. Sold to Northwestern Steel and Wire Company 1.
   

ALCo S-1 -- 12 units
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 660 horsepower; 199,00 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1247 Jun 1946 73904 Feb 1967 1.
C&NW 1248 Jun 1946 73905 Jan 1969 2.
C&NW 1249 Jul 1946 73909   3.
C&NW 1250 Jul 1946 73910 Feb 1967 1.
C&NW 1251 Jul 1946 73912 Feb 1967 1.
C&NW 1252 Jul 1946 73913 Aug 1971 4.
C&NW 1253 Mar 1948 75648 23 Nov 1965 5.
C&NW 1254 Apr 1948 75884 26 Feb 1975 6.
C&NW 1255 Apr 1948 75885 Feb 1967 1.
C&NW 1256 Apr 1948 75886 Feb 1967 1.
C&NW 1257 May 1948 75887 Jan 1969 2.
C&NW 1258 May 1948 75888 Feb 1967 1.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, February 1967.
2. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
3. Rebuilt to yard slug BU-11 (2nd), completed on 6 December 1973.
4. (disposition unknown)
5. Retired and held at Oelwein, Iowa, until at least December 1975.
6. Sold to Agrico Chemical Company 1, Verdigris, Oklahoma.
   

BLW DS-4-4-6 (BLW/EMD DS-4-4-6M) -- 3 units
B-B; 6-606A (later EMD 8-567C) engine; 68:14 gear ratio; 900 horsepower; 201,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1259 Feb 1949 73901 Jun 1960 5 Sep 1978 1.
C&NW 1260 Feb 1949 73902   29 Mar 1960 2.
C&NW 1261 Feb 1949 73903 Jun 1960 7 Jan 1977 3.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1259 and 1261 were re-engined by EMD in 1960, using EMD 8-567C 900 horsepower engines and new EMD design long hoods. C&NW 1261 was rebuild under EMD rebuild order number 8566. C&NW 1260 did not receive an EMD engine.

Notes:

1. C&NW 1259 was scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, May 1980.
2. C&NW 1260 was traded to EMD, March 1960.
3. C&NW 1261(disposition unknown)
   

ALCo S-3 -- 6 units
B-B; 6-539 engine; 75:16 gear ratio; 660 horsepower; 195,100 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1262 Jun 1951 78529 1971 1.
C&NW 1263 Jun 1951 78530 Jan 1969 2.
C&NW 1264 Jun 1951 78781 1 Oct 1974 1.
C&NW 1265 Jul 1951 78782 Feb 1967 3.
C&NW 1266 Aug 1951 78783   4.
C&NW 1267 Aug 1951 78784 Jan 1969 2.

Notes:

1. (disposition unknown)
2. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
3. Traded to EMD, February 1967.
4. Rebuilt to yard slug BU-10 (2nd), completed on 6 December 1973.
   

EMD SW1 -- 12 units
B-B; 6-567A engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 197,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1268 May 1953 18101 4177-1 1 Jun 1978 1.
C&NW 1269 May 1953 18102 4177-2 12 Jun 1978 2.
C&NW 1270 May 1953 18103 4177-3 24 Feb 1977 3.
C&NW 1271 May 1953 18111 4227-1 24 Apr 1978 4.
C&NW 1272 May 1953 18104 4177-4 21 Jan 1977 5.
C&NW 1273 May 1953 18105 4177-5 10 Nov 1977 6.
C&NW 1274 May 1953 18106 4228-1 27 Mar 1978 7.
C&NW 1275 May 1953 18107 4228-2 24 Apr 1978 8.
C&NW 1276 May 1953 18108 4228-3 27 Mar 1978 9.
C&NW 1277 May 1953 18109 4228-4 13 Jan 1978 10.
C&NW 1278 May 1953 18110 4228-5 17 May 1978 11.
C&NW 1279 May 1953 18112 4228-6 1 Jun 1978 12.

General Notes:

a. EMD order numbers 4177, 4227, and 4228.

Notes:

1. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 1 June 1978; resold to Chicago, West Pullman and Southern 38, October 1978.
2. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 1 June 1978; resold to Farmers Grain Dealers Association 1269, Avon, Iowa; changed to Avon Grain Company, same location.
3. Sold to Chrome Crankshaft Company, Chicago, Illinois, May 1977.
4. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 27 April 1978; resold to Chrome Crankshaft, Chicago, Illinois; resold to AMOCO Oil 555.
5. Sold to Independent Locomotive Services, 23 August 1977; resold to Nucor Steel Company, Norfolk, Nebraska in September 1988; resold to ConArga 1272 (seen in full ConAgra paint at ConAgra at David City, Nebraska in June 1990 and September 1991, and at ConAgra at South Sioux City, Nebraska in September 1994); resold to Southeast Farmers Elevator Cooperative in Jefferson, South Dakota.
6. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 11 November 1977; resold to Chicago, West Pullman and Southern 39, October 1978; resold to Hollis & Eastern Railroad 39, Duke, Oklahoma.
7. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 24 March 1978; resold to Reynolds Aluminum 89, Gregory, Texas.
8. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 27 April 1978; resold to North American Car Company 26.
9. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 24 March 1978; resold to North American Car Company 25; resold to Railway Equipment Leasing Company (RELCO) RE 511.
10. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 21 February 1978; resold to Fort Worth Recar Corp. 1277, Saginaw, Texas.
11. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 17 May 1978; resold to Cargill 1278, Duluth, Minnesota.
12. Sold to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, 1 June 1978; resold to Peavey Grain Company 1279, Superior, Wisconsin.
   

EMD SW600 -- 2 units
B-B; 6-567C engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 600 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1280 Mar 1954 19513 20 Mar 1978 1.
C&NW 1281 Mar 1954 19514 10 Nov 1977 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1280 and 1281 were the only SW600s (of 15 units built in the U.S.) that were built for a Class 1 railroad, all others were sold to industries.(see list in SW600 article on Wikipedia)
b. EMD order number 4267.

Notes:

1. Sold to Peavey Grain Company 1280, Convent, La., March 1978.
2. Sold to Peavey Grain Company 1281, Kearney, Nebraska, March 1978.
   

EMD SW1500 -- 1 unit
B-B; 12-645E engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1301 MTFR 300 Jul 1967 33180 3 Jul 1985 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1301 built as Minnesota Transfer 300, leased to C&NW during June 1972, purchased by C&NW on 11 January 1973.
b. EMD order number 4515.

Notes:

1. Sold to National Railway Equipment Company, Dixmoor, Illinois, December 1985; resold February 1987 to Marinette, Tomahawk & Western Railroad 1587, Tomahawk, Wis.; now Tomahawk Railway, same location.
   

EMD MP15DC -- 5 units
B-B; 12-645E engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 262,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
C&NW 1302 Feb 1975 74762-1
C&NW 1303 Feb 1975 74762-2
C&NW 1304 Feb 1975 74762-3
C&NW 1305 Feb 1975 74762-4
C&NW 1306 Feb 1975 74762-5

General Notes:

a. EMD order number 74762.
   

EMD MP15DC -- 10 units
B-B; 12-645E engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 262,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
C&NW 1307 Mar 1975 74662-1  
C&NW 1308 Mar 1975 74662-2  
C&NW 1309 Mar 1975 74662-3  
C&NW 1310 Mar 1975 74662-4  
C&NW 1311 Mar 1975 74662-5  
C&NW 1312 Mar 1975 74662-6  
C&NW 1313 Mar 1975 74662-7 1.
C&NW 1314 Mar 1975 74662-8  
C&NW 1315 Mar 1975 74662-9  
C&NW 1316 Mar 1975 74662-10  

General Notes:

a. EMD order number 74662.

Notes:

1. Wrecked (cab sheared off) on 27 January 1990 at McHenry, Illinois, scrapped during 1994 at Proviso for C&NW by T. H. Cropping, Inc.
   

BLH/EMD AS-16M -- 13 units
B-B; EMD 16-567C engine; 68:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; operating weight: (see general notes, below)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1485 MKT 1571 MKT 126 Sep 1950 74891 26 May 1981 1.
C&NW 1486 MKT 1572 MKT 127 Sep 1950 74892 4 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1487 MKT 1573 MKT 128 Sep 1950 74893 7 May 1981 1.
C&NW 1488 MKT 1574 MKT 129 Sep 1950 74894 9 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1489 MKT 1576 MKT 131 Sep 1950 74896 5 Jan 1981 1.
C&NW 1490 MKT 1577 MKT 132 Sep 1950 74897 4 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1491 MKT 1787 MKT 124 Jan 1953 75694 4 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1492 MKT 1579 MKT 134 Oct 1951 75431 9 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1493 MKT 1580 MKT 135 Oct 1951 75432 4 Jun 1981 1.
C&NW 1494 MKT 1581 MKT 136 Oct 1951 75433 29 Dec 1980 1.
C&NW 1495 MKT 1583 MKT 138 Oct 1951 75435 24 Jul 1979 2.
C&NW 1497 MKT 1585 MKT 140 Jan 1953 75341 1 Apr 1981 1.
C&NW 1498 MKT 1586 MKT 141 Jan 1953 75342 9 Jun 1981 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1485-1495, 1497, 1498 purchased second-hand from Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 9 January 1973. All 13 units first leased by C&NW, from PNC, beginning in September 1972. MKT 139 (ex MKT 1584) was intended to be C&NW 1496, but was scrapped by PNC prior to sale to C&NW.
b. C&NW 1485-1490 had 251,000 pounds operating weight; C&NW 1492-1495 had 260,000 pounds operating weight; C&NW 1497 and 1498 had 262,000 pounds operating weight; C&NW 1491 had 265,000 pounds operating weight.
c. MKT had 17 units, while still owned by MKT, re-powered by EMD using 1,500 horsepower 16-567C engines and GP9 style long hoods, completed between November 1958 and March 1960 (see MKT roster in Extra 2200 South, Issue 23, June/July 1970, p.21) under EMD rebuild order numbers 8528, 8541, 8542, 8553, and 8564. Upon completion of the re-powering, the units were renumbered to MKT 124, 126-141. MKT sold all 17 units to Precision National Corp. in 1972.

Notes:

1. Scrapped by C&NW at either Green Bay, Wis., or at Oelwein, Iowa, during 1981.
2. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, July 1980.
   

BLW DRS-6-6-15 (BLW/EMD DRS-6-6-15M) -- 3 units
C-C; 8-606SC (later EMD 16-567C) engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 287,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1500 Jan 1948 73475 Jul 1958 8 Jan 1980 (disposition unknown)
C&NW 1501 Jan 1948 73476 Jun 1958 12 Jun 1978 Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, May 1980.
C&NW 1502 Jan 1948 73477 Mar 1958 18 Feb 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.

General Notes:

a. Equipped with single control stands for long hood-forward operation.
b. Re-engined by EMD in 1958, using EMD 16-567C, 1,500 horsepower engines and new EMD design long hoods.
   

ALCo RS-2 -- 1 unit
B-B; 12-244 engine; 74:18 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 249,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1503 Feb 1948 75573 2 Aug 1976 1.

General Notes:

a. Previously published in error as being the last operating ALCo RS-2 on C&NW; that distinction was held byC&NW 54, ex CGW 54, retired in 1981.

Notes:

1. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, September 1976.
   

BLW DRS-6-4-15 (BLW/EMD DRS-6-4-15M) -- 1 unit
A1A-A1A; 8-608SC (later EMD 16-567C) engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 196,700 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1504 Jul 1948 73478 Feb 1959 18 Feb 1981 1.

General Notes:

a. Originally equipped with steam generator, located in short hood, later removed.
b. Re-engined by EMD in 1959, using a new EMD 16-567C, 1,500 horsepower engine and a new EMD design long hood. EMD rebuild order number 8543.

Notes:

1. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
   

BLW DRS-6-6-15 (BLW/EMD DRS-6-6-15M) -- 5 units
C-C; 8-606SC (later EMD 16-567C) engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 292,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1505 Jul 1949 74452 Jan 1960 14 Jun 1976 1.
C&NW 1506 Jul 1949 74453 Jul 1959 17 Feb 1981 2.
C&NW 1507 Jul 1949 74279 Jan 1960 17 Feb 1981 2.
C&NW 1508 Jul 1949 74280 May 1960 22 Mar 1978 3.
C&NW 1509 Jul 1949 74281 May 1960 17 Feb 1981 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1505-1509 were equipped with dual control stands for operation in either direction with the engineer located on the right-hand side.
b. Re-engined by EMD in 1959 and 1960, using new EMD 16-567C, 1,500 horsepower engines and new EMD design long hoods.

Notes:

1. Burned in roundhouse fire on 12 June 1976 at Iron Mountain, Michigan; scrapped by C&NW during 1976.
2. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
3. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, July 1980.
   

F-M H16-66 -- 5 units
C-C; 8-OP engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,600 horsepower; 287,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1510 Jan 1951 16L35 Jan 1969 1.
C&NW 1511 Jan 1951 16L37 Mar 1970 2.
C&NW 1512 Feb 1951 16L275 Jan 1969 1.
C&NW 1513 Feb 1951 16L276 Nov 1972 2.
C&NW 1514 Feb 1951 16L277 May 1972 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1510 was the first H16-66 built.
b. C&NW 1510-1514 were equipped with dual control stands for operation in either direction with the engineer located on the right-hand side.
c. F-M order number LD-93.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
2. (disposition unknown)
   

ALCo RSD-4 -- 3 units
C-C; 12-244 engine; 64:19 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 278,900 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1515 Mar 1951 78214 18 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1516 Mar 1951 78215 17 Feb 1981 1.
C&NW 1517 Apr 1951 78216 17 Feb 1981 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1515-1517 were equipped with dual control stands for operation in either direction with the engineer located on the right-hand side.
b. C&NW 1515-1517 were equipped with steam generators for passenger service.
c. C&NW 1515 was the first RSD-4 built by ALCo.

Notes:

1. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois, February 1981.
   

EMD GP7 -- 3 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 254,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Order
Number
Notes
C&NW 1518 EMD 922 EMD 100 Oct 1949 10852 6184 1.
C&NW 1519 EMD 200   Nov 1949 10867 6184 2.
C&NW 1520 EMD 300   Jan 1950 10866 6218 3.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1518-1520 built as EMD GP7 demonstrators 100, 200, 300.
b. C&NW 1518 was the first GP7 built, as EMD 922, later renumbered to EMD 100.
c. EMD 100, 200 sold to C&NW, August 1950.
d. EMD 300 sold to C&NW, September 1950.
e. Equipped with steam generator for passenger service, with combination fuel and water tanks, and air reservoirs mounted under locomotive.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4311 (GP7R), October 1972.
2. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4312 (GP7R), September 1972.
3. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4313 (GP7R), August 1972.
   

EMD GP7 -- 4 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 252,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
C&NW 1521 Apr 1951 14288 1.
C&NW 1522 Apr 1951 14289 2.
C&NW 1523 Apr 1951 14290 3.
C&NW 1524 Apr 1951 14291 4.

General Notes:

a. Equipped with steam generator for passenger service; air reservoirs mounted on roof due to extra large combination fuel and water tanks.
b. EMD order number 5114.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4314 (GP7R), May 1972.
2. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4315 (GP7R), June 1972.
3. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4316 (GP7R), September 1972.
4. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4327 (GP7R), 25 October 1973.
   

EMD GP7 -- 26 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 240,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1525 Mar 1951 14292   1.
C&NW 1526 Mar 1951 14293 27 Jun 1985 2.
C&NW 1527 Mar 1951 14294   3.
C&NW 1528 Mar 1951 14295   4.
C&NW 1529 Mar 1951 14296   5.
C&NW 1530 Mar 1951 14297   6.
C&NW 1531 Mar 1951 14298   7.
C&NW 1532 Mar 1951 14299   8.
C&NW 1533 Mar 1951 14300   9.
C&NW 1534 Mar 1951 14301   10.
C&NW 1535 Mar 1951 14302   11.
C&NW 1536 Mar 1951 14303   12.
C&NW 1537 Mar 1951 14304 17 Mar 1982 13.
C&NW 1538 Mar 1951 14305   14.
C&NW 1539 Mar 1951 14306   15.
C&NW 1540 Mar 1951 14307   16.
C&NW 1541 Mar 1951 14308   17.
C&NW 1542 Mar 1951 14309   18.
C&NW 1543 Mar 1951 14310   19.
C&NW 1544 Apr 1951 14311   13.
C&NW 1545 Apr 1951 14312   20.
C&NW 1546 Apr 1951 14313   21.
C&NW 1547 Apr 1951 14314   22.
C&NW 1548 Apr 1951 14315 27 Jun 1985 2.
C&NW 1549 Apr 1951 14316   23.
C&NW 1550 Apr 1951 14317   24.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1526 mated with yard slug BU-1; 1532 mated with yard slug BU-3; 1548 mated with yard slug BU-2.
b. EMD order number 5089.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4328 (GP7R), 31 October 1973.
2. Traded to EMD, June 1985, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
3. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4329 (GP7R), 9 December 1973.
4. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4330 (GP7R), 30 November 1973.
5. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4331 (GP7R), 11 November 1973.
6. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4289 (GP7R), 13 October 1980.
7. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4318 (GP7R), January 1973.
8. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4476 (GP7R), 25 September 1979.
9. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4332 (GP7R), 21 November 1973.
10. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4200 (Cummins powered HE-15), completed on 18 May 1980.
11. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4486 (GP7R), 12 June 1979.
12. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4290 (GP7R), 20 October 1980.
13. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, in mid 1982.
14. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4297 (GP7R), 10 December 1980.
15. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4487 (GP7R), 28 September 1978.
16. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4482 (GP7R), 27 July 1979.
17. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4334 (GP7R), December 1974.
18. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4284 (GP7R), 2 September 1980.
19. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4335 (GP7R), December 1974.
20. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4298 (GP7R), 13 January 1981.
21. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4488 (GP7R), 28 September 1978.
22. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4505 (GP9R), 12 December 1973.
23. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4489 (GP7R), 28 September 1978.
24. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4477 (GP7R), 13 September 1979.
   

ALCo RS-3 -- 4 units
B-B; 12-244 engine; 74:18 gear ratio; 1,600 horsepower; 245,200 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1551 Aug 1951 78940 14 Mar 1978 1.
C&NW 1552 Aug 1951 78942 3 Mar 1978 2.
C&NW 1553 (1st) Aug 1951 78943 Aug 1962 3.
C&NW 1554 (1st) Aug 1951 78944   4.
C&NW 1555 Aug 1951 79056 9 Jul 1975 5.

Notes:

1. Sold to Erie Western 1601, June 1978.
2. Sold to Erie Western 1600, June 1978.
3. Traded to ALCO, August 1962.
4. Rebuilt to road slug BU-11 (1st), completed on 6 November 1970; renumbered to BU-41 before entering service.
5. Wrecked (fire damage) on 4 July 1975; scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, during August 1975.
   

ALCo RS-3 -- 2 units
B-B; 12-244 engine; 74:18 gear ratio; 1,600 horsepower; 245,200 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1553 (2nd) L&M 302 302 (1st) May 1953 80280 14 Mar 1978 1.
C&NW 1554 (2nd) L&M 303 303 (1st) Aug 1956 81900 4 Nov 1977 2.

General Notes:

a. Built as Litchfield & Madison 302, 303; acquired by C&NW through merger in January 1958, renumbered to 1500 series in December 1971. C&NW 1554 (2nd), as L&M 303, was the last RS-3 built.

Notes:

1. Sold to Erie Western 1602, June 1978.
2. Sold to Michigan Northern Railway 1554, Cadillac, Michigan, November 1977; service suspended in January 1986; ex-C&NW 1554 later resold to Pete Smykla, a private individual living in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
   

EMD GP7 -- 1 unit
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 246,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1556 Aug 1952 16888 17 Mar 1982 1.

General Notes:

a. Equipped with steam generator for passenger service; air reservoirs mounted on roof due to extra large combination fuel and water tanks.
b. EMD order number 5198.

Notes:

1. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, in mid 1982.
   

EMD GP7 -- 3 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 246,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1557 Sep 1952 16872   1.
C&NW 1558 Sep 1952 16873 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1559 Sep 1952 16874 17 Mar 1982 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1557-1559 shared EMD order number 5205 with C&NW 1562-1564.
b. EMD order number 5205.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4299 (GP7R), 26 December 1980.
2. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, during mid 1982.
   

BLH AS-616 (BLH/EMD AS-616M) -- 2 units
C-C; 8-608A (later EMD 16-567C) engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 287,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Rebuilt
By EMD
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1560 Jan 1952 75333 Aug 1962 6 Sep 1977 1.
C&NW 1561 Jan 1952 75334 Jul 1962 25 Jul 1977 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1560 and 1561 were equipped with dual control stands for operation in either direction with the engineer located on the right-hand side.
b. C&NW 1560 and 1561 were re-engined by EMD in 1962, using new EMD 16-567C, 1,500 horsepower engines and new EMD design long hoods. EMD rebuild order number 8570.

Notes:

1. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa. Long EMD hood used to replace wreck damaged long hood on GP9 1760 when that unit was rebuilt to GP9R 4529 in September 1978.
2. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa.
   

EMD GP7 -- 3 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 246,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Order
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1562 Sep 1952 16875 5205 17 Mar 1982 1.
C&NW 1563 Sep 1952 16876 5205 17 Mar 1982 1.
C&NW 1564 Sep 1952 16877 5205 17 Mar 1982 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1562-1564 shared EMD order number 5205 with C&NW 1557-1559.

Notes:

1. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, during mid 1982.
   

EMD GP7 -- 10 units
B-B; 16-567B engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 246,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1565 Aug 1952 16878   1.
C&NW 1566 Aug 1952 16879   2.
C&NW 1567 Aug 1952 16880 17 Mar 1982 3.
C&NW 1568 Aug 1952 16881   4.
C&NW 1569 Aug 1952 16882   5.
C&NW 1570 Aug 1952 16883   6.
C&NW 1571 Aug 1952 16884   7.
C&NW 1572 Aug 1952 16885   8.
C&NW 1573 Aug 1952 16886   9.
C&NW 1574 Aug 1952 16887   10.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 1565, 1567 received chopped short hoods by C&NW before 1970.
b. EMD order number 5206.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4490 (GP7R), 2 November 1978.
2. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4288 (GP7R), 1 October 1980.
3. Traded to EMD, June 1985, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
4. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4478 (GP7R), 14 September 1979.
5. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4279 (GP7R), 8 July 1981.
6. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4479 (GP7R), 27 August 1979.
7. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4291 (GP7R), 28 October 1980.
8. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4285 (GP7R), 2 September 1980.
9. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4491 (GP7R), 2 November 1978.
10. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4317 (GP7R), September 1972.
   

EMD GP7 -- 28 units
B-B; 16-567B; 62:15 gear ratio; 1,500 horsepower; 244,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1575 Jun 1952 16844   1.
C&NW 1576 Jun 1952 16845 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1577 Jun 1952 16846   3.
C&NW 1578 Jun 1952 16847   4.
C&NW 1579 Jun 1952 16848 26 May 1981 2.
C&NW 1580 Jun 1952 16849 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1581 Jun 1952 16850   5.
C&NW 1582 Jun 1952 16851 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1583 Jul 1952 16852 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1584 Jul 1952 16853 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1585 Jul 1952 16854 1 Jul 1981 2.
C&NW 1586 Jul 1952 16855 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1587 Jul 1952 16856 1 Jul 1981 2.
C&NW 1588 Jul 1952 16857 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1589 Jul 1952 16858   6.
C&NW 1590 Jul 1952 16859 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1591 Jul 1952 16860   7.
C&NW 1592 Jul 1952 16861 9 Jun 1981 2.
C&NW 1593 Jul 1952 16862 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1594 Jul 1952 16863   8.
C&NW 1595 Jul 1952 16864   9.
C&NW 1596 Jul 1952 16865   10.
C&NW 1597 Jul 1952 16866   11.
C&NW 1598 Jul 1952 16867   12.
C&NW 1599 Jul 1952 16868 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1601 Jul 1952 16869 22 Jun 1981 2.
C&NW 1602 Aug 1952 16870 17 Mar 1982 2.
C&NW 1603 Aug 1952 16871 17 Mar 1982 2.

General Notes:

a. C&NW number 1600 is blank and not used; for unknown reasons.
b. C&NW 1587, 1603 received chopped short hoods by C&NW before 1970.
c. EMD order number 5123.

Notes:

1. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4294 (GP7R), 4 December 1980.
2. Scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, during mid 1982.
3. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4492 (GP7R), 2 November 1978.
4. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4295 (GP7R), 19 December 1980.
5. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4493 (GP7R), 1 December 1978.
6. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4287 (GP7R), 16 September 1980.
7. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4280 (GP7R), 30 July 1981.
8. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4336 (GP7R), December 1974.
9. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4281 (GP7R), 6 August 1981.
10. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4201 (Cummins powered HE-15), completed on 19 August 1980.
11. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4282 (GP7R), 2 July 1981.
12. Rebuilt and renumbered to 4293 (GP7R), 26 November 1980.
   

BLH AS-616 -- 1 unit
C-C; 8-608A engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,600 horsepower; 289,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1604 Sep 1952 75182 1964 (disposition unknown)

General Notes:

a. (research continues)
   

F-M H16-66 -- 8 units
C-C; 8-OP engine; 63:15 gear ratio; 1,600 horsepower; 287,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW 1605 Oct 1952 16L659 26 Feb 1973 1.
C&NW 1606 Oct 1952 16L660 Feb 1972 1.
C&NW 1607 Oct 1952 16L661 18 Dec 1973 1.
C&NW 1608 Oct 1952 16L662 12 Feb 1974 1.
C&NW 1609 Oct 1952 16L663 Mar 1972 1.
C&NW 1610 Oct 1952 16L664 Mar 1969 2.
C&NW 1611 Nov 1952 16L665 May 1969 3.
C&NW 1612 Nov 1952 16L666 Dec 1970 4.

General Notes:

a. F-M order number LD-137.

Notes:

1. (disposition unknown)
2. Traded to EMD, March 1969.
3. Traded to EMD, May 1969.
4. Traded to EMD, December 1970.

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