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D&RGW Diesel Locomotive Roster, Part 1

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Diesel locomotives of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, from GE 44-ton no. 38 through EMD F7B no. 564C.

Roster Listing

GE 44 ton -- 6 units
380 horsepower; B-B trucks; 89,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 38 Aug 1941 13096 3 Dec 1964 1
DRGW 39 Sep 1942 15123 28 Jun 1949 2
DRGW 40 Sep 1942 15127 14 May 1954 3
DRGW 41 Sep 1942 15128 5 Aug 1954 4
DRGW 42 Sep 1942 15129 18 Nov 1964 5
DRGW 43 Sep 1942 15130 28 Jun 1949 6

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 26.
b. An additional unit, to be numbered D&RGW 44, was diverted to the U. S. Navy; (GE 15130, 29 Jun 1943) US Navy #7, Naval Supply Depot, Bayonne, N. J.; renumbered USN 65-00007, circa 1949-1950. (Robert Lehmuth GE list, dated March 2013)
c. D&RGW 43 was wrecked soon after delivery; repaired by GE with later carbody design that included front radiators, replacing the as-built side radiators.
d. Three photographs at the Denver public library site show D&RGW 38 (44T GE) with the triple coupler pockets for coupling to either standard gauge cars, or narrow gauge cars. The photos show two couplers in place. (Read more about dual gauge couplers on D&RGW diesel locomotives)

Notes:

1. D&RGW 38 was sold to Manufacturer's Equipment Co. (dealer), Cleveland, Ohio, on 3 December 1964; sold to Great Lakes Carbon 12, St. Louis, Missouri.
2. D&RGW 39 was sold to Sanford & Eastern Railroad 14 (1st), on 28 June 1949; sold in 1960 to Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington 16; to Claremont & Concord 16 in October 1972; sold to Rust Engineering, via Silcott (dealer); sold to Mead Containerboard (no number) (Stevenson, Ala.); donated for display to City of Stevenson, Al. in February 1990.
3.

D&RGW 40 was sold to Great Western Sugar 40, Johnstown, Colorado on 14 May 1954; by November 1984 it was at the Great Western Sugar plant at Brighton, Colorado as GWSX 4, painted yellow and blue; Brighton plant sold to Amalgamated Sugar in 1985 and locomotive renumbered to ASCX 4, painted bicentennial red, white and blue, renumbered to ASCX 1; by 2002, moved to South Fork, Colorado for service on a planned tourist railroad.

4. D&RGW 41 was sold to Utah Power & Light 41 (Castle Gate Plant) 41, on 5 August 1954; retired in January 1976 and sold to Chrome Crankshaft; seen at Chrome Crankshaft in Hegewisch, Illinois in October 1980. (UP&L information from Utah Power, Property Accounting, September 1982) (1980 update from Tom Hirsch via email on December 18, 2011)
5. D&RGW 42 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colorado, on 18 November 1964
6. D&RGW 43 was sold to Sanford & Eastern Railroad 15, on 28 June 1949; sold to Saratoga & Schuylerville 15; sold in 1960 to Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington 15; sold to Claremont & Concord 15; sold to Raymond International 4402 for service in Liberia (Africa).
   

BLW VO660 -- 9 units
660 horsepower; B-B trucks; 199,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 66 May 1941 62496 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 67 Jul 1941 62501 Apr 1966 2
DRGW 68 Jul 1941 62502 Jun 1953 3
DRGW 69 Aug 1941 64183 Apr 1966 2
DRGW 70 Aug 1941 64184 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 71 Aug 1941 68185 5 Nov 1964 4
DRGW 72 Aug 1941 68186 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 73 Aug 1941 68187 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 74 Aug 1941 68188 23 Jan 1967 1

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. D&RGW 73 was equipped with a air-operated dual-gauge front coupler, and a stationary dual-gauge coupler on the rear, for service at Alamosa. (Read more about dual gauge couplers on D&RGW diesel locomotives).
c. D&RGW 73 was equipped with a trolley pole to activate signals on D&RGW operated Denver & Intermountain; trolley pole was removed when D&RGW 73 was moved to Alamosa by December 9, 1948. (View an Otto Perry photo taken July 20, 1947) (View a Robert Richardson photo at Alamosa on December 9, 1948)

Notes:

1. D&RGW 66, 70, 72, 73, 74 (5 units) were traded to EMD on SD45s 5315-5324.
2. D&RGW 67 and 69 were sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colorado, in April 1966.
3. D&RGW 68 was rebuilt to yard slug 25 in June 1953.
4 D&RGW 71 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, on 5 November 1964.
   

EMC NW2 -- 1 unit
1000 horsepower; B-B trucks; 248,900 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 100 DRGW 7000 Jan 1941 1313 19 Jan 1968 1

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 61.
b. D&RGW 100 was built as D&RGW 7000, the road's first diesel locomotive; renumbered nine months after delivery, to D&RGW 100 on 13 September 1941.
c. D&RGW 100 was equipped with a trolley pole to activate signals on D&RGW operated Denver & Intermountain, until July 1953.
d. Robert Lehmuth wrote in an email dated July 23, 2003: "While researching a group of US Army units, there is a "hole" in the roster which a well known researcher states was built as U S Army but diverted to the Rio Grande. The unit is #7000, DRGW's only NW2 EMD #1313 Blt 1/1941. It is alleged to have been built as U S Army #7000 but diverted to DRGW as their #7000 - and later renumbered to #100."
e. Robert Lehmuth included the following in the introduction to his April 2014 roster listing of U. S. Army locomotives: "A US Army NW2 #7000 is known to exist - pictures prove it - but it went to the DRGW - probably in trade for a GE 44T that was requisitioned from the DRGW for the US Navy."

Note:

1. D&RGW no. 100 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, on 19 January 1968; leased to Great Lakes Steel no. 100, Detroit, Michigan; leased to Youngstown Sheet & Tube (YSTX) no. 915 (1st) before April 1972; returned to Precision National on December 4, 1972; sold to East Camden & Highland (EACH) no. 62, in Arkansas, before September 1973. (YS&T and EACH update from Ken Ardinger via email dated February 27, 2004; 1972 updates from Dick Will via email dated March 2, 2004)
   

Alco S-2 -- 19 units
1000 horsepower; B-B trucks; 230,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 101 Sep 1941 69555 8 Apr 1966 1
DRGW 102 Sep 1941 69557 23 Jul 1965 2
DRGW 103 Sep 1941 69558 4 Nov 1964 3
DRGW 104 Sep 1941 69559 27 Aug 1964 4
DRGW 105 Mar 1943 70074 8 Apr 1966 5
DRGW 106 Mar 1943 70075 23 Jul 1965 6
DRGW 107 May 1943 70076 24 Oct 1964 7
DRGW 108 May 1943 70077 3 Mar 1964 8
DRGW 109 Sep 1943 70183 5 Feb 1965 9
DRGW 110 Sep 1943 70184 14 Aug 1963 10
DRGW 111 Sep 1943 70185 8 Apr 1966 11
DRGW 112 Oct 1943 70186 23 Jul 1965 12
DRGW 113 Oct 1943 70187 3 Nov 1964 13
DRGW 114 Oct 1943 70188 26 May 1965 14
DRGW 115 Mar 1944 70195 3 Oct 1964 15
DRGW 116 Mar 1944 70196 9 Jun 1965 16
DRGW 117 May 1944 72050 3 Jun 1965 17
DRGW 118 May 1944 72051 14 Aug 1963 18
DRGW 119 May 1944 72052 14 Aug 1963 19

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 69.
b. D&RGW 101-114 were fitted with vertical radiator shutters; D&RGW 115-119 were fitted with horizontal radiator shutters; some of the earlier units may have been fitted during normal repairs with the later horizontal radiator shutters.
c. D&RGW 101, 110 and 111 were equipped with dual gauge couplers on the rear end, and an air-operated changeable sliding coupler on the front, for service at Alamosa and Salida. (Read more about dual gauge couplers on D&RGW diesel locomotives)
d. In 1937, there was an earlier D&RGW number 101; a 900-horsepower end cab switcher built by Alco in January 1937. Builder records show that it was not accepted, and was used as an Alco demonstrator. It was sold to Rock Island in October 1939 as their number 730. (Read more about D&RGW no. 101)

Notes:

1. D&RGW 101 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 8 April 1966, scrapped.
2. D&RGW 102 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 23 July 1965.
3. D&RGW 103 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 4 November 1964.
4. D&RGW 104 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 27 August 1964.
5. D&RGW 105 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 8 April 1966, scrapped.
6. D&RGW 106 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 23 July 1965.
7. D&RGW 107 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 24 October 1964.
8. D&RGW 108 was sold to P. W. Duffy & Co., Columbus, Ohio (dealer), 3 March 1964; sold to Weirton Steel 215.
9. D&RGW 109 was sold to Luria Brothers, Pueblo, Colo, 5 February 1965; sold to Colorado & Wyoming 1105, Minnequa, Colorado, in June 1965.
10. D&RGW 110 was sold to George R. Silcott, Worthington, Ohio (dealer), 14 August 1963; sold to Kentucky & Tennessee 101 in August 1963.
11. D&RGW 111 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 8 April 1966; traded to George R. Silcott (dealer), Worthington, Ohio; leased to Republic Steel Corp.
12. D&RGW 112 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 23 July 1965.
13. D&RGW 113 was sold for scrap to Barter Machinery & Supply Co., Denver, Colo, 3 November 1964.
14. D&RGW 114 was sold to William W. Taggart, Dallas, Tex. (dealer), 26 May 1965; sold to Gifford-Hill & Co., Texarkana, Texas.
15. D&RGW 115 was sold to United Electric Coal Co. (Peabody operation) 115, Canton, Illinois, 3 October 1964.
16. D&RGW 116 was sold to Luria Brothers, Pueblo, Colorado. (dealer), 9 June 1965; sold to Colorado & Wyoming 1104, Minnequa, Colorado, in June 1965; to Duvall Corp., Rustler Springs, Texas.
17. D&RGW 117 was sold to William W. Taggart, Dallas, Tex. (dealer), 3 June 1965; sold to Goodpasture Grain & Milling 117, Galena Park (Houston), Texas, in July 1965.
18. D&RGW 118 was sold to George R. Silcott, Worthington, Ohio (dealer), 14 August 1963; sold to Kentucky & Tennessee 102 in August 1963.
19. D&RGW 119 was sold to George R. Silcott, Worthington, Ohio (dealer), 14 August 1963; sold to Kentucky & Tennessee 103 in August 1963.
   

F-M H10-44 -- 4 units
1000 horsepower; B-B trucks; 241,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 120 Apr 1948 10L53 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 121 Apr 1948 10L54 23 Jan 1967 1
DRGW 122 Apr 1948 10L55 19 Jan 1968 2
DRGW 123 Apr 1948 10L58 29 Jan 1968 3

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 72.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 120 and 121 were traded to EMD on SD45s 5315-5324.
2. D&RGW 122 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 19 January 1968; sold to St. Louis San Francisco (Frisco) 286, in 1969
3. D&RGW 123 was sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 29 January 1968.
   

EMD SW1200 -- 10 units
1200 horsepower; B-B trucks; 246,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 130 Dec 1964 30016 8 Feb 1995 1
DRGW 131 Dec 1964 30017 Dec 1993 2
DRGW 132 Dec 1964 30018 14 Jun 1996 3
DRGW 133 Jan 1965 30019 14 Jul 1998 4
DRGW 134 Jan 1965 30020 15 Jul 1997 5
DRGW 135 Jan 1965 30024 8 Feb 1995 6
DRGW 136 Jan 1965 30025 7 Nov 1994 7
DRGW 137 Jan 1965 30026 10 Oct 1995 8
DRGW 138 Jan 1965 30027 8 Feb 1995 9
DRGW 139 Jan 1965 30028 14 Jul 1998 10

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 61.
b. D&RGW 130 was equipped during 1966 to operate with yard slug 25 at Grand Junction, Colo, until the slug's retirement in September 1971.
c. D&RGW 131 was equipped from 1966 until late 1970 with air operated dual-gauge coupler on the front end (long hood end) for service at Alamosa. The coupler was removed from one of four earlier switchers (VO660 73, S-2s 101, 110, and 111) that had been equipped for the same service. (Read more about dual gauge couplers on D&RGW diesel locomotives)
d. D&RGW 130-139 were built under EMD order number 4475.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 130 was wrecked, then sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, 8 February 1995; sold to Diesel Supply Co. in (date?), wreck damage repaired and stored at Manufacturer's Railway, St. Louis, Missouri, until sold to Rail Link in (date?); in service as Rail Link (RLIX) 230. (RLIX information from Randy Keller via email date February 26, 2004)
2. D&RGW 131 was wrecked in late October 1993 at Denver, Colorado; sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, in December 1993
3. D&RGW 132 was wrecked on 24 April 1996 at Salt Lake City (Roper), Utah; sold to Western Railroad Supply, Fontana, California, July 1997, shipped in late December 1997; to Kaiser Ventures, Inc. (photo at RailPictures.Net)
4. D&RGW 133 was sold to Diesel Supply Co., Hudson, Wisconsin, in July 1998, sold to Farmers Co-op Elevator Co., Beresford, South Dakota.
5. D&RGW 134 was sold to Diesel Supply Co., Hudson, Wisconsin, in November 1997; shipped to Manufacturers Railway, St. Louis, Missouri, in February 1998; as of January 2002, located in Saginaw, Texas at the Gavilon Grain elevator; still there in October 2011 (photo at RailPictures.Net)
6. D&RGW 135 was sold to OmniTRAX, 8 February 1995; sold to Diesel Supply Co., Hudson, Wisconsin; sold to Northland Farm Co-op Elevator 135, Rake, Iowa.
7. D&RGW 136 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, 7 November 1994; sold to Farmer's Union Elevator, Murdock, Minnesota.
8. D&RGW 137 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, 10 October 1995.
9. D&RGW 138 was sold to OmniTRAX; sold to Diesel Supply Co., Hudson, Wisconsin, stored at Manufacturer's Railway, St. Louis, Missouri, until sold to Rail Link in (date?); in service as Rail Link (RLIX) 238. (RLIX information from Randy Keller, via email date February 26, 2004)
10. D&RGW 139 was sold to David J. Joseph Co. in July 1998.
   

EMD SW1000 -- 10 units
1000 horsepower; B-B trucks; 247,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 140 Sep 1966 32175 5 Oct 1995 1
DRGW 141 Sep 1966 32176 14 Jul 1998 2
DRGW 142 Sep 1966 32177 14 Jul 1998 3
DRGW 143 Oct 1966 32178 3 Oct 1991 4
DRGW 144 Oct 1966 32179 14 Jul 1998 5
DRGW 145 Dec 1966 32180 3 Oct 1991 6
DRGW 146 Oct 1966 32313 Nov 1994 7
DRGW 147 Apr 1968 33915 5 Oct 1995 8
DRGW 148 May 1968 33916 Nov 1994 9
DRGW 149 May 1968 33917 Feb 1995 10

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 61.
b. D&RGW 140-146 were equipped with friction bearing trucks; D&RGW 147-149 were equipped with roller bearing trucks.
c. D&RGW 140-146 were assigned to the Denver area.
d. D&RGW 147-149 were assigned to the Salt Lake City area; their roller bearing trucks were found to be too-stiff for the sharp curves on the several former Bamberger and Salt Lake & Utah spurs in downtown Salt Lake City, forcing them to be limited to yard switching duties only at Roper Yard.
e. D&RGW 140-146 were built under EMD order number 4501.
f. D&RGW 147-149 were built under EMD order number 4538.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 140 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Ala., 9 October 1995.
2. D&RGW 141 was sold to Midwest Metallics, McCook, Illinois, in July 1998; sold upon bankruptcy to Diesel Supply, Hudson, Wis.; moved to Locomotive Specialists, Inc., Waycross, Ga., by November 1999.
3. D&RGW 142 was sold to Midwest Metallics, McCook, Illinois, in July 1998; sale rescinded; sold to Boise Locomotive Co., Boise, Idaho, 16 April 1999; sold to KURX 915, leased to Shell Chemical, Apple Grove, W. V.
4. D&RGW 143 was retired due to a damaged crankshaft; sold to OmniTRAX in 1995; repaired for lease to Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Flin Flon, Manitoba; lease not completed; sold to Camas Prairie 143, Lewiston, Idaho in April 1998. (Information from Norm Metcalf, Don Bain, and Ed Fulcomer.)
5. D&RGW 144 was sold to Midwest Metallics, McCook, Illinois, in July 1998; sale rescinded; returned to UP at Omaha, 10 June 1999; sold to General Electric Technical Services, used at GE's contract (former C&NW) shop in Council Bluffs, Iowa; later sold to Larrys Truck Electric (LTEX), in national lease service as LTEX 1001. (LTEX information from Randy Keller, via email to LocoNotes, 30 July 2006)
6. D&RGW 145 was retired due to a damaged crankshaft; sold to OmniTRAX in 1995; repaired for lease to Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Flin Flon, Manitoba; lease not completed; used by OmniTRAX Switching Services (OSSX) in national lease fleet. (Information from Norm Metcalf, Don Bain, and Ed Fulcomer.)
7. D&RGW 146 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Ala., in May 1995; sold to Kyle Railways 1125 in 1998.
8. D&RGW 147 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Ala., 9 October 1995.
9. D&RGW 148 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Ala., in May 1995.
10. D&RGW 149 was sold to OmniTRAX, 8 February 1995; to Hudson's Bay Mining & Smelting Co., in 1996.
   

F-M H15-44 -- 3 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 241,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
DRGW 150 Jan 1948 15L3 8 Apr 1966 1
DRGW 151 Feb 1948 15L4 8 Apr 1966 1
DRGW 152 Feb 1948 15L5 8 Apr 1966 1

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 72.
b. D&RGW 151 and 152 were equipped to operate with yard slug 25 at Grand Junction, Colorado.

Note:

1. D&RGW 150, 151, and 152 were sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, 8 April 1966, scrapped.
   

EMD FTA -- 24 units
1350 horsepower; B-B trucks; operating weight: (see general note, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 540A Jan 1942 1435 DRGW 5401 1950
DRGW 540D Jan 1942 1436 DRGW 5404 1950
DRGW 541A Jan 1942 1437 DRGW 5411 1950
DRGW 541D Jan 1942 1438 DRGW 5414 1950
DRGW 542A Feb 1942 1439 DRGW 5421 1950
DRGW 542D Feb 1942 1440 DRGW 5424 1950
DRGW 543A May 1943 1892 DRGW 5431 1950
DRGW 543D May 1943 1893 DRGW 5434 1950
DRGW 544A May 1943 1894 DRGW 5441 1950
DRGW 544D May 1943 1895 DRGW 5444 1950
DRGW 545A Jun 1943 1896 DRGW 5451 1950
DRGW 545D Jun 1943 1897 DRGW 5454 1950
DRGW 546A Dec 1943 1898 DRGW 5461 1950
DRGW 546D Dec 1943 1899 DRGW 5464 1950
DRGW 547A Dec 1943 1900 DRGW 5471 1950
DRGW 547D Dec 1943 1901 DRGW 5474 1950
DRGW 548A Mar 1944 1902 DRGW 5481 1950
DRGW 548D Mar 1944 1903 DRGW 5484 1950
DRGW 549A Aug 1944 2771 DRGW 5491 1950
DRGW 549D Aug 1944 2772 DRGW 5494 1950
DRGW 550A Aug 1944 2773 DRGW 5501 1950
DRGW 550D Aug 1944 2774 DRGW 5504 1950
DRGW 551A Oct 1944 2775 DRGW 5511 1950
DRGW 551D Oct 1944 2776 DRGW 5514 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. D&RGW 540-547 (16 units) were fitted with couplers between the FTA units and their corresponding FTB unit, instead of the standard drawbar. EMD designated this coupler-equipped version as FS, rather than FT.
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets, with total 5,400 horsepower, numbered D&RGW 540-551; renumbered to 5401-5514 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
d. D&RGW 540-547 (16 units) had 244,000 pounds operating weight
e. D&RGW 548 (two units) had 249,000 pounds operating weight
f. D&RGW 549-551 (six units) had 246,500 pounds operating weight
   

EMD FTB -- 24 units
1350 horsepower; B-B trucks; operating weight: (see general note, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 540B Jan 1942 1441 DRGW 5402 1950
DRGW 540C Jan 1942 1442 DRGW 5403 1950
DRGW 541B Jan 1942 1443 DRGW 5412 1950
DRGW 541C Jan 1942 1444 DRGW 5413 1950
DRGW 542B Feb 1942 1445 DRGW 5422 1950
DRGW 542C Feb 1942 1446 DRGW 5423 1950
DRGW 543B May 1943 1904 DRGW 5432 1950
DRGW 543C May 1943 1905 DRGW 5433 1950
DRGW 544B May 1943 1906 DRGW 5442 1950
DRGW 544C May 1943 1907 DRGW 5443 1950
DRGW 545B Jun 1943 1908 DRGW 5452 1950
DRGW 545C Jun 1943 1909 DRGW 5453 1950
DRGW 546B Dec 1943 1910 DRGW 5462 1950
DRGW 546C Dec 1943 1911 DRGW 5463 1950
DRGW 547B Dec 1943 1912 DRGW 5472 1950
DRGW 547C Dec 1943 1913 DRGW 5473 1950
DRGW 548B Mar 1944 1914 DRGW 5482 1950
DRGW 548C Mar 1944 1915 DRGW 5483 1950
DRGW 549B Aug 1944 2777 DRGW 5492 1950
DRGW 549C Aug 1944 2778 DRGW 5493 1950
DRGW 550B Aug 1944 2779 DRGW 5502 1950
DRGW 550C Aug 1944 2780 DRGW 5503 1950
DRGW 551B Oct 1944 2781 DRGW 5512 1950
DRGW 551C Oct 1944 2782 DRGW 5513 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. D&RGW 540-547 (16 units) were fitted with couplers between the FTA units and their corresponding FTB unit, instead of the standard drawbar. EMD designated this coupler-equipped version as FS, rather than FT.
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets, with total 5,400 horsepower, numbered D&RGW 540-551; renumbered to 5402-5513 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
d. D&RGW 548-551 (8 booster units) were fitted with steam generators. (The EMD 1950Product Reference Data book shows 18 FT booster units with steam generators, D&RGW 543-551, as does The Revolutionary Diesel, EMC's FT, page 61. Photo research reveals that just these eight units actually had steam generators.)
f. D&RGW 540-547 (16 units) had 244,000 pounds operating weight
g. D&RGW 548 (two units) had 249,000 pounds operating weight
h. D&RGW 549-551 (six units) had 246,500 pounds operating weight
   

EMD F3A -- 6 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 241,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 552A Nov 1946 3544 DRGW 5521 1950
DRGW 552D Nov 1946 3545 DRGW 5524 1950
DRGW 553A Nov 1946 3546 DRGW 5531 1950
DRGW 553D Nov 1946 3547 DRGW 5534 1950
DRGW 554A Nov 1946 3548 DRGW 5541 1950
DRGW 554D Nov 1946 3549 DRGW 5544 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 58.
b. Fitted with chicken wire side grilles.
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered to 5521-5544 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
e. D&RGW 552-554 were built under EMD order E-692 (shared with F3Bs 552-554).
   

EMD F3B -- 6 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 241,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 552B Nov 1946 3550 DRGW 5522 1950
DRGW 552C Nov 1946 3551 DRGW 5523 1950
DRGW 553B Nov 1946 3552 DRGW 5532 1950
DRGW 553C Nov 1946 3553 DRGW 5533 1950
DRGW 554B Nov 1946 3554 DRGW 5542 1950
DRGW 554C Nov 1946 3555 DRGW 5543 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 58.
b. Fitted with chicken wire side grilles.
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered to 5522-5543 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
d. Fitted with steam generators.
e. D&RGW 552-554 were built under EMD order E-692 (shared with F3As 552-554).
   

EMD F7A -- 6 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 244,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 555A Feb 1949 5862 DRGW 5551 1950
DRGW 555D Feb 1949 5863 DRGW 5554 1950
DRGW 556A Nov 1948 5864 DRGW 5561 1950
DRGW 556D Nov 1948 5865 DRGW 5564 1950
DRGW 557A Feb 1949 5866 DRGW 5571 1950
DRGW 557D Feb 1949 5867 DRGW 5574 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 59.
b. Part of a 619-unit group of transition units that have been called F5s; these are late F3s built from August 1948 to February 1949 by EMD, and many were equipped with D27B traction motors and Type B power transition control, as later used on F7s. External body features matched both late F3s and early F7s. (See Extra 2200 South, issue 96, July-August-September 1992, page 19) (More informaion about D&RGW's F3, F5, and F7 locomotives)
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered to 5551-5574 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
d. All six cab units were fitted with built-up horizontal side grilles.
e. D&RGW 557 was fitted with steam generators; replaced by water tanks after wreck repairs in 1954 (5571) and 1952 (5574); water tanks allowed these A-units to furnish water for the steam generators in adjacent B-units.
f. Built under EMD order number E-956 (shared with F7Bs 555-557).
   

EMD F7B -- 6 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 244,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 555B Feb 1949 5868 DRGW 5552 1950
DRGW 555C Feb 1949 5869 DRGW 5553 1950
DRGW 556B Nov 1948 5870 DRGW 5562 1950
DRGW 556C Nov 1948 5871 DRGW 5563 1950
DRGW 557B Feb 1949 5872 DRGW 5572 1950
DRGW 557C Feb 1949 5873 DRGW 5573 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 59.
b. Part of a 619-unit group of transition units that have been called F5s; these are late F3s built from August 1948 to February 1949 by EMD, and many were equipped with D27B traction motors and Type B power transition control, as later used on F7s. External body features matched both late F3s and early F7s. (See Extra 2200 South, issue 96, July-August-September 1992, page 19) (Read more about D&RGW's F3, F5, and F7 locomotives)
c. Delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered 5552-5573 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
d. Fitted with steam generators.
e. All six booster units were fitted with built-up horizontal side grilles.
f. Built under EMD order number E-956 (shared with F7As 555-557).
   

EMD F7A -- 14 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; operating weight (see general notes, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 558A May 1949 8345 DRGW 5581 1950
DRGW 558D May 1949 8346 DRGW 5584 1950
DRGW 559A Jul 1949 8347 DRGW 5591 1950
DRGW 559D Jul 1949 8348 DRGW 5594 1950
DRGW 560A Jul 1949 8349 DRGW 5601 1950
DRGW 560D Jul 1949 8350 DRGW 5604 1950
DRGW 561A Jul 1949 8351 DRGW 5611 1950
DRGW 561D Jul 1949 8352 DRGW 5614 1950
DRGW 562A Jul 1949 8353 DRGW 5621 1950
DRGW 562D Jul 1949 8354 DRGW 5624 1950
DRGW 563A Jul 1949 8355 DRGW 5631 1950
DRGW 563D Jul 1949 8356 DRGW 5634 1950
DRGW 564A Jul 1949 8357 DRGW 5641 1950
DRGW 564D Jul 1949 8358 DRGW 5644 1950

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 59.
b. D&RGW 558-564 were delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered to 5581-5644 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
c. D&RGW 558-569 were fitted with built-up horizontal side grilles.
d. D&RGW 570-576 were fitted with Farr stamped vertical-slot side grilles.
e. Four F7As (D&RGW 5641, 5691, 5721, 5754) were sold to Penn Central in February 1970.
f. D&RGW 558 had 249,000 pounds operating weight
g. D&RGW 559-564 had 246,000 pounds operating weight
h. D&RGW 558-564 (14 units) were built under EMD order number E-1157 (shared with F7Bs 558-564).
   

EMD F7B -- 14 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; operating weight (see general notes, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
DRGW 558B May 1949 8359 DRGW 5582  
DRGW 558C May 1949 8360 DRGW 5583  
DRGW 559B Jul 1949 8361 DRGW 5592  
DRGW 559C Jul 1949 8362 DRGW 5593  
DRGW 560B Jul 1949 8363 DRGW 5602  
DRGW 560C Jul 1949 8364 DRGW 5603  
DRGW 561B Jul 1949 8365 DRGW 5612  
DRGW 561C Jul 1949 8366 DRGW 5613  
DRGW 562B Jul 1949 8367 DRGW 5622  
DRGW 562C Jul 1949 8368 DRGW 5623  
DRGW 563B Jul 1949 8369 DRGW 5632  
DRGW 563C Jul 1949 8370 DRGW 5633  
DRGW 564B Jul 1949 8371 DRGW 5642  
DRGW 564C Jul 1949 8372 DRGW 5643  

General Note:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. D&RGW 558-564 were delivered as part of A-B-B-A sets; renumbered to 5582-5643 in January to April 1950, with A-units receiving 1 and 4 as fourth digits, and B-units receiving 2 and 3 as fourth digits.
c. D&RGW 558-569 were fitted with built-up horizontal side grilles.
d. D&RGW 570-575 were fitted with Farr stamped vertical-slot side grilles.
e. D&RGW 555-557 (three units) were fitted with steam generators; three additional units later received steam generators.
f. D&RGW 558 had 249,000 pounds operating weight
g. D&RGW 559-564 had 246,000 pounds operating weight
h. D&RGW 558-564 (14 units) were built under EMD order number E1157 (shared with F7As 558-564).

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