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D&RGW Diesel Locomotive Roster, Part 3

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Diesel locomotives of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, from K-M ML4000 no. 4001 through EMD SD50 no. 5517.

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Krauss-Maffei ML4000 — 3 units
4000 horsepower; C-C trucks; 330,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
D&RGW
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 4001 Jun 1961 18697 Nov 1961 6 Feb 1964 1
D&RGW 4002 Jun 1961 18698 Nov 1961 6 Feb 1964 2
D&RGW 4003 Jun 1961 18699 Nov 1961 6 Feb 1964 3

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DH C-C 104.
b. Built in Germany by Krauss-Maffei of Munich, in June 1961; shipped to U.S, arriving at the Port of Houston on 31 October 1961.
c. Diesel-hydraulic design.
d. First new D&RGW units to receive the new Grande Gold, silver, and single black stripe paint scheme.
e. Modified almost immediately with ducting (exterior at first, then interior) to allow intake air to be drawn from lower on carbody to avoid exhaust gases in tunnels.
f. Loaned to New York Central for testing during February 1963.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 4001 was sold to Southern Pacific 9021, 6 February 1964; renumbered to SP 9103 in November 1965; removed from service during late 1966; retired by SP on 31 December 1967; sold for scrap to Associated Metals, Sacramento, California
2. D&RGW 4002 was sold to Southern Pacific 9022, 6 February 1964; renumbered to SP 9104 in November 1965; removed from service during late 1966; retired by SP on 31 December 1967; sold for scrap to Associated Metals, Sacramento, California
3. D&RGW 4003 was sold to Southern Pacific 9023, 6 February 1964; renumbered to SP 9105 in November 1965; removed from service during late 1966; retired by SP on 31 December 1967; sold for scrap to Associated Metals, Sacramento, California
 

EMD GP7 — 14 units
1500 horsepower; B-B trucks; 246,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5100 D&RGW 5104 (1st) Oct 1950 11428 2 Mar 1972 1
D&RGW 5101   Oct 1950 11425 6 Nov 1972 2
D&RGW 5102   Oct 1950 11426 6 Nov 1972 3
D&RGW 5103   Oct 1950 11427 6 Nov 1972 4
D&RGW 5104 (1st)   Oct 1950 11428 28 Nov 1951 5
D&RGW 5104 (2nd)   Jun 1952 14429 2 Mar 1972 6
D&RGW 5105   Jun 1952 14430 6 Nov 1972 7
D&RGW 5106   Jun 1952 14431 6 Nov 1972 8
D&RGW 5107   Jun 1952 14432 6 Nov 1972 9
D&RGW 5108   Jun 1952 14433 Mar 1984 10
D&RGW 5109   Jun 1952 16543 26 Jan 1972 11
D&RGW 5110   Jun 1952 16544 6 Nov 1972 12
D&RGW 5111   Jun 1952 16545 2 Mar 1972 13
D&RGW 5112   Jun 1952 16546 6 Nov 1972 14
D&RGW 5113   Jun 1952 16547 6 Nov 1972 15

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. D&RGW 5101-5104 had the solid side sill above the fuel tank; all others had the later feature of "inspection" holes common to all EMD GP units throughout the 1950s.
c. The first GP7s delivered to D&RGW, in October 1950, were numbered 5101-5104, keeping the four unit locomotive concept established with the earlier F units. That concept was abandoned in late 1950, and 5104 (1st) was renumbered to 5100 in November 1951. Subsequent deliveries in June 1952 began with a new 5104, and were numbered sequentially to 5113.
d. Ten units (D&RGW 5101, 5102, 5103, 5105, 5106, 5107, 5110, 5111, 5112, 5113) were sold to Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRI&P, Rock Island) on 6 November 1972, in exchange for Rock Island sending nine of its retired F units (eight F7As and one FP7) to EMD as trade-in credit for D&RGW's 1972 order of GP40-2s (3094-3105). The 10 units were in service on Rock Island for just 18 months, but were troublesome due to their well-worn state and the non-standard (for Rock Island) dynamic brakes, air brakes, and control circuitry. They were some of the first candidates for rebuild under Rock Island's Capital Rebuild Program in 1974, in which Rock Island sold 120 (110 GP7s and 10 GP9s) units to Precision National Corporation, and leased them back as CRI&P 4425-4488, and 4500-4555. Of the 10 ex D&RGW GP7s, five were rebuilt to CRI&P GP7Rs for Precision by Morrison Knudsen at Boise, Idaho, and by Illinois Central Gulf at Paducah, Kentucky The other five units were sold to Precision and used in its national lease fleet, to replace five other units Precision had furnished to Rock Island in the earlier days of the rebuild program.
e. Of the 10 GP7s that were sold to CRI&P, seven found their way to C&NW when C&NW bought 119 Rock Island GP units in February 1981. Of those seven, two were retired by C&NW and five remained in operation after the 1995 merger with UP. The last, C&NW 4118 (ex D&RGW 5113) was retired in April 1998.
f. D&RGW 5100-5103 were built under EMD order number 5034.
g. D&RGW 5104-5113 were built under EMD order number 5093.
h. Of the 14 units, seven units had a snowplow installed on both ends, two units had a snowplow installed to only the front end, and five units were not equipped with a snowplow; D&RGW 5108 was apparently equipped with plows in the time period between 1962 and 1971 while assigned to Alamosa; D&RGW 5102 has been reported as having a snowplow. (information from Jerry Day, via email dated August 8, 2009; based on information in a D&RGW Authority For Expenditure)
  Road
Number
Snowplow
Installed
Date Snowplow
Installed
  D&RGW 5100 2 plows Nov 1952
  D&RGW 5101    
  D&RGW 5102    
  D&RGW 5103 2 plows Nov 1953
  D&RGW 5104 (2nd) 2 plows Nov 1952
  D&RGW 5105    
  D&RGW 5106    
  D&RGW 5107 1 plow Oct 1952
  D&RGW 5108 2 plows Nov 1952
  D&RGW 5109 2 plows Nov 1952
  D&RGW 5110    
  D&RGW 5111 1 plow Dec 1952
  D&RGW 5112 2 plows Dec 1952
  D&RGW 5113 2 plows Nov 1953

Notes:

1. D&RGW 5100 was traded to EMD on GP40-2s 3094-3105.
2. D&RGW 5101 was sold to CRI&P 4200, 6 November 1972; rebuilt to CRI&P 4485 (1st) by Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho, completed on 29 March 1975; renumbered to CRI&P 4473, 21 October 1976; sold to C&NW 4148 in February 1981; retired by UP on 7 October 1996; sold to Helm Financial; scrapped.
3. D&RGW 5102 was sold to CRI&P 4201, 6 November 1972; sold to Precision National Corporation, Mount Vernon, Illinois, in May 1977, operated in national lease service as PNC 4201.
4. D&RGW 5103 was sold to CRI&P 4202, 6 November 1972; sold to Precision National Corporation, Mount Vernon, Illinois, in May 1977, operated in national lease service as PNC 4202.
5. D&RGW 5104 (1st) was renumbered to 5100 on 28 November 1951.
6. D&RGW 5104 (2nd) was traded to EMD on GP40-2s 3094-3105.
7. D&RGW 5105 was sold to CRI&P 4203, 6 November 1972; rebuilt to CRI&P 4488 (1st) by Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho, completed on 10 January 1975; renumbered to CRI&P 4474, 12 January 1977; sold to C&NW 4149; February 1981; retired by UP on 24 June 1996; sold to Helm Financial; sold to Nebkota 49.
8. D&RGW 5106 was sold to CRI&P 4204, 6 November 1972; sold to Precision National Corporation, Mount Vernon, Illinois, in May 1977, operated in national lease service as PNC 4204.
9. D&RGW 5107 was sold to CRI&P 4205, 6 November 1972; rebuilt to CRI&P 4441 by ICG, Paducah, Kentucky, completed on 10 February 1976; sold to C&NW 4116 in February 1981; retired by UP on 21 February 1997; sold to Larrys Truck Electric in February 1997.
10. D&RGW 5108 was sold to Mid-America Car, Kansas City, Missouri, on 20 June 1984 (along with seven GP9s) in partial payment for the painting of the 23 ex Conrail GP40s; sold to Kyle Railways 5108. Kyle 5108 was seen at Mid-America Car again in August 1987 and was then sold to Texas & Northern 997, where was still in service as of October 2001. (information from Randy Keller, 5 August 2002)
11. D&RGW 5109 was traded to EMD on GP40-2s 3094-3105.
12. D&RGW 5110 was sold to CRI&P 4206, 6 November 1972; sold to Precision National Corporation, Mount Vernon, Illinois, in May 1977, operated in national lease service as PNC 4206; sold to C&NW 4456 in March 1980; retired in July 1986; traded to EMD in August 1986; scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
13. D&RGW 5111 was sold to CRI&P 4207, 6 November 1972; sold to Precision National Corporation, Mount Vernon, Illinois, in May 1977, operated in national lease service as PNC 4207; sold to C&NW 4462 in March 1980; retired June 1989; traded to GE in May 1989; scrapped by Pielet Brothers Scrap Iron & Metal, McCook, Illinois
14. D&RGW 5112 was sold to CRI&P 4208, 6 November 1972; rebuilt to CRI&P 4442 by ICG, Paducah, Kentucky, completed on 14 February 1976; sold to C&NW 4117 in February 1981; retired by UP on 14 May 1996; sold to Helm Financial; scrapped.
15. D&RGW 5113 was sold to CRI&P 4209, 6 November 1972; rebuilt to CRI&P 4443 by ICG, Paducah, Kentucky, completed on 20 February 1976; sold to C&NW 4118 in February 1981; retired by UP on 3 April 1998.
 

Alco RS-3 — 5 units
1600 horsepower; B-B trucks; 248,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Delivery
Date
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5200 Jun 1951 78895 5 Jul 1951 8 Apr 1966 1
D&RGW 5201 Jun 1951 78896 10 Jul 1951 8 Apr 1966 1
D&RGW 5202 Jun 1951 78897 14 Jul 1951 8 Apr 1966 1
D&RGW 5203 Jun 1951 78898 7 Jul 1951 8 Apr 1966 1
D&RGW 5204 Jun 1951 78899 12 Jul 1951 8 Apr 1966 1

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE B-B 60.
b. Delivered with the black and yellow stripes paint scheme; only D&RGW 5204 received the later mostly-black, with orange end stripes paint scheme.
c. Purchase price for all five locomotives was $798,288.95. (information, including the delivery dates above, from John Templeton)
d. D&RGW 5203 has snowplows installed on both ends in December 1952. (information from Jerry Day, via email dated August 8, 2009)
e. D&RGW 5204 received a radio in May 1953 for service in East Yard in Grand Junction. (information from John Templeton)
f. All units had their hood doors changed from the as-delivered louvers to carbody filters in September to December 1953. (information from John Templeton)
g. Striping color on units changed from Duco Imitation Gold (yellow) to Aspen Gold at the same time as the change in carbody doors. (information from Jim Eager)
h. In about 1957-58 the turbochargers on all units were changed to the water-cooled type, with the cross-wise exhaust stack. (information from Jim Eager)

Notes:

1. All five units were sold to Precision Engineering Company, Mount Vernon, Illinois, on 8 April 1966; scrapped.
 

EMD SD7 — 5 units
1500 horsepower; C-C trucks; 368,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5300 May 1953 18124 Nov 1991 1
D&RGW 5301 May 1953 18125 Nov 1991 1
D&RGW 5302 May 1953 18126 Nov 1991 1
D&RGW 5303 May 1953 18127 Nov 1991 1
D&RGW 5304 May 1953 18128 Nov 1991 1

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE C-C 89.
b. Built under EMD order number 5232.

Note:

1. All five units were sold to National Railway Equipment (NREX) 5300, Dixmoor, Illinois, in November 1991.
 

EMD SD9 — 10 units
1750 horsepower; C-C trucks; 367,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5305 Jul 1957 22808 Dec 1992 1
D&RGW 5306 Jul 1957 22809 3 Oct 1991 2
D&RGW 5307 Jul 1957 22810 3 Oct 1991 2
D&RGW 5308 Jul 1957 22811 Nov 1991 2
D&RGW 5309 Jul 1957 22812 3 Oct 1991 2
D&RGW 5310 Jul 1957 22813 Nov 1991 2
D&RGW 5311 Jul 1957 22814 Nov 1991 2
D&RGW 5312 Jul 1957 22815 3 Oct 1991 2
D&RGW 5313 Jul 1957 22816 3 Oct 1991 2
D&RGW 5314 Jul 1957 22817 3 Oct 1991 2

General Notes:

a. D&RGW Class DE C-C 89.
b. D&RGW 5305 was wrecked on 26 April 1972 at Pueblo, Colorado, wreck repairs were completed by D&RGW at Burnham (Denver) shops in September 1972, and included a chopped short hood. Assigned to the hump at East Yard in Grand Junction, Colorado.
c. Built under EMD order number 5507.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 5305 was sold to OmniTRAX, in 1995; to Northwestern Pacific 5305, in June 1996; returned to OmniTRAX (OMLX) 5305; to Cañon City & Royal Gorge Railroad (CRRX) 5305 in June 2003; removed from service and cut up for scrap beginning on September 27, 2012. (2012 update from Ed Fulcomer and Norm Metcalf via email) (photos at RRPictureArchives.net)
2. D&RGW 5306-5314 (9 units) were sold to National Railway Equipment (NREX) 5306, Dixmoor, Illinois in November 1991.
 

EMD SD45 — 26 units
3600 horsepower; C-C trucks; 389,300 pounds operating weight.

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5315 Jan 1967 32689 Jul 1994 1
D&RGW 5316 Jan 1967 32690 Dec 1993 2
D&RGW 5317 Jan 1967 32691 Oct 1995 3
D&RGW 5318 Jan 1967 32692 Dec 1993 4
D&RGW 5319 Jan 1967 32693 Dec 1993 5
D&RGW 5320 Jan 1967 32694 10 Sep 1996 6
D&RGW 5321 Jan 1967 32695 Nov 1994 7
D&RGW 5322 Jan 1967 32696   8
D&RGW 5323 Jan 1967 32697   9
D&RGW 5324 Feb 1967 32698   10
D&RGW 5325 Mar 1968 33757 14 Jun 1996 11
D&RGW 5326 Mar 1968 33758   12
D&RGW 5327 Mar 1968 33759 Dec 1993 13
D&RGW 5328 Mar 1968 33760   14
D&RGW 5329 Apr 1968 33761 May 1995 15
D&RGW 5330 Apr 1968 33762 Dec 1993 16
D&RGW 5331 Apr 1968 33763 7 May 1996 17
D&RGW 5332 Apr 1968 33764 Jul 1994 18
D&RGW 5333 May 1968 33765 Dec 1993 19
D&RGW 5334 Apr 1968 33766 10 Sep 1996 20
D&RGW 5335 May 1968 33767 Nov 1992 21
D&RGW 5336 Apr 1968 33768 Dec 1993 22
D&RGW 5337 Mar 1968 33931 Dec 1993 23
D&RGW 5338 Mar 1968 33932 Dec 1993 24
D&RGW 5339 Mar 1968 33933 10 Sep 1996 25
D&RGW 5340 Mar 1968 33934 1 Jun 1996 26

General Note:

a. D&RGW's 26 SD45s were delivered in two different orders: D&RGW 5315-5324 in January and February 1967; and D&RGW 5325-5340 in April and May 1968. These two groups of locomotive differ in their exterior appearance. The first group included low-mounted brake cylinders on their trucks, large snow plows and radiator fan guards with solid metal disks at their center. The second group included high-mounted brake cylinders on their trucks, smaller snow plows, and radiator fan guards that were all-wire, with radial supports.
b. Many units were fitted with a radiator spray feature, including a 50 gallon water tank at rear of unit, inside carbody, and water spray heads below radiators. The feature was required to improve cooling while in operation in tunnels, and was replaced by the tunnel configuration on the SD40T-2s in 1974.
c. D&RGW 5326-5328, 5336-5338 (six units) leased to UP as D&RGW's contribution to the equipment pool for the operation of unit coal trains for Kaiser Steel between Carbondale, Colo, and Sunnyside, Utah, and Kaiser Steel's steel plant at Fontana, California UP contributed 12 units to the pool (UP SD45s 3638-3649). In August 1980, D&RGW 5337 and 5338 were removed from the pool, leaving four units still leased to UP, including D&RGW 5326, 5327, 5328, and 5336, which were returned to D&RGW in December 1982 after the UP/MP/WP merger.
d. D&RGW 5329 and 5333 were wrecked on 25 December 1968 at Crater, Colorado; wreck damage repaired by EMD and units returned to service in September 1969, wearing the new large lettering scheme.
e. D&RGW 5322, 5326, 5327, 5328, 5329, 5331, 5333, 5334, 5336, 5337, 5338, 5340 (12 units) were painted with D&RGW's large Rio Grande lettering; D&RGW 5336 and 5337 were the first units completed, in August 1968.
f. Most of D&RGW's SD45s were stored serviceable beginning in August 1985. During mid 1986, several were removed from storage and loaned to UP for pool power equalization, and in late 1986, several were loaned to BN for the same purpose. Several were also removed from storage during mid 1988, but were back in storage within a couple months.
g. D&RGW 5315-5324 were built under EMD order number 7951.
h. D&RGW 5325-5336 were built under EMD order number 7085.
i. D&RGW 5337-5340 were built under EMD order number 7106.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 5315 was sold to OmniTRAX, 15 July 1994; to Nebraska Central (NCRC) 5315 on 29 May 1997. (NCRC date from STB records, via Randy Keller)
2. D&RGW 5316 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as CP 5494 on 31 May 1995.
3. D&RGW 5317 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, in October 1995; sold to National Railway Equipment (NREX); to Transglobal Rail Service 5317; to Montana Rail Link 344 in May 1997; sold to Progress Rail in mid August 2007, shipped on August 19.
4. D&RGW 5318 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as CP 5495 on 13 April 1995.
5. D&RGW 5319 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as SP 8678 on 18 November 1994 (assigned UP number 4704).
6. D&RGW 5320 was sold to Helm Financial; rebuilt to SD40M-3 by VMV Enterprises, Paducah, Kentucky, completed as Helm Leasing (HLCX) 6525 on 26 March 1997.
7. D&RGW 5321 was sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama in May 1995; rebuilt to SD40-2 by Metro East Industries, East St. Louis, Illinois, completed as KCS 634.
8. D&RGW 5322 was retired by UP and sold to Nebraska Central (NCRC) 5322, used for parts; sold to Western Rail Services, Spokane, Washington, seen at Spokane still in D&RGW paint in late May 2002; to Pend Oreille Valley Railroad (POVA), scrapped at Usk, Washington, during June-July 2003 (per message posted to Trainorders.com by "Chad", July 9, 2003).
9. D&RGW 5323 was retired by UP and sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in July 1997; sold to CIT Group, Inc.; rebuilt to SD40-2, completed as UP 4734 on 31 December 1998.
10. D&RGW 5324 was retired by UP.
11. D&RGW 5325 was still on property at UP merger; retired by UP on 26 March 1997; sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in July 1997; sold to CIT Group, Inc.; rebuilt to SD40-2, completed as UP 4737 on completed on 26 January 1999.
12. D&RGW 5326 was retired by UP.
13. D&RGW 5327 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as SP 8680 on 28 November 1994 (assigned UP number 4706).
14. D&RGW 5328 was retired by UP and sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in July 1997; sold to CIT Group, Inc.; rebuilt to UP SD40-2 4741, completed on 16 February 1999.
15. D&RGW 5329 was wrecked (fire) on 15 January 1995 at South Fontana, California; sold to Progress Rail Services, Albertville, Alabama, in May 1995; stored at Metro East Industries, East St. Louis, Illinois
16. D&RGW 5330 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as CP 5496 on 13 April 1995.
17. D&RGW 5331 was still on property at UP merger; retired by UP on 26 March 1997; sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in July 1997; to Ortonville Stone Company 2801, Aberdeen, S.D., in August 1998 (operated with Dakota & Iowa Railroad, DAIR, reporting mark); moved to Andesite Gravel at Commerce City, Colorado, in February 2001 (retaining DAIR reporting mark) for operation of unit gravel trains over UP's Greeley Subdivision; still in operation in December 2004. (Colorado operation update posted to Trainorders.com, December 29, 2004)
18. D&RGW 5332 was sold to OmniTRAX, 15 July 1994; to Nebraska Central (NCRC) 5332 on 24 March 1997. (NCRC date from STB records, via Randy Keller)
19. D&RGW 5333 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as CP 5493 on 31 March 1995.
20. D&RGW 5334 was still on property at UP merger; retired by UP on 26 March 1997; sold to Helm Financial, 26 March 1997; rebuilt to SD40M-3 by Boise Locomotive Company, Boise, Idaho, completed as Helm Leasing (HLCX) 6522 on 15 November 1997.
21. D&RGW 5335 was sold to OmniTRAX, in 1995; sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois; sold to CIT Group, Inc.; rebuilt to SD40-2, completed as UP 4744 on 18 March 1999.
22. D&RGW 5336 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as CP 5497 on 17 April 1995.
23. D&RGW 5337 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as SP 8682 on 2 December 1994 (assigned UP number 4708).
24. D&RGW 5338 was sold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho in February 1994; rebuilt to SD40M-2 by MK Rail, Boise, Idaho, completed as SP 8684 on 9 December 1994 (assigned UP number 4710).
25. D&RGW 5339 was still on property at UP merger; retired by UP on 26 March 1997; sold to National Railway Equipment (NREX), Dixmoor, Illinois, in July 1997; to Ortonville Stone 2701, Aberdeen, S.D., in August 1998 (operated with Dakota & Iowa Railroad, DAIR, reporting mark); moved to Andesite Gravel at Commerce City, Colorado, in February 2001 (retaining DAIR reporting mark) for operation of unit gravel trains over UP's Greeley Subdivision; still in operation in December 2004; as of January 2012, DAIR 2701 was at National Railway Equipment in Mount Vernon, Illinois. (Colorado operation update was posted to Trainorders.com, December 29, 2004; update for 2012 from Joe Ferguson via email dated January 23, 2012)
26. D&RGW 5340 was still on property at UP merger; retired by UP on 26 March 1997; sold to Helm Financial, 26 March 1997; rebuilt to SD40M-3 by Boise Locomotive Company, Boise, Idaho, completed as Helm Leasing (HLCX) 6524 on 5 November 1997.
 

EMD SD40T-2 — 73 units
3000 horsepower; C-C trucks; 388,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
D&RGW 5341 Oct 1974 74636-01   1
D&RGW 5342 Oct 1974 74636-02   2
D&RGW 5343 Oct 1974 74636-03   3
D&RGW 5344 Oct 1974 74636-04   4
D&RGW 5345 Oct 1974 74636-05   5
D&RGW 5346 Oct 1974 74636-06   6
D&RGW 5347 Oct 1974 74636-07   7
D&RGW 5348 Oct 1974 74636-08 17 Feb 1995 8
D&RGW 5349 Oct 1974 74636-09   9
D&RGW 5350 Oct 1974 74636-10   10
D&RGW 5351 Oct 1974 74636-11   11
D&RGW 5352 Oct 1974 74636-12   12
D&RGW 5353 Oct 1974 74636-13   13
D&RGW 5354 Oct 1974 74636-14   14
D&RGW 5355 Oct 1974 74636-15   15
D&RGW 5356 Jul 1975 756046-01   16
D&RGW 5357 Jul 1975 756046-02   17
D&RGW 5358 Jul 1975 756046-03   18
D&RGW 5359 Jul 1975 756046-04   19
D&RGW 5360 Jul 1975 756046-05   20
D&RGW 5361 Jul 1975 756046-06   21
D&RGW 5362 Jul 1975 756046-07   22
D&RGW 5363 Jul 1975 756046-08   23
D&RGW 5364 Jul 1975 756046-09   24
D&RGW 5365 Jul 1975 756046-10   25
D&RGW 5366 Jul 1975 756046-11   26
D&RGW 5367 Jul 1975 756046-12   27
D&RGW 5368 Jul 1975 756046-13   28
D&RGW 5369 Aug 1975 756046-14   29
D&RGW 5370 Aug 1975 756046-15 17 Feb 1995 30
D&RGW 5371 Aug 1975 756046-16   31
D&RGW 5372 Aug 1975 756046-17   32
D&RGW 5373 Aug 1975 756046-18   33
D&RGW 5374 Jan 1977 766050-01   34
D&RGW 5375 Jan 1977 766050-02   35
D&RGW 5376 Jan 1977 766050-03   36
D&RGW 5377 Jan 1977 766050-04   37
D&RGW 5378 Jan 1977 766050-05   38
D&RGW 5379 Jan 1977 766050-06   39
D&RGW 5380 Jan 1977 766050-07   40
D&RGW 5381 Jan 1977 766050-08   41
D&RGW 5382 Jan 1977 766050-09   42
D&RGW 5383 Jan 1977 766050-10   43
D&RGW 5384 Jan 1977 766050-11   44
D&RGW 5385 Jan 1977 766050-12   45
D&RGW 5386 Aug 1978 776098-01   46
D&RGW 5387 Aug 1978 776098-02   47
D&RGW 5388 Aug 1978 776098-03   48
D&RGW 5389 Aug 1978 776098-04   49
D&RGW 5390 Aug 1978 776098-05   50
D&RGW 5391 Aug 1978 776098-06   51
D&RGW 5392 Aug 1978 776098-07   52
D&RGW 5393 Aug 1978 776098-08   53
D&RGW 5394 Aug 1978 776098-09   54
D&RGW 5395 Aug 1978 776098-10   55
D&RGW 5396 Aug 1978 776098-11   56
D&RGW 5397 Aug 1978 776098-12   57
D&RGW 5398 Mar 1980 786264-01   58
D&RGW 5399 Mar 1980 786264-02   59
D&RGW 5400 Mar 1980 786264-03   60
D&RGW 5401 Mar 1980 786264-04   61
D&RGW 5402 Mar 1980 786264-05 Feb 1989 62
D&RGW 5403 Mar 1980 786264-06   63
D&RGW 5404 Mar 1980 786264-07   64
D&RGW 5405 Mar 1980 786264-08   65
D&RGW 5406 Mar 1980 786264-09   66
D&RGW 5407 Mar 1980 786264-10   67
D&RGW 5408 Mar 1980 786264-11 Feb 1989 68
D&RGW 5409 Mar 1980 786264-12   69
D&RGW 5410 Mar 1980 786264-13   70
D&RGW 5411 Mar 1980 786264-14   71
D&RGW 5412 Mar 1980 786264-15   72
D&RGW 5413 Mar 1980 786264-16   73

General Notes:

a. Fitted with EMD's tunnel configuration, a design pioneered by SP for improved cooling while in operation in tunnels and snowsheds. The design replaced the radiator spray feature as used on the SD45s.
b. D&RGW 5341-5373 (33 units) were fitted with the earlier 81-inch short hood and ratchet hand brake; D&RGW 5374-5413 (40 units) were fitted with the later 88-inch short hood and wheel hand brake. D&RGW 5357 was fitted with an 88-inch nose and a large light box on its nose during wreck repairs in October 1979.
c. D&RGW 5350, 5351, 5352, 5368, 5378, 5380, 5387, 5388, 5393, 5394, 5397, 5399, 5412 (13 units) were repainted to SP in 1994-1996; ownership was transferred to SP; D&RGW 5380 was the second of all D&RGW units, following GP40-2 3086, to receive SP paint (and large SP speed lettering), completed in May 1994.
d. D&RGW 5386-5397 (12 units) were fitted with Gyralite warning lights, in a built-up box mounted on the front of their low noses.
e. Original total of 73 units; 69 units went to UP at merger; four units (D&RGW 5348, 5370, 5402, and 5408) were retired by SP prior to the UP merger.
f. Assigned UP 4000-4068 in September 1997, 22 units renumbered after being refurbished by UP in March 1997 through May 2000; all 69 units assigned UP 8570-8638 in December 1999, to clear the 4000 series for use by new SD70Ms; the 22 refurbished units assigned numbers in UP 2866-2949 group in December 1999 (along with 62 refurbished former SP and SSW SD40T-2s; UP calls these refurbished units SD40-2TRs.)
g. In January 2007, a total of 20 units remained in this 8570-8638 number series. With the planned arrival of additional new SD70ACe units to be numbered as UP 8521-8620, these 20 SD40T-2 units needed to be renumbered, either to their planned 2866-2949 series (a total of eight units), or to the new UP 9863-9873 (a total of 12 units). The first two units to be renumbered were UP 8571 and 8599, to UP 9863 and 9872 respectively, both in January 2007.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 5341 was renumbered to UP 4035 on 20 July 1999; renumbered to UP 8605 on 6 April 2000.
2. D&RGW 5342 was renumbered (patched) to UP 2882 on 3 September 2001.
3. D&RGW 5343 was renumbered to UP 4001 on 23 November 1998; renumbered to UP 8571 on 14 April 2000.
4. D&RGW 5344 was renumbered to UP 4002 on 11 October 1999; renumbered to UP 8572 on 10 March 2000; renumbered to UP 2883 on 21 April 2001.
5. D&RGW 5345 was retired by UP on 15 November 2001.
6. D&RGW 5346 was renumbered to UP 4037 on 15 November 1999; renumbered to UP 8607 on 12 April 2000.
7. D&RGW 5347 was retired by UP on 28 November 2001.
8. D&RGW 5348 was wrecked on 22 November 1994 at Pando, Colorado; frame of D&RGW 5348 (along with the frame of D&RGW 5370) was stored off its trucks at Pueblo, Colorado, until it was scrapped in about 2000. (information from Robert Harmen)
9. D&RGW 5349 was renumbered to UP 8608 on 8 December 2004.
10. D&RGW 5350 was renumbered to SP 5350 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8609 on 14 November 2000; retired by UP on 27 June 2003.
11. D&RGW 5351 was renumbered to SP 5351 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 4004 on 29 March 1999; renumbered to UP 8574 on 17 March 2000; renumbered to UP 2885 on 20 December 2002.
12. D&RGW 5352 was renumbered to SP 5352 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8610 (full UP paint) on 5 October 2001; retired by UP on 26 December 2001; sold for scrap to (?) in April 2002.
13. D&RGW 5353 was retired by UP on 29 August 2001.
14. D&RGW 5354 was renumbered to UP 8612 on 10 December 2004.
15. D&RGW 5355 was renumbered to UP 4043 on 8 October 1999; renumbered to UP 8613 on 12 April 2000.
16. D&RGW 5356 was renumbered to UP 8614 on 10 January 2003; retired by UP on 3 October 2003.
17. D&RGW 5357 was renumbered to UP 8615 on 28 December 1999.
18. D&RGW 5358 was renumbered to UP 4046 on 23 April 1999; renumbered to UP 8616 on 22 March 2000.
19. D&RGW 5359 was renumbered to UP 4047 on 22 April 1999; renumbered to UP 8617 on 20 March 2000.
20. D&RGW 5360 was retired by UP on 22 May 2001.
21. D&RGW 5361 was retired by UP on 28 November 2001.
22. D&RGW 5362 was renumbered to SP 5362 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 4049 on 19 March 1999; renumbered to UP 8619 on 16 April 2000.
23. D&RGW 5363 was renumbered to UP 8620 on 2 December 1999.
24. D&RGW 5364 was renumbered to UP 4051 on 22 September 1999; renumbered to UP 8621 on 28 March 2000.
25. D&RGW 5365 was renumbered to UP 8622 on 7 May 2002.
26. D&RGW 5366 was renumbered to UP 4053 on 12 June 1997; renumbered to UP 8623 on 4 May 2000.
27. D&RGW 5367 was renumbered to UP 4054 on 17 November 1999; renumbered to UP 8624 on 27 June 2000.
28. D&RGW 5368 was renumbered to SP 5368 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8625 on 10 September 2005.
29. D&RGW 5369 was renumbered to UP 4056 on 13 May 1999; renumbered to UP 8626 on 18 May 2000.
30. D&RGW 5370 was wrecked on 22 November 1994 at Pando, Colorado; frame of D&RGW 5370 (along with the frame of D&RGW 5348) was stored off its trucks at Pueblo, Colorado, until it was scrapped in about 2000; cab was used briefly at the AAR test track near Pueblo, but was returned to Pueblo where it sat in a local salvage yard. (information from Robert Harmen)
31. D&RGW 5371 (assigned UP 8627) was the last remaining former D&RGW unit still in full D&RGW black and gold paint; last operated on February 29, 2008, on UP local train LDP45 between Helper and East Carbon City, Utah; retired by UP on December 5, 2008; donated to Ogden Union Station, Ogden, Utah, on January 6, 2009, stored at Cheyenne, Wyoming, pending movement to Ogden; arrived at Ogden on August 17, 2009; the locomotive was formally dedicated on August 19, 2010 and is displayed at the Ogden Union Station.
32. D&RGW 5372 was retired by UP on 22 May 2001.
33. D&RGW 5373 was renumbered to UP 8628 on 27 June 2001; retired by UP on 29 August 2001.
34. D&RGW 5374 was renumbered to UP 4059 on 18 August 1999; renumbered to UP 8629 on 19 April 2000; renumbered to UP 2897 on 25 January 2002.
35. D&RGW 5375 was renumbered to UP 8630 on 24 January 2002.
36. D&RGW 5376 was renumbered to UP 8631 on 31 October 2001.
37. D&RGW 5377 was retired by UP on 22 November 2002, then reinstated and returned to service during December 2002; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
38. D&RGW 5378 was renumbered to SP 5378 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8577 on 16 April 2002.
39. D&RGW 5379 was renumbered to UP 4063 on 27 April 1999; renumbered to UP 8633 on 27 May 2000; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
40. D&RGW 5380 was renumbered to SP 5380 in May 1994 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 4064 on 6 August 1999; renumbered to UP 8634 on 9 May 2000; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
41. D&RGW 5381 was renumbered to UP 4065 on 17 March 1999; renumbered to UP 8635 on 31 March 2000; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
42. D&RGW 5382 was renumbered to UP 4008 on 30 September 1999; renumbered to UP 8578 on 9 March 2000.
43. D&RGW 5383 was renumbered to UP 4066 on 30 September 1999; renumbered to UP 8636 on 26 April 2000; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
44. D&RGW 5384 was renumbered to UP 8637 on 13 May 2002; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
45. D&RGW 5385 was renumbered to UP 8638 on 8 December 2001; retired by UP on 13 October 2003.
46. D&RGW 5386 was retired by UP on 28 December 2000.
47. D&RGW 5387 was renumbered to SP 5387 in September 1994 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); retired by UP on 27 May 2001.
48. D&RGW 5388 was renumbered to SP 5388 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); retired by UP on 22 August 2001.
49. D&RGW 5389 was renumbered to UP 8582 on 11 August 2001; retired by UP on 31 January 2003.
50. D&RGW 5390 has been assigned UP 8583.
51. D&RGW 5391 (assigned UP 8584) was retired by UP on 28 December 2000; sold in April 2002 to Larry's Truck Electric (LTE), MacDonald, Ohio; resold in October 2002 to Wheeling & Lake Erie 5391. (W&LE update from Dave Abeles) (photo)
52. D&RGW 5392 was retired by UP; retired by UP on 27 February 2001.
53. D&RGW 5393 was renumbered to SP 5393 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8586 on 29 August 2001.
54. D&RGW 5394 was renumbered to SP 5394 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); retired by UP on 28 February 2002.
55. D&RGW 5395 was renumbered to UP 4018 on 26 March 1999; renumbered to UP 8588 on 10 April 2000.
56. D&RGW 5396 was renumbered to UP 4019 on 20 January 1999; renumbered to UP 8589 on 21 March 2000.
57. D&RGW 5397 was renumbered to SP 5397 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered (patched) to UP 8590 on 15 December 2000; retired by UP on 27 April 2001; sold to New York, Susquehanna & Western 3002 in October 2002; renumbered to NYS&W 3010 (NYS&W 3010 update from Dave Abeles) (photo).
58. D&RGW 5398 was retired by UP on 19 December 2000; moved to National Railway Equipment at Mount Vernon, Illinois, in November 2001.
59. D&RGW 5399 was renumbered to SP 5399 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); renumbered to UP 8592 on 26 July 2001.
60. D&RGW 5400 was renumbered to UP 8593 on 18 April 2001; retired by UP on 28 February 2002.
61. D&RGW 5401 was renumbered to UP 8594 on 30 June 2005.
62. D&RGW 5402 was wrecked on 7 February 1989 near Pando (Tennessee Pass), Colorado; sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in June 1991; wreck damage repaired, including using the long hood from a standard SD40-2, completed in early 1993; leased to CP as NREX 5402 in May 1993; sold to CP as CP 5449 in June 1994 (in an all-white paint scheme, not CP red); to St. Lawrence & Hudson (STLH) 5449 in January 1998; sold to East Coast Motive Power in 1999; sold to First Union Rail (FURX) in 1999, rebuilt by GEC-Alstom with a different long hood, using different radiator section and different dynamic braking section, completed as FURX 3021 in February 2000, used in national lease service. (information from Jim Harrawood, Doug Cummings, Paul Ziemba, and Bill Miller)
63. D&RGW 5403 was renumbered to UP 8595 on 2 December 1999.
64. D&RGW 5404 was retired by UP on 27 June 2000.
65. D&RGW 5405 was retired by UP on 7 February 2001.
66. D&RGW 5406 was retired by UP on 29 November 2000.
67. D&RGW 5407 was renumbered to UP 8599 on 4 September 2001.
68. D&RGW 5408 was wrecked on 7 February 1989 near Pando (Tennessee Pass), Colorado; sold to National Railway Equipment, Dixmoor, Illinois, in June 1991; scrapped.
69. D&RGW 5409 was retired by UP on 22 August 2001.
70. D&RGW 5410 was renumbered to UP 8601 on 20 August 2001.
71. D&RGW 5411 was renumbered to UP 4032 on 16 October 1999; renumbered to UP 8602 on 15 March 2000.
72. D&RGW 5412 was renumbered to SP 5412 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); retired by UP on 28 November 2001.
73. D&RGW 5413 (assigned UP 8604) was retired by UP on 13 December 2001; sold in April 2002 to Larry's Truck Electric (LTE), MacDonald, Ohio; resold in October 2002 to Wheeling & Lake Erie 5413. (W&LE update from Dave Abeles) (photo)
 

EMD SD50 — 17 units
3500 horsepower; C-C trucks; 388,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
D&RGW 5501 Aug 1984 847022-01 1
D&RGW 5502 Aug 1984 847022-02 2
D&RGW 5503 Sep 1984 847022-03 3
D&RGW 5504 Sep 1984 847022-04 4
D&RGW 5505 Sep 1984 847022-05 5
D&RGW 5506 Sep 1984 847022-06 6
D&RGW 5507 Sep 1984 847022-07 7
D&RGW 5508 Sep 1984 847022-08 8
D&RGW 5509 Sep 1984 847022-09 9
D&RGW 5510 Sep 1984 847022-10 10
D&RGW 5511 Sep 1984 847022-11 11
D&RGW 5512 Sep 1984 847022-12 12
D&RGW 5513 Sep 1984 847022-13 13
D&RGW 5514 Sep 1984 847022-14 14
D&RGW 5515 Sep 1984 847022-15 15
D&RGW 5516 Sep 1984 847022-16 16
D&RGW 5517 Sep 1984 847022-17 17

General Notes:

a. Equipped with EMD's Super Series wheel slip control.
b. To reduce costs, these 17 units were built as an add-on order to a 20-unit Chessie System (B&O) SD50 order (EMD order 837081), for B&O 8576-8595 in July and August 1984. The units were essentially Chessie units in D&RGW paint, and included many Chessie features, such as "mail slot" battery box covers, hood mounted bell, Chessie air horns, and no signal light in the low nose, which was added for D&RGW upon delivery by Mid America Car in Kansas City. (Information from Nathan Holmes, Robert Harmen, and Jim Eager; see also Diesel Era magazine, Volume 3, Number 1, January-February 1992.)
c. C&NW tested four newly completed D&RGW SD50s in late September and early October 1984. Delivered with builder dates of September 1984, the D&RGW units were tested on coal trains in C&NW's recently completed Powder River Subdivision. C&NW's own SD50s were delivered just over a year later. (part from CTC Board, December 1984, page 4)

D&RGW SD50s were loaned to C&NW for a demonstration on unit coal trains on from their new line to the Powder River Basin. This was before the units were sent to Mid America Car in Kansas City. The remainder of the order was delivered directly to Mid America for Gyralights and other D&RGW items. (Information from Galen Coupe.)
d. D&RGW 5504, 5510, 5511, 5513, 5514, 5516, 5517 (seven units) were repainted to SP during 1994 to 1996, using the large version of the flying Southern Pacific lettering. D&RGW reporting marks were retained on the cab side.
e. All of the former D&RGW SD50s were renumbered from their UP 5095-5111 series to the UP 9845-9861 series in 2002 to clear the 5000 series for use by new UP SD70Ms.
f. All 17 units retired by UP on 15 June 2007 upon expiration of lease; returned to owner.

Notes:

1. D&RGW 5501 was renumbered to UP 5095 on 5 September 2001; to UP 9845 on 5 August 2002.
2. D&RGW 5502 was renumbered to UP 5096 on 27 July 2001; to UP 9846 on 11 June 2002.
3. D&RGW 5503 was renumbered to UP 9849 on 13 April 2005.
4. D&RGW 5504 was renumbered to SP 5504 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5098 on 23 June 2001; to UP 9847 on 21 June 2002.
5. D&RGW 5505 was renumbered to UP 5099 on 18 November 2000; to UP 9848 on 28 May 2002.
6. D&RGW 5506 was renumbered to UP 5100 on 4 September 2001; to UP 9850 on 26 September 2002.
7. D&RGW 5507 was renumbered to UP 9851 on 30 August 2005.
8. D&RGW 5508 was renumbered to UP 5102 on 2 August 2001; to UP 9852 on 30 August 2002.
9. D&RGW 5509 was renumbered to UP 5103 on 29 December 2000; to UP 9853 on 31 July 2002.
10. D&RGW 5510 was renumbered to SP 5510 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5104 on 30 April 1998; to UP 9854 on 24 July 2002.
11. D&RGW 5511 was renumbered to SP 5511 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5105 on 11 December 2001; to UP 9855 on 15 August 2002.
12. D&RGW 5512 was renumbered to UP 5106 on 18 February 1998; to UP 9856 on 26 July 2002.
13. D&RGW 5513 was renumbered to SP 5513 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5107 on 11 October 2001; to UP 9857 on 25 July 2002.
14. D&RGW 5514 was renumbered to SP 5514 in mid 1994 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5108 on 13 August 2001; renumbered to UP 9858 on 20 September 2002.
15. D&RGW 5515 was renumbered by cabside patch to UP 5109 on 3 October 2001; renumbered to UP 9859 on 18 September 2002.
16. D&RGW 5516 was renumbered to SP 5516 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5110 on 14 November 1997; renumbered to UP 9860 on 8 August 2002.
17. D&RGW 5517 was renumbered to SP 5517 (with D&RGW reporting mark on cab side); to UP 5111 on 5 October 2001; renumbered to UP 9861 on 18 September 2002.

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