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Roster of Diesel and Turbine Locomotives, 1934-2009

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EMD GP9 -- 40 units
1750 horsepower; B-B trucks; 245,700 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired

Notes
UP 205 Jan 1954 19091 Sep 1978 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in December 1978; sold to U.S. Department of Transportation 004, Pueblo, Colorado in February 1980.
UP 206 Jan 1954 19092 Aug 1978 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in December 1978; sold to ICG March 1984.
UP 207 Jan 1954 19093 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976, rebuilt by CRI&P-Silvis in May 1977; sold to Amtrak 766 in April 1978.
UP 208 Jan 1954 19094 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976, leased to Amtrak as Precision 208 (still in UP paint) April 1977, rebuilt to Amtrak 763 in August 1977. Used by Amtrak in Los Angeles, California; sold to Chrome Crankshaft Co., Chicago, Illinois moved to Chrome's San Bernardino, California, facility in November 1987.
UP 209 Jan 1954 19095 Aug 1985 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas in October 1985.
UP 210 Jan 1954 19096 Jan 1980 Sold to Rail Car Corp., Denver, Colorado in July 1980; scrapped by April 1981.
UP 211 Jan 1954 19097 May 1985 Sold to Great Western Railway 211, Loveland, Colorado 10 June 1985.
UP 212 Jan 1954 19098 Mar 1982 Wrecked during late 1977; sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington in October 1982.
UP 213 Jan 1954 19099 Dec 1979 Sold to Bargains Galore, Vancouver, Washington in September 1980; scrapped by Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington in December 1980.
UP 214 Jan 1954 19100 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4383 May 1977; sold to Relco RE1613 in April 1990.
UP 215 Jan 1954 19101 8 Oct 1985 Sold for scrap to David J. Joseph Co., Plymouth, Utah in March 1986.
UP 216 Jan 1954 19102 Oct 1979 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in February 1980.
UP 217 Jan 1954 19103 Jun 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 15 June 1981.
UP 218 Jan 1954 19104 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4380 in April 1977; sold to Relco in April 1990, chop-nosed and leased to Great Smoky Mountain Railroad 711.
UP 219 Jan 1954 19105 May 1979 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in December 1979.
UP 220 Jan 1954 19106 Jan 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 5 January 1981.
UP 221 Jan 1954 19107 May 1979 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in December 1979.
UP 222 Jan 1954 19108 Aug 1985 Sold to Wilson Railway Co., Des Moines, Iowa in October 1985; scrapped in July 1991.
UP 223 Jan 1954 19109 Jan 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 22 January 1981.
UP 224 Jan 1954 19110 Feb 1979 Sold to Morrison Knudsen, 1 October 1979, in storage on UP trackage until moved in February 1980 to Boise for rebuild; rebuilt (including adding dynamic braking) and sold to Kyle Railways, 21 March 1980, lettered for San Diego & Arizona Eastern 101; to San Joaquin Valley Railroad 101; to Western Rail Incorporated (WRIX) 1761; to Lake County Railroad (LCR) 1761 in October 2005. (information from Ken Harrison via LocoNotes, November 5, 2005; see also High Desert Rails summary of LCR, which wrongly says that LCR 1761 is ex UP 261)
UP 225 Jan 1954 19111 May 1979 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in December 1979.
UP 226 Jan 1954 19112 Jun 1983 Sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington in August 1984.
UP 227 Jan 1954 19113 Jan 1976 Wrecked on 5 December 1975 at North Platte, Nebraska; scrapped by UP at Omaha, Nebraska in January 1976.
UP 228 Jan 1954 19114 Oct 1979 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in October 1980.
UP 229 Jan 1954 19115 Oct 1980 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 6 February 1981; used in lease service as NIMX 229, still in UP paint, seen in March 1981 at Indiana Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard in Riverdale, Illinois, and on May 3, 1981 at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at or near the McGraw-Edison plant. (NIMX 229 information from N. L. Pitsch via email on November 20, 2007; also email from Sam Beck, dated October 17, 2009)
UP 230 Jan 1954 19116 May 1979 Suffered an electrical fire and traded to GE, 13 March 1980; sold to Louisiana & North West Railroad, Gibsland, Louisiana, used for parts; scrapped by L&NW.
UP 231 Jan 1954 19117 Aug 1985 Sold for scrap to Durbano, Ogden, Utah, 15 November 1985.
UP 232 Jan 1954 19118 Jul 1985 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas, 30 August 1985.
UP 233 Jan 1954 19119 30 Dec 1982 Wrecked (bent frame) at Kansas City, Kan; sold for scrap to Durbano, Ogden, Utah in November 1983.
UP 234 Jan 1954 19120 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976, rebuilt by CRI&P-Silvis in May 1977; sold to Amtrak 768 in April 1978.
UP 235 Jan 1954 19121 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4398 in October 1977.
UP 236 Jan 1954 19122 Oct 1981 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 25 February 1982.
UP 237 Jan 1954 19123 Feb 1982 Sold to Bargains Galore, Vancouver, Washington in July 1982; scrapped by General Metals, Tacoma, Washington in October 1982.
UP 238 Jan 1954 19124 Aug 1978 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in November 1978; sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in April 1979.
UP 239 Jan 1954 19125 Aug 1978 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in January 1979.
UP 240 Jan 1954 19126 Oct 1981 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 25 February 1982.
UP 241 Jan 1954 19127 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976, rebuilt by CRI&P-Silvis in May 1977; sold to Amtrak 765 in April 1978.
UP 242 Jan 1954 19128 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976, delivered March 1977, rebuilt by CRI&P-Silvis in May 1977; sold to Amtrak 767 in April 1978.
UP 243 Jan 1954 19129 Aug 1980 Sold to ATSF, 13 March 1981, rebuilt to ATSF yard slug 101, completed on 12 June 1981.
UP 244 Jan 1954 19130 Dec 1979 Scrapped by UP at Omaha, Nebraska in March 1981.

General Notes:

a. UP 222 was equipped with refrigerator enclosure, behind cab on fireman's side, in December 1982.
b. Not equipped with dynamic braking.
c. Built on EMD order number 5320.
   

EMD GP9 -- 5 units
1750 horsepower; B-B trucks; 248,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired

Notes
UP 245   Mar 1954 19552 Sep 1977 Wrecked on June 4, 1977 at Bosler, Wyoming; scrapped by UP at Omaha, Nebraska in December 1977.
UP 246   Jun 1954 19565 Jun 1982 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas, 22 October 1982.
UP 247   Jun 1954 19566 Jan 1984 Sold to Fritz Enterprises, Riverdale, Illinois in January 1985.
UP 248   Jun 1954 19567 Jul 1984 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas in December 1984.
UP 249 UP 204 May 1954 19205 Jan 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 2 February 1981.

General Notes:

a. UP 245-249 were leased to Camas Prairie Railroad at Lewiston, Idaho, throughout their operating career. Camas Prairie Railroad was a joint operation between Union Pacific and Northern Pacific (later Burlington Northern), with each road furnishing 50 percent of the required equipment for Camas Prairie operation.
b. UP 245 was built as an EMD GP9 demonstrator. Prior to being built, EMD planned on using the unit in demonstration service, then sell it at a reduced price. The locomotive was purchased by UP in May 1954 for, and leased to, the Camas Prairie Railroad.
c. After UP 245 was wrecked in mid-1977, it was replaced in dedicated Camas Prairie service by UP 293.
d. UP 246-248 were ordered for and leased to Camas Prairie Railroad. The units were ordered after the purchase of UP 245; all four units were delivered at the same time.
e. UP 249 was built as UP 204; renumbered from UP 204 to UP 249 in August 1955 for lease to the Camas Prairie Railroad. Originally, UP had selected number 244 as an additional unit for lease to the Camas Prairie, joining UP 245-248, but the Camas Prairie rejected UP 244 because it lacked dynamic braking. UP then selected 204, renumbering it to 249 in order to keep the units leased to Camas Prairie consecutively numbered. During 1978 the unit was positively identified as being the former 204; remnants of the original number could still be seen under the later number.
f. UP 245 was built on EMD order number 6531; a check of the actual frame number revealed an unusual five-digit number, 65311, which may have been the original EMD project number as a demonstrator locomotive.
g. UP 246-248 were built on EMD order number 5347.
h. UP 249 was built on EMD order number 5321.
   

EMD GP9 -- 45 units
1750 horsepower; B-B trucks; 246,800 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired

Notes
UP 250 Aug 1954 19775 Dec 1978 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 20 September 1979.
UP 251 Aug 1954 19776 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4390 in July 1977; sold to Relco RE1614 in April 1990.
UP 252 Aug 1954 19777 2 Nov 1982 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas in May 1983.
UP 253 Aug 1954 19778 Jan 1980 Sold for scrap to Azcon Hyman Michaels, Alton, Illinois in September 1980.
UP 254 Aug 1954 19779 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4395 August 1977; sold to Relco RE1609 in April 1990; leased to Richmond Belt Line, Richmond, California, in December 1990, lettered for Western Plant Services, Inc., Division of Hall-Buck Marine, Inc.; to RLCX 1609; leased to North Star Steel, McConnico, Arizona, seen there on 18 May 2004, lettered for Cargill North Star Steel Arizona. (Thanks to Norm Metcalf for the RLCX update.)
UP 255 Aug 1954 19780 Jun 1980 Sold to ATSF, 13 March 1981, rebuilt to ATSF yard slug 102, completed on 31 July 1981.
UP 256 Aug 1954 19781 8 Oct 1985 Sold for scrap to Durbano, Ogden, Utah in December 1985.
UP 257 Aug 1954 19782 Oct 1981 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 25 February 1982.
UP 258 Aug 1954 19783 May 1979 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 20 September 1979.
UP 259 Aug 1954 19784 May 1979 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 17 October 1979.
UP 260 Aug 1954 19785 15 Mar 1984 Sold for scrap to David J. Joseph Co., Jewett, Texas in July 1984.
UP 261 Aug 1954 19786 Dec 1979 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 7 January 1981.
UP 262 Aug 1954 19787 Mar 1980 Sold to L. G. Everist, 2 December 1980, lettered for Dakota & Iowa Railroad 2 in early 1982.
UP 263 Aug 1954 19860 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4385 in June 1977; sold to Relco RE1610 in April 1990; to Arcadian Railway 1610.
UP 264 Aug 1954 19861 Jun 1983 Sold to Bargains Galore, Vancouver, Washington 1 October 1984; scrapped by Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington in December 1984.
UP 265 Aug 1954 19862 Nov 1984 Sold for scrap to Durbano, Ogden, Utah in November 1985.
UP 266 Aug 1954 19863 Apr 1981 Sold to Bargains Galore, Vancouver, Washington 20 July 1981; scrapped by General Metals, Tacoma, Washington.
UP 267 Aug 1954 19864 Aug 1980 Sold to ATSF, 13 March 1981, rebuilt to ATSF yard slug 103, completed on 14 September 1981.
UP 268 Aug 1954 19865 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4387 in June 1977; sold to Relco RE1612 in April 1990.
UP 269 Aug 1954 19866 Jul 1982 Sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington 24 December 1982.
UP 270 Aug 1954 19867 17 Jul 1978 Wrecked on 21 June 1978 at Idaho Falls, Idaho; scrapped by UP at Pocatello, Idaho in August 1978.
UP 271 Sep 1954 19868 Jan 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 2 February 1981.
UP 272 Sep 1954 19869 18 Mar 1985 Sold to Great Western Railway 272, Loveland, Colorado 10 June 1985; leased to Railtex, lettered for Austin & Northwestern (AUNW) 272 in August 1986, in service on AUNW until at least 1991
UP 273 Sep 1954 19870 Aug 1978 Sold to Bargains Galore, Vancouver, Washington 15 February 1979, unit remained on UP until resold to Diesel Electric Service, St. Paul, Minnesota in February 1979; sold to LaSalle & Bureau County 273; sold to Texas North Western 273, later sold to Kiamichi 900. To Texas North Orient 908, to GLNX, Millard, Nebraska in July 1995.
UP 274 Sep 1954 19871 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt by C&NW-Oelwein to C&NW GP7R 4396 in September 1977.
UP 275 Sep 1954 19872 May 1983 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey in February 1984.
UP 276 Sep 1954 19873 3 Sep 1975 Wrecked in July 1975 at Bassett, Wyoming; scrapped by UP at Pocatello, Idaho in September 1975.
UP 277 Sep 1954 19874 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4382 in May 1977; sold to Relco in April 1990, chop-nosed and leased to Great Smoky Mountain Railroad 777.
UP 278 Sep 1954 19875 May 1978 Sold to Morrison Knudsen in February 1979; rebuilt to MK 5001, a Sulzer powered TE50-4S in early July 1979, using a Sulzer Model 6-ASL 25/30, 6-cylinder, 1500 horsepower engine; in national lease service in Canada and on several U. S. railroads, including Boston & Albany, Conrail, Chicago & North Western, and Maine Central; later sold to Morristown & Erie Railway (ME) 22.
UP 279 Sep 1954 19876 Oct 1979 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1980.
UP 280 Sep 1954 19877 Jul 1982 Sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington 24 December 1982.
UP 281 Sep 1954 19878 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4394 in August 1977; sold to Relco RE1616 in April 1990.
UP 282 Sep 1954 19879 May 1978 Sold to ICG in November 1978; sold to ICG, rebuilt to ICG GP11 8702 in June 1979.
UP 283 Sep 1954 19880 Jan 1981 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois 2 February 1981.
UP 284 Sep 1954 19881 Aug 1984 Sold for scrap to Durbano, Ogden, Utah in December 1984.
UP 285 Sep 1954 19882 Dec 1979 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1980.
UP 286 Sep 1954 19883 May 1979 Traded to GE, 13 March 1980; sold to Louisiana & North West Railroad, Gibsland, Louisiana in January 1981, rebuilt, with chop-nose, to L&NW 51, completed in May 1984.
UP 287 Sep 1954 19884 Mar 1980 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 7 January 1981.
UP 288 Sep 1954 19885 May 1979 Sold for scrap to Azcon Hyman Michaels, Alton, Illinois in December 1979.
UP 289 Sep 1954 19886 Aug 1978 Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 12 February 1979. Long hood sold to B&M, used to repair wreck damaged B&M GP9 1825.
UP 290 Sep 1954 19887 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4381 in May 1977.
UP 291 Sep 1954 19888 18 Mar 1985 Sold to National Railway Equipment, 8 January 1988.
UP 292 Sep 1954 19889 Sep 1976 Sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois in September 1976; sold to C&NW in April 1977, rebuilt to C&NW GP7R 4392 in July 1977.
UP 293 Sep 1954 19890 Aug 1980 Assigned to Camas Prairie in 1977, after UP 245 was wrecked; sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, 7 January 1981.
UP 294 Sep 1954 19891 Sep 1984 Sold for scrap to Erman Corp., Turner, Kansas in December 1984.

General Notes:

a. UP 256 was the last operating GP9 on Union Pacific. Its last day of service was in Omaha yard, on 8 August 1985; removed from service on 13 August 1985.
b. UP 261 was equipped with AiResearch turbochargers in May 1956 and was the third unit (UP 281 and UP 185B were the first and second units respectively) to be turbocharged in UP's turbocharging program of 1955-56. The turbochargers were removed in 1962 or 1963, with the unit being rebuilt back to a standard GP9. (Read more about UP's GP9 turbocharging program)
c. UP 281 was equipped with AiResearch turbochargers in December 1955 and was the first unit (UP 185B and UP 261 were the second and third units respectively) to be turbocharged in UP's turbocharging program of 1955-56. The turbochargers were removed in 1962 or 1963, at which time the unit was rebuilt back to a standard GP9. (Read more about UP's GP9 turbocharging program)
d. UP 283 participated in the GP9 turbocharging program by having extra openings cut in its car body as a test to investigate engine operating temperatures on a Roots blower-equipped, normal GP9, compared to turbocharger-equipped GP9B 185B. The temperature difference was not significant, but the openings remained throughout the 283's life. UP 283 was not turbocharged.
e. UP 250-262 were built on EMD order number 5361.
f. UP 263-294 were built on EMD order number 5362.
   

EMD GP9 -- 5 units
1750 horsepower; B-B trucks; operating weight (see general note, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Steam Generator
Removed
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 295 Sep 1954 19892 Jun 1972 15 Mar 1984 1.
UP 296 Sep 1954 19893 Dec 1972 18 Mar 1985 2.
UP 297 Sep 1954 19894 Jan 1973 Oct 1979 3.
UP 298 Sep 1954 19895 Mar 1973 Jul 1982 4.
UP 299 Sep 1954 19896 Apr 1972 Jul 1982 5.

General Notes:

a. UP 295-299 equipped new with steam generators, with 800 gallon fuel tanks and 800 gallon water tanks for service system wide on local passenger trains. The steam generators were removed, and 2400 gallon fuel tanks were applied, on the dates shown.
b. Operating weight, with steam generators: 255,500 pounds; without steam generators: 257,050 pounds.
c. Built on EMD order number 5363.

Notes:

1. UP 295 was sold for scrap to David J. Joseph Co., Jewett, Texas in July 1984.
2. UP 296 was sold to Great Western Railway 296, Loveland, Colorado 10 June 1985; removed from service in 2000 and stored at Longmont, Colorado; sold to Boulder County Railroad Historical Society in May 2003; moved for display to Boulder, Colorado, in October 2003; BCRHS changed to Boulder Valley Railroad Historical Society in 2011; BVRHS ended operations in early 2015; former GW 296 was sold to Heber Valley Historic Railroad at Heber, Utah; moved by truck from Boulder to Heber beginning on December 18, 2015; delayed entering Utah, held at Evanson, Wyoming until December 29; placed on the rails at Heber on December 30, 2015.
3. UP 297 was sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal Co., Newark, New Jersey in May 1980.
4. UP 298 was sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington 24 December 1982.
5. UP 299 was sold for scrap to General Metals, Tacoma, Washington 24 December 1982.
   

GE B30-7 -- 1 unit
3000 horsepower; B-B trucks; 280,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
UP Number
Date
Retired
UP 262 SSW 7776 Mar 1980 42790 7 Jun 1997 19 Dec 2001 (also 28 Feb 2005)

General Notes:

a. Original total of 110 units on SP; 102 units went to UP at merger; SP retired eight units (SP 7800, 7809, 7810, 7821, 7846, 7854, 7868, and 7881) prior to the merger.
b. Assigned UP 262 as part of the UP 260-361 group in September 1997; assigned UP 7776 as part of the UP 7742-7873 group in December 1999; not renumbered prior to retirement in 2001; other units either retired or renumbered direct from their SP and SSW numbers to the UP 7742-7873 series.

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