Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

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Bangor and Aroostook Railroad
Bangor Aroostook Logo 1918.jpg
Reporting mark BAR
Locale Maine
Dates of operation 1891–2003
Successor Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
Maine Northern Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Bangor, Maine
Potatoes were important enough to the railroad that men were hired to tend to them during shipment. This worker's pass entitled him to a trip back to his hometown.
The railroad's Aroostook Flyer passenger train, c. 1950s
BAR #350 EMD GP38
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad engine car at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, Maine

The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad (reporting mark BAR) was a United States railroad company that brought rail service to Arostook County in northern Maine. Brightly painted BAR box cars attracted national attention in the 1950s.[1] First-generation diesel locomotives operated on BAR until they were museum pieces.[2] The economic downturn of the 1980s coupled with the departure of heavy industry from northern Maine forced the railroad to seek a buyer and end operations in 2003.

History[edit]

The company was incorporated in 1891 to combine the lines of the former Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad and the Bangor and Katahdin Iron Works Railway. It was based in Bangor and lines extended from there to Oakfield and Houlton in 1894. The line was extended from Houlton to Fort Fairfield and Caribou in 1895. A parallel branch line was extended from Oakfield to Ashland in 1896. A branch was built from Caribou to Limestone in 1897, and the main line extended from Caribou to Van Buren in 1899. The Ashland Branch was extended to Fort Kent in 1902. A southern extension was completed in 1905 through Northern Maine Junction to Searsport on Penobscot Bay. The Medford Cutoff from Packard to South Lagrange was completed in 1907; and a branch was built from Millinocket to a new paper mill in East Millinocket. Rails were extended up the St. John River from Van Buren through Madawaska and Fort Kent to St. Francis in 1910; and Mapleton was connected to Stockholm and Presque Isle on the main line, and to Squa Pan on the Ashland branch. An international bridge was constructed over the St. John River between Van Buren and St. Leonard, NB in 1915 to connect with the Canadian Pacific Railway and National Transcontinental Railway (later merged into the Canadian National Railway).[3]

BAR began hauling potatoes in heated box cars in 1895.[4] Potatoes provided a stable income source through the great depression, and provided 50% of the railroad's revenue following World War II.[5] BAR had the 2nd largest United States railroad-owned reefer fleet (after Santa Fe) during the 1950s.[6] BAR made an arrangement with Pacific Fruit Express whereby PFE reefers shipped Maine potatoes during winter months and BAR reefers carried California produce during the summer and autumn.[7] While potatoes started moving by truck following completion of the Interstate Highway System into northern Maine in the 1960s, what actually resulted in the railroad losing its potato business forever was the Penn Central Transportation Company (PC), whose interchange service became so bad during the winter of 1969–70 that a large portion of the 1969 potato crop was spoiled by freezing when car heaters ran out of fuel. The claims process against PC was not resolved prior to PC's bankruptcy declaration the following June. As a result, several potato farms went out of business; and those that survived distrusted rail service and never returned to using the railroad.[8]

Inbound chemicals and outbound paper from mills on the Penobscot River at Millinocket and East Millinocket were major revenue sources for the BAR from 1900.[9] Another paper mill was built in Madawaska in 1925.[10] Pulpwood and wood chips to the paper mills became increasingly important as potato loadings declined.[11] The remote port facilities at Searsport were a preferred loading point for ammunition during World War II;[12] and BAR transported heating coal and aircraft fuel to Loring AFB for Strategic Air Command bombers through the Cold War. BAR painted 2,500 box cars in the red, white and blue colors of the US flag during the 1950s. A less expensive oxide red paint scheme with large white reporting marks was adopted during the Vietnam War.[13]

EMD GP38Q BAR 357 switches a potato packing plant in Ucon, Idaho, 2002.
Routes of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. Magenta routes are in service as of 2006 while red routes are abandoned.
Newspaper ad for tourism to Maine via the B&R, from 1921.

The line from Brownville Junction to Katahdin Iron Works was abandoned in 1922, but the rails remained in place until 1933.[14] BAR passenger train service ended in 1961.[15] Bus service, which began in 1936, continued with buses lettered for Bangor and Aroostook running on Greyhound Lines schedules between Aroostook County and New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal until 1984.[16] The Greenville branch was dismantled from 1962 to 1964.[17] Several Aroostook County segments were abandoned when potato traffic disappeared in the 1970s. In 1995, the BAR was acquired by Iron Road Railways. In 2002, the company was declared bankrupt, and in 2003 its lines were sold to Rail World, Inc., which initially incorporated them into the newly formed Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway. In 2010, the 233 miles (375 km) of track from Millinocket north to the Canadian border were sold to the state of Maine for $20 million[18] to be operated by Irving's Maine Northern Railway. MM&A kept the line from the Millinocket paper mills south to Searsport; after its 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment and bankruptcy, the line was sold to Fortress Investments as the Central Maine and Quebec Railway.

Notable BAR Named Passenger service Trains,

  • The Aroostook Flyer ( pictured at right) Lastly pulled by EMD E7 BAR #10 ( ex #700) with Coaches and dinning service available.
  • The Potatoland Special Lastly pulled by EMD E7 BAR #11 ( ex #701) with Sleeper car and coaches/dining service available.( ref Dec 1956 timetables). In 1962 The twin E7's were re-geared for Freight service.

Steam locomotives[edit]

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes[19]
1 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 12/95 1647 ex#27 rebuilt 1915 to 4-4-0 #215
2 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 12/95 1648 ex#28 rebuilt 1915 to 4-4-0 #216
3 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 1/96 1649 ex#29 rebuilt 1921 sold to Woodstock Railroad #4
4 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 1/96 1650 ex#30 rebuilt 1915 to 4-4-0 #214
10 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 5/94 1620 ex#17 rebuilt 1922 scrapped 8/1929
11 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 5/94 1621 ex#18 rebuilt 1921 scrapped 8/1929
12 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 6/94 1622 ex#19 rebuilt 1924 scrapped 12/1930
13 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 6/94 1623 ex#20 rebuilt 1923 scrapped 8/1929
20 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 6/99 1699 ex#35 scrapped 12/1936
21 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 6/99 1700 ex#36 scrapped 12/1936
30 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 8/99 1709 ex#38 sold 1916
31 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 8/99 1710 ex#39 sold 1917
32 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 10/99 1717 ex#40 sold 1916
33 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 4/99 1697 sold 1917
34 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 4/99 1698 sold 1913
35 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 10/99 1718 ex#41 sold 1917
36 Manchester Locomotive Works 2-6-0 11/99 1719 ex#42 sold 1917
50 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1788 sold 8/1928 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #17
51 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1789 scrapped 1934
52 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1790 sold 8/1928 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #18
53 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1791 scrapped 1935
54 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 7/01 1782 ex#44 sold 1/1940 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #19
55 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 3/02 26022 scrapped 6/50
56 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 3/02 26023 scrapped 1933
57 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 3/02 26024 scrapped 8/1929
58 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 3/02 26025 scrapped 2/1948
59 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 3/02 26026 scrapped 1939
60 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 7/01 1783 ex#45 sold 11/1939 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #20
61 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1784 ex#46 sold 4/1945 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #61
62 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1785 ex#47 scrapped 1938
63 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1786 ex#48 scrapped 12/1930
64 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 8/01 1787 ex#49 scrapped 4/1927
65 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 5/05 31137 scrapped 6/1950
66 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 5/05 31138 scrapped 12/1951
67 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 5/05 31139 scrapped 5/1951
68 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 5/05 31140 scrapped 5/1952
69 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 7/05 37518 scrapped 1937
70 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 5/05 37519 scrapped 1935
71 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 1/07 41434 ex#78 scrapped 6/1950
72 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/05 38813 scrapped 1929
73 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/05 38814 scrapped 1935
74 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/05 38815 scrapped 1929
75 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/05 38816 scrapped 5/1951
76 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/05 38817 scrapped 1929
77 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 12/06 41433 scrapped 1931
82 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43362 scrapped 1935
83 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43363 scrapped 1936
84 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43364 scrapped 1936
85 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43365 scrapped 5/1951
86 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43366 scrapped 1935
87 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 9/07 43367 scrapped 1941
90 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50547 superheated 1926 scrapped 8/1951
91 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50548 superheated 1926 scrapped 12/1951
92 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50549 superheated 1927 rebuilt 1935 scrapped 5/1952
93 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50550 superheated 1917 rebuilt 1939 scrapped 6/1951
94 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50551 superheated 1928 scrapped 12/1951
95 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 11/11 50552 superheated 1918 scrapped 5/1951
100 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 11/29 68218 scrapped 1/53
101 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 11/29 68219 scrapped 6/50
102 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 11/29 68220 scrapped 6/50
103 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 11/29 68221 scrapped 1/53
104 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 10/30 68525 scrapped 6/50
105 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 10/30 68526 scrapped 6/50
106 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 10/30 68527 scrapped 1/53
107 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 10/35 68705 scrapped 6/50
108 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 10/35 68706 scrapped 1/53
109 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 2/45 73055 scrapped 1/53
120 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 7/29 67987 ex- New York, Ontario and Western Railway #452 purchased 6/1945 scrapped 6/1949
121 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 7/29 67989 ex- New York, Ontario and Western Railway #454 purchased 6/1945 scrapped 6/1949
122 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 7/29 67994 ex- New York, Ontario and Western Railway #459 purchased 6/1945 scrapped 6/1949
123 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 7/29 67995 ex- New York, Ontario and Western Railway #460 purchased 6/1945 scrapped 6/1949
124 ALCO Schenectady 4-8-2 7/29 67990 ex- New York, Ontario and Western Railway #455 purchased 6/1945 scrapped 2/1948
140 ALCO Rhode Island 4-6-0 10/06 41519 superheated 1916 scrapped 3/1947
141 ALCO Rhode Island 4-6-0 10/06 41520 superheated 1915 scrapped 6/1950
142 ALCO Rhode Island 4-6-0 10/06 41521 superheated 1915 scrapped 5/1951
170 ALCO Rhode Island 2-8-0 3/07 41522 scrapped 5/51
171 ALCO Rhode Island 2-8-0 3/07 41523 scrapped 6/49
172 ALCO Rhode Island 2-8-0 3/07 41524 scrapped 5/51
180 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 10/14 54944 wrecked 3/45
181 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 10/14 54945 scrapped 8/51
182 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 10/14 54946 scrapped 8/51
183 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 10/14 54947 scrapped 8/51
184 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 10/14 54948 scrapped 8/51
185 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 9/16 56742 scrapped 8/51
186 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62626 scrapped 5/51
187 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62627 scrapped 3/47
188 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62628 scrapped 6/50
189 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62629 scrapped 5/51
190 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62630 scrapped 5/51
191 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 1/21 62631 scrapped 5/51
192 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/24 65970 scrapped 6/50
193 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/24 65971 scrapped 8/51
194 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/24 65972 scrapped 8/51
195 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/24 65973 scrapped 5/51
196 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-8-0 3/13 39409 ex-Boston and Maine Railroad #2684 purchased 8/1946 scrapped 6/50
197 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 3/13 53253 ex-Boston and Maine Railroad #2692 purchased 8/1946 scrapped 12/47
200 Grant Locomotive Works 4-4-0 1876 ex-Patten and Sherman Railroad #1 acquired 1901 scrapped 1908
201 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 5/84 1195 ex-Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad #5 sold 1913
202 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 1/88 1368 ex-Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad #8 scrapped 1911
203 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 9/93 1596 ex#13 rebuilt 1921 scrapped 11/1930
204 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 9/93 1597 ex#14 rebuilt 1919 scrapped 2/1941
205 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 10/93 1598 ex#15 scrapped 1914
206 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 11/93 1617 ex#16 rebuilt 1920 sold 1940
207 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 9/94 1624 ex#21 rebuilt 1920 sold 1941
208 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 10/94 1625 ex#22 scrapped 7/1923
209 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 1/84 1172 ex-Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad #7 scrapped 1914
210 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 6/93 1592 ex#9 rebuilt 1919 sold 1936
211 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 7/93 1593 ex#10 rebuilt 1919 sold 11/1927 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad #16
212 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 8/93 1594 ex#11 scrapped 1937
213 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 8/93 1595 ex#12 sold 9/1936 Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad 2nd #16
214 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 1/96 1650 rebuilt from 2-6-0 #4 1915 scrapped 1923
215 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 12/95 1647 rebuilt from 2-6-0 #1 1915 scrapped 1924
216 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 12/95 1648 rebuilt from 2-6-0 #2 1915 scrapped 1924
220 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 10/95 1645 ex#31 scrapped 1923
221 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-4-0 10/95 1646 ex#32 scrapped 6/1924
230 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 2/95 1629 ex#23 scrapped 7/33
231 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 3/95 1630 ex#24 scrapped 8/25
232 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 5/95 1635 ex#25 scrapped 7/24
233 Manchester Locomotive Works 4-6-0 5/95 1636 ex#26 scrapped 7/23
234 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/07 43369 scrapped 1926
235 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 10/07 43370 scrapped 1926
240 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 1/02 26742 ex#60 scrapped 1928
241 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 1/02 26743 ex#61 scrapped 1930
242 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 1/02 26744 ex#62 rebuilt 1935 scrapped 11/50
243 ALCO Manchester 4-6-0 1/07 41435 ex#79 rebuilt 1935 scrapped 8/51
250 ALCO Schenectady 4-6-2 8/27 67422 scrapped 5/53
251 ALCO Schenectady 4-6-2 8/27 67423 scrapped 1953
252 ALCO Schenectady 4-6-2 8/27 67424 scrapped 3/45
253 ALCO Schenectady 4-6-2 8/27 67425 scrapped 12/53
254 ALCO Schenectady 4-6-2 8/27 67426 scrapped 12/53
300 Manchester Locomotive Works 0-4-0 2/97 1656 ex#37 sold 1917
310 Manchester Locomotive Works 0-6-0 1/00 1726 ex#43 sold 1917
311 Manchester Locomotive Works 0-6-0 7/01 1766 ex#54 sold 1916
320 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 3/05 31135 ex#63 scrapped 1935
321 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 3/05 31136 ex#64 scrapped 1935
322 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 7/05 37520 ex#71 scrapped 1937
323 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 1/07 41431 ex#80 scrapped 1935
324 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 1/07 41432 ex#81 scrapped 1936
325 ALCO Manchester 0-6-0 6/08 43368 scrapped 1937
330 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 11/28 67669 scrapped 8/1951
335 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 9/22 63439 ex- Boston and Maine Railroad #614 purchased 2/1946 scrapped 6/1950
336 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 9/22 63448 ex- Boston and Maine Railroad #623 purchased 2/1946 scrapped 6/1949
337 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 9/22 63454 ex- Boston and Maine Railroad #629 purchased 2/1946 scrapped 6/1950
338 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 9/22 63436 ex- Boston and Maine Railroad #611 purchased 2/1946 scrapped 6/1950
340 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 11/31 68599 scrapped 5/53
341 ALCO Schenectady 0-8-0 11/31 68600 scrapped 5/53
400 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/37 69022 scrapped 7/56
401 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/37 69023 scrapped 12/53
402 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/37 69024 scrapped 8/51
403 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/37 69025 scrapped 7/56
404 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 11/37 69026 scrapped 12/53
405 ALCO Schenectady 2-8-0 3/45 73054 scrapped 12/53

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes[2]
10 EMD E7A 4/49 8417 ex BAR #700 renumbered soon after arrival, re-geared for freight service 1961, and repainted BAR Freight blue. Noted for pulling the Named passenger train "Aroostook Flyer" from Bangor to Van Buren, ME. Traded to EMD 1967 towards a New GP38.
10 General Electric 65-ton 11/50 30806 ex- Fraser Papers #6 purchased 1972 sold 1974
11 EMD E7A 4/49 8615 ex BAR #701 renumbered soon after arrival, re-geared for freight service 1961, and repainted BAR Freight blue, Noted for Pulling the named passenger train "Potatoland Special" a sleeper from Bangor to Van Buren, ME. Traded to EMD 1967, towards a New GP38.
20 EMD NW2 4/49 8157 ex#800 sold 1970 Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England #26
20 Montreal Locomotive Works S-3 3/54 76434 ex- Fraser Papers #7 purchased 1972 sold 1975
20 EMD GP7 1952 ex-Santa Fe Railroad purchased 1991
21 EMD NW2 4/49 8158 ex#801 sold 1970 Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England #28
21 EMD GP7 1952 ex-Santa Fe Railroad purchased 1991
22 EMD NW2 4/49 8159 ex#802 sold 1967 Republic Steel #906
22 EMD GP7 1952 ex-Santa Fe Railroad purchased 1991
23 EMD NW2 4/49 8160 ex#803 sold 1967 Republic Steel #907
23 EMD GP7 1952 ex-Santa Fe Railroad #2206 purchased 1991
24 EMD GP7 1952 ex-Santa Fe Railroad #2023 purchased 1991
30 General Electric 1936 11785 ex- New Haven Railroad #0901 traded to EMD 3/66
30 EMD SW9 3/51 14103 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8935 purchased 1972 sold 1975
31 General Electric 1936 11786 ex- New Haven Railroad #0902 scrapped 1957
31 EMD SW9 3/51 14102 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8934 purchased 1972 sold 1975
32 General Electric 1936 11787 ex- New Haven Railroad #0903 scrapped 1965
32 EMD SW9 3/51 14104 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8936 purchased 1972
33 General Electric 1936 11788 ex- New Haven Railroad #0904 scrapped 1962
33 EMD SW9 3/51 14099 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8931 purchased 1972
34 General Electric 1936 11789 ex- New Haven Railroad #0905 traded to EMD 3/66
34 EMD SW9 3/51 14106 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8938 purchased 1972
35 EMD SW9 3/51 14101 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8933 purchased 1972
36 EMD SW9 3/51 14108 ex- Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad #8940 purchased 1972
37 EMD SW9 2/51 14110 ex- Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railroad #3 purchased 1972 sold 1975
38 EMD SW9 12/52 17224 ex- Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railroad #4 purchased 1972 sold 1975
39 EMD SW9 9/53 18710 ex- Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railroad #5 purchased 1972 sold 1975
40 EMD F3A 10/47 5170 ex#500 scrapped 3/84
41 EMD F3A 10/47 5171 ex#501 traded to EMD 9/67 towards the 3rd GP38 for Sept, 1967
42 EMD F3A 10/47 5172 ex#502,repainted original #502 and used as Heritage Unit for many years. Runs,Traction motors are out, but stored with it, in storage, Maine as of 2013 ( Oldest F3-A)
43 EMD F3A 10/47 5173 ex#503 traded to EMD 9/67
44 EMD F3A 5/48 5174 ex#504 sold 1986 Tri-State Historical,minus prime mover and generator,currently Restored as Lackawanna #663 and operates in PA, at Steamtown with sister #46 (ex 506) ( Oldest operating F3A with sister #663 )
45 EMD F3A 5/48 5175 ex#505 scrapped 3/84
46 EMD F3A 5/48 5180 ex#506 sold 1986 Anthracite Railroads Historical Society Restored, in Lackawanna paint as # 664. Works with Sister # 44 ( ex 504) in PA. at Steamtown ( Oldest operating F3A with Sister #663)
47 EMD F3A 5/48 5181 ex#507 rebuilt #49 in 1973 scrapped 11/84 at Derby shops.
50 EMD BL2 3/49 8161 ex#550 scrapped 4/84
51 EMD BL2 3/49 8162 ex#551 lightened by 10 tons for service on the Greenville Branch scrapped 1993
52 EMD BL2 3/49 8163 ex#552 As of 2014 operates as SNC #52 in passenger service pulling Super Domeliners at the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad, in NY
53 EMD BL2 3/49 8164 ex#553 wrecked 9/1972
54 EMD BL2 3/49 8165 ex#554 sold 1986 Wayne County, Pennsylvania
55 EMD BL2 3/49 8166 ex#555 scrapped 1/84
56 EMD BL2 4/49 8616 ex#556 lightened by 10 tons for service on the Greenville Branch
57 EMD BL2 4/49 ex#557 repainted original paint scheme in 1980 and named American Railfan. Currently on Static Display, Indoors, at the Cole transportation Museum in Bangor, ME., minus traction motors.
60 EMD GP7 11/50 9933 ex#560
61 EMD GP7 11/50 9934 ex#561 scrapped 1991
62 EMD GP7 11/50 9935 ex#562 wrecked 1985
63 EMD GP7 11/50 9936 ex#563
64 EMD GP7 11/50 9937 ex#564
65 EMD GP7 11/50 9938 ex#565
66 EMD GP7 11/50 9939 ex#566 sold 1991 last seen at MNNR in Minnesota in 2004, scrapped in 2005-6 pic to right [1]
67 EMD GP7 11/50 9940 ex#567
68 EMD GP7 11/50 9941 ex#568 to MMA
69 EMD GP7 11/50 9942 ex#569
70 EMD GP7 11/50 9943 ex#570
71 EMD GP7 11/50 9944 ex#571 to ACWR #710
72 EMD GP7 8/52 9945 ex#572 sold 1991 to MNNR
73 EMD GP7 8/52 9946 ex#573 painted Bicentennial red, white & blue in 1975, renumbered 1776 and named Jeremiah O'Brien TO MNNR
74 EMD GP7 8/52 9947 ex#574 sold 1991 to MNNR
75 EMD GP7 8/52 9948 ex#575
76 EMD GP9 6/54 19553
77 EMD GP9 6/54 19554 became California Western Railroad # 67 in 1998[20]
78 EMD GP9 6/54 19555
79 EMD GP9 6/54 19556 to MMA # 79
80 EMD GP9 6/54 19557
81 EMD GP38 2/66 31213 renumbered #361[21]
82 EMD GP38 2/66 31214 renumbered #358[21]
83 EMD GP38 3/67 33050 renumbered #357[21]
84 EMD GP38 3/67 33051 renumbered #365[21]
85 EMD GP38 3/67 33052 renumbered #350[21]
86 EMD GP38 9/67 33199 renumbered #352[21]
87 EMD GP38 9/67 33200 renumbered #359[21]
88 EMD GP38 9/67 33201 renumbered #360[21]
90 EMD GP38 12/67 7076-3 ex-Conrail #7662 purchased 1983 renumbered #354 [21]
91 EMD GP38 12/67 7076-4 ex-Conrail #7663 purchased 1983 renumbered #362[21]
92 EMD GP38 12/67 7076-5 ex-Conrail #7664 purchased 1983 renumbered #355[21]
93 EMD GP38 1969 7151-1 ex-Conrail #7661 purchased 1983 renumbered #353[21]
94 EMD GP38 1969 7154-2 ex-Conrail #7666 purchased 1983 renumbered #366[21]
95 EMD GP38 1967 ex-Missouri Pacific Railroad renumbered #363[21]
96 EMD GP38 1967 ex-Missouri Pacific Railroad renumbered #356[21]
97 EMD GP38 1969 ex-Missouri Pacific Railroad renumbered #364[21]
98 EMD GP38 1969 ex-Missouri Pacific Railroad renumbered #351[21]
600 EMD F3B 10/47 5176 sold to Pennsylvania Railroad #9530B
601 EMD F3B 10/47 5177 sold to Pennsylvania Railroad #9532B
602 EMD F3B 5/48 5178 sold to Pennsylvania Railroad #9534B
603 EMD F3B 5/48 5179 sold to Pennsylvania Railroad #9536B

References[edit]

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