List of Fairbanks-Morse locomotives

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Fairbanks-Morse, is a historic American (and Canadian) industrial scale manufacturer. It later diversified into pumps, engines and industrial supplies. One arm of the company is now a diesel engine manufacturer located in Beloit, Wisconsin and has specialized in the manufacture of opposed piston diesel engines for United States Naval vessels and railroad locomotives since 1932. The diesel railroad locomotives the company produced are as follows:

Cab units[edit]

Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
FM Erie-built 1945–1949 82 A units
29 B units
A1A-A1A FM 38D-10
opposed piston
2,000 hp (1.49 MW) Olympian Hiawatha 1947.JPG
FM OP800 1939 6 A1A-2 FM 38D-5
opposed piston
800 hp (0.60 MW) Retired Georgia Northern Railway #2, a Fairbanks-Morse Model OP800 railcar.
FM P-12-42 1957–1958 4 B-2 FM 38D-8
Opposed piston
1,200 hp (0.89 MW) An FM P-12-42, Boston and Maine Railroad #1

C-liners[edit]

Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
FM CFA-16-4 1950–1953 36 B-B FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
FM CFB-16-4 1950–1953 18 B-B FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
FM CFA-20-4 1950–1953 12 B-B FM 38D-10
opposed piston
2,000 hp (1.49 MW)
FM CFB-20-4 1950–1953 3 B-B FM 38D-10
opposed piston
2,000 hp (1.49 MW)
FM CPA-20-5 1950–1953 8 B-A1A FM 38D-10
opposed piston
2,000 hp (1.49 MW)
FM CPA-24-5 1950–1953 22 B-A1A FM 38D-12
opposed piston
2,400 hp (1.79 MW)
The following C-liners were only produced by F-M's Canadian licensee,
the Canadian Locomotive Company:
Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
CLC CPA-16-4 1950–1954 39 B-B FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
CLC CFB-16-4 1950–1954 15 B-B FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
CLC CPA-16-5 1950–1954 6 B-A1A FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
CLC CFB-16-5 1950–1954 6 B-A1A FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)

Switchers[edit]

Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
FM H-10-44 1944–1950 195 B-B FM 38D-6
opposed piston
1,000 hp (0.75 MW) Milw 760 at IRM.jpg
FM H-12-44 1950–1961 334 B-B FM 38D-6
opposed piston
1,200 hp (0.89 MW) SP 1487 FM H-12-44.jpg
FM H-12-44TS 1956 3 B-B FM 38D-6
opposed piston
1,200 hp (0.89 MW)
The following switchers were only produced by F-M's Canadian licensee,
the Canadian Locomotive Company.
Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
FM H-12-46 1951–1953 30 A1A-A1A FM 38D-6
opposed piston
1,200 hp (0.89 MW)

Road Switchers[edit]

Model Build year Total produced Wheel
arrangement
Prime mover Power output Image
FM H-15-44 1947–1950 35
B-B
FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,500 hp (1.12 MW) Fairbanks Morse FM H-15-44.jpg
FM H-16-44 1950–1963 299 B-B FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW) Vgn-36 south norfolk.jpg
FM H-20-44 1947–1954 96 B-B FM 38D-10
opposed piston
2,000 hp (1.49 MW) Union Pacific -1366.jpg
FM H-16-66
(“Baby Train Master”)
1951–1958 59 C-C FM 38D-8
opposed piston
1,600 hp (1.19 MW)
FM H-24-66
(Train Master)
1951–1958 107 C-C FM 38D-12
opposed piston
2,400 hp (1.79 MW) CPR 8909, a Canadian Locomotive Company H-24-66 Train Master.JPG

References[edit]

  • Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The second diesel spotter's guide. Kalmbach Publishing, Waukesha, WI. ISBN 0-89024-026-4. 

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