Tacoma Rail

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Tacoma Rail
Tacoma Rail logo.png
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#3001, an EMD SD40-2, leads a passenger excursion over the ex-Milwaukee Road trestle in 2011.
Reporting mark TMBL, TRMW
Locale Tacoma, Washington
Dates of operation 1914–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Headquarters Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Rail (reporting marks TMBL, TRMW) is a shortline railroad. It is operated as a public utility and owned by the city of Tacoma, Washington as part of the municipally-owned Tacoma Public Utilities service. It provides rail services for freight switching. It is one of the largest short-line railroad systems in the United States, operating 16 diesel locomotives and over 150 miles of track, many of which are former Milwaukee Road and BNSF Railway lines around Western Washington.

Locomotive fleet[edit]

Locomotive fleet (as of February 2017)[1][2]
Unit No. Builder Model Year

Built

Purchased Notes
TMBL 1521 EMD MP-15AC 1982 5/3/2003 ex FNM 9823; née NDM 9823
TMBL 1522 EMD MP-15AC 1982 5/3/2003 ex FNM 9824; née NDM 9824
TMBL 1523 EMD MP-15AC 1982 5/3/2003 ex FNM 9825; née NDM 9825
TMBL 1524 EMD MP-15AC 1982 5/3/2003 ex FNM 9822; née NDM 9822
TMBL 2100 NRE 3GS21B-DE 2011 8/26/2011
TMBL 2200 EMD GP-22eco 2011 11/21/2011 ex KXHR GP40 40; ex CDAC 40; ex CSX 6633; née BO 4058 (built 10/1971)
TMBL 2201 EMD GP-22eco 2011 12/15/2011
TMBL 2316 EMD GP-23eco 2016 8/1/2016
TMBL 3000 EMD SD-40 1968 5/26/1999 ex NREX 3065; ex PNCX 3065; ex UP 3065; née MP 765
TMBL 3001 EMD SD-40-2 1985 6/11/2001 ex NREX 6564; ex CNW SD45 6564; ex CR 6237; née PC 6237
TMBL 3801 EMD GP-38-2 1979 5/3/2005 ex UP 386; née CNW 4621
TMBL 3802 EMD GP-38-2 1979 6/29/2005 ex NREX 4618; née CNW 4618
TMBL 4001 EMD GP-40-M 1965 9/30/2005 ex CNW 5526; ex CR 3037; ex PC 3037; née NYC 3037
TMBL 4002 EMD GP-40-M 1965 12/30/2005 ex CNW 5528; ex CR 3039; ex PC 3039; née NYC 3039
TMBL 7001 EMD SD70 ACe-P4 2013 11/14/2013 ex EMDX 1211
TMBL 7002 EMD SD70 ACe-P4 2013 11/14/2013 ex EMDX 1212

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tacoma Public Utilities Locomotives". Tacoma Rail Official Website. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tacoma Rail". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 

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