Bicentennial Locomotives

Roster (Part 1 - Railroads)

Revised: 25 May 2016 Milw Road photo by: John Dziobko, Jr

GTW photo by R. Craig

- Data formatted by: R. Craig

XXXXXXX* * * The Freedom Train 1947 To 1949* * *

Railroad & Number Builder & Model B/N (& Date) Notes
Freedom Train 1776 Alco-GE PA-1 74696 - Sept. 1947 After AFT Tour, the locomotive was repainted and delivered to the Gulf Mobile & Ohio as #292

XXXXXXX* * * Bicentennial Anniversary 1974 to 1977 * * *

Railroad Road # Bldr & Model B/N (& Date) Notes and / or Slogan
Alaska 1510 EMD - FP7 19064 (12/1953) Spirit of 76
1512 EMD - FP7 19065 (12/1953) Spriit of 76
Alcoa Terminal 5 Alco - S1 73583 (8/1945) Happy Birthday USA; ex-Point Comfort & Northern 5
Alquippa & Southern 1208 EMD - SW1200 21559 (2/1956) Happy Birthday America
Apache 100 FM - H10-44 L1081 (10/1947) -
200 FM - H10-44 10L100 (11/1948) -
700 Alco - RS36 84116 (9/1962) -
800 Alco - RS36 84117 (9/1962) -
900 Alco - RS36 84118 (9/1962) -
Arkansas Louisiana & Missouri 10 EMD - NW2 10598 (10/1947) EX- SP 2921
11 EMD - SW7 11232 (3/1950) -
12 EMD - SW9 15636 (1/1952) -
14 EMD - SW9 17365 (1/53) EX- Florida East Coast
Ashley Drew & Northern 76 EMD - SW1200 21016 (12/1955) Re-#d during celebration from 176 to 76
ATSF (Santa Fe) 5700 EMD - SD45-2 72642-14 (5/1973) -
5701-5702 EMD - SD45-2 72642-15 & 16 (5/1973) -
5703-5704 EMD - SD45-2 72642-17 & 18 (5/1973) -
Bangor & Aroostook 1776 EMD - GP7 9946 (8/1952) Re-#d during celebration from 73 to 1776; given the name "Jeremiah O'Brien"
Belt Railway of Chicago 534 EMD - SW1500 74683-2 (5/1975) -
Bessemer & Lake Erie 853 EMD - SD18 27723 (9/1962) -
Black River & Western 1554 Alco - RS3 80271 (4/1953) -
Boston & Maine 200 EMD - GP38-2 73636-12 (12/1973) Re-#d during celebration from 212 to 200; with "200 years" slogan; unit named "Minuteman"
1213 EMD - NW2 7737 (1/1949) -
1557 & 1564 EMD - GP7 12375 & 15787 (9/50 3/52) -
1715-16 & 1719 EMD - GP9 23213-14 & 23217 (10/1957) -
1729 & 1737 EMD - GP9 23227& 23235 (5, 6/1957) -
1751 & 1754 EMD - GP18 26660 & 26663 (5/1961) -
Branford Steam Railroad 7357 EMD - SW1001 756135-1 (7/1976) -
Brooklyn Estrn Dist. Term 25 Alco - S1 74962 (10/1946) -
Buffalo Creek 46 Alco - S2 73924 (2/1947) -
Burlington Northern 1776:2 GE - U30C 38335 (3/1972) Re-#d during celebration from 5325 to 1776(2nd); GP9 #1776 (1st) re-#d to make room
1876:2 EMD - SD40-2 5803-1 (1/1972) Re-#d during celebration from 6325 to 1976 (2nd); suffered wreck damage and returned as 1876(2nd); GP9 1876(1st) re-#d to make room
1976:2 EMD - SDP40 31935 (5/1966) Re-#d during celebration from 6397 to 1996(3rd); GP9 #1976(1st) re-#d to make room
California Western 55 BLH - RS12 76024 - 3/1955 Ex-McCLoud River 32
Cambria & Indiana 36 EMD - SW9 16557 - 3/1952 "The Spirit of '76"Ex-McCLoud River 32
Central Vermont 1776 EMD - GP9 21457 - 6/1956 Re-#d during celebration from 4450 to 1776
Chicago & North Western 1776 EMD - GP18 25769 - 3/1960 Re-#d during celebration from 4450 to 1776
Chicago West Pullman & Southern 41 EMD - SW8 14566 - 8/1951 "1776 Bicentennial 1976"; ex-Cincinnati Union Terminal 32
Colorado & Wyoming 200 EMD - GP7 13551 - 3/1951 Re-#d during celebration from 101 to 200
Conemaugh & Black Lick 76 EMD - SW7 9756 - 8/1949 Re-#d during celebration from 111 to 76
Conrail CR 1776 GE - U34CH 37625 - 10/1970 Re-#d during celebration from EL 3351 to CR 1776 and lastly to NJ DOT 3351
CR 4800 BLW/GE - GG1 ? - 8/1934 Re-#d during celebration from PC 4800 to CR 4800; ex-PRR 4800
EL 3632 EMD - SD45 33949 (5/1968) Re-#d after celebration from EL 3632 to CR 6097
EL 3638 EMD - SDP45 34979 (5/1969) Re-#d after celebration from EL 3638 to CR 6669
CR 7776 EMD - GP38 35405 - 9/1969 Re-#d after celebration from PC 7776 to CR 7776
BCK 46 Alco - S2 73924 (2/1947) Re-#d after celebration from BCK 46 to CR 9662
Cuyahoga Valley 1284 EMD - SW1200 23082 - 3/1957 -
Delaware & Hudson 1776 GE - U23B 36814 (9/1968) "Spirit of Freedom"; re-#d during celebration from 2312 to 1776
1976 Alco - RS3U 80312 (9/1952) "Spirit of Freedom"; re-#d during celebration from 2312 to 1976 and lastly to 506
Detroit & Mackinaw 976 Alco - C420 84779 (2/1964) Ex-Long Island 208
Detroit & Toledo Shoreline 76 EMD - GP7 16204 - 4/1952 Re-#d during celebration from 46 to 1976
Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific 3605 Alco - RS11 81939 (9/1956) Re-#d 228 after celebration
Durham & Southern 2000 EMD - GP38-2 72670-1 - 12/1972 Re-#d after celebration to SCL 556
Eljin Joliet & Eastern 668 EMD - SD38-2 756067-4 - 12/1975 -
Erie Lackawana 3632 EMD - SD45 33949 (5/1968) Re-#d after celebration from EL 3632 to CR 6097
3638 EMD - SDP45 34979 (5/1969) Re-#d after celebration from EL 3638 to CR 6669
Genesee & Wyoming 1776 Alco - S4 80941 (11/1953) "Spirit of 76"; re-#d during the celebration from 36 to 1776; ex-PL&E 8655
1976 Alco RS1 81345 (5/1955) "Spirit of 76"; re-#d during the celebration from 30 to 1976
Grand Trunk Western 1776 EMD - GP38AC 37937 - 11/1971 Re-#d during the celebration from 5808 to 1776
Hillsdale County 4 EMD - NW2 4941 - 4/1947 Re-#d during the celebration from Reading 101 to HC 1776
Houston Belt & Terminal 31 EMD - SW9 15129 - 8/1951 -
Illinois Central 1776(1st) EMD - GP38AC 35675 - 2/1970 "The American Eagle"; re-#d during the celebration from 9510 to 1776; wrecked in March 1975 (soon after being painted in February)
1776(2nd) EMD - GP38AC 35671 - 2/1970 "The American Eagle"; re-#d during the celebration from 9606 to 1776
Indiana Harbor & Belt 1976 EMD - NW2 7187 - 7/1949 "Independence Heritage Brotherhood"; re-#d during the celebration from 8776 to 1976
Indiana Union 200 EMD - SW1500 32159 - 6/1966 Re-#d during the celebration from IU 23 to 200, and afterwards to CR 9601
Island Terminal 603 EMC - SW1 985 - 1/1940 "1776 to 1976"; ex-IC 603
Kansas City Southern 616 EMD - SD40 33460 (8/1968) -
642 EMD - SD40-2 7226-6 (2/1972 -
Kentucky & Indiana Terminal 76 EMD - SW1500 36865 (3/1971) -
Laurinburg & Southern 76 GE 70-Tonner 29288 (3/1948) Re-#d during the celebration from 109 to 96
Long Island 252 GP38-2 75609-3 (1/1976) --
Maine Central 400-409 GE U18B 40720-40729 (5/1975) Named for famous personallities
McKeesport Connecting 1002 Alco S2 75675 (5/1948) "Spirit of America"
Milwaukee Road 156 EMD SD40-2 7396-27 (8/1972) "1776 America's Bicentennial 1976"
Missouri - Kansas - Texas 200 EMD GP40 34620 - 8/1968 "Happy Birthday United States 1776 - 1976 'Old Glory 200'"
Missouri Pacific (C&EI) 1776(2nd) EMD GP7 10247 - 4/1950 "Happy Birthday America"; re-#d during the celebration from C&EI 184 to MP 1776
Missouri Pacific 1976 EMD GP18 27998 - 12/1962 "Happy Birthday America"
Modesto & Empire Traction 603 GE 70-Tonner 32279 - 1/1955 "Happy Birthday America"; nee Cherry River Boom & lumber #2
Monessen Southwestern 30 EMD SW900 30751 - 0/1965 "1776 - 1976"; nee L&N 2358
Monongahela Connecting 136 Alco S4 80075 (8/1952) "Faith in the USA"
424-425 EMD SW1001 756061-1&2 - 3&4/1976 "Faith in the USA"
Monongahela Rwy 2002 EMD GP38 35076 - 6/1969 -
Montour 76 EMD SW9 16445 - 5/1952 "Faith in the USA"
Newburgh & South Shore 1018 EMD SW1001 36161 - 12/1969 "Spirit of America 76"
New York Susquehanna & Western 252 Alco RS1 75558 (10/1947) "Faith in the USA"
Norfolk & Western 1776 EMD SD45 35532 - 2/1970 "Spirit of America 76"
Norwood & St. Lawrence/td> 10 GE 70-Tonner 32567 - 4/1956 --
Panama RR 661-63 EMD SW1200 27111-13 - 6/1962 -
901-3 Alco RSC3 79362-64 (11/1951) -
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie 1501 EMD GP7 17962 - 4/1953 Nee P&LE 5736, re-#d to 5929
Pittsburgh & Shawmut 357 EMD GP7 16907 - 8/1952 Nee Reading 608
1754, 1775, 1776 EMD SW9 --- RE-#d during Bicentenial celebration from 233, 231 and 239
1851, 1865-6, 1891 EMD SW9 --- RE-#d during Bicentenial celebration from 235, 236, 232 and 234
Port of Palm Beach Term 238 EMD SW1 1396 - 9/1941 Nee Elgin Joliet & Eastern 238
Preamble Express (UP) 951 EMD E9A 20488 (6/1955) Loco powered four-car Preamble Express Train in the West that preceded the American Freedom Train; nee UP 951
Preamble Express (D&H) 2312 GE U23B 36814 (9/1968) Loco powered four-car Preamble Express Train in the East that preceded the American Freedom Train; nee D&H 2312
River Terminal 76 EMD SW7 13675 - 1/1951 Re-#d during Bicentennial from 62 to 76
Rock Island 652 EMD E8A 15199 - 2/1952 "Independence"
Salt Lake Garfield & Western/td> DS1 GE 44-Tonner 15032 - 4/192 "Spirit of '76"; nee New York Ontario & Western 105
Seaboard Coast Line 1776 (2nd) GE U36B 37799 - 6/1971 "Independence"
SOO Lne 1776 EMD GP35 30130 - 5/1965 Re-#d during Bicentennial from 727 to 1776
South Buffalo 76(2nd) Alco S2 76511 - 12/1948 Re-#d during Bicentennial from 84 to 76, and kept the number
Southern 6133 EMD FP7 11510 - 4/1950 Lettered for "Joseph Hewes (NC)"
6141 EMD FP7 12337 - 10/1950 Lettered for "John Penn (NC)"
6900-6016 EMD E8A --- See Note A
Southern Pacific 3197 EMD GP40P-2 74619-1 - 11/1974 "Spirit of '76"
6800 GE U25B 34700 - 4/1963 "Spirit of '76"
"SP 6800 was renumbered to SP 3100 and run foir several more years, then UP scrapped it in 1987, and Orange Empire Railway Museum bought it as salvage and put her back in full running condition - Green-Card and everything. They use it all the time for excursions and regional work trains to pick up collection pieces... Last fully operable U-25B on the rails that they know of." -- Bruce Bergman
St Louis Southwestern (SP) 9389 EMD SD45T-2 74696-10 - 5/1975 "Spirit of 1776"
Steelton & Highspire 76 Alco 2 76163 (8/1948) Re-#d during Bicentennial from 63 to 76; nee Richmond Fredricksburg & Potomac 63
Terminal RR Assn of St. Louis 1207 EMD SW9 16832 (10/1952) --
Texas-Mexican 1776 EMD GP7 11127 (6/1950) Re-#d during Bicentennial from 851 to 1776
Toledo Peoria & Western 700 EMD GP30 28534 (9/1953) --
Trilby San Antonio & Cypress 1776 GE 50-Tonner 13066 (2/1941) Re-#d during Bicentennial from 4 to 76; nee US Navy 65-00064
Union RR 17 EMD SW1 8424 (8/1949) Lettered "76" on head
UPRR (Preamble Express) 951 EMD E9A 20488 (6/1955) Loco powered four-car Preamble Express Train in the West that preceded the American Freedom Train; nee UP 951
Ventura County 4 GE 70-Tonner 28509 (12/1946) "Happy Birthday America"; nee Mississippi Export 48
Warrenton RR 7 GE 45-Tonner 17803 (1/1943) "1776, 1876, 1976; nee US Navy 65-000104
Western Pacific 1776 EMD GP40 37851 (9/1971) Re-#d during Bicentennial from 3540 to 1776
1976 EMD GP40 37852 (9/1971) Re-#d during Bicentennial from 3541 to 1976
Yankeetown Dock 1776 EMD SD38-2 5795-2 (11/1972) "1776 - 1976"; re-#d during Bicentennial from 21 to 1776
1976 EMD SD38-2 5795-1 (11/1972) "1776 - 1976"; re-#d during Bicentennial from 20 to 1976

XXXXXXX* * * Roster Notes * * *

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Note A

Southern Rwy applied large red/white/blue decals to 17 Passenger E8As, and named each of the units after a notable southern leader

Sources:

Extra 2200 South Locomotive Newsletter (Issues 63 and 64); and Diesel Era, Railroad & Railfan, and Trains magazines.

Additions / corrections provided by: Bruce Bergman, Tim Darnell and Matt Provenza.

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