Bicentennial Locomotives

Roster (Part 1 - Railroads)

NYC photo here
Revised: 20 Oct. 2011 Photograph by: John Dziobko, Jr.
- Information provided 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 - 1/19749 -
1557 & 1564 EMD - GP7 12375 & 15787 - 9/1950 & 3/1952 -
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 - 31948 Re-#d during the celebration from 109 to 96
Laurinburg & Southern 76 GE 70-Tonner 29288 - 31948 Re-#d during the celebration from 109 to 96
Long Island 76 GP38-2 75609 - 1/1976 Re-#d during the celebration from 109 to 76
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"
Monongahela Connecting 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 -
Panama RR 901-3 Alco RSC3 79362-64 - 11/19511 -
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
Pittsburgh & Shawmut 1754, 1775, 1776 EMD SW9 --- RE-#d during Bicentenial celebration from 233, 231 and 239
Pittsburgh & Shawmut 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)"
Southern 6141 EMD FP7 12337 - 10/1950 Lettered for "John Penn (NC)"
Southern 6900-6016 EMD E8A --- See Note A
Southern Pacific 3197 EMD GP40P-2 74619-1 - 11/1974 "Spirit of '76"
Southern Pacific 6800 GE U25B 34700 - 4/1963 "Spirit of '76"
StLouis 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
Western Pacific 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
Yankeetown Dock 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. Corrections provided by: Matt Provenza.

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