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Reporting Mark Road No. Qty Model Prior Owner / Number and Notes
HLLX 001-006 6 SD40 Nee Detroit Edison 001, 002, 005, 013, 015, & 016; Re# 5001-5006
HLCX 0007 & 0008 2 SW1200 Ex-Conrail 9351 & 9352
HLCX 82 & 83 2 SW1500 Ex-NS, nee-Kentucky & Indiana Terminal
[HATX] 100-103 4 GP38 Lettered for Wheeling & Lake Erie
HATX 104-118 15 GP38 Ex-CSX (C& O and B& O)
HLCX 108, 109, 112 and 113 4 GP38 Relettered from HATX
HATX 175-180 6 GP38AC Ex-CSX/L & N
HATX 200-217 18 GP38-2 EX-UP/MP; 210 is ex-MP only; 217 is ex-CSX (SBD/SCL)
HLCX 256, 258, 263 3 GP38 Ex-Maine Central
HLCX 301 1 GP40 Ex-ITS/Wilson (D); exx-MP/UP 603:2; nee-RI 343; Re# HLCX 4003
HLCX 331 & 343 2 GP38-2 Ex-UP 331 & 343
HATX 351-353 3 SD39 Ex-HLCX 3950-3952; exx-CBR, Nee-SP
HATX 400-430 30 GP40U/GP40 "HLCX" also used; all are ex-CSX
HATX 450-457 8 SD45E On lease to Buffalo & Pittsburgh
HATX 458-463 6 SD45E On lease to Huron Central Ry.
HLCX 503 & 504 2 MP15DC Ex-UP
HL 504 & 505 2 SD9 Ex-Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay
HL 506 1 SD40 Ex-Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay
HATX 500-517 18 GP40-2 Ex-Guilford/Boston & Maine
HATX 518-521 3 GP40 Ex-CSX; units later rebuilt to HLCX GP38-2s 3750 & 3751
HLGX 525-26, 29, 32-33, 35-36, 38, 40-51, 54-55, 59-62, 84-85, 87-88, 90, 92-93 33 C30-7 Ex-CR Leasing, nee-AT& SF
HLCX 564-599 36 C36-7EM Lease Units returned by UP
HLCX 586-590 5 SDL39 Ex-Soo/Milw 586-590; Sold to WC
HATX 600 1 SD40 Ex-CSXT 4620, nee-B& O 7491; To DM& E 6055
HLCX 650-665 16 GP40-3(CLC) Re# 4200/4400's; all are ex-Amtrak except 665
HLCX 667 1 GP40H-3 Reblt as demo for passenger service; Re# 4402
HLCX 670-676 7 SD40-2 Ex-KCS; Sold to CP Rail 5415-5421
HATX 742 1 SD40 Ex-SOO
HATX 750-754 5 SD40-2 #750-53 rebuilt from SD45-2 & 754 from SD45; Re# from 901, 900, 908, 903 and 923
HATX 800-806 7 GP40-3 Ex-CSX (B & O and SCL); 806 is ex-DRGW
HLCX 901, 919 2 GP38-3 Ex-UP 901, 913
HATX 900-906 6 SD45-2 #904 gone, scrapped ?
HATX 908-913 5 SD45-2 910 and 912 were on lease to CBNS prior to being scrapped; ex-CSX
HATX 915-924 10 SD45E Ex-SP
HATX 925-945 21 SD45T-2R Ex-SP
HLCX 992 21 GP38-2 Ex-?
HLCX 1000-1003 4 MP15AC Ex- UP/KCC/FNM
HLCX 1007-1015 8 GP38-3 Ex-UP
HLCX 1028-1039 9 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 2528-29, 2531-2, 2534, & 2536-39; # slots 1030, 1033 & 1035 vacant
HLCX 1040-46 & 1050-57 12 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 1040, 2541, 1042, 2543, 1045 & 1046; and 1050, 1053, 2554, 1055 & 2556-57; # slots 1044 & 1051-52 are vacant
HLCX 1060-1069 7 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 2580, 2561, 1063, 1065, 2567, 1068 & 2569; # slots 1062, 1064 & 1066 are vacant
HLCX 1072-1073 4 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 1072-1075 < CNW 5505, 5511< nee CR/PC/NYC 3015, 3021
HLCX 1074-1075 4 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 1074-1075 < UP 2575 & 2574 < nee DRGW 3053 and 3051
HLCX 1076-79 & 1080-87 11 GP38M-2 Slot #1085 is vacant
HLCX 1093 1 GP38M-2 Ex-UP 2584
HLLX 1120-1129 10 SW1500 Ex-CSX 1120-1129:1/SBD 1120-1129/L & N 5020-5029
HLCX 1204 1 SW1200 Ex-Soo 1204, nee-MN& S 34
HLCX 1212 1 SW1500 Ex- ??
HLCX 1219 1 SW1200RS Ex- CN 1316
HLCX 1268 1 SW1200RS Ex-CP Rail
HLCX 1400 and 1401 2 MP15AC Ex-HLCX 1002 & 1003
HLLX 1500 1 SW1500 Ex-UP 1321/MP 1521
HATX 1500 1 SD40-2 See Notes
HATX 1501 1 SD40-3(SD39) See Notes
HATX 1502-1504 3 SD40-3(SD40) See Notes
HATX 1505 1 SD40M-2(SD45-2) See Notes
HATX 1506 1 SD40M-2(SD40) See Notes
HATX 1507 1 SD40M-2(SD40X) See Notes
HATX 1508-1509 2 SD40M-2(SD40) See Notes
HATX 1510 1 SD45E See Notes
HATX 1511-1515 5 SD40M-2(SD40) See Notes
HATX 1516-1521 6 SD40 See Notes
HATX 1522-1526 5 SD45-2 Ex-TFM
HLCX 1507-09 & 1511-14 7 SW1500 Ex-SP/SSW & NS
HLCX
1515-1520, 1522, 1523
8
SW1500
See Notes
HLCX
1521, 1524-1527
5
SW1504
Ex-FNM/NdeM
HLCX 2000 and 2001 2 GP28 Ex-Missouri Pacific; Sold
HLCX 2001 and 2002 2 SD38-2 Converted from SD40-2s
HLCX 2009, 20. 23, 34, 27, 38, 45 7 GP38 2009 ex-TOR 2009; all are ex-GWWR/CM& W, nee-PC
HL 2009, 10, 13-30, 32-35, 37-42, 44-47, 49, 50, 52-73 58 GP38-2 Ex-Missouri Pacific; All to UP and GTW
HL 2337, 38, 62, 69, 74, 75, 77, 84, 85 9 GP38-2 Ex-UP/Missouri Pacific; To UP 1800's
HLLX 2580 - 2608 29 GP38-2 "HLLX" used in 1993/94; Ex FL/SBD to SP/UP
HLLX 2691 and 2692 2 MP15DC To UP 1290 & 1289
HLCX 2838, 2861 & 2863 - 2608 3 SD40T-2 EX-NREX < nee UP
HL 3006, 08, 09, 14, 3100, 01 & 3105 7 SD40 ex-UP/MP
HLCX 3000, 06, 10, 15, 23, 64-66, 87, 93, 99 & 3120 12 SD40 ex-UP/MP
HL 3065, 69, 72-74, 76, 82, 91, 3101, 03 10 GP40 Ex-CR, DRGW, and IC
HLC 3060 & 3074 2 GP40 Ex-CR and IC
HLCX 3101, 02, 04, 06, 10-13, 16-21, 25, 27, 31, 44, 61, 64-70 24 SD45 Ex -Southern(Some re#)
HLCX 3110 & 3111 2 GP40CLC Sub - Lettered Woodward
HL 3201 & 3203 2 SW1500 Ex-Kaiser
HLCX 3517, 18, 20, 24 and 25 5 GP40 Ex-WP
HLCX 3605-3633 29 GP38 Each unit had several previous owners; 3611 went to WAMX (#3807) in December 2004; #3627 damaged in Nickerson, KS
HLCX 3662, 3667-3669 4 GP38 Ex - BAR, exx - CSX
HLCX 3675-3681 7 GP38AC Ex - IC; 3680 is ex-CSXT
HLCX 3700 1 GP38M-4 Reblt from GP38 (ex-CSX, nee B & O 4816)
HLCX 3710-3714 5 GP38-2 Ex-Texas Mexican; Re # 3810-3814; #3814 in maroon and blue scheme was TM #867
HLCX (3750 & 3751) 2 GP38-2 Rebuilt from HATX GP40s 518 and 521
HLCX 3800-3806 7 GP38-2 #3805 in maroon & blue scheme
HLCX 3810-3814 14 GP38-2 #3811 in KCS gray with yellow stripes; #3814 has a GP60 type vent on the conductors side; note both are painted blue &maroon.
HLCX 3815-3816 2 GP38-2 -blue scheme
HLCX 3817-3840 18 GP38-2 Ex-NS/Conrail; #3823 has gone to NHNC; #3818, 22, 26. 20. 30 & 38 sold to INRD
HLCX 3841 - 3855 15 GP38-2 Ex-Southern Pacific; #3855 is ex-?; #3834 is in red livery with white stripes and has A/C
HLCX 3856 - 3857 2 GP38-2 Ex-HLCX 6414 & 6417, exx-GT 6414 & 6417, nee DT&I 414 & 417
HLCX 3858-59 & 3862 2 GP38-2 3858 is ex-Union Pacific 494/1994 < HLLX 2604 < CSX 2604 < SDB 2604
HLCX 3875-3878 4 GP38M-3 Ex-FNM
HLCX 3893-3894 2 GP38-2 #3894 is ex-HLCX 346 < UP 346 < UP 1846 < HATX 216 < UP/MP 2110 < nee MP 959
HLCX 3950-52 3 SD39 Ex-SP; Re# to HATX 351-53
HLCX 3950-52 3 GP39-2 Ex-Kennecott Copper
HLCX 3953 1 GP39M-3 Rebuilt; Ex-CSX/C&O GP39
HLCX 4000-4003 4 GP40 See Notes
HLCX 4050 - 4055 5 GP40 Ex-NS same no.
HLCX 4057, 60-62, 66, & 69 6 SD40 Ex-UP/MP
HLCX 4200- 4203 4 GP40-2 Reblt from GP40
HLCX 4204-4205 2 GP40-2 Reblt from GP40
HLCX 4208 & 4210-13 5 GP40-2 Ex-IC&E 4208 < nee SP/SSW
HLCX 4215-16 & 4219 7 GP40-2 Ex-SP/SSW
HLCX 4220-22 3 GP40-2 #4220-22 are ex-CP 4616, 4651 & 4656 < B&M
HLCX 4224<4225/th> 2 GP40 Ex-USRP 402 & 519 < ex-CSX & L&N
HLCX 4275 1 GP40-2 Ex-USRP 516 < HATX 516 < B&M
HLCX 4290-4292 3 GP40-2LW ex-CN 9640, 9648, & 9654
HLCX 4300 1 GP40X Ex-SP 7230
HLCX 4301 & 4302 2 GP40 Ex-B&O and NYC
HATX 4411 1 GP40-2 -
HLCX 4400 - 4416 17 GP40-3(CLC) Re# from 650 series Amtraks
HLCX 4509? 1 GP9 Ex-???
Helm 4873 1 GP38-2 Lettered for SP; Re # HLCX 3850
HLCX 5000 1 SD40 Ex-UP; Became 6081
HLCX 5001-5006 6 SD40 Ex-HLCX 001-006, nee-Detroit Edison
HLCX 5007-5011 5 SD40 Ex-KCS, MP, & UP(See notes)
HLCX 5019-5023 5 SD40A Ex-IC 6019-6023
HLCX 5015 - 5049 35 SD40 Ex-Conrail
HLCX 5054 1 SD45 m Ex-MKC, nee BN
HLCX 5055 - 5059 5 SD40 Ex - MEC 600-604, nee - Detroit Edison
HLCX 5060 1 SD40 Ex - NS/N&W 1616; sold to Alstom
HLCX 5061-5065 5 SD40 Ex-FNM
HLC 5070-5089 20 SD40 Ex-GATX 5070-5089, exx-MP 3070-3089
HLCX 5113, 5126 2 C30-7 Ex- BN
HLMX 5421-22, 5442, 5446-7 & 5456 6 SD50F Ex-CN (same numbers)
HLCX 5500-5509 10 C30-7 Ex- BN
HLCX 5951, 5953-5, 5958, 62-64, 66-69, 71, 74, 77, 83-4, 86, 91-4, 98 19 SD60 Ex-UP 5945-6000 series; nee C & NW 8000 series
HLCX 6000, 18, 22, 29, and 50-86 41 SD40M-3 Rebuilt from SD40/40-2's; # 6000 is ex-demonstrator 6000
HLCX 6090-6092 3 SD40-2CLC Ex - CN
HLCX 6100 1 SD40M-3 Ex-BN SD40
HLCX 6101 1 SD40T-2 (See Note B)
HLCX 6102-6116 15 SD40T-2 Acquired via GECX (See Note B)
HLCX 6124-6160 37 SD40T-2 Acquired via GECX; Originally SP/SSW
HLCX 6162 & 6197 2 SD40T-2 Originally SP/SSW
HLCX 6200-6229 30 SD40-2 Includes #6202 (second) which was a former tunnel motor; original 6202 re# to 6319; (See notes at end)
HLCX 6230-37, 39, 41 11 SD40-2 Ex-UP/MP/MKT/C&NW
HLCX 6242 - 6247 6 SD40M-2 Ex-Trona 3001 - 3006; SD45-2 shells
HLCX 6248-49, 50-55 8 SD40-2 Ex-Union Pacific; #6255 is ex-Trona
HLCX 6256 1 SD40-2 Ex-?
HLCX 6296-6299 4 SD40-2 Ex-BN/BNSF
HLCX 6300-6313 14 SD40-2 See notes;6300-01-06 are ex-UP or MP; 6307 ex-CN, and 6309 ex-SOO
HLCX 6314-20, 6326-34 16 SD40-2 #6321 & 6325 sent to scrap dealer; see Notes
HLCX 6335-6341 7 SD40R Ex-GECX/SP or SSW
HLCX 6359-6370, 6384-6388 17 SD40-2 Ex-SOO; nee MILW
HLCX 6399 1 SD40M-2 Ex-MPI 9051, exx-UP SD40X
HLCX 6400 - 6406 7 SD40-2 6400 ex-C & NW, 6401-04 ex MPI and SP; 6404 uses SD45 shell
HLCX 6407 - 6412 6 SD40M-2 Ex-HLCX 6242-6247 (not consecutive), exx-Trona
HLCX 6414, 17 & 21-23 5 GP40-2 Ex GTW of same number
HLCX 6425 1 SD40M-2 Unit is an SD40-2 in a SD45-2 shell
HLCX 6426 - 6429 4 SD40M-2 #6429 is ex-Utah 9012, exx-ATSF 5855, nee ATSF 5625
HLCX 6450 and 6451 2 SD40-2 Ex-HATX; exx-CSX SD45-2
HLCX 6500-6525 26 SD40M-3 Rebuilt from SD45/SDP45 shells
HLCX 6600 1 SD45M-3 Ex- CNW 6547, exx-CR 6224, nee PRR 6224
HLCX 6700-6709 10 C30-7 Ex- CR 6600-6609
HLGX 6800-6828 29 C36-7E Sold to Brazil; #6812 is now MRS #3843; Ex-NS/N & W see Notes section
HLCX 6844 & 6846 1 SD40-2 Ex-BNSF; #6846 scrapped ?
HLCX 6900 and 6902 2 C36-7E Sold to Brazil
HLCX 6901 1 C36-M Ex-HLCX 590; exx-UP 590, nee ATSF 8091
HLCX 6964, 6973, 6997, 6998 4 SD40-2 Ex-BN same #s
HLCX [7000-7010] 11 SD45 Ex-MKCX; Planned #s but sold to WC
HLCX 7003 & 7008-09 3 SD40-2 Ex-BN; #7008 still in BN paint
HLCX 7011 1 SDP45 Ex-MKC 9512, VMV 6688, CR 6688, nee- EL 3657; To MRL 332
HLCX 7026 & 7028 2 SD40-2 Scrapped
HLCX 7070, 7075-84, 87-93, 95, 7097-7125 46 SD40-2 Ex-BN
HLCX 7149, 7156 & 7159 3 SD40-2 Ex-BN; 7149 is an ex-powered by natural gas, at one time
HLCX 7161, 67-69, 71-83, 7186-7205, 28-35 45 SD40-2 Ex-BN/BNSF
HLCX 7253, 7258 & 7267 3 SD40-2 Ex-BN/BNSF
HLCX 7332 1 SD40-2 Ex-?
HLCX 7700 and 7701 2 GP60 Traded to BNSF as 168-169; ex-Texas Mexican 869 and 870
HLC 7789 1 GP38 Ex-Chicago Missouri & Western, nee-CR/PC 7789; To UP 1974
HLCX 7857, 7860, 7869 & 7892 4 SD40-2 Ex-BN
HLCX 8033 1 SD40-2 Still wears BNSF colors
JFDX 8045 1 SD40-2 Unit lettered for John F. Dains, past president of Helm;ex-BN 8045
HLCX 8046 1 SD40-2 Scrapped
HLCX 8058-59 & 61 3 SD40-2 Still wear BN colors
HLCX 8071, 76-77 & 79 4 SD40-2 Still wear BN colors
HLCX 8082, 85 & 89 3 SD40-2 Still wears BN colors
HLCX 8137-59, 61-66, 68-81 43 SD40-2 Ex-BN; #8163 painted in blue
HLCX 8443 1 SD40-2 Ex-?, freshly painted - dark blue
HLCX 8507 1 SD40-2 Ex-SP 8507; sold to SW Portland Cement
HLCX 9000-9029 30 SD40M-2 Ex-MPI
HLCX 9030-32, 9036 4 SD40M-2 Ex-MKCX
HLCX 9037-9043 7 SD40M-2 Some still lettered MPI
HLCX 9044-45, 9047 3 SD40M-2 Ex-MKCX; #9044 was Ex-CSX 8422, Chessie 7571, nee WM 7471
HLCX [9050-9052] 3 SD40M-2 Ex-MKCX 9402, 9408, 9409; Planned #s but sold to DM & E
HLCX 9297, 9405, & 9409 3 GP38-2 Ex-FNM/NdeM; To UP 1090, 1092 & 1091
HLCX 9401, 03, 08, 12, 14, 32, 34, 38, 43, 58 & 59 10 GP40-2LM Ex-CN
HLCX 9463, 65, 66, 70-72, 78 and 80 8 GP40-2LM Ex-CN
HLCX 9522, 26 & 70 3 GP40-2LM Ex-CN
HLCX 9569 1 SF-30C Ex-ATSF
HLCX 9632, 34, 36, 41, 42, 44, & 46; and 47-53 (odd #s only) 12 GP40-2M Ex-CN
HLCX 9655-57, 59, 60, 62-65 & 67 10 GP40-2M Ex-CN
HLCX 9712 1 GP38AC Ex-ICG/IC 9512; To Chicago Missouri & Western 2048
HLCX 9925 1 SD40-2 Ex-UP; Re # 6253

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Notes

Please use these links to view the NOTES section of this roster. Because
of the file size it became necessary to split the roster and notes into two parts.

Helm 0001 - 4999 Helm 5000 - 9999


Credits

During June and July of 2004, John Komanesky compiled an extensive list of revisions, additions and corrections to the Helm roster. His efforts are reflected in the above roster and accompanying note section. We acknowledge John's hard work and say thank you very much!!

In December 1999, The Helm Project underwent its first major update thanks to Bill Miller who provided a very comprehensive listing of the Helm fleet, past and present. A special thank you goes to Bill for his help.

Thanks also to Randy Keller and Andre Kristopans who provided extensive profile information on ex-MP and ex-UP units that comprise part of the Helm fleet.

Thanks also to Bryan Jones, Joel Kirchner, Andre Kristopans, and Jeff MIller for their many, many revisions and additions. Other sources - Railfans: Paul Amos, Don Anderson, Eugene Austin, Ralph Balfoort, Simon Belanger, Joseph Belote, Ken Borg, Tom Caauwe, Chris Carangi, Jeff Carlson, Ron Chamberlain, Mark Chester, Bob Chupka, Ed Cooper, Ben Crusan, Bo Cronmiller, Doug Cummings (via LocoNotes), Shane Darst, Gerald Davnport, Kevin DeGrof (LocoNotes), Chris Denbow, WS Dimenna, Geoff Doane, Paul Doty, Gilbert Elmond, Bill Emmons, David Everard, Pat Flynn, Ghislain Gerard, Bill Ginrich, Scott Govdonovich, Jonathan Guy, Darryl Hill, Joseph "Joe" Hill, Tony Hill, Mark Holderbaum, Curt Howell, Greg Hager, Brent Holt, Tim Huemmer, Fred Hyde, Bob Jetmore, Douglas Johnson, Rchard H. Jordan III, Bruce Kerr, Dave Knudsen, Todd de Koning, Tom Keeping, Charles Keevert, Steve Kessler, Ron Kohlin, Dave Kolpak, Mark Kristi, Jaxon Korth, Wayne Kuhl, Roy Larkin, Ed Lewis, Jr., Jeffrey Lubchansky, Jim Larduskey, Kenneth Larson, Brad Logan, Wolfgang Luth, Ryan Martin, Jim Mayo, Drew McCulloch, Ken McCutcheon, Henry Mikus, Peter C. Mills, Kyle Moody, Jim Olmstead, John Owens, Keith W. Owensby, Theodore Parker, Andrew Paul, Sheldon Perry, Geoff Peters, Jon Pindar, Jeff Pluemer, Jay Ramsey, Mike Rapchak, Jr., Roger Rasche (via LocoNotes), John Regan, Pedro Rezende, Ray Sabo, Dave Santos, Alan Schenkel, Ken Schmidt, Michael Schweibert, David Seitzer, Paul J. Crozier Smith, John Stewart, Dave Stowe, Chris Swingen, Bill Thievon, Ken Tisdale, Thomas Thornhill, RickTufts, Ed Weisensel, Bob Wilt, David P. Witt, and Galen Wright; And magazines: CTC Board, Branchline Newletter, X2200 SOUTH, DIESEL ERA, and RAILFAN. and on-Line newsletters: Conrail Technical Society; and LocoNotes

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