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Action Photo:  CNJ 1071 with NS 65V at night.
Revised: 25 Feb. 2015 Sean Hoyden photo of Central of New Jersey 1071 leading NS train 65V at Mifflin, PA

The Heritage Fleet

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Conrail 8098

(E.M. Bell photo)

Southern Railway 8099k

(R. Craig photo)

Nickel Plate 8100

(Jonathan Guy photo)

Central of Georgia 8101

(Scott Williams photo)

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Pennsylvania 8102

(Michael Harding photo)

Norfolk & Western 8103

(Jim Kleeman photo)

Lehigh Valley 8104

(William D Klapp photo)

Interstate 8105

(Jim Kleeman photo)

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Norfolk Southern 8114

(Michael Harding photo)

Monongahela Rwy 8025

(Jim Kleeman photo)

Savannah & Atlanta 1065

(R. Craig photo)

New York Central 1066

(Keith Latimer photo)

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Reading 1067

(R. Craig photo)

Erie 1068

(Chris Starnes photo)

Virginian 1069

(Michael Harding photo)

Wabash 1070

(Zach Pumphery photo)

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Central of New Jersey 1071

(Jim Kleeman photo)

Illinois Terminal 1072

(Matt Holman photo)

Penn Central 1073

(Jim Kleeman photo)

Delaware Lackawanna & Western 1074

(Sean Hoyden photo)

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Lehigh Valley 8104 w/ Revisions

(Jim Kleeman photo)

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line

(Mike Castellow photo)

Reserved

(xxxxxxx photo)

Norfolk Southern 4270

(Shawn Levy photo)

All images on this site are used with the photographer's permission.

Current Roster

Road No. Model Serial # Date Notes
RCP4 98-99 -- -- Rebuilt from GP38s 2908 and ?
RP20BD 100-101 -- -- Unit #100 rebuilt from NS GP38AC 2824
3GS21B 300-301 -- -- Delivered
B32-8 522-566 -- -- Re-#d directly from 3500 series to 500s (kept last two digits)
RP-M4C 610-12 & 618-19 -- -- Converted from GP50 7028, 7014, 7076 & 7273
RPE4C 700-752 -- -- Road slugs; units are mated to GP40-2s
RPU6 850-866 -- -- rewired from MT-6s; ex-CR
870-885 -- -- Built from #1500 series SD40s
MT-4 901 and 903 -- -- Renumbered from 1001 and 1003; Ex-CR
Slug, RP-E4 912-913 -- -- Renumbered from 9712 and 9713
Slug, RP-E4D 914-941 -- -- --
RP-E4U 963--965 -- -- Ex-NS 9853-55< nee GP9s 692, 893 & 873
BP4 999 -- -- Built by the Juniata shops; 1500 hp battery powered
SD70ACe 1000-1064 -- -- --
1065-1074 -- -- Wear Heritage Schemes (see above photos)
1075-1099 -- -- --
1100-1124 20126838-001 to 025 -- --
1125-1174 20136988-001 to 050 -- On order, with deliveries up to 1169 (not inclusive)
SD40-2 1625-1652 -- -- Ex-N&W lo-nose; #1628 & 1640 are off roster
SD45-2 1700-1705 -- -- Ex-Conrail; #1701 has a 3000 hp engine
SW1001 2100-2107 -- -- Ex-CR
RP14BD 2120-2121 -- -- Gen Sets
SW1500 2292-2347 -- -- 2294, 95, 97-99, 2311, 16-17, 22, 30-32, 34, 36, 38-39, 43-44 & 46 are gone
MP15 2348-2435 -- -- #2363, 2365 & 2383 are in storage
MP15E 2362, 2365, 2371, 2381, 2383, 2393-94, 2400, 2423 & 2430 -- -- --
SD70 2501-2556 -- -- #2507 retired
2557-2580 -- -- Ex-Conrail
SD70M 2581-2590 -- -- -
2591-2623 -- -- -
2624-2648 -- -- -
SD70M-2 2649-2700 -- -- -
2701-2778 -- -- Delivery completed
SD75M 2779-2785 -- -- Ex-BNSF
SD70M 2797-2799 -- -- Ex-NYSW 4050, 4052 & 4054; #2798 now wears NS colors and logos
SD75M 2800-2806 -- -- #2801-06 are ex-BNSF 8209, 8218, 8222, 8225, 8229 & 8230 < nee ATSF 209, 218, 222, 225, 229 & 230
GP38AC 2823-2878 -- -- #2847 being converted to CNG fuel tender; most other locos retired or sold
GP40-2 3000-3070 -- -- Ex-Conrail; several 3000 series locos converted to slug masters including: #3010-11, 16 22, 51 & 68
3071-3099 -- -- NS is upgrading several High-hood GP40s to Low-hood GP40-2 spec; 3071-3072 completed, as is 3079 "Operation Lifesaver"
SD40 3170 -- -- Loco restored to operating condition and painted in Southern's "Tuxedo" scheme
SD40-2 3201-3214 -- -- Some being rebuilt; others retired, including: #3211-12
3215 -- -- Loco wears a unique "NMRA 2014 Convention Cleveland" banner
3216-3424 -- -- Many being rebuilt; many others retired, including: #3217-18, 32-34, 36-54, 57, 76-77, 3314, 23, 27, 73, 73, & 77; #3329 had been painted in Maersk blue & silver livery; and 3329-3424 are ex-CR
3425-3447 -- -- Headed for retirement and sale to CSX; most are ex-CR (but not all)
3448-3467 -- -- Most are ex-CR(but not all)
3468-96 -- -- Ex-NREX < nee BN; #3492-96 had been BN 7098, 7079, 7105, 7225 & 7120
3497-3499 -- -- Ex-CITX 3008, 3024 & 3026 < CEFX 7087, 7170 & 7112 < nee BN 7087, 7170 & 7112
3500-3501 -- -- See Note A
3502-3504 -- -- See Note A
3505-3549 -- -- Ex-HLCX (see Note A), several locos repainted & lettered for NS
3550-3584 -- -- Ex-HLCX (see Note A)
SD38 3802-3820 -- -- Ex-CR; #3804, 3810-11, 3816-19 sold; 3809 & 3816 are in storage
SD38-2 3821 -- -- EX-C& NW rebuilt from SD40-2s #6206
RP20DC 3830 -- -- Gen Set
Gen Set 3850 -- -- Re-blt from NS 3188
PR43C 4000-4001 -- -- Built from NS SD50 cores
4002-4011 -- -- Built from SD60 cores
GP38AC 4120-4159 -- -- Most retired or rebuilt
F9PH 4270 -- -- Unit wears Southern Railway freight colors; ex-RPCX 101 < MARC 81 < MDOT F9PH 7181 < MK 4580 < B&O 4580 < nee B&O F7A 937
4271 -- -- Unit wears Southern Railway freight colors; ex-RPCX 102 < MARC 85 < MDOT F9PH 7185 < MK 4557 < B&O 4557 (2nd) < nee B&O F7A 947
F7B 4275 -- -- Unit wears Southern Railway freight colors; ex-RPCX 201 < CGW 113D < C&NW 317 < nee C&NW 410
4276 -- -- Unit wears Southern Railway freight colors; ex-RPCX 202 < CGW 114B < C&NW 318 < nee C&NW 411
GP59 4609-35 & 4637-41 -- -- Several 4600 series locos retired: #4615, 20, 4622, 26 & 31-32 were retired, The 4636 (1st) wrecked & retired.
GP59E 4636 (2nd) -- -- See Note E
4650-4657, 4660-61 -- -- See Note E
GP33ECO 4700 -- -- --
GP38-2 5000-5259 -- -- #5053 being converted to CNG fuel; many other locos retired /sold / rebuilt; #5257-5259 are ex-Conrail
5260 -- -- Ex-CR; loco leased to Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line and wears NPBL "heritage" colors
5261-5362 -- -- Ex-Conrail; #5303 wears "Breast Awareness" ribbons; many locos retired /sold / rebuilt
SD50 5400-5445 -- -- Ex-CR; several retired or upgraded to SD40E
GP38-2 (5501-5580) -- -- Sold to FURX
5601-5673 -- -- See Note C; rebuilt from early GP38s
GP38-3 5801 - 5837 -- -- See Note D; rebuilt from GP50s
GP22EC0 5900 -- -- Re-built on frame of 4105
SD40-2 6073-6205 -- -- Several units retired / sold/ rebuilt
SD40E 6300-6357 -- -- Rebuilt from SD50s, see Note F
SD50 6508-6542 -- -- Most retired / sold / rebuilt
SD60 6550-6716 -- -- Many retired /stored / rebuilt
SD60I 6717-6762 -- -- Ex-Conrail
SD60M 6763-79, 6801-06 -- -- Ex-Conrail
6807-6813 -- -- Ex-BNSF 8100-8108 < nee BN 9200-9208
SD60E 6900-6915 -- -- Reblt from SD60s
6918 - -- Re-#d from 6571
6920 -- -- "Veterans Locomotive", red/white/blue and black colors
6921-6924 (2nd) -- -- Re-#d from 6689, 6537, 6515 & 6518
6924 -- -- Ex-HLCX 5945 < nee UP 5945
6925-6929 -- -- Ex-NS 6511, 6525 (or 6513), 6527, 6512 & ?
6930-33, 6936 & 6938 -- -- #6930, 6931 & 6938 are ex-NS 6540, 6573 & 6523
6940-6943 -- -- Re-#d from 6543, 6519, 6585 & 6525
6945-6952 -- -- Re-#d from 6578, 6921-27
6953-54 -- -- Ex-NS 6574 & 6579
6956-57 -- -- Ex-NS 6533 & 6614
6959-62 -- -- Ex-NS 6601, 6517, 6524 & 6530
6963 -- -- Loco salutes 10th anniversary of GoRail
6964-65 & 6966-69 -- -- Ex-NS 6582, 6590, 6646, 6657, 6679 & 6681
6970-71, 73, 76, 81-82, 84-87 & 90 -- -- Ex-NS 6625, 6568, 6683, 6687, 6639, 6693, 6641, 6545, 6675, 6678, 6666 & 6566
GP50 7005-7092 -- -- Ex-Sou; many 7000 series locos being used for GP38-3 & GP33ECO rebuild programs
GP60 7100-10, 7112-50 -- -- #7111 & 7136 retired; 7117 re-#d to 7100; 7138 and 7143 wrecked and waiting to be rebuilt.
SD80MAC 7200-7216 -- -- Ex-Conrail
7217-7228 -- -- Ex-CSX 4590-4593 + 4595-4602< nee Conrail
SD9043MAC 7229-7318 -- -- Ex-UP; see Note "U"
7320-7329 -- -- Ex-UP; see Note "U"
7500-7504 ES44DC 54245-54249 3/2004 Originally delivered as ES40DCs; ex-NS 9912-9916
7505-7514 ES44DC 54756-65 4-5/2004 Originally delivered as ES40DCs
ES44DC 7515-7564 56442-57018 2005-06 --
7565-7609 56974-57018 2006 --
7610-7669 57836-57895 2006-07 --
7670-7719 58394-58443 2007-08 --
ES44AC 8000-8023 59504-59527(??) 2008 -
8025 58862 2010 Repainted into Heritage scheme (see above)
8024, 8026-48 58861, 58863-85 10-11/2010 -
8049-8090 60233-60274 2010-11 -
8091-8097 60745-60751 2012 -
8098-8105 & 8114 60752-60759, 60768 2012 Delivered in Heritage schemes (see above)
8106-8113 & 8115 60760-60767, 60769 2012 -
8116-8140 61706-61730 2012 --
8141-8165 61811-61835 2013 --
C40-8 8300-8313 -- -- Ex-Conrail 6032, 6034, 6043 & 6046; retired locos include: 8305-07, 8309 & 8311-12
C40-8W 8314-8467 48116-48130 1994 Ex-NS 8452-8467 < LMS 712-727
C40-8.5 8500-8505 43242-43247 1981 Ex-8305 & 8309 upgraded and received new crescent cabs
C39-8E 8506-8525 43852-43871 1987 -
8526-8542 43770-43786 1984 -
8552-8563 44481-44492 1984 -
8564-8613 44884-44933 1985 -
8614-8638 45302-45326 1986 -
8639-8663 45349-45373 1986 -
8664-8688 45384-45408 1987 -
C40-8 8689-8709 46383-46403 1990 --
8710-8713 46631-46634 1991 --
8714-8763 47076-47125 1992 8746 retired
C40-9 8764-8888 48224-48348 1995 -
C40-9W 8889-9008 49065-49184 1996 --
9010-9128 49669-49787 1996 --
C44-9W 9129-9244 50382-50497 1998 --
9245-9394 51120-51269 1998-99 #9250-9256 are in Operation Lifesaver scheme
9395-9534 52304-52443 2000 --
9534-9559 C44-9W 52857-52881 2000 --
9560-9744 52882-53016 2000-01 --
9695-9744 53400-53449 2003 --
9745-9811 54004-54070 2003 --
9812-9911 54970-55069 2004 See Note G
(9912-9916) 54245-54249 2004 Upgraded & re-#d to 7500-7504
9917-9978 55363-55424 2004 See Note G

Notes

Note A: 3500 SERIES SD40-2 LINEAGE --(data from Chris Duva via LocoNotes):
  • 3500-3504 < CITX 3035-3036 & 3054-56
  • 3505, 3507-09 < HLCX 6213, 6255, 6230 & 6235
  • 3510-14 < BNSF 6794 & HLCX 7006, 7010, 7018 & 7022
  • 3515-19 < HLCX 7027, BNSF 7063, HLCX 7065 & BNSF 7071, 6844
  • 3520-24 < HLCX 6847, 6208, 6210, 7857 & 7862
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  • 3525-29 < HLCX 6297, 6299, 6250, 7149 & 7163
  • 3530-31 & 3533-34 < HLCX 7903, 16 & 21-22
  • 3535-39 < HLCX 6232, 8086, BNSF 8071, HLCX 6256 & 7168
  • 3540-44 < HLCX 7169, 7171 & 7176-78
  • 3546 & 3549 < HLCX 7183 & 7191
  • 3550-54 < HLCX 7194, 7197, 7199-7200 & 7202
  • 3540-44 < HLCX 7169, 7171 & 7176-78
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  • 3546 & 3549 < HLCX 7183 & 7191
  • 3550-54 < HLCX 7194, 7197, 7199-7200 & 7202
  • 3555-59 < HLCX 8081, 8085, 8087, 8138 & 8139
  • 3561-64 < HLCX 8142, 8149-50 & 8152
  • 3565-66 & 3568-69 < HLCX 8153-54 & 8156-57
  • 3570-72, 74 < HLCX 8158, 8162 & 8164 & 8166
  • 3575-79 < HLCX 8168 & 8170, 8173 & 8179-80
  • 3580-84 < HLCX 6252, 7228, 7230, 6234 & 6241
Note C: 5600 SERIES GP38-2 REBUILDS
  • 5601 from Ex-4134
  • 5602 from Ex-4111
  • 5603 from Ex-2823
  • 5604 from Ex-4152
  • 5605 from Ex-4112
  • 5606 from Ex-2787
  • 5607 from Ex-2732
  • 5608 from EX-4127
  • 5609 from EX-4138
  • 5610 from EX-2820
  • 5611 from EX-2802
  • 5612 from Ex-2823
  • 5613 from Ex-2827
  • 5614 from Ex-2745
  • 5615 from Ex-2828
  • 5616 from Ex-2736
  • 5617 from Ex-2789
  • 5618 from Ex-2827
  • 5619 from EX-2803
  • 5620 from EX-2871
  • 5621 from EX-4128
  • 5622 from EX-4130
  • 5623 from Ex-2766
  • 5624 from Ex-2782
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  • 5625 from EX-NS 2748
  • 5627 from EX-NS 2883
  • 5628 from EX-NS 2895
  • 5629 from EX-NS 2936
  • 5630 from EX-NS 2894
  • 5631 from EX-NS 2902
  • 5632 from EX-NS 2947
  • 5633 from EX-NS 2915
  • 5634 from EX-NS 2901
  • 5635 from EX-NS 2769
  • 5636 from EX-NS 2887
  • 5637 from EX-NS 2925
  • 5638 from EX-NS 2950
  • 5639 from EX-NS 2916
  • 5640 from EX-NS 2957
  • 5641 from EX-NS 2904
  • 5642 from EX-CR 7868
  • 5643 from EX-NS 2886
  • 5644 from EX-CR 7744
  • 5645 from EX-CR 7711
  • 5646 from EX-CR 7913
  • 5647 from EX-CR 7741
  • 5648 from EX-CR 7897
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  • 5649 from EX-CR 7936
  • 5650 from EX-CR 7881
  • 5651 from EX-CR 7934
  • 5652 from EX-CR 7870
  • 5653 from EX-CR 7878
  • 5654 from EX-CR 7893
  • 5655 from EX-CR 7656
  • 5656 from EX-CR 7717
  • 5657 from Ex-CR 7886
  • 5658 from Ex-CR 7903
  • 5659 from EX-CR 7659
  • 5660 from EX-NS 2831
  • 5661 from EX-NS 2791
  • 5662 from EX-CR 7726
  • 5663 from EX-CR 7737
  • 5664 from Ex-CR 7736
  • 5665 from Ex-CR 7745
  • 5666 from Ex-CR 7698
  • 5667 from Ex-CR 7901
  • 5668 from Ex-NS 2876
  • 5669 from Ex-?
  • 5670 from Ex-?
  • 5771 from Ex-?
  • 5772 from Ex-?
Note D: 5800 SERIES GP38-3 REBUILDS:
  • 5801 from Ex-7070
  • 5802 from EX-7050
  • 5803 from EX-7030
  • 5804 from EX-7056
  • 5804 from EX-7056
  • 5805 from EX-7008
  • 5806 from EX-7042
  • 5807 from EX-7029
  • 5808 from EX-7063
  • 5809 from EX-7080
  • 5810 from EX-7082
  • 5811 from Ex-7052
  • 5812 from Ex-7012
  • 5813 from Ex-7031
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  • 5814 from Ex-7092
  • 5815 from Ex-7062
  • 5816 from Ex-7059
  • 5817 from Ex-7026
  • 5818 from Ex-7084
  • 5819 from Ex-7013
  • 5820 from Ex-7034
  • 5821 from Ex-7057
  • 5822 from Ex-7087
  • 5823 from Ex-7049
  • 5824 from Ex-7060
  • 5825 from Ex-7025
  • 5826 from Ex-7023
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  • 5827 from Ex-7027
  • 5828 from Ex-7022
  • 5829 from Ex-7009
  • 5830 from Ex-7060
  • 5831 from Ex-?
  • 5832 from Ex-?
  • 5833 from Ex-?
  • 5834 from Ex-?
  • 5835 from Ex-?
  • 5836 from Ex-?
  • 5837 from Ex-?
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  • ----
Note E: 4600 SERIES GP59Es lineage:
  • 4636 is ex-NS 4622
  • 4650-4653 are ex-NS #?. ?, 4636(2nd) & 4608
  • 4654-4659 are ex-?
  • 4661 is ex-4632
Note F: 6300 SERIES SD40Es lineage (built from SD50s):
  • 6350-6354 are ex-NS 5406, 5420 ?, 5441 & 5408
  • 6355-6357 are ex-NS 5420, 5439 & 5424
Note G: C40-9Ws have been or are slated for upgrade to 4400 horsepower.
Note U: Renumbering of Union Pacific SD9043MACs to NS 7229-7329 (no #7319). Data from Chris Duva, Chris Toth, and Sean Graham-White
  • 7229 < UP 3481 < UP 8015
  • 7231 < UP 3471 < UP 8001
  • 7235 < UP 3490 < UP 8005
  • 7239 < UP 3479 < UP 8009
  • 7240 < UP 3480 < UP 8010
  • 7242 < UP 3485 < UP 8012
  • 7243 < UP 3483 < UP 8013
  • 7245 < UP 3488 < UP 80xx
  • 7254 < UP 3518 < UP 80XX
  • 7255 < UP 3498 < UP 8026
  • 7261 < UP 3505 < UP 8032
  • 7266 < UP 3525 < UP 8038
  • 7270 < UP 3482 < UP 80XX
  • 7271 < UP 3534 < UP 8043
  • 7280 < UP 3496 < UP 8052
  • 7281 < UP 3497 < UP 8053
  • 7283 < UP 3506 < UP 8055
  • 7284 < UP 3507 < UP 8056
  • 7285 < UP 3508 < UP 8057
  • 7287 < UP 3512 < UP 8059
  • 7290 < UP 3515 < UP 8062
  • 7295 < UP 3524 < UP 8067
  • 7296 < UP 3530 < UP 8068
  • 7299 < UP 3533 < UP 8071
  • 7301 < UP 3540 < UP 8073
  • 7303 < UP 3549 < UP 8078
  • 7310 < UP 3544 < UP 8148
  • 7329 < UP xxxx < UP 8274


For a more detailed information, use this link to Chris Toth's comprehensive NS roster.

Thanks to the following people / sources for updates: Jeff Allgood, Scott Arentzen, Jimmy Barlow, Joseph Belote, Brice Barrett (via LocoNotes), Buddy Burton, Tim Darnell, Shane Darst, Carlos Fink, Dustin Faust, Bill Hager, Joseph Hill, Andrew G., Scott Govdonovich, Troy Holland, Brent Holt (via LocoNotes), John Gabriel Ibay, Kyle Jacobs, Bob Jetmore, Kyle J, Bryan Jones, Tom Kane, Karl Karleham, Bruce Kerr, Roger Kiger, Steve Knowles, John Komanesky, Mike Luebbe, Curt McCulloch, Drew McCulloch, Kyle McKerrow, Jeff Miller, Bill Miller (via LocoNotes) Lance Myers (via LocoNotes), Aaron O'Hern, Martin Oksnevad, BJ Preddy, Jacob Rajlich, Mike Rassche, John Morear, Mike Ray, Mike Rujak, Matthew Ryan, Ken Schaeffer, Larry Smoak, John Teeter, Richard Thompson, Jeff Thoreson, Ken Tisdale, Chris Toth (via LocoNotes), Randy Vaughn, Ed Weisensel, Andy Zachary, Craig Zeni, Kevin Zettelmeier, and Lance Zimmerman.

F9PH and F7B data from Frank L. Shultz Jr. (via Loco Notes)

Rebuilt data from Lance Myers and Chris Toth (via Loco Notes)

Additional Source: Kevin Burkholder (Eastern Rail News); and Conrail Technical Society (John Krattinger), Trains Magazine, and Chris Duva's monthly NS locomotive updates.

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