Operation Lifesaver (OLS) Locomotives

(All-Time Roster)
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Revised: 22 Nov. 2011 Photo by: R. Craig
New: 20 May 2010 Roster Compiled by: R. Craig
Road & No. Number Model Notes
Amtrak 231 F40PH -
455 F59PH Surfliner
Belt Railway of Chicago 534 MP15DC -
Burlington Northern 1523-1524 GP28M -
6121 SD9 -
Caltrain 916 & 920 F40PH-2 -
Canadian National GTW 5856 GP38-2 -
6401 GP40 Ex-Grand Trunk Western 6401, nee Detroit Toledo & Ironton 401
Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia 4700 GP18 -
Chicago & North Western 1303-1305 MP15 Units became UPRR #UPY 1316-1318. Builder Data reads as follows: Built by EMD, 2/1975 , 74762-2, 3 & 4
4405 & 4410 GP15-1 -
4601-2, 4604, 4606, 4614, 4627, 4631 GP38-2 -
6629 & 6636 SD18R -
6652 SD38-2 -
6825-6, 6886, 6902, 6913, 6930, 6934-5 SD40-2 -
7004 SD50 -
8029 SD60 -
8551 & 8553 C42-8 -
8659, 8717 & 8727 C44-9W -
8801-8835 AC4400CW -
Compagnie du chemin de fer Lanaudičre 3000 RS18-3a Ex-Quebec Central 3000; nee-Canadian Pacific 1864
Conrail 1633, 1637, 1662, 1668, 1679-81, 1686-7, 1699 GP15-1 -
2246 GP35 -
2246 GP35 -
7734-5, 7889, 7895, 7906 GP38 -
8047, 8090, 8205, 8210, 8263, 8276 GP38-2 -
CSX 6718 & 6818 MP15 Operation Red Block / OLS
Eastern Idaho (WAMX) 3501 & 3512 MP15 -
Gateway Western 3020 GP40 -
Genesse & Wyoming 51 GP38 Ex-PC 7843
GMTX 2681 GP38-2 -
Grand Trunk Western 5856 GP38-2 -
Illinois Central 3110 & 3133 GP40-2 -
3138 GP40-2 Ex-Burlington Northern 6755
3140 GP40-3 Ex-Chicago & North Western GP50 #5051
6000-6002 SD40-2 Ex-Burlington Northern 6755
6014 & 6030 SD40-2 Ex-Burlington Northern 6755
6050 & 6057 SD40-2 Ex-Burlington Northern 6755
6063 & 6072 SD40-2 -
6146 SD40-2 Ex-Burlington Northern 6755
6201-6204 SD40-2 -
6250-6252 SD40-2 -
6257 & 6259-60 SD40-2 -
8417 GP8? -
8701 GP11 Ex-9386
9636 GP38-2 -
Iowa Interstate 485 GP11 Illinois Central/ICG #8724
601 GP38 Ex- North Louisana & Gulf #46
Kansas City Southern 708 SD50 -
Louisiana & Delta 1504 CF7 -
1508 CF7 -
Maumee & Western 12 GP10 Ex-IC GP9 9150
16 GP10 Ex-IC GP9 9055
Metra 147 F40PH-2 -
214 F40PHM-2 -
Mid-South 1019 GP10 Ex-IC 8273, nee Florida East Coast 665
Montana Rail Link 265 SD45 -
703 SD35 -
New England Central 6526 GP40 Ex-CSX 6526
Norfolk Southern 1431, 1435, 1443, 1447 GP15-1 Ex-Conrail 1662, 1665, 1681, & 1687
2947 GP38 Ex-Conrail 7906
4629-4635 GP59 -
4637-4641 GP59 -
5262, 5283, & 5290 GP38-2 Ex-Conrail
5337 & 5394 GP38-2 Ex-Conrail #? & 8090
5668-5670 GP38-2 -
5826 GP38-2 Ex-Conrail
7140 GP60 -
9240-9256 C40-9W -
Paducah & Louisville 1798 GP10 Ex-Illinois Central 8445
1978 GP10 Ex-Illinois Central 8153
8602 GP8 Re-#d from P&L 8312
Quebec Central 3000 RS18-3a Sold to CFL; ex-Canadian Pacific 1864
Red River Valley & Western 2001 GP20C Ex-CB&Q 905
Union Pacific 3459 SD40-2 Unit wears large red "Operation Lifesaver" lettering on long hood
6703, 6706 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6708, 6710 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6712-16, 6718 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6720-6723 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6726, 6729 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6730-6731 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
6736 AC440CW Ex-C&NW; unit also wears "We Will Deliver" slogan
6737 AC440CW UP-patched ex-C&NW
VIA 6411 F40PH-2 -
Wheeling & Lake Erie 102 GP35-3 -
Wisconsin Central 7525 & 7638 SD45 -
Wisconsin & Southern 2053 SD20 Rebuilt from ex-Union Pacific SD34
NOTES:

Locomotives listed in the above roster typically featured some type of large OLS emblem or banner. Additionally, several railroads applied small (6" x 6") OLS "stickers" to a select number of locomotives. Those railroads included: Central Oregon & Pacific, New England Central, Rail America (and subsidiaries) and Vermont Railway.

In 1985, Baltimore & Ohio repainted ex-C&O NW2 5065 in a green and white livery, with large white lettering to remind employees of "Safety First."

Data Sources: Final C&NW Roster (by the C&NW Historical Society); X2200 South Locomotive Newsletter, Diesel Era Magazine, Railfan & Railroad Magazine, Trains Mgazine, and The Railroad Photographer Magazine.

Other sources of data / corrections include Dan Braun, Michael Somin, and Ed Weisensel.

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