St Louis-Southwestern

SSW (Cotton Belt)

Locomotives

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Revised: 1 Sept. 2013 Compiled by: R. Craig
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XXXXXXX* * * 4-Axle Power * * *

Final Road & No. Model Bldr & Date Builder No.

Original

SP/SSW #

Notes
304 GP7 EMD - 6/1950 10736 320 -
800-801 GP20 EMD - 12/60 26304-05 -- Re-#d to 4030-31
802-809 GP20 EMD - 1/61 26306-13 -- Re-#d to 4032-39
810-811 GP20 EMD - 12/61 26943-44 -- Re-#d to 4040-41
812-819 GP20 EMD - 1/62 26945-52 -- Re-#d to 4042-49
901, 903 FTA EMD - 6/1944 2306-07 900A, D -
901, 903 FTA EMD - 6/1944 2306-07 900A, D -
902, 904 FTB EMD - 6/1944 2312-13 900B, C -
906, 908 FTB EMD - 6/1944 2314-15 905B, C -
907, 909 FTA EMD - 6/1944 2308-09 905A,D -
911, 913 FTA EMD - 7/1944 2310-11 910A,D -
912, 914 FTB EMD - 7/1944 2316-17 910B, C -
916, 918 FTB EMD - 7/1944 3231-32 915B, C -
917, 919 FTA EMD - 6/1945 3227-28 915A, D -
921, 923 FTA EMD - 6/1945 3229-30 920A, D -
921 (2nd) F7Am EMD - ? -- -- See Note A
922, 924 FTB EMD - 7/1944 2316-17 920B, C -
925-937 (odd#s) F7A EMD - 2/1950 8755-61 - -
926-932 (even#s) F7B EMD - 2/1950 8762-65 - -
934 F7B EMD - 4/1950 11627 4/50 -
936, 938 F7B EMD - 7/1951 14677, 14678 - -
939 F7A EMD - 4/1950 11626 4/50 -
940-950 (even#s) F7B EMD - 10/1951 14823-14828 - -
941-947 (odd#s) F7A EMD - 7/1951 14673-14676 - -
949-959 (odd#s) F7A EMD - 10/1951 14817-14822 - -
952-958 (even#s) F7B EMD - 5/1952 16816-16819 - -
961-967 (odd#s) F7A EMD - 5/1952 16812-16816 - -
969-975 (odd#s) F7A EMD - 9/1952 17424-17427 - -
1000 VO1000 BLW - 7/1942 64410 - -
1001, 1002 VO1000 BLW - 10,11/1942 64427, 64435 - -
1003 VO1000 BLW - 4/1943 64750 - -
1004, 1005 VO1000 BLW - 9,10/1943 69658, 69673 - -
1006 VO1000 BLW - 3/1944 70159 - -
1007-1008 VO1000 BLW - 8/1944 71934-35 - -
1009-1010 VO1000 BLW - 3/1945 71741-42 - -
1011-1012 VO1000 BLW - 5,7/1945 72014, 72018 - -
1013-1015 VO1000 BLW - 7/1945 72019-21 - -
1016-1017 VO1000 BLW - 8/1945 72038-39 - -
1018-1022 VO1000 BLW - 11,12/1945 71555-59 - -
1023-1027 DS44-1000 BLW - 12/1947 73482-86 - -
1900-1901 NW2 EMD - 5/1949 7374-75 1050-51 -
1902-1903 NW2 EMD - 11/1949 8751-52 1052-53 -
2200-2203 SW7 EMD - 4/1950 11383-86 1054-57 -
2204-2207 SW9 EMD - 12/51, 1/52 15608-15611 1058-61 -
2250-2257 SW1200 EMD - 2/1964 28895-902 1062-1069 -
2258-2259 SW1200 EMD - 12/1964 29634-35 1070-1071 -
2260-2261 SW1200 EMD - 12/1964 29634-35 1072-1073 -
2289-2293 SW1200 EMD - 2,4/1966 31570-74 - -
2481-2492 SW1500 EMD - 6/1968 33612 - 23 - -
2511-2522 SW1500 EMD - 44/1969 34428-39 - -
2579-2582 SW1500 EMD - 1/1970 35757-60 - -
2583-2590 SW1500 EMD - 12/1971 7367-1 TO 8 - -
2800-2802 RS3 Alco - 4/1952 79849-51 308-310 -
2803 RS3 Alco - 10/1952 80223 311 (2nd) -
2804-2805 RS3 Alco - 6/1951 78890-91 313-314 -
2806-2807 RS3 Alco - 6/1951 78858-59 311-312 Locos were numbered 350-351 for a period
2808-2811 RS3 Alco - 12/1951 79415-18 311-312 Locos were numbered 352-355 for a period
2812 RS3 Alco - 4/1952 79848-59 356 -
2813-2816 RS3 Alco - 10/1952 78858-59 357-360 -
3641-3646 GP9 EMD - 10/1957 24075-80 820-825 -
3647-3652 GP9 EMD - 2/1959 25016-25021 826-831 -
3808-3813 GP9E EMD - 1957 -- -- -
3871-3874 GP9E EMD - 1959 -- -- -
4030-4039 GP20 EMD -- 800-809 --
4040-4049 GP20 EMD -- 810-819 --
4100 Series GP20E EMD -- -- Capital Rebuilds, see Note "B"
4200-4203 GP35R EMD -- -- De-turbo'd GP35s
5000-5009 GP30 EMD - 2/1963 28172-27181 750-59 -
6462 FP7 EMD - 5/1950 11628 330 Loco also wore #306 for a period
6500-6503 GP35 EMD - 1/1964 28892-5, 907 760-03 -
6504-6511 GP35 EMD - 12/1964 29730-37 764-1 -
6512-6519 GP35 EMD - 2,3/1965 29738-45 772-79 -
6680-6681 GP35 EMD - 7/1965 30169-70 780-81 -
6869-6892 SD45T-2 EMD -- -- -
7248-7273 GP40-2 EMD - 1984 -- -- -
7274-7293 GP40M-2 EMD -- -- Reblt GP40s in 1990-91
7600-7607 GP40 EMD - 1-3/1966 31483-90 -- -
7628-7657 GP40-2 EMD - 1978 -- -- -
7770-7773 B36-7 GE - 1/80 42784-87 -- #7771 reblt cabless after wreck (4/1981)
7774-7799 B30-7 GE - 3-4/80 42788-427813 -- -
7960-7967 GP40R EMD -- -- -Reblt & Re-#d from SSW 7600-7607
8040-8074 B40-8 GE - 7-11/88 45688 -- -
8075-8094 B40-8 GE - 5/89 45971-90 -- -
8322-8326 SD40T-2 EMD -- -- Remote control transmitters
8372-8376 SD40T-2 EMD -- -- Remote control receivers
9620-9634 GP60 EMD - 9-10/88 876054-1/15 -- -
9635-9664 GP60 EMD - 8-10/89 886024-1/30 -- -
9665-9714 GP60 EMD - 2-5/90 896003-1/50 -- -

XXXXXXX* * * 6-Axle Power * * *

Road & No. Model Bldr & Date Builder No. Original SP/SSW # Notes
260 DT66-2000 BLW - 5/1948 73532 - -
2888-2890 RSD5 Alco - 4/1953 80415-17 - -
5150 RSD15 Alco - 2/1960 83486 850 -
5151-5159 RSD15 Alco - 2-3/1960 83524-32 851-59 -
6067-6068 PA1 Alco - 11/1949 75511-12 300-301 -
8964-8971 SD45 EMD - 2-4/1968 33624-31 - -
8972-8981 SD45 EMD - 5-6/1968 33661-79 - -
9052-9059 SD45 EMD - 1-3/1969 34420-27 - -
9060-9068 SD45 EMD - 11-12/1968 34726-34 - -
9152-55 SD45 EMD - 1/1970 35753-56 - -
9156 SD45 EMD - 7/1971 -- - #8971 wrecked and rebuilt as 9156, kept original B/N 33631
9157-65 SD45T-2 EMD - 7/1972 7348-1 to 9 - -
9261-9281 SD45T-2 EMD - 2/1973 72625-1 to 21 - -
9282-9301 SD45T-2 EMD - 3/1973 72625-22 to 41 - -
9371-9404 SD45T-2 EMD - 3-6/1975 74696-1 to 34 - -

XXXXXXX* * * Notes * * *

General Information: The "E" Model designation (i.e. GP20E) reflected an ownership by Southern Pacific Equipment Company, with a lease to SP Transportation Co. These units were typically "remanufacturerd" by SP Shop forces as part of a Capital Rebuild Program.
** Note A **
Cotton Belt FTA 921 (2nd) is the EMD rebuild/repair of 921 (1st). The repair was done on an F7 frame sometime in 1950. This repaired unit has escaped notice for some 63 years. It looked like a stretched FT. There are photos of the November 29, 1949 wreck that destroyed the first unit here: http://www.reocities.com/TheTropics/8199/head_on.html And an R. S. Plummer photo of the rebuilt unit is in Steve Goen's Cotton Belt Color Pictorial pages 40-41. I'm callling the rebuilt unit an F7AM because of the F7 frame. It is thought that the B unit in the accident photo was also sent to LaGrange. --- (Edwin Cooper message of 8/31/2013)
** Note B ** - Lineage of 4100 Series GP20E Capital Rebuilds
  • SSW 4134 < 4044 < nee 814
  • SSW 4135 < 4046 < nee 816
  • SSW 4136 < 4049 < nee 819
  • SSW 4137 < 4037 < nee 807
  • SSW 4138 < 4033 < nee 803
  • SSW 4139 < 4039 < nee 809
  • SSW 4140 < 4031 < nee 801
  • SSW 4141 < 4032 < nee 802
  • SSW 4142 < 4048 < nee 818
  • SSW 4143 < 4034 < nee 804
  • SSW 4144 < 4030 < nee 800
  • SSW 4145 < 4047 < nee 817
  • SSW 4146 < 4036 < nee 806
  • SSW 4147 < 4043 < nee 813
  • SSW 4148 < 4038 < nee 808
  • SSW 4149 < 4040 < nee 810
  • SSW 4150 < 4035 < nee 805
  • SSW 4151 < 4041 < nee 811
  • SSW 4152 < 4042 < nee 812
  • SSW 4153 < 4045 < nee 815
Sources:
  • Extra 2200 South (Issue #55), Jan., Feb. March, 1976
  • Diesel Era Magazine
  • EMD Locomotive Order Numbers (from TrainWeb.org)
  • Loco Notes II
  • Railfan & Railroad Magazine
  • Southern Pacific Review - 1980 by Joseph A. Strapac

Additions / corrections from Lee A. Gautreaux, Chris Mains and Richard Percy's website (via Ed Cooper)

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