Norfolk & Western Alco RSD12 Roster

RSD12 Builder List | RSD12 Roster Index | RSD12 Phases

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
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NKP 325N&W 2325N&W 250819552/57S3270Ia
NKP 326N&W 2326N&W 251819562/57S3270Ia
NKP 327N&W 2327N&W 252819572/57S3270Ia
NKP 328N&W 2328N&W 253N&W 9922819585/57S3270Ia
NKP 329N&W 2329N&W 254819596/57S3270Ia
NKP 330N&W 2330N&W 255N&W 9920819606/57S3270Ia
NKP 331N&W 2331N&W 256N&W 9921819616/57S3270Ia
NKP 332N&W 2332N&W 257N&W 9923819626/57S3270Ia
NKP 333N&W 2333N&W 258823786/57S3270Ia

Preservation

  • Mad River & NKP Museum, Bellevue, Ohio – restored NKP 329

Dispositions

  • Pielet, Joliet, Illinois – ex N&W 250, 251, 252, 258

Succession

  • N&W 2325 – built as Nickel Plate Road 325 > to Norfolk & Western 2325, March, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 250 mid-1970 > retired April, 1984 > traded in to General Electric, December, 1984 > scrapped Pielet, Joliet, Illinois
  • N&W 2326 – built as Nickel Plate Road 326 > to Norfolk & Western 2326, February, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 251 mid-1970 > retired April, 1984 > traded in to General Electric, December, 1984 > scrapped Pielet, Joliet, Illinois
  • N&W 2327 – built as Nickel Plate Road 327 > to Norfolk & Western 2327, March, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 252 mid-1970 >  retired April, 1984 > traded in to General Electric, December, 1984 > scrapped Pielet, Joliet, Illinois
  • N&W 2328 – built as Nickel Plate Road 328 > to Norfolk & Western 2328, January, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 253 mid-1970 > retired December, 1979 > rebuilt as Norfolk & Western slug 9922, December, 1981 > to Norfolk Southern 9922 in 1982 merger
  • N&W 2329 – built as Nickel Plate Road 329 > to Norfolk & Western 2329, April, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 254 mid-1970 > retired September, 1981 > to Mad River & NKP Museum, Bellvue, Ohio, restored to Nickel Plate Road 329
  • N&W 2330 – built as Nickel Plate Road 330 > to Norfolk & Western 2330, April, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 255 mid-1970 > retired December, 1979 > rebuilt as Norfolk & Western slug 9920, January, 1982 > to Norfolk Southern 9920
  • N&W 2331 – built as Nickel Plate Road 331 > to Norfolk & Western 2331, December, 1966 > to Norfolk & Western 256 mid-1970 > retired November, 1980 > rebuilt as Norfolk & Western slug 9923, February, 1982 > to Norfolk Southern 9923 in 1982 merger
  • N&W 2332 – built as Nickel Plate Road 332 > to Norfolk & Western 2332, April, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 257 mid-1970 > retired December, 1979 > rebuilt as Norfolk & Western slug 9921, April, 1982 > to Norfolk Southern 9921 in 1982 merger
  • N&W 2333 – built as Nickel Plate Road 333 > to Norfolk & Western 2333, April, 1967 > to Norfolk & Western 258 mid-1970 > retired April, 1984 > traded in to General Electric, December, 1984 > scrapped Pielet, Joliet, Illinois

Retirements

  • 1979 – N&W 253, 255, 257
  • 1980 – N&W 256
  • 1981 – N&W 254
  • 1984 – N&W 250, 251, 252, 258

Trade in to General Electric

  • 1984 – N&W 250, 251, 252, 258

Slug Program

  • 1981 – N&W 253
  • 1982 – N&W 255, 256, 257

Reference

  • Dan Dover, “Nickel Plate Road (New York Chicago & St. Louis),” Extra 2200 South, Issue 87 (April/May/June, 1988), pg 26-27
  • Nickel Plate Road Historical Society – Nickel Plate locomotive roster
  • Robert Lehmuth, American Locomotive Company Complete Works – Vol 8, pg 40, 49, 80, 99-100
  • Digital Rail Artist – Alco RSD12 Builder List and Phases