Southern Pacific Alco RSD12 Roster

RSD12 Builder List | RSD12 Roster Index | RSD12 Phases

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total21
SP 7000SP 2950836402/61S3330Ic
SP 7001SP 2951836412/61S3330Ic
SP 7002SP 2952836422/61S3330Ic
SP 7003SP 2953836432/61S3330Ic
SP 7004SP 2954836442/61S3330Ic
SP 7005SP 2955838362/61S3337Ic
SP 7006SP 2956838372/61S3337Ic
SP 7007SP 2957838382/61S3337Ic
SP 7008SP 2958838392/61S3337Ic
SP 7009SP 2959838392/61S3337Ic
SP 7010SP 2960838403/61S3337Ic
SP 7011SP 2961838413/61S3337Ic
SP 7012SP 2962838423/61S3337Ic
SP 7013SP 2963838433/61S3337Ic
SP 7014SP 2964838443/61S3337Ic
SP 7015SP 2965838453/61S3337Ic
SP 7016SP 2966838463/61S3337Ic
SP 7017SP 2967838473/61S3337Ic
SP 7018SP 2968838483/61S3337Ic
SP 7019SP 2969838493/61S3337Ic
SP 7020SP 2970838503/61S3337Ic

Note

Southern Pacific traded in RSD5’s 5305, 5307, 5294, 5295, 5445, 5446, 5447, 5339, 5296, 5297, 5298, 5299, 5300, 5302, 5306, 5338, 5303, 5304, 536, 5337 and 5301 for “rebuilding” as RSD12’s. Trucks, frames, and various other components were reused but with new 251 engines, carbodies, etc.

SP 7005-7007 had dual cab control salvaged from RSD5’s 5305-5307. All had low short hoods and dynamic brakes. SP 7000-7010 had Pyle National Gyralites, the rest had Mars signal lights.

Railroad Class

  • DF-127 – as built
  • AS618-1 – 1965

Preservation

  • Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff, Arkansas – ex SP 2962
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California – ex SP 2954, 2958

Dispositions

  • Chrome Crankshaft, Alhambra, California – ex SP 2954, 2958, 2959
  • Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas – ex SP 2952, 2953, 2956, 2957, 2960, 2961, 2964, 2965, 2966, 2968, 2969, 2970
  • Kerr McGee Chemical 2962, Trona, California – ex SP 2962
  • Metal Processing, Incorporated, Vinton, Texas – ex SP 2951
  • Metropolitan Stevedore Corporation 1, 2, Long Beach, California – ex SP 2958, 2954
  • Morrison-Knudsen, (no number), 2001, 2002, Boise, Idaho – ex SP 2950, 2961, 2965
  • National Locomotive Company 2001, 2002, Morristown, New Jersey – ex SP 2961, 2965
  • North American Chemical Corporation 2962, Trona, California – ex SP 2962
  • Oregon California & Eastern – ex SP 2950, 2954, 2958, 2959
  • Proler International, Houston, Texas – ex SP 2955, 2956, 2957, 2960, 2963, 2964, 2967, 2970
  • West Suriname Railway, Suriname – ex SP 2961, 2965
  • West Tennessee Railroad 2054, Trenton, Tennessee – ex SP 2962

Succession

  • SP 7000 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2950 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired January 1975 > to Oregon California & Eastern, January, 1975 > damaged by fire at Olene, Oregon, in 1975 > to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho, March, 1976 > scrapped October, 1981
  • SP 7001 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2951 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired January, 1974 > to Metal Processing, Inc., Vinton, Texas, September, 1974
  • SP 7002 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2952 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, March, 1977
  • SP 7003 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2953 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, March, 1977
  • SP 7004 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2954 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired January, 1975 > to Oregon California & Eastern, January, 1975 > returned to Southern Pacific November, 1975 > to Chrome Crankshaft, August, 1978 > to Metropolitan Stevedore Corporation 2, Long Beach, California, May, 1982 > to Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California, July, 1996
  • SP 7005 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2955 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Proler International, May, 1978
  • SP 7006 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2956 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired May, 1976 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, May, 1976
  • SP 7007 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2957 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired May, 1976 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, May, 1976 > scrapped by Proler International, Houston, Texas, June, 1976
  • SP 7008 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2958 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired January, 1975 > to Oregon California & Eastern, January, 1975 > returned to Southern Pacific, November, 1975 > to Chrome Crankshaft 1001, August, 1978 > leased to Metropolitan Stevedore Corporation 1, Long Beach, California, March, 1981 > sold to Metropolitan Stevedore, January, 1982 > donated to Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California, July, 1976
  • SP 7009 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2959 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired January, 1975 > to Oregon California & Eastern > returned to Southern Pacific November, 1975 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Alhambra, California, May, 1978, and scrapped March, 1980
  • SP 7010 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2960 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, November, 1978 > scrapped by Proler International, Houston, Texas, in 1979
  • SP 7011 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2961 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, October, 1977 > to National Locomotive Company 2001, Morristown, New Jersey > to Morrison Knudsen 2001 > to West Suriname Railway*
  • SP 7012 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2962 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Alhambra, California, April, 1977 > to Kerr McGee Chemical 2962, Trona, California, March, 1978 > name changed to North American Chemical Corporation > to Zinmaster Corporation, Mojave, California, January, 1993 > to West Tennesee Railroad 2054, Trenton, Tennessee, March, 1993 > to Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, April, 2003
  • SP 7013 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2963 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Proler International, Houston, Texas, May, 1978
  • SP 7014 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2964 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired May, 1976 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, May, 1976 > scrapped by Proler International, Houston, Texas
  • SP 7015 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2965 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, October, 1977 > to National Locomotive 2002, Morristown, New Jersey, April, 1978 > to Morrison-Knudsen 2002 > to West Suriname Railway*
  • SP 7016 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2966 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, April, 1977
  • SP 7017 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2967 in the 1965 general renumbering > scrapped Proler International, Houston, Texas, May, 1978
  • SP 7018 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2968 in the 1965 general renumbering > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, April, 1977
  • SP 7019 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2969 in the 1965 general renumbering > damaged in the Englewood Yard explosion, Houston, Texas, September, 1974, and retired two days later > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, April, 1975
  • SP 7020 > renumbered Southern Pacific 2970 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired May, 1976 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Houston, Texas, May, 1976 > scrapped Proler International, Houston, Texas, June, 1976

Retirements

  • 1974 – SP 2951, 2969
  • 1975 – SP 2950, 2954, 2958, 2959
  • 1976 – SP 2956, 2957, 2964, 2970
  • 1977 – SP 2952, 2953, 2961, 2962, 2965, 2966, 2968
  • 1978 – SP 2955, 2960, 2963, 2967

Foot note

* BHP Billiton obtained a concession to mine the bauxite in the Bakhuis Mountains in western Suriname. The company built a canal to allow ocean going ships to reach the town of Apoera, 60 kilometers (about 39 miles) inland. In 1979, the West Suriname Railway was built from there to the mines, another 77 kilometers (50 miles), with a planned annual capacity of four million tons a year. It never went into use because the company encountered trouble with it’s concession. Then, in 1986 civil war broke out and the project was completely abandoned. Southern Pacific 2961 and 2965 were sold to National Locomotive Company 2001-2002 and then to Morrison-Knudsen 2001-2002, and sent to Apoera, where they have been, abandoned, to this day.

Reference

  • Joseph A. Stapac, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Volume 2: SP-Cotton Belt Numbers From 1965 to 1996 Union Pacific Transition, Shade Tree Books, 2007, pg 105-106
  • Robert Lehmuth, American Locomotive Company Complete Works – Vol 8, pg 40, 49, 80, 99-100
  • Digital Rail Artist – Alco RSD12 Builder List and Phases