Austin & Texas Central Alco RSD15 Roster

RSD15 Builder List | RSD15 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.5th No.6th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total2
ATSF 9842Squaw Creek 9842Peabody 9842IHR 9842IHR 442A&TC 442835786/60S3324IV
ATSF 9843Squaw Creek 9843Peabody 9843IHR 9843IHR 443A&TC 443835796/60S3324IV

Dispositions

  • Austin & Texas Central 443 – on lease from a private individual, leased to Arkansas Railway Museum in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and restored as ATSF 843

Succession

  • Austin & Texas Central 442 – built as AT&SF 842 > renumbered ATSF 9842 in 1970 general renumbering > retired January, 1975 > sold for scrap to Precision National, Mt Vernon, Illinois, in March, 1975 > to Squaw Creek Coal SQCR 9842 in 1975 > to Peabody Coal PCCX 9842 > to Indiana Hi-Rail 9842 in 1988, renumbered 442 > to Wabash & Ohio WOHO 442 in 1995* > to Austin & Texas Central 442 in 2000
  • Austin & Texas Central 443 – built as AT&SF 842 > renumbered ATSF 9843 in 1970 general renumbering > retired January, 1975 > sold for scrap to Precision National, Mt Vernon, Illinois, in March, 1975 > to Squaw Creek Coal SQCR 9843 in 1975 > to Peabody Coal PCCX 9843 > to Indiana Hi-Rail 9843 in 1988, renumbered 443 > to Wabash & Ohio WOHO 442 in 1995* > to Austin & Texas Central 443 in 2000, leased from a private individual > leased to Arkansas Railway Museum in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, restored as ATSF 843.

*  Indiana Hi Rail eventually comprised 461 miles in 13 unconnected districts. Debt began to mount to dangerous levels in 1993, and in 1994, the company created a subsidiary, Sagamore National Corporation, to purchase 398 miles of Indiana Hi Rail’s lines. To operate those lines, Sagamore created two subsidiaries, the Wabash & Ohio and the Wabash & Erie. The Interstate Commerce Commission balked at the scheme and found conflicts of interest with both Indiana Hi Rail and Sagamore sharing common management and corporate addresses. On November 15, 1994, Indiana Hi Rail entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the trustee began selling off assets to pay creditors. The company ceased to exist as a corporation in December, 1997. One of the Wabash & Ohio sections was known as the Maumee & Western. Both of the RSD15’s were briefly relettered with “WOHO” reporting marks on the cab and the Indiana Hi Rail name painted out. These were used very briefly on the Maumee & Western but were apparently still owned by the Wabash & Ohio.

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