Southern Pacific Alco RSD15 Roster

RSD15 Builder List | RSD15 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total13
SSW 850SSW 5150834863/60S3318III
SSW 851SSW 5151835243/60S3320III
SSW 852SSW 5152835253/60S3320III
SSW 853SSW 5153835263/60S3320III
SSW 854SSW 5154835273/60S3320III
SSW 855SSW 5155835283/60S3320III
SSW 856SSW 5156835293/60S3320III
SSW 857SSW 5157835303/60S3320III
SSW 858SSW 5158835313/60S3320III
SSW 859SSW 5159835323/60S3320III
SP 4816T&NO 250SP 5160SP 3100834839/59S3318III
SP 4817T&NO 251SP 5161SP 3101835849/59S3318III
SP 4818T&NO 252SP 5162SP 3102835859/59S3318III

Abbreviations

  • SP – Southern Pacific
  • SSW – St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
  • T&NO – Texas & New Orleans

Succession

  • SSW 850 – renumbered SSW 5150 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1971, traded in to General Electric, October, 1971
  • SSW 851 – renumbered SSW 5151 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1971, traded in to General Electric, October, 1971
  • SSW 852 – renumbered SSW 5152 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired November, 1970, traded in to General Electric, October, 1971
  • SSW 853 – renumbered SSW 5153 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1972, traded in to General Electric, March, 1972 > to Naparano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, scrapped April, 1973
  • SSW 854 – renumbered SSW 5154 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1972, traded in to General Electric, March, 1972 > to Naparano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, scrapped April, 1973
  • SSW 855 – renumbered SSW 5155 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1972, traded in to General Electric, March, 1972 > to Naparano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, scrapped April, 1973
  • SSW 856 – renumbered SSW 5156 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired March, 1972, traded in to General Electric, March, 1972 – to Naparano Iron & Metal, Newark, New Jersey, scrapped April, 1973
  • SSW 857 – renumbered SSW 5157 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired November, 1970, traded in to General Electric, October, 1971
  • SSW 858 – renumbered SSW 5158 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired February, 1970 > to Tri-Ad, March, 1970
  • SSW 859 – renumbered SSW 5159 in the 1965 general renumbering > retired November, 1970, traded in to General Electric, October, 1971
  • SP 4816 – leased to Texas & New Orleans 250 in March, 1960 > renumbered Southern Pacific 5160 in the 1965 general renumbering > renumbered Southern Pacific 3100 in July, 1973 > retired in May, 1978 > sold for scrap Purdy Metals, Walden, Oregon, May, 1978
  • SP 4817 – leased to Texas & New Orleans 251 in March, 1960 > renumbered Southern Pacific 5161 in the 1965 general renumbering > renumbered Southern Pacific 3101 in July, 1973 > retired in May, 1978 > sold for scrap Purdy Metals, Walden, Oregon, May, 1978
  • SP 4816 – leased to Texas & New Orleans 252 in March, 1960 > renumbered Southern Pacific 5162 in the 1965 general renumbering > renumbered Southern Pacific 3102 in July, 1973 > retired in May, 1978 > sold for scrap Purdy Metals, Walden, Oregon, May, 1978

Trade-in to General Electric

  • 1971 – SSW 850, 851, 852, 857, 859
  • 1973 – SSW 853, 854, 855, 856

Retirements

  • 1970 – SSW 5158
  • 1971 – SSW 5150, 5151, 5152, 5157, 5159
  • 1972 – SSW 5153, 5154, 5155, 5156
  • 1978 – SP 3100, 3101, 3102

Reference

  • American Locomotive Company, Complete Works – Vol. 8, pg 197, 199-200
  • Joseph A. Strapac, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Vol. 1: Pre-1965 Numbers, T&NO and Cotton Belt Subsidiary Roads, Shade Tree Books, 2004, pgs 50, 171,195
  • Joseph A. Strapac, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Vol. 2: Post-1965 SP and Cotton Belt Numbers, Union Pacific Transition, Shade Tree Books, 2007, pgs 110, 179