Burlington Northern EMD NW5 Roster

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1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
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GN 186BN 986347912/46E687I
GN 187BN 987348012/46E687I
GN 188BN 988348112/46E687I
GN 189BN 989348212/46E687I
GN 190BN 990348312/46E687I
GN 191BN 991348412/46E687I
GN 192BN 992348512/46E687I
GN 193BN 993348612/46E687I
GN 194BN 994348712/46E687I
GN 195BN 995348812/46E687I

Preservation

  • Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, Minnesota – ex Burlington Northern 992

Dispositions

  • Alter Group – ex BN 989
  • CitiSteel 989 – ex BN 989
  • Colorado & Eastern Railway 986, 990, 992, 994 – ex BN 986, 990, 992, 994
  • Council Bluffs & Ottumwa Railway 992 – ex BN 992
  • Council Bluffs Railway 992 – ex BN 992
  • Denver Rock Island 986 – ex BN 986
  • Denver Terminal Railway 986 – ex BN 986
  • General Metals – ex BN 988, 991
  • Iowa Southern 992 – ex BN 992
  • Kyle Railroad 990 – ex BN 990
  • Mollala Western Railway 187 – ex BN 987
  • Oregon Pacific 187 – ex BN 987
  • Pacific Transportation Services 1001 – ex BN 987
  • Phoenix Steel 989 – ex BN 989
  • Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois – ex BN 993, 995

Succession

  • BN 986 – built as Great Northern 186 > to Burlington Northern 986 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > to Colorado & Eastern 986, July, 1982 > to Denver Teminal Railway 986 in February, 1987 > to Denver Rock Island 986 > scrapped 1996
  • BN 987 – built as Great Northern 187 > to Burlington Northern 987 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > to Pacific Transportation Services 1001 > to Molalla Western Railway 187 in 1983 > to Oregon Pacific 187 in 1997
  • BN 988 – built as Great Northern 188 > to Burlington Northern 988 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > sold for scrap to General Metals, May, 1982
  • BN 989 > built as Great Northern 189 > to Burlington Northern 989 in the 1970 merger > wrecked at Livingston, Montana, May, 1978 > sold for scrap to Alter Group, October, 1979 > rebuilt by Diesel Electric Service Corporation, St Paul, Minnesota > to Phoenix Steel 989 in Delaware > to CitiSteel 989 through corporate name change > scrapped in October, 1993
  • BN 990 – built as Great Northern 190 > to Burlington Northern 990 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > to Colorado & Eastern 990 in July, 1982 > to Kyle Railroad 990 > to Iowa Southern 990
  • BN 991 – built as Great Northern 191 > to Burlington Northern 991 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > sold for scrap to General Metals, May, 1982
  • BN 992 – built as Great Northern 192 > to Burlington Northern 992 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > to Colorado & Eastern 992 in August, 1982 > to Iowa Southern 992 in September, 1988 > to Council Bluffs & Ottumwa Railway 992 in 1991 > to Council Bluffs Railway 992 > sold to Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, Minnesota, restored as Great Northern 192 in 1995
  • BN 993 – built as Great Northern 193 > to Burlington Northern 993 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > sold for scrap to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, May, 1982
  • BN 994 – built as Great Northern 194 > to Burlington Northern 994 in the 1970 merger > retired May, 1982 > to Colorado & Eastern 994 in July, 1982 > to Great Western Railway 994 > to Council Bluffs Railway 992 > scrapped
  • BN 995 – built as Great Northern 195 > to Burlington Northern 995 in the 1970 merger > retired April, 1982 > sold for scrap to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, May, 1982

Retirements

  • 1979 – BN 989
  • 1982 – BN 986, 987, 988, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, 995

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