Burlington Northern EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total26
BN 77WWV 77SLSF 10BN 7013809/41E436I
GN 5013GN 77BN 77WWV 7713809/41E436I
GN 5103GN 77BN 7713809/41E436I
CB&Q 9136BN 788976/39E259I
CB&Q 9137BN 798986/39E259I
GN 80BN 80101181/504027III
GN 81BN 81101191/504027III
GN 82BN 82101201/504027III
GN 83BN 83101251/504027III
CB&Q 9139BN 849006/39E259I
CB&Q 9140BN 859016/39E259I
CB&Q 9141BN 8610685/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9142BN 8710695/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9143BN 8810705/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9144BN 8910715/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9145BN 9010725/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9147BN 9110736/40E310Ia
CB&Q 9148BN 9212802/41E375Ia
CB&Q 9149BN 9312812/41E375Ia
CB&Q 9150BN 9412822/41E375Ia
CB&Q 9151BN 9512832/41E375Ia
CB&Q 9152BN 9612842/41E375Ia
CB&Q 9153BN 9712852/41E375Ia
FW&D 604BN 10218648/42E517Ib
CB&Q 9146C&S 155FW&D 601BN 10310736/40E310Ia
FW&D 602WWV 10499412/39E290Ia

Abbreviations

BN – Burlington Northern
C&S – Colorado & Southern
CB&Q – Chicago Burlington & Quincy
FW&D – Ft Worth & Denver
SLSF – St Louis San Francisco “Frisco”
WWV – Walla Walla Valley

Dispositions

  • Billings Grain Terminal 84, Billings, Montana – ex BN 84
  • Cadillac & Lake City 88 – Denver, Colorado – ex BN 88
  • Central Iowa Railroad J33-3, Montezuma, Iowa – ex BN 78
  • Clarkland Quarry 81, 82 – ex BN 81, 82
  • Con Agra 84 –  ex-BN 84
  • Davenport, Rock Island & North Western 84, 86 – ex BN 84, 86
  • Denver Railway 88 – ex BN 88
  • Erman-Howell Division – ex BN 89, 93
  • Hennisingen Cold Storage 55 – ex WWV 104
  • Hercules, Incorporated – ex BN 92
  • Independent Locomotive Service ILSX 87, 89, 95, 1366 – ex BN 87, 89, 95, 97
  • Inman Service Co ISCX 9140 – ex BN 85
  • Joseph Simon & Sons 1980, Tacoma, Washington –  ex BN 88, 102
  • Kansas City Power & Light 91 – ex BN 91
  • Ladish Malting LM1 – ex BN 94
  • Midwest Locomotive Works MWLX 91 – ex BN 91
  • Peavy Grain 14, St Paul, Minnesota – ex BN 84
  • Potlatch Corporation 85, 86 – ex BN 85, 86
  • Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinoiis – ex BN 70, 80, 90, 96
  • PTC Alliance 90, Alliance, Ohio – ex BN 90
  • Railway Equipment Leasing Co (RELCO) 504, 505 – ex BN 81, 83
  • St Louis San Francisco 10 – ex BN 70
  • Transit Tank Car Corp 106, Fordyce, Arkansas- ex BN 82
  • Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway 106 – ex BN 82
  • US Borax 70 – ex BN 70
  • Watco WATX 55 – ex WWV 104
  • Webb Asset Management WAMX 55, 107 – ex WWV 104, BN 85
  • Wilson Railway Equipment – ex BN 85, 86
  • Wisconsin Public Service 8758 – ex BN 95

Succession

  • BN 70 – built as Great Northern 5103 > renumbered Great Northern 77 in 1943 > to Burlington Northern 77 in the 1970 merger > to Walla Walla Valley 77, August, 1971> stored November, 1974 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, January, 1978 > to St Louis San Francisco 10, March, 1979 > to Burlington Northern 70 in the merger of December, 1980 > assigned BNSF 3300 but never renumbered, painted instead in Great Northern colors in 1995 and used as a shop switcher at Alliance, Nebraska > to US Borax 70, Boron, California, April, 2001
  • BN 77 – built as Great Northern 5103 > renumbered Great Northern 77 in 1943 > to Burlington Northern 77 in the 1970 merger > to Walla Walla Valley 77, August, 1971> stored November, 1974 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, January, 1978 > to St Louis San Francisco 10, March, 1979 > to Burlington Northern 70 in the merger of December, 1980 > assigned BNSF 3300 but never renumbered, painted instead in Great Northern colors in 1995 and used as a shop switcher at Alliance, Nebraska > to US Borax 70, Boron, California, April, 2001
  • BN 78 – built as Burlington 9136 > to Burlington Northern 78 in the 1970 merger > retired March, 1973 > to Central Iowa Railroad J33-3, Montezuma, Iowa (“J” for “Jereiah”)
  • BN 79 – built as Burlington 9137 > to Burlington Northern 79 in the 1970 merger > retired September, 1974
  • BN 80 – built as Great Northern 80 > to Burlington Northern 80 in the 1970 merger > retired September, 1983 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, 1983
  • BN 81 – built as Great Northern 81 > to Burlington Northern 81 in the 1970 merger > to Clarkland Quarry, April, 1982 > to Railway Equipment Leasing RELCO 504 by 1986
  • BN 82 – built as Great Northern 82 > to Burlington Northern 82 in the 1970 merger > retired February, 1982 >  to Clarkland Quarry 82, August, 1982 > to Tulsa-Sapulpa Union 106 > to Transit Tank Car Company, Fordyce, Arkansas, in 1988
  • BN 83 – built as Great Northern 83 > to Burlington Northern 83 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington, 1983 > to Railway Equipment Leasting RELCO 505, c. 1986
  • BN 84 – built as Burlington 9139 > to Burlington Northern 84 in the 1970 merger > retired November, 1975 > to Davenport Rock Island & North Western 84, 1975 > retired April, 1984 > to Con Agra 84, April, 1984 > to Billings Grain Terminal 84, Billings, Montana > to Peavy Grain 14, St Paul, Minnesota, in 2005 > scrapped in 2009
  • BN 85 – built as Burlington 9140 > to Burlington Northern 85 in the 1970 merger > retired June, 1975 > to Wilson Railway Equipment > to Potlatch Corporation 85, October, 1985 > to Inman Service Company ISCX 9140 > to Webb Asset Management WAMX 107
  • BN 86 – built as Burlington 9141 > to Burlington Northern 86 in the 1970 merger > retired November, 1975 > to Davenport Rock Island & North Western 86, 1975 > retired October, 1985 > to Wilson Railway Equipment > to Potlatch Corporation 86, October, 1985
  • BN 87 – built as Burlington 9142 > to Burlington Northern 87 in the 1970 merger > retired May, 1983 > to Independent Locomotive Service ISLX 87 mid-1983 > renumbered Independent Locomotive Service ISLX 1364
  • BN 88 – built as Burlington 9143 > to Burlington Northern 88 in the 1970 merger > retired July, 1980 > to Cadillac & Lake City 88, late-1978 > to Denver Railway 88 > to Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington, 1980
  • BN 89 – built as Burlington 9144 > to Burlington Northern 89 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Erman-Howell Division, Birmingham, Alabama, mid-1983
  • BN 90 – built as Burlington 9145 > to Burlington Northern 90 in the 1970 merger > retired October, 1978 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, October, 1978 > to PTC Alliance 90, Alliance, Ohio
  • BN 91 – built as Burlington 9147 > to Burlington Northern 91 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Mid America Car, mid-1983 > to Kansas City Power & Light 91 > to Midwest Locomotive Works MWLX 91, November, 1983 > renumbered Midwest Locomotive Works MWLX 1940
  • BN 92 – built as Burlington 9148 > to Burlington Northern 92 in the 1970 merger > retired June, 1978 > to Hercules Inc., April, 1978
  • BN 93 – built as Burlington 9149 > to Burlington Northern 93 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Erman-Howell Division, Birmingham, Alabama, mid-1983
  • BN 94 – built as Burlington 9150 > to Burlington Northern 94 in the 1970 merger > retired March, 1978 > to Ladish Malting Company LM1, March, 1978
  • BN 95 – built as Burlington 9151 > to Burlington Northern 95 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > sold October, 1983 to Independent Locomotive Services > to Wisconsin Public Service 8758, September, 1984
  • BN 96 – built as Burlington 9152 > to Burlington Northern 96 in the 1970 merger > retired October, 1978 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, October, 1978
  • BN 97 – built as Burlington 9153 > to Burlington Northern 97 > retired August, 1983 > to Independent Locomotive Services 1366
  • BN 102 – built as Ft Worth & Denver 604 > to Burlington Northern 102 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington, 1983 > scrapped early-1985
  • BN 103 – built as Burlington 9146 > to Colorado & Southern 155, July, 1957 > to Ft Worth & Denver 601 (2nd), April 28, 1959 > to Burlington Northern 103 in the 1970 merger > retired December, 1972
  • WWV 77 – built as Great Northern 5103 > renumbered Great Northern 77 in 1943 > to Burlington Northern 77 in the 1970 merger > to Walla Walla Valley 77, August, 1971> stored November, 1974 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, January, 1978 > to St Louis San Francisco 10, March, 1979 > to Burlington Northern 70 in the merger of December, 1980 > assigned BNSF 3300 but never renumbered, painted instead in Great Northern colors in 1995 and used as a shop switcher at Alliance, Nebraska > to US Borax 70, Boron, California, April, 2001
  • WWV 104 – built as Fort Worth & Denver 602 > to Walla Walla Valley 104 > retired April, 1984 > to Hennisingen Cold Storage 55, June, 1984 > to Watco WATX 55 by 1999 > to Webb Asset Management WAMX 55

Retirements

  • 1970: BN 76, 84, 86
  • 1972: BN 103
  • 1973: BN 78
  • 1974: BN 79
  • 1975: BN 85
  • 1978: BN 70, 90, 92, 94, 96
  • 1980: BN 88, 89
  • 1982: BN 82
  • 1983: BN 80, 81, 83, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 102
  • 1984: WWV 104

Reference

  • Trainpix – Burlington Northern SW1 Roster
  • “Shortline Scene,” Extra 2200 South, July/August 1973 p 27
  • Norman C. Keyes, Jr., and Kenneth R. Middleton, “The Great Northern Railway Company: All-Time Locomotive Roster, 1861-1970,” Railroad History 143, Autumn, 1980, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, pg 126
  • Robert C. Del Grosso, Burlington Northern Motive Power Directory, Great Northern Publications, 1991, pg 8
  • Frisco.org – SLSF SW1 dispositions
  • Don’s Depot – Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway page