Chicago & North Western EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total22
CMStP&O 55C&NW 1207:2C&NW 616119410/40E346Ia
C&NW 1207:117389/42E489Ib
C&NW 1208:117399/42E489Ib
C&NW 1209:117409/42E489Ib
C&NW 1210:1C&NW 61517419/42E489Ib
C&NW 1211:1174211/42E489Ib
C&NW 1212:1174311/42E489Ib
C&NW 1214:1C&NW 617174411/42E489Ib
C&NW 1215:1C&NW 618174511/42E489Ib
C&NW 1268181015/534177V
C&NW 1269181025/534177V
C&NW 1270181035/534178V
C&NW 1271181115/534228V
C&NW 1272181045/534177V
C&NW 1273181055/534177V
C&NW 1274181065/534228V
C&NW 1275181075/534228V
C&NW 1276181085/534228V
C&NW 1277181095/534228V
C&NW 1278181105/534228V
C&NW 1279181125/534228V

Renumbering

  • Chicago, St Paul Minneapolis & Omaha 55 was renumbered C&NW 1207:2 in June, 1968
  • C&NW 1210:1 was renumbered C&NW 615 in August, 1971
  • C&NW 1207:2 was renumbered C&NW 616 in September, 1971
  • C&NW 1214:1 was renumbered C&NW 617 in July, 1971
  • C&NW 1215:1 was renumbered C&NW 618 in July, 1971

Dispositions

  • Amoco Oil 555 – ex C&NW 1271
  • Anheuser-Busch, St Louis, Missouri – ex C&NW 618
  • Avon Grain 1269, Avon, Illinois – ex C&NW 1269
  • Cargill 1278, Duluth, Minnesota – ex C&NW 1278
  • Chicago West Pullman & Southern 37, 38, 39 – ex C&NW 615, 1268, and 1273
  • Chrome Crankshaft, Chicago, Illinois – ex C&NW 1270 (February, 1977), C&NW 1271 (April, 1978)
  • ConAgra 1272 – ex C&NW 1272
  • Diesel Supply Company, St. Paul, Minnesota – ex C&NW 615, acquired March, 1979
  • Dome Railway Service, Alton, Illinois – ex C&NW 618
  • Farmer’s Grain Dealers Association 1269, Avon, Illinois – ex C&NW 1269
  • Glen Monhart – acquired C&NW 616 and donated it to display at Hub City Heritage Corporation at Oelwein, Iowa, in 1978
  • Hollis & Eastern 39, Duke, Oklahoma – ex C&NW 1273
  • Independent Locomotive Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota – ex C&NW 1272 (August, 1977)
  • Fort Worth Railcar 1277, Saginaw, Texas – ex C&NW 1277
  • Midwest Steel 38 – ex C&NW 1268
  • North American Can Company 25, 26 – ex C&NW 1276, 1275
  • Nucor Steel 1272, Norfolk, Nebraska – ex C&NW 1272
  • Peavy Grain 1279, Superior, Nebraska – ex C&NW 1279
  • Precision Engineering, Mt. Vernon, Ill – ex C&NW 1208:1 (October, 1970), 1211:1 (April, 1971)
  • Railway Equipment Leasing Company (RELCO) 511 – ex C&NW 1276
  • Reynolds Aluminum 89, Gregory, Texas – ex C&NW 1274
  • Wabash Valley Railroad 1801 – ex C&NW 617, acquired September, 1979
  • Wilson-Cramer Locomotive, Boone, Iowa – ex C&NW 617 (April, 1979), C&NW 618 (March, 1979), C&NW 1268, 1269 (June, 1978), C&NW 1271 (April, 1978), C&NW 1273 (November, 1977), C&NW 1274 (March, 1978), C&NW 1275 (April, 1978), C&NW 1276 (March, 1978), C&NW 1277 (January, 1978), C&NW 1278 (May, 1978), C&NW 1279 (June, 1978)

Slug program

  • C&NW 1207:1 –┬árebuilt to yard slug C&NW BU-3 in December, 1958
  • C&NW 1209:1 – rebuilt to yard slug C&NW BU-8 in October, 1964

Scrapped:

  • C&NW 1212:1 – wrecked, scrapped at Oelwein, Iowa, July, 1974

Succession:

  • Chicago St Paul Minneapolis & Chicago 55 > C&NW 55 > renumbered C&NW 1207:2 in June, 1968 > renumbered C&NW 616 in September, 1971 > retired March, 1978 > sold to Glen Monhard, who donated it for display at Hub City Heritage Corporation, Oelwein, Iowa, in 1978
  • C&NW 1207:1 > rebuilt as yard slug BU-3 n December, 1968 > retired May, 1982, traded to EMD in April 1986, and scrapped by St Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
  • C&NW 1208:1 > retired March, 1970 > to Precision Engineering Company, Mt Vernon, Illinois, October, 1970
  • C&NW 1209:1 > rebuilt as yard slug BU-8 in October, 1964 > retired May, 1980 > scrapped by C&NW at Cedar Lake Shops, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • C&NW 1210:1 > renumbered C&NW 615 in August, 1971 > retired March, 1979 and sold to Diesel Supply Company, St. Paul, Minneapolis > to Chicago West Pullman & Southern 37
  • C&NW 1211:1 > retired December, 1969 > to Precision Engineering Company, Mt Vernon, Illinois, April, 1971
  • C&NW 1212:1 > retired July, 1971, after being wrecked > scrapped by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa, in July, 1974
  • C&NW 1214:1 > renumbered C&NW 617 in July, 1971 > retired September, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive, Boone, Iowa, in April, 1979 > to Wabash Valley Railroad 1801 in September, 1979
  • C&NW 1215:1 > renumbered C&NW 618 in July, 1971 > retired September, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive, Boone, Iowa, in March, 1979 > to Anheuser-Busch, St Louis, Missouri > to Dome Railway Service 618, Alton, Illinois
  • C&NW 1268 > retired June, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, in June, 1978 > to Chicago West Pullman & Southern 38 > to Midwest Steel 38
  • C&NW 1269 > retired June, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, in June 1978 > to Farmer’s Grain Dealers Association 1269 , Avon, Illinois > name change to Avon Grain Company 1269
  • C&NW 1270 > retired February, 1977 > to Chrome Crankshaft, Chicago, lllinois, May, 1977
  • C&NW 1271 > retired April, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, in April, 1978 > to Chrome Crankshaft in Chicago, Illinois > to AMOCO Oil 555
  • C&NW 1272 > retired January, 1977 > to Independent Locomotive Services in August, 1977 > resold ConAgra 1272 > to Nucor Steel, Norfolk, Nebraska
  • C&NW 1273 > retired November, 1977 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, in November, 1977 > to Chicago West Pullman & Southern 39 > to Hollis & Eastern 39, Duke, Oklahoma
  • C&NW 1274 > retired March, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, March, 1978 > to Reynolds Alumunium 89, Gregory, Texas
  • C&NW 1275 > retired April, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, April, 1978 > to North American Can Company 26
  • C&NW 1276 > retired March, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, March, 1978 > to North American Can Company 25 > to Railway Equipment Leasing Company (RELCO) 511
  • C&NW 1277 > retired January, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, February, 1978 > to Fort Worth Railcar Corporation 1277, Saginaw, Texas
  • C&NW 1278 > retired May, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, May, 1978 > to Cagrill 1278, Duluth, Minnesota
  • C&NW 1279 > retired June, 1978 > to Wilson-Cramer Locomotive Company, Boone, Iowa, June, 1978 > to Peavy Grain Company 1279, Superior, Nebraska

Retirements

  • 1969 – C&NW 1211:1
  • 1970 – C&NW 1208:1
  • 1971 – C&NW 1212:1
  • 1977 – C&NW 1270, 1272, 1273
  • 1978 – C&NW 616, 617, 618, 1268,1269, 1271, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279
  • 1979 – C&NW 615

Reference

  • Paul K. Withers and Don Strack, Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Withers Publishing, 1995, pgs 41, 89, 132-134, 288