Erie Lackawanna EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
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DL&W 427EL 34910273/40E304Ia
DL&W 428EL 35010283/40E304Ia
DL&W 429EL 35110293/40E304Ia
DL&W 430EL 35210514/40E304Ia
DL&W 431EL 35310524/40E304Ia
DL&W 432EL 35410534/40E304Ia
DL&W 433EL 35510544/40E304Ia
DL&W 434EL 35610554/40E304Ia
DL&W 435EL 35710565/40E304Ia
DL&W 436EL 35810575/40E304Ia
DL&W 437EL 35910585/40E304Ia
Erie 360EL 36061487/48E977IIb

Class

SE-6

Erie Lackawanna Merger

Delware, Lackawanna & Western 427-437 and Erie 360 became Erie Lackawanna 349-360 in the September 13, 1960, merger

Dispositions

  • A.A. Merrillees (dealer), Toronto, Ontario – ex DL&W 431/EL 353, acquired 1977-1978 from J.R. Simplott 1992, resold March 1978 to United Grain Growers 901; ex-DL&W 433/EL 355, acquired in late 1960’s from Vermont Railway 5, but did not leave their property until 1971, resold to Steel Company of Canada 5 in August, 1974
  • Birmingham Rail & Locomotive, Birmingham, Alabama – ex DL&W 436/EL 358, acquired 1969 from Matt Whisler (dealer); resold to Peabody Coal 470 “Tinker Bell”
  • Cadillac & Lake City – acquired DL&W 429/EL 351 as parts supply for C&LC 88
  • Dixie Sand & Gravel 356, Price, Louisiana – ex DL&W 434/EL 356, acquired from Louisiana Midland 356 before 196
  • Duffy Equipment Company, ex DL&W 437/EL 359
  • George R. Sillcott (dealer) – ex DL&W 429/EL 351, acquired late 1980, to Railcar Corporation
  • Gifford HIll & Company, Tangipohoa, Louisiana – ex-DL&W 437/EL 359, acquired with the Louisiana & Eastern 359 when it bought their operation at Amite, Louisiana.
  • Hercules Powder Company 63, Brunswick, Georgia – ex DL&W 428/EL 350, acquired mid-1963
  • Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals, Bainbridge, Georgia – ex DL&W 427/EL 349, acquired May, 1975
  • Charles D. Kelly (railroad contractor) 357, St. Louis, Missouri – ex DL&W 435/357, acquired 1966 and resold to Mid-South Terminals 1 in October, 1975
  • Louisiana Eastern 359 Amite, Louisiana – ex DL&W 437/EL 359, acquired 1966. This was a gravel pit operation which was sold to Gifford-Hill & Company, which transferred the unit to their operations at Tanipoahoa, Louisiana, as Gifford Hill 359 in late 1970’s to early 1980’s
  • Louisiana Midland 363, 359, Jena, Louisiana – ex DL&W 434/EL 356, DL&W 437/EL 356 acquired May, 1963 and unknown date, resp.; LOAM 363 sold to Dixie Sand & Gravel 356
  • Matt Whisler (dealer), East St. Louis, Illinois – ex DL&W 436/EL 358, stored at Alton & Southern roundhouse until 1969 when it was sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive (dealer)
  • Mid-South Terminals 1, Memphis, Tennessee – ex DL&W 435/EL 357, acquired from Charles D. Kelley in October, 1975
  • Peabody Coal 470 “Tinker Bell,” Lynnville, Indiana – ex DL&W 436/EL 358, acquired from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive
  • P.W. Duffy (dealer), Columbus, Ohio – acquired 1965-1966 from Erie Lackawanna
  • Railcar Corporation (dealer) – ex DL&W 429/EL 351, used as parts supply for Cadillac & Lake City 88
  • Railway Supply Company, Inc. (RSCI – dealer) – DL&W 427/EL 349, rebuilt May, 1975, to Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals, DL&W 432/EL 354, rebuilt March, 1974, from Virginia Blue Ridge 12, returned to VBR.
  • Rockton & Rion 1 (Superior Stone) – ex DL&W 429/EL 351, acquired 1967; quarry became Martin Marietta and unit traded to G.R. Sillcott (dealer)
  • J.R. Simplot 1992, Brandon, Manitoba – ex DL&W 431/353, acquired 1992, to A.A. Merrillees (dealer) 1977-1978
  • Steel Company of Canada (Stelco) 5, Lamdon Park, Alberta – ex DL&W 433/EL 355, acquired August, 1974 from A.A. Merrilees (dealer)
  • United Grain Growers 001, Vancouver, British Columbia – ex DL&W 431/EL 353, acquired from A.A. Merrilees (dealer), acquired March, 1978
  • Vermont Railroad 5, Burlington, Vermont – ex DL&W 433/355, acquired 1965 and sold in late 1960’s to A.A. Merrillees (dealer)
  • Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad 10, 11, 12, Piney River, Virginia – ex DL&W 430/EL 352, DL&W 427/EL 349, DL&W 432/EL 354, acquired mid-1963. VBR 12 was rebuilt by Railway Supply in March, 1974, and returned to service

Retirements

  • 1963: DL&W 430/EL 352, 427/EL 349, DL&W 428/EL 350, DL&W 432/EL 354, DL&W 434/EL 356
  • 1965: DL&W 433/EL 355
  • 1966: DL&W 435/EL 357
  • 1967: DL&W 429/EL 351, DL&W 436/EL 358

Reference

  • Robert Dobrowski – Erie Lackawanna SW1 page
  • Dan Dover, “Delaware Lackawanna & Western Roster,” Extra 2200 South, Issue 78 (January/February/March 1983), pgs 20-28