Great Northern EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total10
GN 5101:2GN 758592/39E218I
GN 5102:2GN 768602/39E218I
GN 5103GN 77BN 7713809/41E436Ib
GN 5104GN 7813819/41E436Ib
GN 5105GN 7913829/41E436Ib
GN 80BN 80101181/504027III
GN 81BN 81101191/504027III
GN 82BN 82101201/504027III
GN 83BN 83101251/504027III

Renumbering

GN 5101-5105 were renumbered GN 75-79 in 1949.

Dispositions

  • Northern Indiana Public Service NF12, MF27 – ex GN 78, 76
  • Truax Traer Coal Company 75, 79 – ex GN 75, 79

Succession

  • GN 5101 > renumbered Great Northern 75 in 1943 > to Trax, Traer Coal Company, August, 1961
  • GN 5102 > renumbered Great Northern 76 in 1943 > to Northern Indiana Public Service MF27, September, 1961
  • GN 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 December, 1980, merger > assigned BNSF 3300 but never renumbered, painted in Great Northern colors in 1995 and used as the Alliance, Nebraska, shop switcher > to US Borax 70, Boron, California, April, 2001
  • GN 80 > to Burlington Northern 80 in the 1970 merger > retired September, 1983 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, 1983
  • GN 81 > to Burlington Northern 81 in the 1970 merger > to Clarkland Quarry 81, April, 1982 > to Railway Equipment Leasing RELCO 504 by 1986
  • GN 82 > to Burlington Northern 82 in the 1970 merger > to Clarkland Quarry 82, August, 1982 > to Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway 106 > to Transit Tank Car Company, Fordyce, Arkansas, 1988
  • GN 83 > to Burlington Northern 83 in the 1970 merger > retired August, 1983 > to Joseph Simon & Sons, Tacoma, Washington, 1983 > to Railway Equipment Leasing RELCO 505, c. 1986

Retirements

  • 1961: GN 75, 76, 78, 79

Reference

  • 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, pgs
  • 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