Illinois Central EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4thBldrDateOrderPhase
IC 9014IC 6009812/39E284Ia
IC 9015IC 6019822/39E284Ia
IC 9016IC 6029832/39E284Ia
IC 90179842/39E284Ia
IC 9018IC 6039851/40E284Ia
IC 9019IC 6049861/40E284Ia
IC 9020IC 6059871/40E284Ia
IC 9021IC 60632896/46E668II
IC 9022IC 60732906/46E668II
IC 9023IC 60832916/46E668II
IC 9024IC 60932926/46E668II
IC 9025IC 61032936/46E668II
IC 9026IC 61132946/46E668II
IC 9027IC 612IC 1332956/46E668II
IC 9028IC 61332966/46E668II
IC 9029IC 61432976/46E668II
IC 9030IC 61532986/46E668II
IC 9031IC 616143888/514119IV
IC 9032IC 617143898/514119IV
EJ&E 240FC&G 600IC 61813989/41E407Ib

Renumbering

  • October, 1953: IC 9014-2032 renumbered IC 600-617 to clear additional GP9 orders
  • October, 1968: IC 612 renumbered IC 13, part of a rebuilding program

Acquisitions

  • Fernwood Columbia & Gulf 600 became IC 618 with the acquisition of the railroad in 1972

Rebuilding Program

IC planned to rebuild IC 600-616 and 617 at Paducah, Kentucky, as IC 1-17. This program ended after a single unit, IC 13, as completed in October, 1968. The prime mover was replaced with an 8-cylinder 645 and the unit was rated at 1000 hp.

Slug Program

IC 9017 was rebuilt as slug BU1 at Paducah, Kentucky, in October, 1952, following retirement in June, 1952, after a wreck that destroyed the cab. It was mated to GP7 8952 for use at Markham Yard in Chicago.

Dispositions

  • Bienville Railway 524, ex IC 611
  • Columbus & Greenville 507, 509, 522, 523, 524, ex IC 607, 608, 601, 606, 618
  • Continental Grain CGCX 509, ex IC 9023
  • Chrome Locomotive (dealer)
  • D.A. Wamsley & Company DAWX 509 – ex IC 608
  • Harvest States Co-op 507, ex IC 9022
  • Island Terminal 2503, ex IC 9018, acquired September, 1972
  • KDL Coal 2902, ex IC 9032
  • Kentucky Lake Dock, ex IC 9028
  • Marshal Durbin 523, Waynesboro, Mississippi, ex IC 9021
  • Metra 1-2, ex IC 602, 610
  • Mores & Ores Railway, ex IC 614, acquired October, 1969
  • Olin-Mathieson Chemical no #, West Monroe, Lousiana, ex IC 616, acquired February, 1965, to Westvaco 4800
  • Port Bienville Railroad 522, Bay St Louis, Mississippi – ex IC 601, acquired from Columbus & Greenville 522
  • Precision Engineering – ex IC 600, 602, 604, 609, 610, acquired May, 1969. Resold to Rock Island 4800-4804 in 1972
  • Rock Island 4800-4806, ex IC 600, 602, 604, 609, 610, acquired 1972 via Precision National
  • Stockton Valves & Fittings 1776, ex IC 605, acquired 1985
  • US Pipe & Foundry Company 46, North Birmingham, Alabama – ex IC 605, acquired from Precision Engineering in December, 1969
  • Westvaco 4800 – ex IC 600, acquired from Rock Island 4800 after 1980

Succession

  • IC 9017 – wrecked, retired June, 1952, rebuilt as slug BU1 at Paducah Shops in October, 1952, mated with GP7 8952 for use at Markham Yard in Chicago; renumbered IC 50 in 1981, to National Railway Equipment Company 1990
  • IC 600 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold December, 1969, to Rock Island 4800 in 1972, resold to Westvaco 4800, donated to Tennessee Central Railroad Museum
  • IC 601 – to Columbus & Greenville 607, renumbered Columbus & Greenville 522; to Port Bienville Railroad 522, Bay St Louis, Mississippi, retired
  • IC 602 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold December, 1969, to Rock Island 4801 in 1972; to Metra 1, Chicago, Illinois; to Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad 1
  • IC 603 – leased to Columbus & Greenville, returned early 1975, to Chrome Locomotive in February, 1981
  • IC 604 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold December, 1969, to Rock Island 4802 in 1972, to Chrome Locomotive (dealer) February, 1981, then Armco Steel 4802 in June, 1981
  • IC 605 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold to US Pipe & Foundary Company 41109 in 1969, renumbered USP&F 46, North Birmingham, Alabama; to Georgia Marble 88,Marble Hill,Georgia, to Stockham Valves & Fittings 1776, Cullman, Alabama, in 1985
  • IC 606 – to Columbus & Greenville 523, to Marshal Durbin Company 523, Waynesboro, Mississippi
  • IC 607 – to Columbus & Greenville 607, renumbered Columbus & Greenville 507
  • IC 608 – to Columbus & Greenville 608, to D.A. Wamsley & Company DAWX 509
  • IC 609 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold December, 1969, to Rock Island 4803 in 1972, to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in 1980, to Gulf Oil & Chemicals 3, Baytown, Texas
  • IC 610 – retired in May, 1969 and sold to Precision Engineering, resold December, 1969, to Rock Island 4804 in 1972, to Metra 2, Chicago, Illinois
  • IC 613 – to Columbus & Greenville
  • IC 614 – sold October, 1969, to Morse & Ory Sand & Gravel Company 614, Amite, Lousiana
  • IC 615 – to Columbus & Greenville
  • IC 616 – leased to Olin-Mathieson Chemicals no #, West Monroe, Louisiana, in October, 1961, then sold to them in February, 1965

Preservation

  • IC 600 – preserved at Tennessee Central Railroad Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Retirements

  • 1952: IC 9017
  • 1965: IC 616
  • 1969: IC 600, 602, 604, 605, 609, 610, 614
  • 1970: IC 600, 602, 604

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