Rock Island EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
RI 52916782/42E475I
RI 53016793/42E475I
RI 53116803/42E475I
RI 53216813/42E475I
RI 53316824/42E475I
RI 53416824/42E475I
RI 53516834/42E475I
RI 53616844/42E475I
RI 53774737/49E1064III
RI 53874747/49E1064III
RI 53974757/49E1064III
RI 54074767/49E1064III
RI 54174777/49E1064III
RI 54274787/49E1064III
RI 54374797/49E1064III
RI 54474807/49E1064III
RI 54574817/49E1064III
RI 54674827/49E1064III
IC 9014IC 600RI 480098112/39E284I
IC 9016IC 602RI 480198312/39E284I
IC 9019IC 604RI 48029861/40E284I
IC 9024IC 609RI 480332926/46E668II
IC 9025IC 610RI 480432936/46E668II

Illinois Central

Rock Island bought the five Illinois Central SW1’s in February, 1970, via Precision Engineering Co., which had bought them in May, 1969. IC had renumbered the original 9400 series to 600 series in 1953.

DIspositions

  • Agrex 530–  ex RI 530, acquired November, 1981, via Chrome Locomotive
  • Agri Grain Marketing no # – ex RI 537, acquired from Dubuque Sand & Gravel
  • Agri Industries 526, 529 – ex RI 536, 529, acquired as successor company to Producers Grain
  • Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad 536 – ex RI 536, acquired February, 2009
  • Armco Steel 1, SandSprings, Oklahoma – ex RI 4802, acquired June, 1981 via Chrome Locomotive
  • Dubuque Sand & Gravel 537, East Dubuque, Illinois – ex RI 537, acquired 1984
  • Gulf Oil Chemicals 3, Baytown, Texas = ex RI 4803, acquired 1980 via dealer Birmingham Rail & Loco
  • IEI Barge Services, East Dubuque, Iowa – ex RI 537
  • Madison Railway 534, Madison, Indiana – ex RI 534, acquired August, 1977, to Western Railroad 534 in 1984
  • Metra 1-2 – ex RI 4801, 4804
  • Mid America Scrap Metal, Silvis, Illinois – Ex RI 535
  • Midwest Locomotive MWLX 530, Kansas City, Kansas – ex RI 530
  • Parker Brothers 534 – ex RI 534, acquired January, 1979 via dealer Naparano Iron & Metal
  • Producers Grain 526, Amarillo, Texas – ex RI 536, acquired October, 1976
  • Producers Grain 529, Corpus Christi, Texas – ex RI 529, acquired August, 1976
  • Transco 543 – ex RI 543, acquired July, 1981 via Chrome Locomotive
  • Warren & Sabine River 539 – ex RI 539, acquired August, 1978
  • Western Railroad 534 – ex RI 534, acquired 1994 from Madison Railway 534
  • Westvaco (West Virginia Pulp & Paper) 4800 – ex RI 4800

Succession

  • RI 529 – to Producers Grain 529, Corpus Christi, Texas, August, 1976, company changed name to Agri Industries 529
  • RI 530 – to Chrome Locomotive February, 1981, to Agrex 530, Superior, Nebraska, in November, 1981, to Midwest Locomotive MWLX 530, Kansas City, Kansas, in 2009, leased to Advantage Metals in Kansas City, Kansas
  • RI 531
  • RI 532 – rebuilt as slug 998
  • RI 533
  • RI 534 – to Madison Railway 534, Madison, Indiana, in 1977, to Western Railroad 534, New Braunfels, Texas, in 1984
  • RI 535 – to Mid America Scrap Metals 535, Silvis, Illinois
  • RI 536 – to Producers Grain 526, Amarillo, Texas, October, 1976; company changed name to Agri Industries 526, Plainview, Texas, to Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad 536 in 2009
  • RI 537 – to Dubuque Sand & Gravel 537, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1984, to Agri Grain Marketing no #, to IEI Barge Services, East Dubuque, Illinois
  • RI 538
  • RI 539 – Warren & Sabine River 539, Malvern, Arkansas, August, 1978
  • RI 540
  • RI 541
  • RI 542
  • RI 543 – Chrome Locomotive July, 1981, resold to Transco 1981, Olwein, Iowa, in July, 1981
  • RI 544 – rebuilt as slug 999
  • RI 545
  • RI 546
  • RI 4800 – to Westvaco (West Virginia Pulp & Paper) 4800, then donated to Tennessee Central Railroad Museum 4800
  • RI 4801 – To Metra 1
  • RI 4802 – to Chrome Locomotive, February, 1981, to Armco Steel 1, Sand Springs, Oklahoma,  June, 1981
  • RI 4803 – Birmingham Rail & Locomotive,1980, to Gulf Oil Chemicals 3, Baytown, Texas
  • RI 4804 – Metra 2

Slug program

  • 1978: RI 532, 544 rebuilt to slug RI 998, 999

Retirements

  • 1976: RI 526, 529,
  • 1977: RI 534
  • 1978: RI 539
  • 1979: RI 4803

Reference

  • Don’s Depot – Rock Island EMD SW1 page
  • Louis A. Marre, Rock Island Diesel Locomotives, 1930-1980, Railfax, 1982, pgs 67-68, 133