Southern EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
Total17
CofG 2SOU 100012301/41E365I
CofG 3SOU 100112311/41E365I
CTC 4SOU 1002NS 100248404/47E837IIa
CofG 7SOU 1003145912/41E441Ib
G&F 70SOU 1004NS 1004110977/506070IV
G&F 71SOU 1005110987/506070IV
G&F 72SOU 1006NS 1006110997/506070IV
A&EC 9A&EC 404SOU 1007NS 100748524/47E812IIa
SOU 2002SOU 1008120611/40E354I
SOU 2003SOU 1009120711/40E354I
SOU 2004SOU 1010120811/40E354I
SOU 2007SOU 101147434/47E827IIa
SOU 2008SOU 1012NS 101247448/47E827IIa
SOU 200947458/47E827IIa
SOU 2010SOU 101347468/47E827IIa
SOU 2011SOU 101447479/47E827IIa
StJRT 8565SOU 8585SOU 108710857/40E319I

Abbreviations

  • A&EC – Atlantic & East Carolina
  • CofG – Central of Georgia
  • CTC – Chattanooga Traction Company
  • G&F – Georgia & Florida
  • SOU – Southern Railway

Acquisitions

  • Atlantic & East Carolina – leased to Southern Railway in 1958.
  • Central of Georgia – acquired from the Frisco in 1963.
  • Chattanooga Traction Company – controlled by Southern since 1936
  • Georgia & Florida – controlled by Southern in 1963

Dispositions

  • Alcoa 50, Mobile, Alabama – ex SOU 1005
  • ALGF 1012 – ex SOU 1012
  • Big Dog Lines BDLX 1006 – ex SOU 1006
  • Cadillac & Lake City Railroad 82 – ex SOU 1013
  • Celanese Corporation, Rock Hill, South Carolina – ex SOU 2009
  • Chemex Railroad, PoncĂ©, Puerto Rico – ex SOU 1005
  • Knoxville & Holston 1007 – ex SOU 1007
  • Kopel Grain Company, Enola, Nebraska – ex SOU 1011
  • Mid America Car 82 – ex SOU 1013
  • Thrall Car Manufacturing, Cartersville, Georgia – ex SOU 1014
  • United America Car – ex SOU 1014
  • Wabash Valley Railroad 1802 – ex SOU 1013
  • Walden Ridge WRRX 1012 – ex SOU 1012

Succession

  • SOU 1000 – built as Central of Georgia 2 > renumbered SOU 1000 in December, 1972 > traded in to EMD, February, 1977
  • SOU 1001 – built as Central of Georgia 3 > renumbered SOU 1001 in December, 1972 > traded in to EMD, February, 1977
  • SOU 1002 – built as Chattanooga Traction Company 4 > relettered CNO&TP in 1970 > renumbered Southern 1002 in December, 1972 > to Norfolk Southern 1002 in the 1982 merger
  • SOU 1003 – built as Central of Georgia 7 > renumbered Southern 1003 in December, 1972 > traded in to EMD, January, 1977
  • SOU 1004 – built as Georgia & Florida 70 > renumbered Southern 1004 in December, 1972 > to Norfolk Southern 1004 in the 1982 merger
  • SOU 1005 – built as Georgia & Florida 71 > renumbered Southern 1005 in December, 1972 > to Alcoa 50, Mobile, Alabama, in December, 1979 > to Chemex Railroad, PoncĂ©, Puerto Rico, July, 1988
  • SOU 1006 – built as Georgia & Florida 72 > renumbered Southern 1006 in December, 1972 > to Norfolk Southern 1006 in the 1982 merger > retired January, 1996 > to Big Dog Lines BDLX 1006
  • SOU 1007 – built as Alabama & Eastern Carolina 9 > renumbered Alabama & Eastern Carolina 404 in 1958 > renumbered Southern 1007 in December, 1972 > to Norfolk Southern 1007 in the 1982 merger > retired January, 1996 > to Knoxville & Holston 1007 > renumbered Knoxville & Holston 4
  • SOU 1008 – built as Southern D.S. 2002 > renumbered Southern 1008 in December, 1972 > traded in to EMD in February, 1977
  • SOU 1009 – built as Southern D.S. 2003 > renumbered Southern 1009 in December, 1972 > traded in to EMD in February, 1977
  • SOU 1010 – built as Southern D.S. 2004 > renumbered Southern 1010 in December, 1972 > retired 1977 > traded in to EMD in February, 1977
  • SOU 1011 – built as Southern 2007 > renumbered Southern 1011 in December, 1972 > retired 1979 > traded in to EMD > to Koppel Grain Company, Enola, Nebraska, December, 1980
  • SOU 1012 – built as Southern 2008 > renumbered Southern 1012 in December, 1972 > to Norfolk Southern 1012 in the 1982 merger > retired November, 1994 > to Walden Ridge WRRX 1012 > to ALGF 1012
  • SOU 2009 > retired in 1965 > to Celanese Corporation, Rock Hill, South Carolina, July, 1965
  • SOU 1013 – built as Southern 2010 > renumbered Southern 1013 in December, 1972 > retired 1979 > traded in to EMD > to Wabash Valley 1802 > to Cadillac & Lake City 82 > to Mid America Car 82, Kansas City, Missouri
  • SOU 1014 – built as Southern 2011 > renumbered Southern 1014 in December, 1972 > retired 1979 > traded in to EMD > to United America Car, Alabama > to Thrall Car Manufacturing, Cartersville, Georgia
  • St James River Terminal D.S. 8565 > rebuilt by Southern as SW1m to NW2 specifications with 1200 horsepower 12-cylinder 567 in January, 1956 > renumbered StJRT 1087 in November, 1972 > retired 1977 > traded in to EMD, February, 1977

Retirements

  • 1965 – SOU 2009
  • 1977 – SOU 1000, 1001, 1008, 1009, 1010
  • 1979 – SOU 1011, 1013, 1014

Trade in to EMD

  • 1977 – SOU 1000, 1001, 1003, 1008, 1009, 1010
  • 1979 – SOU 1011

Reference

  • Larry Russell and Dick Will, “Southern Railway System Roster,” Extra 2200 South, November/December, 1969, pgs 19-25
  • Don Dover, “Southern Railway Summary, Part I,” Extra 2200 South, Issue 69 (July/August/September, 1979), pg 26
  • Don Dover, “Southern Railway Summary, Part II,” Extra 2200 South, Issue 70 (October/November/December, 1979) pg 24-25
  • Paul K. Withers, Warren L. Calloway and J. Harlen Wilson, Diesels of the Southern Railway, 1939-1982, Withers Publishing, 1997, pgs 30-36