Southern Pacific EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
SP 10008042/39E257I
SP 1004SPMW 56697511/39E281Ia
SP 100597611/39E281Ia
SP 100697711/39E281Ia
SP 100797811/39E281Ia
SP 100897911/39E281Ia
SP 100998011/39E281Ia
SP 101013164/41E385Ia
SP 101113175/41E385Ib
SP 101213186/41E385Ib
SP 101313196/41E385Ib
SP 101413207/41E385Ib
SP 101513217/41E385Ib
SP 101613227/41E385Ib
T&NO 11SPMW 54913237/41E385Ib

Preservation

  • California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California – ex SP 1000
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California – ex SP 1006

Transfers

  • SP 1005 transferred to SPMW 566 in October, 1967, for use at the Houston Tie Plant
  • T&NO 11 transferred to SPMW 549 in May, 1963, for use at the Houston Tie Plant

Dispositions

  • Baytank Public Marine Terminal, Texas City, Texas, ex SP 1013
  • Bethlehem Steel 4:2, 18, Vernon, California, ex SP 1006, SP 1016. Renumbered 15 in 1968
  • Continental Grain no #, Burns Harbor, Indiana, ex SP 1004
  • Dupont Chemical Corporation 7310, Nederland, Texas, ex SP 1013, acquired January, 1971
  • Indiana Pickling & Processing no #, Burns Harbor, Indiana, ex SP 1004
  • Holy Sugar 1, Santa Ana, California, ex SP 1000, acquired January, 1968
  • Inman Services Company 7310, ex SP 1013, acquired in 1990
  • Kansas City Southern 204, ex SP 1010; rebuilt into a slug by Darby Corp., Kansas City, Kansas, 1971. Reumbered KCS 4254
  • National Metal & Steel Corp, no #, ex SP 1006
  • Parker Brothers no #, Eagle Lake, Texas, ex SP 1007, May, 1967
  • US Steel Corp no #, ex SPMW 566

Succession

  • SP 1000 – built as EMC demonstrator 804, acquired April, 1939 > retired December, 1967 > to Holly Sugar 1, Santa Ana, California, January, 1968 > transferred to Holly Sugar at Tracy, California, March, 1981 > preserved at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California
  • SP 1004 – to Diesel Electric Services Corporation, May, 1980 > to Railcar Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado > to Continental Grain, Burns Harbor, Indiana > to Indiana Pickling & Processing, Burns Harbor, Indiana
  • SP 1005 – retired October, 1967 > to SPMW 566 as Houston tie plant switcher, replaced in 1976 > to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, May, 1976 > to US Steel
  • SP 1006 – leased to Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Mt Vernon, California > sold to Bethlehem 4 (2nd), December, 1967 > renumbered Bethlehem Steel 15, 1968 > to National Metal & Steel Corporation, February, 1985 > to Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California, January, 1986
  • SP 1007 – retired May, 1967 > to Parker Brothers Gravel 1007, New Braunfels, Texas, May, 1967
  • SP 1008 – retired November, 1966 > traded in to EMD, April, 1967
  • SP 1009 – retired November, 1966 > traded in to EMD, April, 1967
  • SP 1010 – retired June, 1970 > traded in to General Electric > scrapped by Precision National, Mt Vernon, Illinois
  • SP 1011 – retired April, 1971 > traded in to EMD, April, 1972
  • SP 1012 – retired November, 1971 > traded in to EMD, April, 1972
  • SP 1013 – retired January, 1971 > to DuPont Chemical Corporation, January, 1971
  • SP 1014 – retired February, 1966 > traded in to EMD, March, 1966
  • SP 1015 – to Lipsett Steel, Los Angeles, California, January, 1964
  • SP 1016 – retired March, 1969 > to Bethlehem Steel 18, March, 199

Retirements

  • 1964 – SP 1015 (wrecked)
  • 1966 – SP 1008, SP 1009
  • 1967  SPMW 549, SP 1000, SP 1005, SP 1006, SP 1007
  • 1969 – SP 1016
  • 1970 – SP 1010
  • 1971 – SP 1011, 1012, 1013
  • 1980 – SP 1004

Traded in to EMD

  • 1966 – SP 1014
  • 1967 – SP 1008, 1009
  • 1972 – SP 1011, 1012

Traded in to General Electric

  • 1970 – SP 1010

Reference

  • Joseph A. Strapac, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Volume I: Pre-1965 SP Numbers, T&NO and Cotton Belt Subsidiary Roads, Shade Tree Books, 2004, pgs 23-24, 162