Wabash EMD SW1 Roster

SW1 Builder List | SW1 Roster Index

1st No.2nd No.3rd No.4th No.BldrDateOrderPhase
WAB 1018806/39E247I
WAB 1028816/39E247I
WAB 1038826/39E247I
WAB 10410242/40E297I
WAB 10510755/40E311I
WAB 106119711/40E350I
WAB 107138811/45E403II
WAB 10847304/47E823IIa
WAB 109N&W 310975336/49E1094III
WAB 110N&W 311077416/49E1094III
WAB 11177426/49E1094III

Norfolk & Western merger

Only two SW1’s remained at the time of the N&W merger in 1965: Wabash 109 and 110 became N&W 3109 and 3110

Dispositions

  • Anderson Windows 3110, Bayport, Minnesota – ex Wabash 103, to Minnesota Transportation Museum MNTX 3110, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000.
  • Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern 1, 2 – ex Wabash 103, 102
  • Columbus & Greenville 521 – ex Wabash 102, returned to ICG by October, 1981, and stored at Paducah, Kentucky, until at least February, 1984, then probably scrapped 1984-1985
  • Duluth & Northeastern Railroad – ex Wabash 104, for parts
  • Granite City Steel Corporation 106, 111, 602, Granite City, Illinois – ex Wabash 106, 111, 107
  • Peabody Coal Co. 101, 104, River King Mine #1, Freeburg, Illinois – ex Wabash 101, 104
  • Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway 105, 108 – ex Wabash 105, 108, acquired May, 1960 and April, 1964, renumbered TSU 101, 102 in 1973

Succession

  • WAB 101 – to Peabody Coal Company 101, River King Mine #1, Freeburg, Illinois, July, 1960, possibly for parts, then scrapped
  • WAB 102 – to Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern 2 and equipped with MU > B&HS acquired by Illinois Central in September, 1972, assigned ICG 620 but never renumbered; stored at Paducah, Kentucky, for several years (1974-1979), assumed scrapped by IC
  • WAB 103 – to Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern 1 and equipped with MU > B&HS acquired by Illinois Central in September, 1972, assigned ICG 621 but never renumbered > to Columbus & Greenville 521 in October, 1975, when the ICG sold off the Columbus & Greenville > returned to IC in October, 1981 and stored at Paducah until at least February, 1984, then probably scrapped 1984-1985
  • WAB 104 – to Peabody Coal Company 104, River King Mine #1, Freeburg, Illinois, July, 1960 > to Duluth & North Eastern in 1969 for parts, then scrapped
  • WAB 105 – to Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway 105 in April, 1964, renumbered 101 in 1973
  • WAB 106 – to Granite City Steel 106, Granite City, Illinois, July, 1961
  • WAB 107 – to Granite City Steel 602, Granite City, Illinois, August, 1961
  • WAB 108 – to Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway 108 in April, 1964, renumbered 102 in 1973
  • WAB 109 – to Norfolk & Western 3109 in the 1965 merger, retired June 14, 1972 > sold for scrap to PNC January, 1973
  • WAB 110 – to Norfolk & Western 3110 in 1965 merger, retired June 1972 > to Andersen Windowalls Corporation 3110, Bayport, Minnesota > to Minnesota Transportation Museum MNTX 3110, Minneapolus, Minnesota, in 2000.
  • WAB 111 – to Granite City Steel 111, Granite City, Illinois, August, 1961

PRESERVATION

  • Minneapolis Transportation Museum MNTX 3110, Minneapolis, Minnesota – ex Wabash 110, acquired from Anderson Windowalls 3110 in 2000.

Retirements

  • 1960: WAB 101, 104, 105
  • 1961: WAB 102, 103, 106, 107, 111
  • 1964: WAB 108

Reference

  • Don Dover and George Berghoff, “Wabash Railroad All Time Diesel Roster,” Extra 2200 South, April May June 1990 (90), pgs 17-25