Baltimore & Ohio

Burlington Northern

Canadian National

Central Railroad of New Jersey

  • Alphabet Route – excellent detailed CNJ diesel roster, including a guide to paint schemes on individual units (PDF).
  • Diesel Shop – a good CNJ diesel roster.
  • Northeast Rails – a CNJ diesel roster with links to photographs.

Chesapeake & Ohio

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Diesel Review, Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, 1982

Chicago & North Western


Delaware & Hudson

Electric Locomotives

  • Wayner, Robert J. Electric Locomotive Rosters. Wayner Publications, 1965.


Erie Lackawanna


Kraus Mafei

Great Northern

  • Keyes, Norman C., Jr., and Kenneth R. Middleton. “The Great Northern Railway Company: All-Time Locomotive Roster, 1861-1970.” Railroad History, 143 (Autumn, 1980). Railway & Locomotive Historical Society.

New Haven

Northern Pacific

  • Lorenz P. Schrenk and Robert L. Frey. Northern Pacific’s Diesel Era: Diesel Era, 1945-1970. At 300 pages and richly illustrated, this is the definitive source. The writing is excellent and the authors tell a thoroughly researched story, having had access to BN corporate archives. The same authors wrote a two volume work on NP steam.


Seaboard Coast Line

Southern Pacific

Union Pacific