ATSF Fairbanks Morse H12-44TS 541

ATSF FM H12-44TS 543 at Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1970. Photographer: unknown. Scanned from a 120 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist
ATSF FM H12-44TS 541 at Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1970. Photographer: unknown.

ATSF H12-44TS 541

  • Group: ATSF 544-558
  • Railroad class: 541 class
  • Builder number: FM 12L1021
  • Builder date: May, 1956
  • Order number: LD-187
  • Phase: IIIa
  • Horsepower: 1200
  • Prime mover: Non-turbocharged 6-cylinder FM opposed piston 38D8 1/8
  • Main generator: Westinghouse 481B
  • Traction motors: Westinghouse 362B
  • Production: 3 units in May, 1956
  • ATSF ownership: 3 units

ATSF 543

Built as ATSF 541 in May, 1956, part of a single order for three units. This unit was retired in May, 1972 and sold for scrap to Allison Steel Manufacturing Company.

The H12-44TS was a custom built unit for the Santa Fe. It was a Phase IIIa H12-44 with an extended frame and added short hood to accommodate a steam generator. All three were assigned to Dearborn Station in Chicago to handle passenger train switching.

About This Image

Scanned from a 120 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist.

Reference

  • John F. Kirkland, The Diesel Builders: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima-Hamilton, Interurban Press, 1985, pgs 99-100
  • OldATSFRR.org – ATSF FM H12-44 roster

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