ATSF Fairbanks Morse H12-44 551

ATSF FM H12-44 551 at Kansas City, Missouri, August 14, 1971. Photographer: Neil Shankweiler. Scanned from a 120 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist
ATSF FM H12-44 551 at Kansas City, Missouri, August 14, 1971. Photographer: Neil Shankweiler.

ATSF H12-44 551

  • Group: ATSF 544-558
  • Railroad class: 503 class
  • Builder number: FM 12L1013
  • Builder date: February, 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: 338 units between May, 1950, and March, 1961
  • ATSF ownership: 62 units

ATSF 551

Built as ATSF 551 in February, 1956, part of the railroad’s third order for 15 units. It was retired in March, 1974, scrapped at Border Steel in El Paso, Texas.

About This Image

Scanned from 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