ATSF Fairbanks Morse H12-44 557

ATSF FM H12-44 557, date, location and photographer unknown. Scanned from a 620 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist
ATSF FM H12-44 557, date, location and photographer unknown.

ATSF H12-44 557

  • Group: ATSF 544-558
  • Railroad class: 503 class
  • Builder number: FM 12L1019
  • Builder date: April, 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 523 > Border Steel 99

Built as ATSF 557 in April, 1956, part of the railroad’s fifth order, for 21 units. It was retired in January, 1974, and sold to Border Steel 99, El Paso, Texas, the same year.

About This Image

Scanned from a 620 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