Milwaukee Road Fairbanks Morse H12-44 2308

Milwaukee Road FM H12-44 2308 at Marion, Iowa, February 28, 1965. Photographer: Unknown. Scanned from a 120 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist.
Milwaukee Road FM H12-44 2308 at Marion, Iowa, February 28, 1965. Photographer: Unknown

Milwaukee H12-44 2308

  • Group: Milwaukee Road 2300-2309
  • Railroad class: 12 F-S
  • Builder number: FM 12L569
  • Builder date: April, 1952
  • Order number: LD-127
  • Phase: Ia
  • 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
  • Milwaukee Road ownership: 47 units

Milwaukee Road 2308 > Milwaukee Road 738

Built as Milwaukee Road 2308 in April, 1952, as part of the railroad’s 5th order, for nine units. It was renumbered Milwaukee Road 738 in July, 1959. It was retired in April, 1976, and scrapped at the Milwaukee shops in August of the same year.

About This Image

Scanned from a 120 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist.

Reference

  • J. Michael Gruber, Diesels of the Milwaukee Road, Volume 1, Withers Publishing, 2010, 86-96
  • John F. Kirkland, The Diesel Builders: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima-Hamilton, Interurban Press, 1985, pgs 99-100

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