Milwaukee Road Fairbanks Morse H12-44 1826

Milwaukee Road FM H12-44 1826 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 12, 1951. Photographer: unknown. Scanned from a 620-sized photographic print owned by Digital Rail Artist.
Milwaukee Road FM H12-44 1826 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 12, 1951. Photographer: unknown.

Milwaukee H12-44 1826

  • Group: Milwaukee Road 1826-1827
  • Railroad class: 12 F-S
  • Builder number: FM 12L374
  • Builder date: May, 1950
  • Phase: I
  • 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 1806 > Milwaukee Road 750 > Central Wisconsin 750

Built as Milwaukee Road 1826 in May, 1950, renumbered Milwaukee Road 750 in August, 1959. Retired in March, 1983, and sold to Central Wisconsin 750 in April, 1983.

It doesn’t get much more “phase I” than this unit, the very first Fairbanks Morse H12-44.

About This Image

Scanned from a 620-size photographic print 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