Montana Rail Link

Past & Present Diesels

Data from: James Deed Photograph by: Peter Bieber
Reporting Mark: MRL Revised: 24 July 2016
Model Road No. Bldr Nmbr ** Bldr Date Notes
NW2m 11 949 8/39 Ex-BN 469 < GN 122 < nee GN 5322
SW1200 / SW9 12-14 22751, 22763; 21435 2, 7/57; 7/56 Ex-BN 208, 220 & 203 < nee NP 149, 161 & 144
15, 17 & 18 22761, 22758, 22759 7/57 Ex-BN 218, 215 & 216 < nee NP 161, 156 & 157
16 15865 1/52 SW9; ex-BN < nee SLSF 314
SW1500 51 & 52 33957, 33990 5/68, 1/70 Ex-Island Steel 119 & 122
GP9 102 -- -- See MRL #126
103 & 104 19379, 21255 5/54, 4/56 Ex-BN 1832 & 1834 < nee GN 680 & 682
105-107 22721; 24021, 24024 7/57; 1/58 Ex-BN 1903, 1931 & 1934 < nee NP 318, 352 & 355
108 & 109 21237, 20342 4/56, 2/55 Retired; ex-BN 1835 & 1711 < nee GN 683 & NP 210
110-112 21237, 26 & 30 7/56 Retired; ex-BN 1897, 1717 & 1721< nee NP 280, 269 & 273
113 & 114 22774, 22776 2/57 #114 retired; ex-BN 1729 & 1731< nee NP 291 & 293
115 14719 9/51 GP9m Retired; ex-C&NW 4337 < CNW 12 < nee CGW GP7 120
116 & 117 24761, 21254 10/58, 4/56 Retired; ex-CNW 4507 & BN 1833 < nee MStL 706 & GN 681
118-122 22742-45 & 47 8/57 Retired except #120; ex-BN 1924-1927 & 1929 < nee NP 339-342 & 344
123-125 24020, 25 & 57 1,1,6/58 Stored / sold; ex-BN 1930, 1935 & 1946< nee NP 351, 356 & 367
126 & 127 22777, 19370 2/57, 5/54 Ex-MRL 102 & 103 < BN 1732 < nee NP 294
128 & 130 22804, 22984 5, 10/57 Retired; ex-CRIP 1318 & MStL 608
GP7 129 9912 6/50 Retired; ex-SLSF 512
GP9 131-133 A 348, 941 & 1065 3/52, 6/56, 3/57 GMDD-built in Canada; retired; ex-QNSL 108, 162 & 171
134 & 135 21255, 22721 4/56, 7/57 Stored/retired; ex-MRL 104 & 105 < BN 1834 & 1903< nee GN 682 & NP 318
GP19-1 151 22709 2/57 Wrecked & retired; ex-BN 1744 < nee NP GP9 306
SD40 200 & 202 33920, 5801-7 4/68, 10/71 Ex-C&S 881 & BN 6306
204 & 206 33926, 33517 4/68, 10/67 Retired; ex-C&S 887 & 876
209, 11 & 13-15 5801-23, 9, 16, 17 & 21 11 & 10/71 Retired; ex-BN 6322, 6308, 6315, 6316 & 6320
216-219 33516, 18; 33924 & 25 10/67, 4/68 Retired; ex-C&S 875, 877, 885 & 886
220-222 32099, 95 & 96 8/66 Retired; ex-C&NW < nee CGW 408, 404 & 405
223-225 32098, 92 & 32100 8/66 Retired; ex-C&NW < nee CGW 407, 401 & 409
SD40-2R 250 74600-2 4/74 SD40-2; ex-BN 6377
251-252 31416, 31438 3, 4/66 Ex-UP 3002 & 3024
253, 54, 56 & 57 5801-13, 11, 18 & 7 11 & 10/71 Ex-BN 6312, 6310, 6317 & 6306
255 & 258 33925, 33518 4/68, 10/67 Ex-C&S 886 & 877
259-261 5801-25, 8 & 2 11,10,10/71 Ex-BN 6324, 6307 & 6301
262-265 31280, 31764, 31273, & 69 1,4,1,1/66 Ex-CNW 884, 891, 877 & 873
SDP40R 290 31593 5/66 Ex-BN 6395 < nee GN SDP40 321
SD45-2 301-308 73773-1 to 8 2/74 Sold/scrapped except #301; ex-CSX 8975-8982 < SBD 8975-8982 < nee CRR 3617-3624
309-312 74603-1, 3, 4 & 5 5/74 Sold/scrapped except #311; ex-ATSF 5705 & 5707-5709
313 74601-7 8/74 Off roster; ex-CSX 8956 < SBD 8956 < nee SCL 2051
SD45R 314-317 34419, 34938, 34418 & 07 3,4,3,3/69 Sold/scrapped; ex-SP 9051 (7540), 9103, 9050 & 9039
318 & 319 32820, 33647 5/67, 4/68 Off roster; ex-SP 8906 & 8950
320 35771 1/70 Off roster; ex-SP 9134
321 & 322 34397, 34371 3, 2/69 Off roster ex-SP 9029 & 9003
323 & 324 35206, 32826 11/69, 5.67 Sold/scrapped; ex-SP 9114 & 8912
325 & 326 34730, 34354 11/68, 1/69 Sold/scrapped; ex-SSW 9064 & SP 8986
327-329 32834, 32024, 32836 1/70, 9/66, 6/67 Sold/scrapped; ex-SP 8920, 8833 & 8922
330 & 331 35570, 34366 1/70, 2/69 Sold/scrapped; ex-SP 9133 & 8998
SD45-2R 332 36661 7/70 Ex-VMV 6688 < CR SD45-2R 6688 < nee EL SDP45 3657; note: EL 3657 had been wrecked & reblt with a SD45-2 long hood & upgraded electrical cabinet (dash 2)
SD45R 342 35524 2/70 Sold/scrapped; ex-NS 1768 < nee N&W 1768
343 & 344 32548, 32691 12/66, 2/67 Sold/scrapped; ex-ATSF 1862 & DRGW 5317
345 & 346 33574, 35535 11/67, 2/70 Sold/scrapped; ex-Sou 3152 & NS/N%&W 1779
348 & 349 32710, 32709 7/67 Sold/scrapped; ex-WC 1746 & 1745 < EMDX 1746 & 1745 < nee NS/N&W 1746 & 1745
350 & 351 34928, 32995 4/69, 4/67 Sold/scrapped; ex-SP 9093 & GN 413
352 & 353 36795, 36799 8/70 Off roster; ex-BN 6493 & 6497
354-355 5794-15 & 16 12/71 #354 off roster; ex-BN 6557 & 6558
356-358 35481, 35486, 35586 9, 10, 12/69 Off roster; ex-MRL 906, 908 & ?? < BN 6681, 6686 & 6694 < nee SLSF 933, 938 & 946
359-361 37122, 21 & 33 6,6,7/71 Sold/scrapped; ex-BN 6514, 6513 & 6525
362 & 363 36378, 37129 8/70, 7/71 Sold/scrapped; ex-BN 6489 & 6515
364-366 37117, 111 & 123 6, 6, 7/71 Off roster; ex-BN 6509, 6503 & 6515
367 36374 8/70 Off roster; ex-BN 6485
368 & 369 33843, 34281 1, 8/68 Off roster; ex-PC 6219 (PRR 6219) & 6239
370 & 371 33809, 33812 12/67 Off roster; ex-PC 6175 & 6178 < nee PRR 6175 & 6178
372-375 33861, 41, 44 & 57 1/68 Off roster; ex-PC 6204, 6217, 6220 & 6233 < nee PRR 6204, 6217, 6220 & 6233
377 & 378 31847, 34163 12/66, 9/68 Off roster; ex-ACL 1031 & SCL 2010
382 37720 9/71 Ex-CSX 8929 < SBD 8929 < nee SCL 2029
388 31979 9/66 Off roster; ex-WC 1724 < nee N&W 1724
F45M / F45 390 37184 4/71 Ex-NYSW 3638 < nee BN 6644
391 37167 4/71 F45; off roster; ex-BN 6627
392 & 393 37182, 37175 4/17 F45; off roster; < WSOR 1002 & 1003 < NRE 6642 & 6635 < nee BN 6642 & 6635
GP35 401-402 28795, 28954 1/64 Ex-GTW 6353 & 6355 < nee DT&I 353 & 355
403-405 29964, 68; & 72 12/64; 1/65 Ex-DRGW 3039, 3043 & 3047
406 28872 2/64 Ex-SP 6319 < SP 6557 < nee SP 7445
SD9 600 21733 4/56 Off roster; ex-DMIR 107
601 & 602 23115, 21731 3/57, 3/56 Sold or scrapped; ex-EJ&E 606 & 603< nee DMIR 127 & 105
603 & 604 21308, 21734 4/56 Sold or scrapped; ex-SP 5483 & DMIR 108
605-607 18399, 19436, 18382 9/53, 4/54, 8/53 Sold or scrapped; ex-SP 5334, 5347 & 5317
608 23109 2/57 Ex-MRL 611 < EJE 611 < nee DMIR 121
609-610 23121, 23122 3/57 Ex-EJE 601 & 602
611 & 612 23109, 21310 2/57, 4/56 Sold or scrapped; ex-DMIR 121 & SP SD9E 4391 ( nee SP 5485)
SD19-1 651 & 652 23121, 21308 3/57, 4/56 Ex-MRL SD9s 603 & 609 < nee SP 5483 & EJ&E 601
SD35 701-02 31148, 31178 12, 10/65 Ex-NS 1566 & 1546 < nee N&W 1566 & 1546
703 30521 9/65 Ex-SCL 1914 < nee ACL 1014
704 31175 10/65 Ex-MRL 1543 < nee N&W 1543
705 311185 11/65 Ex-MRL 1553 < nee N&W 1553
SD45 1701 31956 7/66 Ex-LTEX 1701 < WC 1701 < nee NW 1701
1718 31973 8/66 Ex-WC 1718 < nee NW 1718
GP9 1721 & 1731 21230, 22776 7/56, 2/57 Ex-MRL 1721 & 1731 < BN 1721 & 1731 < nee NP 273 & 293
1732 -- -- See MRL 102
1744 -- -- Off roster; ex-BN 1744 < nee NP 306
SD45R 1744(2nd) -- -- Off roster; ex-WC 1744 < nee N&W 1744
GP9 1930 & 1935 -- -- See MRL 123 & 124
SD45R 3632 -- -- See MRL 361
SD70ACe 4300-4315 20046221-01 to 16 7/05 --
4400-4403 20126895-1 to 4 7 & 12/13 --
4404-4408 20136895-005 to 009 4/2014 --
SD45 6558 -- -- See MRL 355
7540 -- -- See MRL 314
7544-45 & 7547 -- -- See MRL 318-319 & 321
7555-7556 -- -- See MRL 326-27
8905 31845 12//66 Off roster; ex-VMV 8905 < CSX 8905, 8910 < SBD 8905 < nee ACL 1029
8910 -- -- See MRL 378
8924-8925 37715, 37716 9/71 Off roster; ex-VMV 8924 & 8925 < CSX 8924 & 8925 < SBD 8924-25 < nee SCL 2024-25
8940-8941 37731, 37732 10/71 Off roster; ex-VNMV 8940 & 8941 < CSX 8940-41 < SBD 8940-41 < SCL 2040-41 < nee CRR 3627-28
Note: ** All models were built by EMD, unless otherwise noted.

Additional information/updates by: Peter Bieber, R. Craig, Mark Gillings (via LocoNotes), and John Poshepny

Reference Sources: Burlington Northern 1972 Annual (by F. Hol Wagner), Extra 2200 South, Locomotive Magazine, Railfan & Railroad magazine, RRpicturesarchive.net, EMD Order Numbers on TrainWeb.com, Trains Magazine

Locomotive data provided by Michael Richmond.

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