Modesto & Empire Traction

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Revised: 24 May 2013 Ken Rattenne Photo @ Empire, CA
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Road No. Bldr & Model Bldr No. Date Notes
600 GE 70-tonner 29093 10/1947 -
601 GE 70-tonner 30031 2/1949 Retired
602 GE 70-tonner 31278 2/1952 Retired
603 GE 70-tonner 32279 1/1955 Retired; ex-Cherry River Boom & Lumber 2
604 GE 70-tonner 30390 1/1950 Retired; ex-North Louisiana & Gulf 102
605 GE 70-tonner 28511 2/1947 Retired; ex-Mojave Northern 5 < nee Southwest Portland Cement 405 (#5); sold to Santa Maria Valley (parts)
606 GE 70-tonner 30448 7/1950 Retired; ex-American Smelting & Refining Co. 1956) < National Metals & Steel 511 < Southern Pacific 5114 < nee General Electric #1
607 GE 70-tonner 31284 3/1952 Ex-Georgia Pacific 10 < nee Oregon Pacific & Eastern 10
608 GE 70-tonner 32302 8/1955 Retired; ex-Port of Tacoma 702 < Oregon Pacific & Eastern 12 < nee McCloud River & Lumber 1
609 GE 70-tonner 32304 6/1955 Retired; ex-Klamath & Northern 205
9012 GE 70-tonner 28509 12/1946 Retired; ex-Alaska Lumber & Pulp 9012 < VCY 407 < MET 407 (?) < Southwest Portland Cement, < Mojave Northern 4(2nd) < nee Mississippi Export 46
1500 EMD SW1500 33620 6/1968 Ex-Vancouver Wharves 821 < nee Southern Pacific 2491
1501 EMD SW1500 33622 6/1968 Ex- Ex-Vancouver Wharves 823 < nee Southern Pacific 2489
2000 Rail Power RP20BD -- -- Ex-RPRX Demonstrator 2404, (see note A)
2001 Rail Power RP20BD -- 10/2008 Ex-RPRX Demonstrator 2401, (see note A)
2002 Rail Power RP20BD -- 3/2011 --
2003 Rail Power RP20BD RP-162-002 10/2011 --
2004 Rail Power RP20BD RP-162-003 11/2011 --
2005-2006 Rail Power RP20BD -- 12/2011 --
2007 Rail Power RP20BD 20065000182 ?/2007 #2007 is ex-RPRX 5402 < blt from BN B30-7AB 4060
2008 Rail Power RP20BD 20065000184 ?/2007 Ex-RPRX 5404 < blt from BN B30-7AB 4109
5403-5406 Rail Power RP20BD - - RPRX Demonstrators; leased (?) prior to delivery of new RP20BDs 2003-2008

Note A: There is contradicting data on the origin of RPRX 2401 & 2404:

  • RPRX 2401 < Converted from Green Goat GG20B < Blt from MidSouth 1043 < IC #8322 < ICG GP10 #8322 < nee IC GP9 9322 (EMD #23822 12/1957)
  • RPRX 2404 < Converted from Green Goat GG20B < Blt from MidSouth 1060 < IC #8247 < ICG GP10 #8247 < IC 9247 < nee Gulf & Mississippi GP9 9247 (EMD # 22312 1/1957)

Source: Extra 2200 Locomotive Newsletter, and Modesto & Empire Traction website

Additions and corrections provided by: Chuck Nelson, Norman Ross, Robert Van Derveer and Keith Walsh

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