U.S. Air Force

Diesel Roster (Prior to 2000)

(A Work-in-Progress)

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Revised: 17 March 2014 Photo by: Jim Koglin
Data by: R. Craig

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Road No. Manufacturer Model Bldr No. Bldr Date Early Assignment / Notes
507 GE 25-Ton 17784 3/43 Maxton Air Field
1236-44 GE 44-Ton 31874-82 2/53 --
1245-46 GE 44-Ton 31869-70 2, 1/53 Otis AFB and Moody AFB
1249 BLH RS4TC 61204 1953 --
1274-1276 BLH RS4TC 61288-90 2/54 --
1408 GE 65-Ton 12999 3/1941 --
1600 GE 80-Ton 31035 11/51 Maywood AFB
1601 GE 80-Ton 31325 12/51 Tinker AFB
1602 GE 80-Ton 31310 1/52 Lackland AFB
1603-04 GE 80-Ton 31176-77 2/52 Wright-Patterson AFB
1605-07 GE 80-Ton 31815-17 3/1953 Acquired new; Galena, Ellsworth & Wurtsmith AFB
1620 GE 80-Ton 31178 2/1952 Wright-Patterson AFB
1644 GE 80-Ton 31351 7/1952 Ex-US Army 1644
1650-1651 GE 80-Ton 31357-58 8/1952 --
1655 GE 80-Ton 31362 8/1952 Ex-US Army 1655
1668-72 GE 80-Ton 31375-79 10/1952 Acquired new
1673 GE 80-Ton 31380 11/1952 Ex-US Army 1673
1686-1691 GE 80-Ton 31818-23 3/1953 Acquired new
1863 BLW S12 75713 12/52 Ex-US Navy 65-00373; was a bicentennial loco during national celebration
1864 BLW S12 75714 12/52 Ex-US Navy 65-00374
1951 & 1952 GE 25-Ton 30987, 30988 4/1951 Newfoundland
2000 EMD SW8 14995 4/51 Ex-US Army 2000; Cape Canaveral a prior assignment
2007 EMD SW8 15002 4/51 Ex-US Army 2007; Cape Canaveral a prior assignment
2021 EMD SW8 15016 4/51 Ex-US Army 2021; Cape Canaveral a prior assignment
B2051 Alco 80-Ton 80367 1953 --
B2071 Alco 80-Ton 80387 1953 --
B2104 Alco 80-Ton 80337 1953 --
4010 BLH RS4TC 61240 6/53 Ex-US Army 4010
4040-4041 BLH RS4TC 61229-30 4/53 --
4042-4044 BLH RS4TC 61285-87 2/54 --
4902 EMD GP40-2 32363 12/66 Ex-CSX 6670
4903 EMD GP40-2 32351 11/66 Ex-CSX #6659
7045 GE 45-Ton 15241 3/42 --
7071 GE 45-Ton 15872 10/42 Kelly AFB
7095 GE 44-Ton 15126 5/42 --
7139 BLW VO-1000 67726 6/43 Ex-US Army 7139
7177 GE 65-Ton 17891 7/43 Brooklyn Air Field
7180 GE 65-Ton 17872 6/43 Warner-Robbins AFB
7189 GE 65-Ton 18009 10/43 Langley Air Field
7277 Alco S1 69469 6/41 Ex-US Army 7277
7370 Alco S1 69461 5/41 Ex-US Army 7370
7389 GE 80-Ton 15620 8/42 --Ex-US Army 7389
7401 GE 45-Ton 15284 6/42 Orlando Air Base
7407 GE 45-Ton 15724 8/42 Spokane Air Field
7409 GE 45-Ton 15862 9/42 Warner-Robbins AFB
7414 GE 45-Ton 15869 10/42 Douglas Air Field
7416 GE 45-Ton 15875 10/42 10/1942
7420 GE 45-Ton 17724 11/42 Oklahoma Air Field
7422-23 GE 45-Ton 17732, 17735 12/42 Drew Air Field & Mobile Air Field
7460 Alco S1 60407 1/41 To Waukesha MultiFuel; ex-US Army 7460
7481 GE 65-Ton 17859 5/43 McChord AFB
7488 GE 45-Ton 17730 12/42 Memphis air
7496 GE 45-Ton 17848 6/43 Orlando Air Base
7499 GE 45-Ton 17851 7/43 McChord AFB
7754 GE 25-Ton 17777 2/43 --
7758 GE 23-Ton 13028 1/41 Reno Air Field
7761 GE 25-Ton 18136 11/43 Hamilton Air Field
7765 GE 25-Ton 18143 12/43 Kelly AFB
7858 & 7860 GE 80-Ton 17903, 17905 6/43 Ex-US Army 7858 & 7860
7924 & 7934 GE 44-Ton -- -- Ex-US Army 7924 & 7934
7956 GE 45-Ton 17829 4/43 Rapid City Air Base
8014 Alco RSD1 70635 11/42 Ex-US Army 8014
8050 Alco RSD1 70671 2/43 Ex-US Army 8050
8574 GE 45-Ton 27751 2/45 Ex-US Army 8574
8662 Alco RSD1 72135 2/45 Ex-US Army 8662
8669 Alco RSD1 72162 2/45 Ex-US Army 8669

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Abbreviations

  • Atlas - Atlas Car & Locomotive Manufacturing Co.
  • BLW - Balwin Locomotive Works
  • BLH - Baldwin Lima Hamilton Corp.
  • Dav - Davenport Locomotive Works
  • FRH - Fate Root Heath Manufacturing Co.
  • NSy - Naval Shipyard
  • Plym - Plymouth Locomotive Works
  • Vulcan - Vulcan Iron Works
  • Whit - Whitcomb Locomotive Co.

Credits:

Reference Sources:

  • Diesels from Eddystone by Gary & Stephen Dolzall,
  • Don Ross Group
  • Extra 2200 South
  • Moser Builder Records
  • Baldwin Diesel Zone (Internet website)
  • R. Lehmuth Builder Records,
  • LocoNotes II (issue 250)
  • Comprehensive Guide to Industrial Locomotives,
  • The Railway Press (#95)
  • Military RRs of the Metropolitan NY Area, (Internet website),
  • Northern California Military Locomotives
  • RRpicturesarchive.Net

Thanks to the following sources for updates and corrections: xxxxx.


* * * Locomotive Cranes * * *

General

On September 18, 1947 the US Army Air Forces was split off from the Army and became the US Air Force. Army equipment that was useful to the Air Force was transferred to the new organization. This included a goodly amount of railroad equipment. As of June 30 1960, the Air Force had 394 cars, 162 locomotives and 44 locomotive cranes. The US Army Transportation Corps had procurement and maintenance responsibility for this equipment. Most came from Army inventory. All of these seem to be in the same C-xxx number series as used by the Army. Of the 44 cranes in use in 1960 they break down as follows:

  • American 25-ton (gasoline) - 6
  • Ohio 35-ton (gasoline) - 9
  • Ohio 35-ton (diesel) - 1
  • Unknown 25-ton (diesel) - 27
  • Unknown 30-ton (diesel) - 1

AMERICAN HOIST & DERRICK - 25-Ton & 40-Ton (1939-1987)

LC #		Type	Date	    Orig. Owner 	     Notes / Disposition
  • 1836 25 ton 01-43 G US War Dept. #2594 Ft. Bragg, NC > US Air Force > Alaska RR #LC-38 (01-74)
  • J3091 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) ------------- > US Air Force #C-245 (Rantoul, IL)
  • J3092 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) Illinois Central Gulf RY
  • J3093 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-247 (Middletown, PA) > Joseph Behr (Rockford, IL)
  • J3094 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-248 (Chicopee Falls, MA)
  • J3095 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-249 (Curtis Bay, MD)
  • J3115 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-252 (Curtis Bay, MD)
  • J3116 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-253 (Curtis Bay, MD)
  • J3117 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-254 (Curtis Bay, MD)
  • J3118 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-255 Curtis Bay, MD
  • J3119 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-256 Curtis Bay, MD
  • J3120 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-257 Ogden, UT > Unknown (Council Bluffs, IA) > To Scrap http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1140002
  • J3121 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-258 Ogden, UT
  • J3122 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-259 Ogden, UT J
  • 3123 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-260 Ogden, UT J
  • 3124 25 ton 02-53 D US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-261 Ogden, UT
  • J3136 40 ton 1953 US Army Trans. Corps #C-282 Tooele, UT > US Air Force #C-282 (McClellan AFB, CA) > California State RR Museum (Sacramento, CA) > Heber Valley RR (Heber City, UT)

The AH&D records show most of these cranes built for the Navy but a few are known to have been delivered new to the Air Force. Clarification is needed.

BROWNING Locomotive Cranes (1900-1974) # Type Date Orig. Owner Notes /Disposition

    4113 25t Diesel 1952 US Air Force #M6560 > US Navy Midwest City, OK > Lazorv Supply Sales Memphis, TN
One photo shows the LC numbered M6560 and the car to be 4113.


OHIO LOCOMOTIVE CRANE COMPANY (25-Ton Capacity C/N MODEL DRIVE SHIPPED with 50-65' Boom

  • 4680 EFA 25 tons Diesel 06-12-52 - Eglin Air Force Base
  • 4681 EFA 25 tons Diesel 06-12-52 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • 4682 EFA 25 tons Diesel 06-20-52 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • 4683 EFA 25 tons Diesel 06-27-52 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • 4684 EFA 25 tons Diesel 07-22-52 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Crane & Locomotive Crane data provided by John Taubeneck.

Additional information on these unique machines would be appreciated.

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