Wisconsin Central

(Prior to CN Acquisition)

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Revised: 22 April 2013 Photo by: R. Craig
Roster by: Bob Van Derveer and R. Craig

Past and Present Power
Last Road No. Prior WC # Model Bldr Nmbr Date Notes
1 -- SW1 EMD 1265 7/41 Ex-CR 8480 < PC 8480 < nee NYC 8480 / 633
581-585 -- SDL39 EMD 34272-76 3-4/69 Ex-SOO 581-585 < nee Milw 581-585; to FEPASA 2340-44
586-590 -- SDL39 EMD 7345-1 TO 5 11/72 Ex-HLCX 586-90 < SOO 586-90 < nee Milw 586-90; to FEPASA 2345-48
700 -- GP30 EMD 28342 6/63 Ex-SOO 700; to North Shore Scenic as SOO 700
703-4, 706-13 -- GP30 EMD 28323-4, 28226-33 3-5/63 Ex-SOO 703-4 and 707-713
715-721 -- GP30 EMD 28335-41 5-6/63 Ex-SOO 715-721; #719 to DSRC 719
900 -- SW8 GMD A297 12/51 Ex-Algoma Central 140; to ILSX 900
1230 -- SW1200 EMD 27875 1/63 Ex-HLCX 1107 < PNCX 1107 < nee MP 1107
1231 -- SW9 EMD 15129 8/51 Ex-HBT 31
1232-1234 1278,--,-- SW1200 EMD 31236, 31683-84 2,4,4/66 Ex-NREX 1278, HBT 33-34 < nee MP1278, --, --
1235-1237 --, 2287, -- SW1200 EMD 29636, 30254-55 1,11,11/65 Ex-SSW 2260, SP 2287-88 < nee SSW 1072, SP 1622-23
1501-1505 -- GP7L A3541-45 6&5/78 Ex-Algoma Central 100-104 < nee AC 162, 169, 165 & 155-56
1506-1508 -- GP7 A265, A274, A442 10/51, 1&12/52 Ex-Algoma Central 100-104 < nee AC 162, 169, 165 & 155-56
1550-1551 -- SW1500 EMD 33618, 33992 5,7/68 Ex-SSW 2487, SP 2505
1552, 1558 -- SW1500 EMD 34724-25 4/69 Ex-MNNR 303-304 < nee MTFR 303-304
1553 -- SW1500 EMD 33618, 33992 5,7/68 Ex-SP 2575; to CWRO 1553
1559 -- SW1500 EMD 31591 7/66 Ex-NS 68 < SOU 68 < nee KIT 68
1560-1561 -- SW1500 EMD 33769-70 2/68 Ex-NS 70-71 < SOU 70-71 < nee KIT 70-71
1562-1565 -- SW1500 EMD 36861-62, 64-65 3/71 Ex-NS 72-73 < SOU 72-73 < nee KIT 72-73
1566 -- SW1500 EMD 34503 12/68 Ex-NS 2329 < nee SOU 2329
1570-1571 -- SW1500 EMD 7233-3 & 10 11/72 Ex-IHB 1504-06 < HATX 1122, 1129 < SBD 1122, 1129 < nee L&N 5022, 5029; #1570 to CP 1570
1701 & 1702 -- GP9r/GP9 EMD 24755, 23559 9/58, 8/57 FRVR 1701-02 < FRVR 4509, 4503 < CNW 4509, 4503 < CNW 700, 1742 < nee MtSL 700-701
1750-1752 -- FP9 GMD A632, 636, 641 10-11/54, 1/55 Ex-Algoma Central 1750-52 < VIA 6501, 6506 & 6511 < nee CN 6501, 6506 & 6511; to PREX 1750-52 > #1751-52 to GBRY 1751, -- > PWRY 1751-52
1753-1755 -- FP9 GMD A1044, 1197, 1203 1,3,5/57 Ex-AC 1753-55 < VIA 6514, 6525 & 6531 < nee CN 6514, 6525 & 6531; to Alberta Pioneer Rwy 6514, CRHA 6525 & PREX 1755
1756 -- FP9 GMD A524 6/53 Ex-AC 1756 < VIA 6551 < VIA 1404 < CP 1404 < CP 4103; to Alberta Pioneer Rwy 6514, CRHA 6525 & West Coast Rwy Association 6531
1760-1762 -- F9B GMD A619, 623, 1053 10-11/54, 1/57 Ex-AC 1760-62 < VIA 6602, 6606 & 6614 < nee 6602, 6606 & 6614; # 6606 to PREX 1761 > GBRY 1761
2000-2006 -- GP38-2 GMD A4067-72 4/81 Ex-AC 2000-2005
2051-2052 4002, 4004 GP35M EMD 28777, 28790 12/63, 1/64
2053-2054 4005, 4006 GP35M EMD 28929, 28931 2/64 Ex-MP 2605, 2620 < MP 2519, 2521 < nee 621(2nd) & 623(2nd)
2055-2058 4007-10 GP35M EMD 29805, 13, 24, 26 1-4/65 Ex-MP 2611-14 < MP 2523, 2530, 2541, 2543 < nee MP 625(2nd), 633(2nd), TP 2541/644, 2543/646
2060-2061 4012-13 GP35M EMD 28775, 28779 2/64 Ex-WC 4001 & 4003 < MP 2602, 2605 < MP 2503, 2507 < TP 2503, 2507 < nee TP 603 & 607; to ILSX 1387 & 1386 > GSWR 3801 & Permian Basin 1386
2251-2253 814-15, 820 GP30 EMD 28308-09, 284314 4/63 Ex-MP 2603, 2608 < MP 2505, 2526 < nee TP 2505/605 & MP 618; to ILSX 1388 & LSRC 2052
2256-2258 831-32, 840 GP30 EMD 28308-09, 284314 4/63 Ex-FRVR 831-832, 840 < nee CNW 831-32, 840
2401 and 2402 -- SD24 EMD 25212, 25207 6/59 Ex-FRVR 2401-02 < -- & DLWR 880 < MMID 6255, 6250 < BN 6255, 6250 < nee CB&Q 515, 510
2500 -- SD35 EMD 30830 10/65 Ex-FRVR 2500 < NS 3024 < nee SOU 3024
2551-2552 723-24 GP35 EMD 29480-81 7/64 Ex-SOO 723-724
2553-2555 726, 728, 731 GP35 EMD 30129, 31,34 5/65 Ex-SOO 726, 728, 731; #731 to WGNS > NPR 3509
2556-2558 831-32, 840 GP30 EMD 28966-67, 28975 4/64 Ex-FRVR 831-32, 840 < nee CNW 831-32, 840
3000, 3002-04 -- GP40 EMD 36824, 26-28 8/70 Ex-GWWR 3000, 3002-04 < CMNR 3000, 3002-04 < HLCX 3517, --,--,-- < UP (666, 668-70) < nee WP 3517, 3519-1
3005-07, 3509 -- GP40 EMD 36783-85, 87 8/70 Ex-GWWR 3005-07, 3509 < CMNR 33005-07, 3509 < UP (671-73, 75) < nee WP 3522-24, 3526
3010 -- GP40 EMD 38568 8/71 Ex-CSX 6843 < nee C&O 4088
3011-12, 14-15, 17 -- GP40 EMD 37839-40, 42-43, 45 9&8/71 Ex-GWWR 3011-12, 14-15, 17 < CMNR 3011-12, 14-15, 17 < UP (687-77, 79-80, 82) < nee WP 3528-29, 31-32, 34
3018 3008 GP40 EMD 35108 10/70 Ex-CSX 6750 < SBD 6750 < nee SCL 1595
3020 -- GP40 EMD 38517 10/71 Ex-GWWR 3020 < CMNR 3020 < UP (686) < nee WP 3537
3021 3001 GP40 EMD 38517 10/71 Ex-CSX 6612 < nee B&O 4037
3022-25 -- GP40 EMD 37850, 52-54 9/71 Ex-GWWR 3022-3025 < CMNR 3022-3025 < UP (687-698), YUP 690 < nee WP 3549, 3541-43; #3541 was re-#d to 1976 during bicentennial
3026-3027 -- GP40-2 EMD 32300, 32478 10/66, 1/67 Ex-AC 190-191, NREX 2018, 2034 < HLCX 2019, 2034 < SOO 2018, 2034 < Milw 2018/192, 2034/161 < nee Milw 190-191; #3026 wore commemorative paint scheme and 3027 wore large "map scheme" unit
3073 -- SD40 EMD 32435 12/66 Ex-UP 3073; to WLE 3073
3102 -- SD40 EMD 37908 9/71 Ex-UP 3102; WLE 3102
3102(2nd) -- SD40-2 EMD 73613-8 8/73 Ex-UP 4012 < MP 3102 < nee MP 802(2nd)
4001(2nd)-4003(2nd) -- SD40 EMD 32969, 32971 3/67 Ex-UP (4001,4003) < MP 3001, 3003 < nee MP 701(2nd), 703(2nd); WLE 4001, 4003
4016, 4018 --, 4013(2nd) SD40 EMD 32984, 32981 3/67 Ex-UP 4016, (4013) < MP 3016, 3013 < nee MP 716, 713(2nd); WLE 4016, 4018
4025 --, 4013(2nd) SD40 EMD 33776 2/68 Ex-UP (4025( < MP 3025 < nee MP 725(2nd); to WL# 4025
4119, 4133 -- GP7r EMD 15179, 15189 10-11/51 Ex-FRVR 4119, 4133 < CNW 4119, 4133 < RI 4444, 4458 < nee RI 1220, 1230; # 4119 to MRIX 419
4146 -- GP7r EMD 17077 8/52 Ex-FRVR 4146 < CNW 4146 < RI 4471 < N&W 3476 < nee WAB 476; # 4119 to MRIX 419
4151, 4159 -- GP7r EMD 12939, 15182 4,10/51 Ex-FRVR 4151, 4159 < CNW 4151, 4159 < RI 4476, 4505 < RI 4493, 1223 < nee SLSF 547, --; # 4159 to SOO 559 > MNTX (SOO 55)
4304 -- GP7r EMD 22881 3/57 Ex-FRVR 4304 < CNW 4304 < CNW 603 < nee MtSL 603; to WSOR 4304 > WSOR 751
4310, 4326 -- GP7r EMD 18239, 20685 5/53, 9/55 Ex-FRVR 4310, 4326 < CNW 4310, 4326 < nee CNW 1627, 1719; #4326 to WSOR 4326 > WSOR 753 > IBCX 753
4329-30, 4332 -- GP7r EMD 14294-95, 14300 3-4/51 Ex-FRVR 4329-30, 4332 < CNW 4329-30, 4332 < nee CNW 1527-28, 1533; #4329 to WSOR 4329 > WSOR 752
4501, 4502 -- GP9r EMD 24763, 14314 6/57, 11/56 Ex-FRVR 4501-02 < CNW 4501-02 < CNW 1735, 600 < nee --, MStL 713
4504, 4505 -- GP9r EMD 24763, 14314 10/58, 4/51 Ex-FRVR 4504-05 < CNW 4504-05 < CNW 708, 1547< nee MStL 713, --
4506, 4510 -- GP9r EMD 24768, 24759 10/58 Ex-FRVR 4506, 4510 < CNW 4506, 4510 < CNW 713, 704 < nee MStL 713, 704
4514 -- GP9r GMD A1919 5/60 Ex-FRVR 4514 < NCW 4514 < PNCX 177 < Bellequip 177 < nee QNSL 177
5318 -- SD45u EMD 32528 11/66 Ex-ATSF 5318 < ATSF 5552 < nee ATSF 1852; to NREX 5318 > UP 4748 > UP 2798 > CEFX 2798 (parts)
6001 -- SD40 GMD A2562 10/71 EX-Algoma Central 181
6002-6003 -- SD40-2 GMD A2869, 2871 8,9/73 EX-AC 183, 185
6004-6006 -- SD40-2 GMD A2955-57 9/73 EX-AC 186-87; #6606 to WGNS 6006
6594, 6597 -- SD45u EMD 32517, 32506 11,10/66 Ex-ATSF 5406, 545, 5407 < ATSF 5497, 5496, 5498 < ATSF 5515, 5541, 5530 < nee ATSF 1815, 1841, 1830
6639 -- SD45 EMD 35525 2/70 Ex-HLCX 7007 < MKCX 9534 < WLE 1769 < NS 1769 < nee N&W 1769
6641 9538 SD45u EMD 32069 6/66 Ex-HLCX 7010 < MKCX 9539 < ATSF 5354 < SPSF 5355 < ATSF 5354/5514 < nee ATSF 1814; to LTEX 6642
6642 -- SD45u EMD 32085 8/66 Ex-HLCX 7009 < MKCX 9538 < ATSF 5352 < SPSF 5352 < ATSF 5352/5529 < nee ATSF 1829; to LTEX 9538
6655(2nd) -- SD45 GMD A2519, 2515 8/71 Ex-BN 6655 < nee SLSF 905
6904, 6908 -- SD40-3 GMD A2519, 2515 8/71 Ex-GFCX 6034, 6038 < nee CN 5202, 5198; to QGRY 6904, 6908
6913, 6920 -- SD40-3 GMD A2394, 2507 1/70, 7/71 Ex-GFCX 6043, 6050 < nee CN 5135, 5190; to QGRY 6913, 6920
6941, 6949 -- SD40-3 GMD A2427, 2429 3/71 Ex-GFCX 6071, 6069 < nee CN 5168, 5170; to DMVW 6071, 6069
7495, 7497 6495, 6497 SD45 EMD 33038, 33022 5,2/67 Ex-WC 6417, 6660 < BN 6417, 6660 < nee NP 3617, SLSF 911
7496 6496 SD45 EMD 36796 8/70 Ex-WC 6494 < BN 6494 < nee CBQ (533)
7498-7499 6498-99 SD45 EMD 35477, 35490 9-10/69 Ex-WC 6677, 6690 < BN 6677, 6690 < nee SLSF 929, 942
7500-7503 6500-03 SD45 EMD 37106-07, 09-10 5/71 Ex-WC 6498-99, 6501-02 < nee BN 6498-99, 6501-02
7504-7508 6504-08 SD45 EMD 37112-116 5/71 Ex-WC 6504-08 < NREX 6504-08 < nee BN 6504-08
7509-7511 6509-10, 11(2nd) SD45 EMD 37118-19, 25 5,6/71 Ex-WC 6509-11 < --, --, NREX 6517 < nee BN 6510-11, 17
7512, (13), 14-15, (16) 6512-16 SD45 EMD 37130-32, 34-35 6-8/71 Ex-WC 6522-24, 26-27 < NREX 6522-24, 26-27 < nee BN 6522-24. 26-27
7517-26 6517-26 SD45 EMD 37138-47, 49 8/71 Ex-WC 6530-35, 37-39, 41 < NREX 6530-35, 37-39, 41 < nee BN 6530-35, 37-39, 41; note 6521 & 6526 never re-#d (7521 & 7526)
7528-32 6528-32 SD45 EMD 5794-6, 11-12, 17-18 12/71 Ex-WC 6548, 52, 54, 59-60 < --, --, NREX 6554, 59-60 < nee BN 6548, 52, 54, 59-60
7533 6533 SD45 EMD 38368 10/71 Ex-WC 6572 < BN 6572 < nee Colorado & Southern 870
7550 6550 SD45 EMD 36120 3/70 Ex-WC 6571 < EMDX 3101 < NS 3101 < nee Sou 3101
7551, 53-56 6551, 53-56 SD45 EMD 33592, 54, 57, 69, 71 12,11/67 Ex-WC 6572, 74-77 < EMDX 3115, 32, 35, 47, 49 < NS 3115, 32, 35, 47, 49 < nee Sou 3115, 32, 35, 47, 49; #3132 to PHL 72
7578-7580 6578-80 SD45u EMD 32559, 32545, 32077 12 & 8/66 Ex-ATSF 5300-01, 5303 < ATSF 5583, 5569, 5521 < nee ATSF 1883, 1869, 1821
7581-7583 6581-83 SD45u EMD 32541, 32546, 32549 12/66 Ex-ATSF 5304-06 < ATSF 5565, 5570, 5573 < nee ATSF 1865, 1870, 1873
7584, 7586-87 6584, 6586-87 SD45u EMD 32064, 076, 081 6,8,8/66 Ex-ATSF 5307, 5310-11 < ATSF 5508, 5520, 5525 < nee ATSF 1808, 1820, 1825
7585 6585 SD45u EMD 32518 11/66 Ex-ATSF 5308 < ATSF 5542 < nee ATSF 1842
(7588) 6588 SD45u EMD 32547 12/66 Ex-ATSF 5315 < ATSF 5571 < nee ATSF 1871
7589, 7591 6589, 6591 SD45u EMD 32071, 32063 6/66 Ex-ATSF 5317, 5319 < ATSF 5517, 5507 < nee ATSF 1817, 1807
7592-7594 6592-94 SD45u EMD 32510, 20, 29 10,11/66 Ex-ATSF 5320-21, 5323 < ATSF 5534, 5544, 5553 < nee ATSF 1834, 1844, 1853
(7598) 6598 SD45u EMD 32527 6/66 Ex-ATSF 5408/5499 < ATSF 5552 < nee ATSF 1852
7599 6600-01 SD45u EMD 32072 6/66 Ex-ATSF 5327 < ATSF 5516 < nee ATSF 1816
7600-7601 6600-01 SD45u EMD 32563, 32513 12 & 10/66 Ex-ATSF 5328-29 < ATSF 5587, 5537 < nee ATSF 1887, 1837
7602-7603 6602-03 SD45u EMD 32537, 32556 12/66 Ex-ATSF 5331-32 < SPSF 5331, -- < ATSF 5331-32 < ATSF 5561, 5580 < nee ATSF 1861, 1880
7604 6604 SD45u EMD 32078 7/66 Ex-ATSF 5334 < ATSF 5522 < nee ATSF 1822
7605-7606 6605-6 SD45u EMD 32550-51 12/66 Ex-ATSF 5336-37 < --, SPSF 5337 < ATSF 5336-37 < ATSF 5574-75 < nee ATSF 1874-75
7607 6607 SD45u EMD 32075 7/66 Ex-ATSF 5339 < SPSF 5339 < ATSF 5339 < ATSF 5519 < nee ATSF 1819
(7608) 6608 SD45u EMD 32525 11/66 Ex-ATSF 5341 < ATSF 5549 < nee ATSF 1849
7609-7610 6609-10 SD45u EMD 32058, 32561 6,12/66 Ex-ATSF 5342, 5344 < SPSF 5342, 5344 < ATSF 5342, 5344 < ATSF 5502, 5585< nee ATSF 1802, 1885
7611 6611 SD45u EMD 32516 10/66 Ex-ATSF 5345 < ATSF 5540 < nee ATSF 1840
7612 6612 SD45u EMD 32552 12/66 Ex-ATSF 5346 < SPSF 5346 < ATSF 5346 < ATSF 5576 < nee ATSF 1876, 5598; to LTE 7612
7613-7614 6613-14 SD45u EMD 36498, 36494 6/70 Ex-ATSF 5377, 5379 < nee ATSF 5619, 5615; #7613 TO AARX 7613
7615, 7617 6615, 6617 SD45u EMD 35005, 35003 5/69 Ex-ATSF 5382, 5384 < nee ATSF 5600, 5598; #7617 to LTE 7617
7616, 7618-19 6616, 6618-19 SD45u EMD 34998, 34995-96 4/69 Ex-ATSF 5383, 5386, 5388 < nee ATSF 5593, 5590-91
7620-7623 6620-23 SD45u EMD 35016, 13, 12, 11 5/69 Ex-ATSF 5390-93 < nee ATSF 5611, 5608, 5607, 5606; #7623 to AARX 7623
7624-7631 6624-31 SD45u EMD 35002, 08-9, 00, 04, 34999, 35001, 14 5/69 Ex-ATSF 5394-97, 399-400, 402, 5381 < nee ATSF 5597, 5603-04, 5595, 5597, 5594, 5596, 5609; #7627 & 7629 to AARX 7627 & 7629
7632-7633 6632-33 SD45 EMD 36366, 34554 7/70, 1/69 Ex-(HLCX 7000-01) < MKCX 9501, 9508 < CNW 6477, 6579 < BN 6477, 6460 < nee NP 3635, CBQ 519
7634 6634 SDP45 EMD 36660 7/70 Ex-(HLCX 7002) < MKCX 9511 < VMVX 6687 < CR 6687 < nee EL 3656; to AARX 6634 > IHB 7601
(7635-7636) 6635-36 SD45 EMD 37722, 37729 7/70 Ex-(HLCX 7003-04) < MKCX 9520, 9523 < VMVX 8931, 8938 < CSX 8931, 8938 < SBD 8931, 8938 < nee SCL 2031, 2038
7637 6637 SD45 EMD 33657 4/68 Ex-(HLCX 7005) < MKCX 9526 < NHLX 6435 < nee SP 8960
7638 6638 SD45 EMD 35478 9/69 Ex-HLCX 7006 < MKCX 9528 < SOO 6491 < BN 6678 < nee SLSF 930
7640 6640 SD45u EMD 32553 12/66 Ex-HLCX 7008 < MKCX 9536 < ATSF 5350 < SPSF 5350 < ATSF 5350/5577 < nee ATSF 1877; to AARX 6640
7650-7651 6650-51 F45u EMD 34041-42 6/68 Ex-ATSF 5955-56 < SPSF 5955,-- < ATSF 5955-56 < ATSF 5905-06 < nee ATSF 1905-06
(7652) 6652 FP45u EMD 33190 12/67 Ex-ATSF 91 < ATSF 5991 < nee ATSF 104
(7653-7654) 6653-54 F45u EMD 34045, 051 6/68 Ex-ATSF 5959, 5965 < SPSF 5959, -- < ATSF 5959, 5965 < ATSF 5909, 5915 < nee ATSF 1909, 1915
(7655-7656) 6655-56 F45u EMD 34058, 34067 6/68 Ex-ATSF 5972, 5981 < ATSF 5922, 5931 < nee ATSF 1922, 1931

Roster Notes
Additional Information

Select Abbrebiations:

  • CMNR - Chicago, Madison & Northern
  • CRHA - Canadian Railroad Historical Association
  • DSRC - xxxxx
  • FEPASA - Ferrocaril del Pacifico S.A. (Chile)
  • FRVR - Fox River Valley Railroad
  • GBRY - xxxx
  • GSWR - xxx
  • GWWR- Gateway Western
  • HBT - Houston Belt & Terminal
  • ILSX - Independent Locomotive Services

Abbrebiations: (Continued)

  • K&IT - Kentucky & Indiana Terminal
  • LSRC - Lakes State Railway
  • MNNR - Minnesota Commercial Railroad
  • MNTR - Minnesota Transfer
  • PNCX - Precision National Corp
  • PWRY - xxxxx
  • QNSL - Quebec North Shore & Labador
  • SBD/SCL - Seaboard System / Seaboard Coast Line
  • WLE - Wheeling & Lake Erie
Reference Sources: Extra 2200 South Locomotive Newsletter, Diesel Era Magazine, and Diesels of Chicago & North Western by Paul K. Withers

Thanks to the following contributors / sources: Joseph Belote, Greg Cochenet, Steve Grishaber, Fred Hyde, Ray Weart and Don Wellnitz.

Here are two other very deatiled rosters from George Widener and from Galen Fromm and Steve Clasen.

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