The Long  Island Rail Road  Engine Roster 1978

For the purpose of our rosters, a short line railroad is defined as a common carrier listed in the Official Guide, the Pocket List of Railroad Officials, or both, with a route-length less than 400 miles. Locomotive builders: GM-EMD General Motors-Electro Motive Division; GE-General Electric, BW-Baldwin-Westinghouse; BLHW-Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton-Westinghouse; Alco-GE--American locomotive-General Electric Co.; FM--Fairbanks Morse; GMD-General Motors Diesel Ltd., MCCE--Montreal Locomotive Works-Canadian General Electric; Alco Pr.--Alco Products; Alco - American Locomotive Co.

Railroad
Class

Road
Numbers

HP

Builder Tractive
Model
Trucks Effort Weight Date Notes

SW1001 #103 Photo: J. Tischner
E-10 100-107

1000

GM-EMD SW1001 B-B

58,500

234,000

1977


MP15AC #169 Hillside
E-15 150-172

1500

GM-EMD MPI5AC B-B

65,750

263,000

1977

202-Morris Park.jpg (75268 bytes)
C420 #202 Morris Park
L-1 200-207

2000

Alco Pr. C420 B-B

65,500

262,000

1963-4

1

212-Long Island City.jpg (72216 bytes)
C420 #212 L.I. City
L-1 208-221

2000

Alco Pr. C420 B-B

65,500

262,000

1964

1

226-Morris Park.jpg (54777 bytes)
C420 #226 Morris Park
L-2 222-229

2000

Alco Pr. C420

B-B

65,500

270,000

1968

1


GP38-2 #259 Greenport 4-86
E-20 250-271

2000

GM-EMD GP38-2 B-B

67,000

268,000

1976


GP38-2 #273 LI City
E-20 272-277

2000

GM-EMD GP38-2 B-B

67,000

288,000

1977

LI397Bobby J. Kasza.jpg (73039 bytes)
Photo: Bobby J. Kasza
Yard Goat.jpg (56340 bytes)
#397 Morris Park 10/87
Photo: Steve Rothaug
397beingplacedontrackOBay.jpg (147955 bytes)
#397 at Oyster Bay Museum

GS-1 397

150

GE

 

B

12,750

51,000

1958

Acquired in 1987 from Naporano Iron & Metals Co
398-Morris Park.jpg (74131 bytes)
#398 Morris Park
LIRRGE25T398hoskinsc.1970's.jpg (66436 bytes)
#398 Morris Park c. 1970's
Photo: Steve Hoskins
LIRR399atMorrisPark.jpg (69557 bytes)
#399 Morris Park c. 1970's
LI399Bobby J. Kasza.jpg (62121 bytes)
#399 Photo: Bobby J. Kasza
GE 25 tonner.jpg (48221 bytes)
 #399 Morris Park 10/87
Photo: Steve Rothaug 
lirr399 03-11-06 Riverhead.jpg (84266 bytes)
 #399 at RMLI 03/11/06
 Riverhead, NY
GS-1 398-399

150

GE

 

B

12,750

51,000

1958

lirr400_03-1952davekeller.jpg (33395 bytes)
#400 03/1952
Archive: Dave Keller

calLIST1995Sep-LIRR400.jpg (66277 bytes)
LIST calendar  from 09/1995
GS-4

400

400

GE 44-ton B-B

13,000

88,000

1950

2

AA-2 401

600

AGEIR B-B 60,000 203,000 1925 3

lirr402_MorrisPark.jpg (48826 bytes)
LIRR #402 Morris Park

AA-3 402

600

AGEIR B-B 60,000 218,000 1928
AA-4 403A,B

660

WH (B)x(B) 49,500 174,000 1928 3
BS-6

403

660

BW 

VO 660

B-B

34,000

196,000

1945

4

S1 407-Morris Park.jpg (50672 bytes)
Alco S1 #407 Morris Park
AS-6 404-408

660

Alco-GE S1 B-B

29,200

199,900

1946

5,8
BS-6a 409-412

660

BW DS4-4-660 B-B

34,000

196,000

1948

5

S1 413-Morris Park.jpg (69668 bytes)
Alco S1 #413 Morris Park
AS-6 413-414

660

Alco-GE S1 B-B

29,200

199,900

1949

6
S1 416-Dunton.jpg (79072 bytes)
Alco S1 #416 Dunton
AS-6mc 415-416

660

Alco-GE S1 B-B

29,200

199,900

1949

7

AS-6m

417

660

Alco-GE S1 B-B

29,200

199,900

1949

7

S1 420-Richmond Hill.jpg (59624 bytes)
Alco S1 #420 Richmond Hill

lirr421_11-28-65billrugen.jpg (63156 bytes)
Alco S1 #421 Morris Park 11-28-65
 Photo: Bill Rugen
AS-6 418-420

660

AlcoˇGE S1 B-B

29,200

199,900

1949

6,7

S2 441-Yard A.jpg (85149 bytes)
Alco S2 #441 Yard A L.I. City
AS-1Om

439-441

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

57,500

230,000

1948

6,7,8

AS-10m

442

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

57,500

230,000

1949

7.8

AS-10

443

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

58,500

230,000

1949

7,8
S2 444-Hillside.jpg (87277 bytes)
Alco S2 #444 Hillside
AS-10

444

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

58,500

234,000

1044

7,8
AS-10

445

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

58,500

234,000

1945

7,8

S2 447-Yard A LICity.jpg (69047 bytes)
Alco S2 #447 with finger car up from LI City floats Yard A

AS-10c 446-449

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

34,000

234,100

1949

6,7
S2-448-Sunnyside-LIC-8-13-66.jpg (86992 bytes)
Alco S2 #448 Sunnyside, LI City 08/13/1966 
Archive: Dave Keller
AS-10c 448

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

34,000

234,100

1949

7
BS-10ac

450

1000

BW DS4-4-1000 B-B

34,000

228,500

1948

5

AS-10c

451

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

34,000

234,100

1949

7

AS-10c 452-460

1000

Alco-GE S2 B-B

34,000

234,100

1949

6,7
rs461.jpg (44018 bytes)
RS-1 #461 Oyster Bay 1965
Norman Kohl photo
AGP-10sc

461-463

1000

Alco-GE RS-1 B-B

34,000

249,700

1949

7

rs464.jpg (66981 bytes)
RS-1 #464 Ronkonkoma 1963
Norman Kohl photo467Tichybuilderphoto.jpg (51931 bytes)
RS-1 #467 Tichy Builder
 Photo: 1949

AGP-10msc 464-465

1000

Alco-GE RS-1 B-B

34,000

249,700

1949

6

469-Yard A.jpg (79083 bytes)

AGP-10msc 466-469

1000

Alco-GE RS-1 B-B

34,000

249,700

1950

6,7
FA 602-Patchogue.jpg (76176 bytes) PC-6

600-605

Alco-GE FA-2

2-2

- ?

1956*

9,10,17

FA 607-Huntington.jpg (81373 bytes) PC-6 607-610 Alco-GE FA-2

2-2

- ?

1951*

11,17

FA 612-Long Island City.jpg (75942 bytes) PC-6 611-616 Alco-GE FA-1

2-2

- ?

1949

12,17

FA 617-Patchogue.jpg (73841 bytes) PC-6

617-618

Alco-GE FA-1

2-2

- ?

1947*

13,17

FGP-16sc

1501

1600

FM H16-44

B-B

36,600

263,660

1951

14


FMH16-44 #1502 Morris Park 1963 W. J. Rugen photo
FGP-16sc

1502

1600

FM H16-44

B-B

36,600

263,660

1951

14

FGP-16sc

1503

1600

FM H16-44

B-B

42,200

263,660

1949

14,15

FGP-16msc

1504-1509

1600

FM H16-44

B-B

36,600

263,660

1951

14

rs1519.jpg (59923 bytes)
RS-2 #1519 Morris Park 1962
W. J. Rugen photo
AGP-15msc

1519-1520
ex-D&H
4019-4020

1500

Alco-GE RS-2

B-B

60,000

245,400

1949
arrived
8/1962

7,16
rs1520.jpg (54667 bytes)
RS-2 #1520 Morris Park 1965

rs1551.jpg (41370 bytes)
RS-3 #1551 Oyster Bay 1964
Norman Kohl photo

AGP-16msc 1551-1560

1600

Alco-GE RS-3

B-B

46,000

255,040

1955

7

rs1552.jpg (61914 bytes)
RS-3 #1552 Oyster Bay 1955
Norman Kohl photo

c2001.jpg (42462 bytes)
CPA 20-5 #2001 Morris Park

FP-20sc 2001-2008

2000

FM CPA 20-5

B-A1A

60,000

294,180

1950

14

lirr2002_CPA20-5.jpg (135504 bytes)
CPA 20-5 #2002 Montauk 1962

lirr2005.jpg (40383 bytes)
CPA 20-5 #2005 LI City

lirr2006Jamaica1950JoeHagen.jpg (59481 bytes)
CPA 20-5 #2006 Jamaica c.1950 Photo: Joe Hagan


CPA 24-5 #2403
FP-24sc 2401-2404

2400

FM CPA 24-5

B-A1A

60,000

309,300

1951

14

lirr2404[CPA24-5].jpg (138511 bytes)
CPA 24-5 #2404 Syosset 1954
 

This data effective date: Jan. 16, 1978. Sources of information: LIRR, Stephen Bogen, Striegel Supply 8 Equipment, George R. Silcott, Precision National, Union Carbide, Burlington Northern, Spokane, Portland & Seattle, Gettysburg RR., Penn Central Transportation, Units on present roster: 100-107, 150-172, 222-229, 250-277, 398-399.
(1) "Century" units 200ˇ229 were originally class AGP-20msc. 200-221 were sold to Rail Traction. 200, 202, 213 were then sold to Virginia 8 Maryland, renumbered 200, 202, 213. 208 sold to Detroit a Mackinac, renumbered 976. 211 sold to McCormack Sand & Gravel. 201, 204 sold to Vermont Northern, renumbered 201, 204; then sold to Wabash Valley, renumbered 201, 204.
(2) 400 sold to Blade River & Western, renumbered 400, then sold to Stephen Bogen, renumbered 400, and used on the Valley Railroad.
(3) 401 was scrapped (6/7/51). 402 scrapped by Luria Brothers (2/3/53). 403A,B sold to I&SP; per John Scala, who shows 403B working at Standard Slag in July 1953, they were scrapped by Wilkoff Steel Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, between October and December 1955.
(4) 403 was sold to Boston Metal Co., renumbered 1 (2nd).
(5) 404-405, 409412, 450 sold to Streigel Supply and Equipment. 409 renumbered Streigel 53. 410-412, 450 scrapped. 405 then sold to General Portland Cement, renumbered 2 (466). 404 then sold to George R. Silcott, then to Morehead & North Fork, renumbered 16 (5/2/66), then sold to Precision Engineering, renumbered 16, then sold to Union Carbide, renumbered 504-2 (9/14/73).
(6) 406, 408, 414, 421, 441, 446-447, 449, 456, 458-460, 464, 466 were scrapped.
(7) 407, 413, 415-420, 439, 440, 442-445, 448, 451-455, 457, 460-463, 465, 467-469, 1514-1520, 1551-1560 sold to Naporano Iron & Metal. 1556, 1557, 1559 resold to Gettysburg RR, renumbered 1556-1557, 1559; then renumbered 56-57, 59. 465 resold to Green Mountain RR.
(8) 434445 were originally Delaware & Hudson 3025, 3020, 3027, 3030, 3013, 3001, 3003; then LIRR 439-445 (1963-4).
(9) 600 originally New York Central 1102 built in 1951, then Penn Central 1302, then LIRR 600 13/5/74.
(1O) 601-608 were originally Louisvlle & Nashville 317, 309, 315, 314, 310, 321; then LIRR 601-606 (5/6/71, 6/30/71, 8/4/71, 9/7/71,
(11) 807-610 were originally Western Maryland 303-304, 301-302; then LIRR 607-610 (5/2/72, 6/19/72, 9/23/72, 10/20/72).
(12) 611-814 were originally Spokane, Portland & Seattle 856A2, 856A1,866A1, 858Al; then SP&S 857, 856, 866, 858; then Burlington Northern 4102, 4100, 4120, 4iW; then LIRR 611-614 (8/7/72, 11/27/72, 2/14/73, 3/7/73). 614 was originally Great Northern 442A, then SP&S 864A1 (1/50), then SP&S 864, then BN 4120, then LIRR 615 (4/18/73). 616 was originally SP&S 860A1, then SP&S 880, then BN 4108, then LIRR 616 (7/28/73).
(13) 617-618 were originally New York, New Haven & Hartford 0428, 0401; then PCT 1333, 1330; then LIRR 617-618 (4/27/74 - 6/16/74).
(14) 1501-1509, 2001-2008, 2401-2404 were sold to Alco Products in trade for new power and were scrapped. Dave Keller note: Certain units had their prime movers removed and used in Merchant vessel service among other uses throughout the world, i.e. S. Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, etc. 
(15) 1503 was originally FM demonstrator 1500 HP; it was upgraded to 1600 HP by the LIRR after purchase.
(16) 1519-1520 were originally D&H 4019-4020.
(17) LIRR bought a bunch of them, removed the traction motors and set up the engines so they would generate HEP for converted former MU cars to be used in push-pull service. Motive power to make the trains move was usually GP38-2 or MP15AC, though in the early days they still had some C-420's around. In later years, some of the LIRR FA's were rebuilt and the original Alco 244 engines/generators were removed. They were replaced by a "sled" -- a removeable engine/generator set -- with a smaller truck-type Detroit Diesel to drive the generator.
 

NOVEMBER,1978 RAILROAD p.57-58  Compiled and published: Sy Reich, Web edit credit: Dave Keller, Design: Steve Lynch, Photos: Steve Hoskins, others as noted.