LIRR GP38-2 Engine Roster 

LIRR GP38-2  Units #250-271 First 4 Units: 251, 253, 255, 256*

The first 22 EMD GP38-2 LIRR engines were:

Numbered: 250-271
Serial #'s: 756091-1 thru 756091-22
Built: 01/1976-02/1976

Delivery began: January 1976  Units: 251, 253, 255, 256
LIRR #252  Delivered from EMD in 1976 to Morris Park 
in Bicentennial scheme.

March 1991 #269 first unit painted in yellow & blue

The second order of 6 EMD GP38-2 LIRR engines were:

Numbered: 272-277
Serial #s: 766041-1 thru 766041-6
Built: 03/1977-04/1977

Scrapped: They were shipped with the aid of New York Cross Harbor in Nov. 1999 when the first units started to be withdrawn from service. The engines were stored in Bush Terminal and were car floated over to Greenville a few at a time.  Info: Al Castelli 

Last revenue train was in March, 2000 with a few hanging around for a month, or so later.  Of coarse everything was off in April, or May, 2000 with the last 4 in NYA service. 
Info: Neil Feldman

RMLI Postboy Oct. 2007 Locomotive Snapshot EMD GP38-2  
Article/Photos/Research: Al Castelli 
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ETT #2 5/24/74
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ETT #2 5/24/74 cont.

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ETT #2 5/24/74 Max Speed

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ETT 5/16/83 Max Speed

Originally issued G.O. #222 1/29/76 as the GP-38 engines
 went into service on 1/27/1976 with #250-253, #251 
was used on train #42. 

Info/Archive: Bob Bender

Diesel Era March/April 2004 LIRR GP38-2s
Article by John J. Scala

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LIRR #250 05/2008 
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #250 Morris Park
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR #250 

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LIRR #251, #253 new delivery
LIRR Publicity Photo
Archive: Joe Sam

NW view.  Train is eastbound.  You’re looking towards Jamaica station. Early morning lighting. Info: Dave Keller

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LIRR #251 Montauk c.1983 Photo: Mike Koehler

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LIRR #251 07/1991 Smithtown
Photo: John Volpi

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LIRR #251 Port Jeff 01/23/1999
Photo:
William Skeats
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LIRR #252  Morris Park 
Photo: Tim Darnell
 As delivered from EMD in 1976
Info: Steve Hoskins

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LIRR #252 Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR GP38-2 #252 #256
westbound at station Speonk 08/1992
Tom Collins photo, Dave Keller archive
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LIRR #253  Morris Park 10/1979
Photo: Tim Darnell
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LIRR #254 Smithtown c.1984 Photot: Mike Koehler
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LIRR #255LHF and #259 Port Jeff c.1984 Photo: Mike Koehler
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LIRR #255 Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #256 Speonk   08/1990
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #256 
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LIRR #256 05/31/1992 Smithtown
Photo: John Volpi   

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LIRR #256 Port Jeff 03/15/1999
Photo:
William Skeats
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LIRR  #257 freshly painted MPark
Photo: Steve Rothaug 
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LIRR #257 at Merillon Ave 07/1980 Photo: Tim Darnell
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LIRR #257 fire protection car Westhampton c1989
Archive: Dave Keller
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LIRR #258  05/1988
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #258  MPark  turntable
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR #258 Smithtown c.1984 Photo:  Mike Koehler
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LIRR #258 Photo: Phil Goldstein
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LIRR #259  07/03/1988
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #259 Fresh Pond
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LIRR #271 #259 Port Jeff 01/26/92
Archive/Photo: Kevin Gulau

 

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LIRR #259 Engineer Art Sanwald Montauk 1995
Thomas Collins photo,
Dave Keller
archive
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LIRR #260  06/30/1988
Photo: Tom Collins

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LIRR #260  07/1989
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #260 Hicksville c.1980
Photo: Len Torney
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GP38-2 #260 eastbound passing GP38-2 #270 and one-car train at Patchogue , NY c. 1997  (Block operator’s platform for “PD” tower in foreground)  Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive
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LIRR #261 Port Jeff East Yard 12/25/1998
Photo:
William Skeats
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LIRR #261 09/28/1982 Bethpage Photo: Al Castelli
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LIRR #261 10/05/1982 Bethpage Photo: Al Castelli
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NYA #261 07/06/200 Emerging under the Atlantic Ave Overpass 
Photo: Steve Lynch
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LIRR #262 Huntington c.1983 Photo: Mike Koehler
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LIRR #262 Speonk 05/1990
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #262 Port Jeff 01/04/1999
Photo:
William Skeats
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LIRR #263 Speonk 08/1990
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #263 Montauk 
Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #263 Oyster Bay 1976 
Photo: Tim Darnell

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LIRR #264 12/25/1998 Port Jefferson Yard
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LIRR #264 Port Jeff 10/19/1991
Dave Keller Archive
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LIRR #265 St. James eastbound 1979 
Photo: Len Torney
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LIRR #265 heading east out of Smithtown 1997-1998
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LIRR #265  Morris Park
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR #266 Montauk

 

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LIRR #266 
Photo: William Skeats


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LIRR #266 Port Jefferson  01/26/92 Photo: Kevin Gulau 
LIRR removed on Logo
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LIRR #266 eastbound out of Glen St., Glen Cove 1997-1998
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LIRR #267 west of Smithtown 1979 Photo: Len Torney
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LIRR #267 at MP47
 1979 Photo: Len Torney
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LIRR #267 Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #r267 Smithtown c.1984 Photo: Mike Koehler
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LIRR #268, #276 Fan Trip 1988
Photo: Joe Sam
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LIRR #268 Morris Park
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR #268 “John (Tanky) Bell , Jr.” with train westbound out of yard onto main at station platform -  Speonk , NY – 6/90
Thomas Collins photo, Dave Keller archive
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NYA #268 eastbound to Carle Place 08-2006
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LIRR #269 Oyster Bay 6/11/83 Photo: Al Castelli 
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LIRR #269 Ronkonkoma 1983 Photo: Mike Koehler
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LIRR #269 Smithtown
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LIRR #269 Speonk 03/1991 Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #270 Oyster Bay 1976 
Photo: Tim Darnell

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LIRR #270 Port Jefferson 03-1996 Photo: Joe Sam
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NYA #270 Wellwood Ave siding with NYA #268 rear unit 01/21/2008 Photo: Mike McDermet
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NYA #270 03/20/2007 
Photo: William Skeats
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LIRR #271 Mineola 06/1976 
Photo: Tim Darnell
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LIRR #271 Port Jefferson 03-1996 Photo: Joe Sam
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NYA #271 at DK (Deer Park)
Photo: Joe Sam
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NYA #271 05/30/2007 Port Jefferson
Photo: Joe Tischner
LIRR GP38-2  Units #272-277 Delivered 1977
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LIRR #272 " Robert Franke"
Photo: 1990
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LIRR #272 heading east out of Smithtown 1997-1998
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LIRR #273 Hunter's Point 1976

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LIRR #273 Mineola  07/1979
Photo: Tim Darnell

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LIRR #273, #271, #260
 Fresh Pond
Photo" Tim Darnell
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LIRR # 273 and #250 doubleheaded on "The Cannonball" at Jamaica on 06/18/1999.  Photo: Michael Ringbauer  Archive: Jack Deasy
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LIRR #274 new delivery at MPark 
03/1977 Photo:
Tim Darnell
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LIRR #274 Ronkonkoma
Photo: Joe Sam
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LIRR #274 Photo: Tom Collins
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LIRR #275
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LIRR #275 Ronkonkoma
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LIRR 
#275 Train #238 at Pinelawn 11/07/1983 Photo: Kevin Gulau
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LIRR #275 PD Patchogue with parlor car 01/07/1990 Alan Tillotson photo, Dave Keller archive
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LIRR #276 Train 4054 
Bethpage  11/26/83 
Photo: Kevin Gulau
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LIRR #276 Port Jefferson
Photo: Joe Tischner
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LIRR #276 "Cannonball" 
Photo: William Skeats
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LIRR #277 Bay Shore 11/27/1987 Photo: Joe Sam
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LIRR #277 Morris Park
Photo: Steve Hoskins
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LIRR #277 "Walter Schlager" Morris Park
Photo: Tim Darnell
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Morris Park  GP "Herd" c.1977
Photo: Bob Anderson
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LLPX** roster of ex-LIRR GP38-2

2234: ex-LIRR 265 
2235: ex-LIRR 263 
2236: ex-LIRR 262 
2237: ex-LIRR 254 
2238: ex-LIRR 255 
2239: ex-LIRR 251 
2240: ex-LIRR 252 
2241: ex-LIRR 256 
2242: ex-LIRR 257 
2243: ex-LIRR 260 
2244: ex-LIRR 264 
2245: ex-LIRR 267 
2246: ex-LIRR 253
2247: ex-LIRR 258
2248: ex-LIRR 259
2249: ex-LIRR 266
2250: ex-LIRR 269
2251: ex-LIRR 250
2252: ex-LIRR 273
2253: ex-LIRR 275
2254: ex-LIRR 277
2255: ex-LIRR 274
2256: ex-LIRR 272
2257: ex-LIRR 276

**Note: GATX Corporation is an equipment finance company based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1898, GATX's primary activities consist of railcar operating leasing in North America and Europe. In addition, GATX leases locomotives in North America (reporting marks: LLPX)

*A special thanks to Tim Darnell for his photo/info contributions.