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GP30 Ownership
Posted by nanaimo73 on Saturday, November 26, 2005 11:02 PM

This is meant to be a casual look at the wide variety of GP30 owners and the different paint schemes they have worn over the years. This is not an up to date list of how many GP30s are left.

The first GP30 was demonstrator 5629, which was built during July 1961. A second demonstrator, 5639, was built during March 1962. These were followed by 906 locomotives built for 29 railways, including 2 built by GMD for Canadian Pacific. Another 40 GP30B cabless locomotives were built for Union Pacific, bringing the total to 948. The Reading was the first Railroad to buy the GP30, followed by the D&RGW, CB&Q and the AT&SF. Lousiville and Nashville received the last GP30s built. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy ordered 5 GP30s which were delivered as GP35s, and Western Pacific ordered 10 high hood GP30s that also came as GP35s. There were several differences over the production run, and they are detailed in this roster by Robert Sarberenyi.

EMD Demonstrators
The first demonstrator, the 5629 was later renumbered 1962. Union Pacific purchased the unit and it became the 875. The second demonstrator was the 5639 and it became Seaboard Air Line 1343.
EMD 5629 Photo    EMD 1962 Photo
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The 29 original owners-

1-Alaska Railroad
The ARR bought 1 GP30, the 2000, which was built during March 1963. It was later renumbered to 2504 and scrapped in 2001.
Alaskarails Photo    Alaskarails site

2-Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe received 85 GP30s in two orders. The first 35 (1200-34) came in 1962 and 50 more (1235-84) were built during 1963. 83 of these were renumbered to 3200-3284 and then 79 became 2700-2784 when they were rebuilt into GP30r. 27 ATSF GP30s were painted into Kodachromes and 25 are
on this roster. The 78 survivors became BNSF 2400-2477. Toledo Peoria & Western's only GP30, the 700, became ATSF 3285 and then 2785 before becoming BNSF 2458.
1207 Photo  3264 Photo  3244 Photo  2700 Photo  AT&SF Roster  GP30u Photos

3-Atlantic Coast Line
The 9 ACL locomotives were built in 1963 and were numbered 900-908. These became Seaboard Coast Line 1300 to 1308 and then Louisville and Nashville 1061 to 1069. Later they became Seaboard 1393 to 1398. The 904 is now CSXT 4093 while 903 was rebuilt into Burlington Northern GP39M 2808 and now BNSF 2808.
906 Photo

4-Baltimore & Ohio
Baltimore & Ohio's 77 GP 30s were made in 1962 and 1963 and were numbered 6900 to 6976. Most of these were renumbered to CSXT 4105 to 4266. At least 34 units became CSX road slugs numbered from 2201 to 2322. And at least 12 were sold to shortlines Alabama and Gulf Coast, Arizona Central, California Northern, Eastern Idaho, Ohio Central, Puget Sound and Pacific and South Kansas and Oklahoma. Some of these moved onto Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Webb Asset Management and Power Mountain Coal. B&O 6944 is now at the B&O Railroad Museum and B&O 6973 is now Branson Scenic 99.
6902 Photo   6908 Photo   6907 Photo   B&O Roster

5-Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific 8200 and 8201 were the only 2 GP 30s built in Canada. During 1965 these were renumbered 5000 and 5001 and they were retired in 1998. The 5000 went to the Canadian Rockies Railroad Museum and then to the Alberta Railway Museum in Edmonton. Rail Switching Service acquired the 5001 for service in the USA.
CP 5001 Photo    CP Roster

6-Chesapeake & Ohio
The C&O acquired 48 units spread over five orders and numbered those 3000 to 3047. Most of these were renumbered to CSXT 4200 to 4233. Several were turned into road slugs 2210, 2242, 2287, 2309, 2312 and 2320. At least 15 of these GP30s have moved on to other operators. The 3000, 3029, 3038 and 3040 became Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway 2179, 2180, 2175 and 2176. 3001, 3023 and 3026 went to be Ohio Central 4201, 4217 and 4220. The 3004 became Eastern Idaho Railroad 4203 while 3006 and 3039 became Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad 4204 and 4229. Locomotive 3020 became Ogeechee Railway 4215 while 3021 went to Indiana Boxcar Corporation as their number 4216.TDIX picked up 3024 and 3027 and passed them on to the Ohio Central (4218 and 4221). The 3037 became Southwestern RR 4227 and 3046 went to the Indiana and Ohio as number 87.
C&O Photos     C&O Roster

7-Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Chicago & Eastern Illinois's 3 GP 30s were 239, 240 and 241, built during June 1963. These became Missouri Pacific 590 to 592 and then Louisville and Nashville 1058 to 1060. Under Seaboard ownership they were 1389 to 1391. 239 then became CSXT 4086 and was rebuilt into BN GP39M 2810 and is now BNSF 2810. The 241 became CSX slug 2323.
C&EI 240 Picture 

8-Chicago & North Western
Chicago & North Western bought 14 GP 30 locomotives which were 810 to 823. The 814, 815 and 820 went to Fox River Valley (same numbers) and then to Wisconsin Central. C&NW 802 to 809 came from the Chicago Great Western (201 to 208) and all went to NREX for scrap.
811 Photo    Photos

9-Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
The 38 Chicago Burlington & Quincy locomotives wore numbers 940 to 977. CB&Q ordered 4 more GP 30s which were delivered as GP 35s 978-981. The GP30s were renumbered BN 2217 to 2254. At least 16 of these became GP39Ms in the 2751 to 2832 number group.
947 Photo    960 Photo    Roster

10-Chicago Great Western
The CGW purchased 8 GP 30s and gave them numbers 201 to 208. When the CGW was merged into the C&NW they became C&NW 802 to 809, and the North Western later sent them to NREX to be scrapped.
201 Photos    206 Photos

11-Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
The 16 Milwaukee Road units were numbered 340 to 355. These were renumbered from 1000 to 1015. Three of these were scrapped by the Milwaukee Road and the rest went to PNC during 1984.
1007 Photo    1011 Photo    CMSP&P Roster

12-Denver & Rio Grande Western
Denver & Rio Grande Western had 28 units which wore numbers 3001 to 3028. 3001 became Kansas Southwestern 3001, then Kansas and Oklahoma 2508 and is now Hudson Bay Railway 2508. 3002 became South Kansas and Oklahoma 3002. 3004, 3014, 3020, 3023 and 3024 went to the Cimarron Valley RR (same numbers). 3016 and 3021 went to the Hartwell Railroad, keeping their numbers. The 3018 became Acadiana 3018. OmniTRAX 3026 and 3028 were also D&RGW units. D&DGW 3011 is preserved at Golden.
3008 Photo   3014 Photo   Roster   Another roster

13-Great Northern
Great Northern's 17 locomotives were numbers 3000 to 3016. These became BN 2200 to 2216 and then 12 were rebuilt into GP39Ms in the 2700 and 2800 series. They now have the same numbers with BNSF.
3000,3002 Photo   3008 BSB Photo   Roster

14-Gulf Mobile & Ohio
The 31 GP 30s on the GM&O were numbered 500 to 530. These became ICG 2250 to 2278 after the 1972 merger. 14 units went to CSX as road slugs numbered from 2250 to 2264. The 502 and 514 were upgraded by ICG into GP26s 2601 and 2602 and went to the Southwestern Railroad. GM&O 507, 509 and 517 became ICG 2257, 2259 and 2267 and then Paducah and Louisville 2257, 2259 and 2267.
509 Photo     516 Photo

15-Kansas City Southern
The 20 units on Kansas City Southern were 100 to 119. These were renumbered 4100 to 4119. Nine units went to the South Kansas and Oklahoma and these became Webb Asset Management (Watco) 3010 to 3018. The 4104, 4108 and 4119 became Union Pacific slugs S301, S302 and S303, and later UPY927, 928 and 929. 4106 and 4113 went to the Indiana and Ohio as 83 and 84.
4114 Photo    4104 Photo     Roster

16-Louisville & Nashville
Louisville & Nashville bought 58 GP30s and numbered them 1000-1057. The 1057 was the last GP 30 built and L&N #1014 was the 25,000th loco built by EMD. Most of these were renumbered 1299 to 1388 when they became Seaboard System locomotives, and a few were made into CSX road slugs. The 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059.Chicago & Eastern Illinois's 3 GP 30s (239, 240 and 241) were added as well. After a stint under Missouri Pacific ownership they became 1058 to 1060, and then Seaboard 1389 to 1391. L&N added the 9 Atlantic Coast Line units which were numbered 1061 to 1069. On the Seaboard System they were 1393 to 1398.
1004, 1006 Photo    1019 Photo

17-New York Central
NYC 6115 to 6124 were the 10 units on "the Water Level Route". These were renumbered 2188 to 2197 and kept those numbers on Penn Central and then on Conrail. The 2188 went to Long Fork Coal and 2191 became Sprouse Creek Processing 2191.
6121, 6123 Photo    2194, 2196 Flexivan Photo

18-New York, Chicago & St Louis (Nickel Plate)
NYC&STL purchased 10 GP 30s and numbered them 900-909. These became N&W 2900 to 2909 and kept those numbers under Norfolk Southern. 2902 went to Great Miami Railway while 2907 went to Cycle Systems. The 2904 and 2909 became BN GP39Es 2759 and 2750. The 900 is preserved in Bellevue.
909 Photo    Preserved 900 Photo

19-Norfolk & Western
The Norfolk & Western had 44 GP 30s before the 1964 merger and they were 522 to 565, numbers they kept with Norfolk Southern. N&W 2900 to 2909 were NYC&STL 900 to 909 and became NS 2900 to 2909. The 522 is preserved in Roanoke and 523 went to the Tennessee Southern Railroad. Former N&W 536 was destroyed during filming for the movie The Fugitive.
523 Photo    540 Photo    2909 Photo

20-Pennsylvania
The 52 PRR units wore numbers 2200 to 2251. The 2250 and 2251 were renumbered to PRR 2198 and 2199. These 52 units kept those numbers on Penn Central and then on Conrail. Conrail sent the GP30s to Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, Eastern Idaho, Indiana Northeastern, Kyle Railroad, New Hope and Ivyland, Ohio Central, Palouse River and Coulee City, South Kansas and Oklahoma, Western Maryland Scenic, Conrad Yelvington Distributors, ISC, Larry's Truck and Electric, and Webb Asset Management (Watco). PRR 2233 is preserved at Strasburg.
2210 Photo    2211 Photo    2231 Photo    Roster

21-Phelps Dodge Corp
Phelps Dodge bought 9 GP30s and numbered them from 24 to 32 for the New Cornelia Branch Mine. The 25, 27, 28, 29 and 30 went to the Southwestern RR and 31 went to Econo-Rail Corp.
PHDX 25 Photo

22-Reading
The Reading Railroad was the first customer and ordered 20 which received numbers 5001 to 5020. The units arrived in a mixed up order (due to trade-ins) and the 5513 was the first production GP30 and is now preserved. These locomotives were renumbered to 3601 to 3620 and became Conrail 2168 to 2187. After Conrail several units went to the Eastern Idaho RR, Larry's Truck and Electric, Metro East, Ohio Central, Western Maryland Scenic and Webb Asset Management (Watco).
5513 Photos    3607 Photo    3611 Photo

23-St Louis Southwestern
The 10 St Louis Southwestern units wore 750 to 759, and these were renumbered 5000 to 5009. The 5000 became Nobles Rock 301 and 5007 became BN (later BNSF) GP39M 2803. SSW 5006 is preserved in Pine Bluff.
5003 Photo    5004 Photo    SSW 5007 Photo

24-Seaboard Air Line
Seaboard Air Line bought 34 GP 30s, numbered 500 to 533. They also bought the second demonstrator and gave it number 534. 500 to 534 became Seaboard Coast Line 1309 to 1342 and kept those numbers on the Seaboard System. An exception was the 516, which became SCL 1325, and then L&N 1070 and then Seaboard 1399. SAL 500 became BN GP39M 2805.
500 Photo    506 Photo    514 with a push pole on the rear truck

25-Soo Line
The Soo Line got 22 GP 30s (700-721) in two orders during 1963. Seventeen of these locomotives were sold to Wisconsin Central during 1987. The 700 was donated to Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Superior, by the Canadian National Railway, which also donated 703 to the Colfax Railroad Museum in Wisconsin and 715 to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Soo Line added 3 GP30Cs which were rebuilt with Caterpillar 3515 V16 engines by Generation 2 Leasing in 1990. Soo 4300, 4301 and 4302 were originally Union Pacific 832, 828 and 805. All 3 went to the Twin Cities & Western Railroad.
701 Photos    GP30 Photos    4301 Photos    Roster 

26-Southern Railway
The Southern Railway had a large fleet of 120 GP 30s (2525-2644). These locomotives kept the same numbers when the Norfolk Southern merger took place. About 20 of these went into the BN GP39E, GP39M rebuilt program. The 2561 and 2576 went to the Sequatchie Valley, 2598 went to Sprouse Creek Processing. 2594 is preserved at the Southeastern Railway Museum and 2601 went to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Carolina Southern Railroad picked up 2613 and the 2610 and 2637 went to the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis. Tennessee Southern added 2558 and 2593. 
SR 2525      SR 2526      SR  2527      SR 2528      SR 2529
SR  2530      SR 2531   SR 2532 now BNSF2752     SR 2533
SR  2534      SR  2535      SR 2536      SR  2537      SR 2538
SR 2539      SR  2540      SR 2541      SR  2542      SR  2543
SR  2544      SR  2545      SR  2546      SR 2547      SR 2548
SR 2549        SR 2550      SR 2551      SR  2552      SR 2553
SR 2554        SR 2555   SR  2556 now BNSF2755    SR 2557
SR 2558      SR 2559      SR  2560      SR  2561      SR 2562
SR  2563 now BNSF2764               SR 2564 now BNSF2766
SR  2565      SR  2566      SR  2567      SR 2568      SR  2569
SR 2570      SR  2571      SR  2572      SR 2573      SR  2574
SR 2575      SR  2576    SR 2577 now BNSF2753    SR 2578
SR  2579      SR 2580                    SR 2581 now BNSF2758
SR  2582 now BNSF2762                SR 2583 now BNSF2765
SR  2584      SR 2585 now BNSF2751    SR  2586    SR  2587
SR  2588      SR 2589      SR 2590    SR 2591 now BNSF2768
SR 2592 now BNSF2763     SR 2593     SR 2594       SR 2595
SR 2596       SR 2597 now BNSF2754                    SR  2598
SR 2599 now BNSF2761  SR  2600   SR 2601 now NCTM2601
SR 2602      SR 2603       SR  2604        SR  2605     SR 2606
SR 2607      SR 2608       SR 2609         SR 2610      SR 2611
SR  2612      SR 2613       SR 2614         SR 2615      SR 2616
SR  2617      SR 2618       SR 2619       SR  2620      SR 2621
SR  2622      SR 2623       SR  2624       SR 2625      SR 2626
SR 2627      SR 2628       SR 2629       SR  2630      SR 2631
SR  2632      SR 2633       SR 2634                               SR 2635
SR 2636 now BNSF2757    SR 2637     SR  2638       SR  2639
SR  2640      SR  2641       SR  2642      SR 2643       SR 2644

27-Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific's 8 locomotives were numbered 7400 to 7407, and later were given numbers 5010 to 5017. The 5012 was turned into BN (later BNSF) GP39M 2804.
Roster and Photos

28-Toledo Peoria & Western
Toledo Peoria & Western had only one unit, the 700. This locomotive became ATSF 3285 and then 2785 before becoming BNSF 2458.
Photo     Photo    Photo

29-Union Pacific
Union Pacific acquired 111 GP 30s (700-735 and 800-874) and 40 GP 30B cabless units (700B-739B). The first demonstrator was purchased as well and became number 875. The 805, 828 and 832 were rebuilt with Cat engines into GP30Cs and went to Soo Line and then to the Twin Cities and Western. 8 of these GP30s went into the BN GP39 rebuild program. Mineral Wells and Eastern picked up U.P. 701, and it later went to the Acadiana Railway. 860 is now Nucor Steel 660. UP 718, 813 and 817 went to Iowa Southern. KCS 4104, 4108 and 4119 became Union Pacific slugs S301, S302 and S303, and later UPY927, 928 and 929. The Nevada State Railroad Museum has Union Pacific 844 and Union Pacific 849 is now with the Feather River Rail Society.
Slug 929 Photo
111 originals and the demo-
UP  700          UP 701 now AKND 701      UP 702        UP  703
UP  704          UP 705          UP 706            UP 707        UP  708
UP 709          UP  710        UP 711         UP  712        UP  713
UP  714         UP 715         UP  716         UP  717        UP  718
UP  719         UP 720           UP 721                      n    UP  722
UP  723 now BNSF2833      UP  724                           UP  725
UP  726 now BNSF2807      UP  727         UP  728        UP  729
UP 730            UP 731           UP 732         UP  733        UP  734
UP 735            UP 800         UP  801         UP 802        UP  803
UP 804 now BNSF2817        UP 805 now TCWR4302      UP 806
UP  807         UP 808         UP  809         UP 810         UP  811
UP  812         UP 813         UP  814         UP  815         UP  816
UP 817         UP  818         UP  819         UP 820            UP 821
UP 822         UP 823           UP 824          UP 825         UP  826
UP 827 now BNSF2801                            UP 828 now TCWR4301
UP 829 now BNSF2809       UP 830                              UP 831
UP 832 now TCWR4300      UP 833          UP  834         UP  835
UP  836         UP  837         UP  838                             UP  839
UP 840 now BNSF2802       UP 841             UP 842         UP  843
UP 844 now NSRM844       UP  845          UP  846         UP  847
UP  848         UP 849 now FRRS 849        UP  850         UP  851
UP  852         UP  853         UP  854          UP  855        UP 856
UP  857         UP 858           UP 859          UP 860 now NUCX 660
UP  861         UP 862           UP 863          UP  864          UP 865
UP  866         UP  867         UP  868          UP 869            UP 870
UP 871 now BNSF2818        UP 872                                     UP 873
UP 874 now BNSF2834       UP 875
Union Pacific purchased all 40 GP30B units, and had the last 13 built with
steam gererators for passenger service. The last survivors were scrapped
during September 1986. Details
UP 700B    UP  701B    UP 702B    UP 703B    UP 704B   UP 705B
UP  706B    UP  707B    UP  708B    UP  709B    UP  710B    UP  711B
UP  712B    UP 713B    UP  714B    UP 715B    UP 716B    UP  717B
UP 718B    UP  719B    UP  720B    UP  721B    UP  722B    UP 723B
UP  724B    UP 725B    UP 726B    UP  727B    UP 728B    UP  729B
UP  730B    UP 731B    UP  732B    UP  733B     UP 734B    UP 735B
UP  736B    UP 737B    UP 738B    UP 739B


Second hand owners-

Other Class 1s-


30-BNSF
BNSF 2400 to 2477 are 78 GP30s which started as AT&SF 1200 to 1284. GP39Ms in the 2751 to 2832 number range include 16 former CB&Q GP30s and 12 former GN units. SAL 500 became BNSF GP39M 2805. GP39M 2808 was originally Atlantic Coast Line GP30 903, and 2810 was C&EI 239. BNSF GP39M 2803 and 2804 were former SSW 5007 and SP 5012. BNSF 2458 was ATSF 2785 and was originally TP&W’s only GP30.
Photos     Photos     GP30u Photos     Roster 

31-Burlington Northern
Great Northern’s 17 GP30s (numbers 3000 to 3016) became BN 2200 to 2216 and then 12 were rebuilt into GP39Ms in the 2700 and 2800 series. They now have the same numbers with BNSF. The CB&Q had 28 GP30s which were renumbered BN 2217 to 2254. At least 16 of these became GP39Ms in the 2751 to 2832 number group. SAL 500 became BN GP39M 2805. Burlington Northern GP39M 2808 was originally Atlantic Coast Line GP30 903, and GP39M 2810 started as C&EI 239. NS 2904 and 2909 became BN GP39Es 2759 and 2750. BN GP39M 2803 and 2804 were former SSW 5007 and SP 5012. About 20 Southern Railway GP30s went into the GP39 rebuild program, and 8 more came from Union Pacific.
Photos     Rosters     GP39E Rosters    GP39M Rosters 

32-Conrail
NYC’s 10 GP30s became Penn Central 2188 to 2197 while the 52 former PRR units wore numbers 2198 to 2249. They kept those numbers when PC became Conrail in 1976. Conrail also received the 20 Reading GP30s, and they were numbered 2168 to 2187. The 2188 went to Long Fork Coal and 2191 became Sprouse Creek Processing 2191. The New Hope and Ivyland picked up Conrail (PRR) 2198. Kyle Railroads picked up 2200, 2202, 2210, and 2238. The 2202 and 2238 moved onto the Alabama and Gulf Coast and then to Conrad Yelvington Distributors. Eastern Idaho acquired 2204, 2225, 2228 and 2242, and they went to Webb Asset Management (Watco). Ohio Central took 2206 (3003) and 2247 (3005), and they went through ISCX and Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad to Webb Asset Management. South Kansas and Oklahoma got 2211 and it went to WAM as well. The 2229 went to Western Maryland Scenic as number 501. Larry’s Truck and Electric acquired 2230 for leasing, and it went to the Indiana Northeastern. 2233 is preserved in Strasburg, PA. According to this website 2234 (#28142) went to LRC and 2182 (#27115) and 2236 (#28144) went to Metro East before being scrapped.
Photos    2223 Photo    Photos    Roster 

33-CSX
CSXT 4093 started out as Atlantic Coast Line 904.
Baltimore & Ohio’s 77 GP 30s were made in 1962 and 1963 and were numbered 6900 to 6976. Most of these were renumbered to CSXT 4105 to 4266. At least 34 units became CSX road slugs numbered from 2201 to 2322. And at least 12 were sold to shortlines Alabama and Gulf Coast, Arizona Central, California Northern, Eastern Idaho, Ohio Central, Puget Sound and Pacific and South Kansas and Oklahoma. Some of these moved onto Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Webb Asset Management and Power Mountain Coal. A large number of C&O’s 48 GP30s were renumbered to CSXT 4200 to 4233, and several became road slugs from 2210 to 2320. Several of these GP30s also went to other owners, Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, Eastern Idaho Railroad, Great Miami Railway, Indiana and Ohio, Ogeechee Railway, Ohio Central, Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Southwestern RR, Indiana Boxcar Corporation and TDIX. CSXT 4086 and 4088 started as C&EI 239 and 241. The 4086 was made into BN GP39M 2810 and 4088 became slug 2323. L&N 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059. CSX 4265 (B&O 6973) went to the Louisville and Indiana and is now Branson Scenic 99.
Photos     Photos     Road Slug Photos 

34-Illinois Central Gulf
The 31 GP 30s on the GM&O were numbered 500 to 530 and these became ICG 2250 to 2278 after the 1972 merger. The 502 and 514 were upgraded by ICG into GP26s 2601 and 2602 and went to the Southwestern Railroad. GM&O 507, 509, 517 and 526 became ICG 2257, 2259, 2267 and 2276 and then Paducah and Louisville 2257, 2259, 2267 and 2276.
2253 Photos     2254 Photo     Photos     Roster 

35-Missouri Pacific
Missouri Pacific 590 to 592 came from the Chicago & Eastern Illinois (239 to 241) and went to Louisville & Nashville as numbers 1058 to 1060.

36-Norfolk Southern
Norfolk & Western’s 44 GP 30s became NS 522 to 565, while NYC&STL 900 to 909 and became NS 2900 to 2909. The 523 went to the Tennessee Southern Railroad. 2902 went to Great Miami Railway while 2907 went to Cycle Systems. The 2904 and 2909 became BN GP39Es 2759 and 2750. The Southern Railway’s large fleet of 120 GP 30s became Norfolk Southern 2525 to 2644. About 20 of these went into the BN GP39E, GP39M rebuilt program. The 2561 and 2576 went to the Sequatchie Valley, 2598 went to Sprouse Creek Processing. 2594 is preserved at the Southeastern Railway Museum and 2601 went to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Carolina Southern Railroad added 2613 and the 2610 and 2637 went to the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis. Tennessee Southern picked up 2558 and 2593.
2605 Photo     2610 Photo 

37-Penn Central
NYC’s 10 GP30s became Penn Central 2188 to 2197 and the 52 former PRR units wore numbers 2198 to 2249. They kept those numbers when PC became Conrail in 1976.
2219 Photo     2248 Photo     Photos 

38-Seaboard Coast Line
SCL 1300 to 1308 were Atlantic Coast line 900 to 908 and they became Louisville and Nashville 1061 to 1069.
1301 Photo     1314 Photos     1317 Photos    Photos    1330 Photo 

39-Seaboard System
Seaboard System GP30s 1299 to 1388 were L&N 1000 to 1057 while 1389 to 1391 started out as C&EI 239 to 241 and were owned by MP before joining L&N. The 1389 became CSTX 4086 and the 1389 became 4088. L&N 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059. Seaboard 1393 to 1398 started out as Atlantic Coast Line 900 to 908.
1395 Photo     Photos


Active Regional and Shortline owners-

40-Acadiana Railway
Acadiana Railway 3018 came from the D&RGW, where it had the same number. GP30 701 started out on the Union Pacific.
Photo 

41-Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway
The A&GR acquired 10 GP30s from CSX, 6 that were originally B&O units. The 2177, 2178, 2181, 2182, 2183 and 2184 were B&O 6924, 6933, 6917, 6929, 6931 and 6957. 2178, 2181 and 2183 moved on to become Conrad Yelvington Distributors numbers 2105, 2107 and 2108. Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway 2179, 2180, 2175 and 2176 were formerly C&O 3000, 3029, 3038 and 3040. The 2175 and 2179 became Conrad Yelvington Distributors 104 and 304. Conrail (PRR) 2202 and 2238 moved onto the Alabama and Gulf Coast and then to Conrad Yelvington Distributors as well. The 2184 went to the Eastern Alabama Railway.
2202 Photos     2238 Photos     2176 Photos 

42-Arizona and California Railroad
Arizona & California 3004 and 3005 were Ohio Central 4236 and 4239, originally B&O 6914 and 6918. They moved on to become California Northern 3004 and Puget Sound and Pacific 3005. Arizona & California 3001, 3002 and 3003 were Ohio Central 4201, 4217 and 4220, and originally C&O 3001, 3023 and 3026.
Photo     Photo 

43-Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad
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44-Bountiful Grain & Craig Mountain Railroad
BC&GM 2404 came from BNSF, originaly ATSF 1202.
Photo 

45-California Northern Railroad
California Northern 3004 was Arizona & California 3004 and originally 3004, starting out as B&O 6914. After California Northern, the locomotive went to the Fillmore and Western.

46-Carolina Southern Railroad
The Carolina Southern Railroad picked up former Southern Railway GP30 2613.
2613 Photos 

47-Central Railroad Company of Indiana
The Central Railroad Company of Indiana had 5 GP30s; 2234, 2251 (N&W 552), 2253 (Southern 2610), 2254 (Southern 2572) and 2256.
2253 Photo     2256, 2251 Photo     2254 photo 

48-Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis
Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis had 2637, a former Southern Railway unit.
2637 Photo  

49-Cimarron Valley Railroad
Cimarron Valley 3004, 3014, 3020, 3023 and 3024 started out on the D&RGW with the same numbers.
CVR 3014     3023, 3024 Photo 

50-Eastern Alabama Railway
EARY 2184 was Alabama and Gulf Coast 2184, originally B&O 6957.
Photo 

51-Eastern Idaho Railroad
Eastern Idaho 4260 started as B&O 6955 and moved on to be Webb Asset Management 3007. EIRR 4203 started as C&O 3004. Eastern Idaho acquired Conrail (PRR) 2204, 2225, 2228 and 2242, and they went to Webb Asset Management as 3001, 3003, 3004 and 3005. Conrail 2174, originally Reading 5506, was also acquired and was renumbered 2271 before becoming WAM 3006.
2242 Photos     4203, 4260 Photo

52-Great Miami & Scioto Railway
Great Miami Railway 4215 was Ogeechee Railway 4215 and started out as C&O 3020. The 30 was Norfolk Southern 2902 and originally from the New York, Chicago and St. Louis 902.
GMRY 30 Photo     GMRY 4215 Photos

53-Hartwell Railroad
Hartwell 3016, 3021and 3024 had the same numbers on the D&RGW.
Hartwell 3016     3021 Photos 

54-Hudson Bay Railway
Hudson Bay Railway 2508 came from the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad and the Kansas Southwestern, and started as D&RGW 3001.

55-Indiana and Ohio Railway
Norfolk and Western 532 became IORY 81, and Kansas City Southern 4106 and 4113 went to the Indiana and Ohio as 83 and 84. Indiana and Ohio also had numbers 86 and 87, which started as C&O 3046. I&O 85 went to the Cincinnati Railway as their 85.
I&O 84 Photos     86 Photos     87 Photos 

56-Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Larry’s Truck and Electric acquired Conrail 2230 (PRR) and 2185 (RDG) for leasing, and they went to the Indiana Northeastern.
2185 Photo     2230 Photos 

57-Iowa River Railroad

58-Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Kansas and Oklahoma 2508 came from the Kansas Southwestern, and was originally D&RGW 3001. It moved on to become Hudson Bay Railway 2508.

59-Knoxville and Holston River Railroad
KXHR 2561 came from the Southern Alabama, and was originally a Southern Railway GP30.
Photo 

60-Kyle Railroad
Kyle Railroads picked up Conrail (PRR) 2200, 2202, 2210, and 2238, and the 2202 and 2238 moved onto the Alabama and Gulf Coast.
2202 Photos     2238 Photos 

61-Louisville and Indiana Railroad
B&O 6973 became CSX 4265 and went to the Louisville and Indiana and is now Branson Scenic 99. 

62-New Hope and Ivyland Railroad 
The New Hope and Ivyland picked up Conrail (PRR) 2198.
Photos 

63-Ohio Central Railroad
Ohio Central 3002, 4236 and 4239 began as B&O 6904, 6914 and 6918. The 3002 went on to be South Kansas and Oklahoma 3002 and then Webb Asset Management 3002. The 4236 and 4239 became Arizona Central 3004 and 3005. Ohio Central 4201, 4217 and 4220 were C&O 3001, 3023 and 3026, while 4218 and 4221 were C&O 3024 and 3027, after spending time with TDIX. The 4201, 4217 and 4220 went to Arizona Central as 3001, 3002 and 3003. Ohio Central also took Conrail (PRR) 2206 (3003) and 2247 (3005), and they went through ISCX and Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad to Webb Asset Management. Conrail 2187, a former Reading locomotive, was added as well.
2187, 3262 Photo     Photos     4218, 4221 Photo 

64-OmniTRAX
OmniTRAX 3026 and 3028 were D&RGW units.
3026 Photo     3028 Photo 

65-Paducah and Louisville Railway
GM&O 507, 509, 517 and 526 became ICG 2257, 2259, 2267 and 2276 and then Paducah and Louisville 2257, 2259, 2267 and 2276.
2257 Photo     2276 Photo 

66-Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad
Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad 4204, 4212 and 4229 were C&O 3006, 3017 and 3525. They then became Webb Asset Management (Watco) 3020, 3022 and 3525. The 3004 was Conrail (PRR) 2206 and became WAM 3008.
4229 Photo

67-Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad
Puget Sound and Pacific 3005 was Arizona & California 3005 and originally B&O 6918.
Photo 

68-Rock and Rail Railroad
The Rock and Rail Railroad operates in Colorado's Royal Gorge.
Photo     Photo 

69-Sequatchie Valley Railraod
L&N 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059. Sequatchie Valley 2561 and 2576 were Southern Railway locomotives.
2561 Photo 

70-South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
South Kansas and Oklahoma 3002 was the former D&RGW 3002. SKOL picked up B&O 6904 and 6954 as well. Nine GP30s came from the KCS and were in the 4101 to 4117 number group. These became Webb Asset Management (Watco) 3010 to 3018. South Kansas and Oklahoma also got Conrail (PRR) 2211 and it went to WAM as well.
SKOL 3002     4103 Photos     4109 Photo 

71-Southwestern Railroad
Chesapeake & Ohio 3037 became Southwestern RR 4227. GM&O GP30s 502 and 514 were upgraded by ICG into GP26s and went to the Southwestern Railroad as 2601 and 2602. The 25, 27, 28, 29 and 30 came from Phelps Dodge.
GP30 vs GP26 Photo     Website 

72-Tennessee Southern Railroad
Tennessee Southern Railroad 523 was former Norfolk Southern 523. Also added from Norfolk Southern were former Southern Railway 2558 and 2593.
523 Photo     2593 Photo     2593 Photo 

73-Timber Rock Railroad
TimberRock 3003 was originally PRR 2225.
TIBR 3003 

74-Twin Cities & Western Railroad
The Twin Cities & Western Railroad has 3 GP30C locomotives which were rebuilt with Caterpillar 3515 V16 engines by Generation 2 Leasing in 1990. TC&W 4300, 4301 and 4302 were originally Union Pacific 832, 828 and 805 and were on the Soo Line before going to the Twin Cities & Western Railroad.
4301 Photo     4302 Photos 


Other Owners, or Past Owners-

75-Branson Scenic Railway
B&O 6973 became CSX 4265 and went to the Louisville and Indiana and is now
Branson Scenic 99.
99 Photos    Photo    Photo    4265 Photo    BSRX 99

76-Cincinnati Railway
CNRY 85 was formerly NYC&STL 901.
Photos 

77-Conrad Yelvington Distributors
Conrad Yelvington Distributors numbers 2105, 2107 and 2108 were acquired from the. Alabama and Gulf Coast where they wore numbers 2178, 2181 and 2183. These started out as B&O 6933, 6917 and 6931. Conrad Yelvington Distributors 104 and 304 came from the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway as well, (2175 and 2179) at first being C&O 3038 and 3000. 2202 and 2238 were Conrail (PRR) locomotives that were on the Alabama and Gulf Coast.
CYXX 2105 Photos     CYXX 2108 Photos     Roster and Pictures 

78-Cycle Systems
2907 came from Norfolk Southern and started out on the New York, Chicago and St. Louis.
2907 Photos 

79-Econo-Rail Corp
Econo-Rail Corp GP30 31 came from Phelps Dodge.

80-Fillmore and Western Railway
FWRY 3003 probably came from the California Northern, originally B&O 6914.
Photo

81-Fox River Valley Railroad
Fox River Valley 814, 815 and 820 came from the C&NW (same numbers) and all 3 went to the Wisconsin Central.

82-Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
According to this website, N&W (NS) 536, #27369, became GSMR 536. 

83-Indiana Boxcar Corporation
Indiana Boxcar Corporation 4216 began as C&O 3021.
Photo

84-Iowa Southern
Union Pacific 718, 813 and 817 went to the Iowa Southern. 

85-ISC
ISC picked up Conrail (PRR) 2206 and 2247 from the Ohio Central. They received numbers 3004 and 3005 and then went to Webb Asset Management (Watco).

86-Kansas Southwestern Railway
Kansas Southwestern 3001 was D&RGW 3001 and is now Hudson Bay Railway 3001. 

87-Larry’s Truck and Electric
Larry’s Truck and Electric acquired Conrail 2230 (PRR) and 2185 (RDG) for leasing, and they sold it to the Indiana Northeastern.
2230 Photo 

88-Long Fork Coal
Long Fork Coal 2188 was Conrail 2188 and originally NYC 6115.

89-Metro East Industries
Metro East Industries is mentioned on this website as picking up Conrail (PRR) 2236 (#28144) and Conrail 2182 (RDG 5514, #27115) and then having them scrapped. I believe they also had D&RGW 3017 and 3018.

90-Mineral Wells and Eastern Railroad 
Mineral Wells and Eastern picked up U.P. 701, and it later went to the Acadiana Railway.
701 Photo

91-Nobles Rock Railroad 
St Louis Southwestern 5000 became Nobles Rock 301. 

92-Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Railway Corporation
NIWX 815 was WC 2252 and originally C&NW 815. It has been operating on the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad.
Photo     Details 

93-Nucor Steel
Nucor Steel in Utah has former Union Pacific 860 as their 660.
Photo

94-Ogeechee Railway
Ogeechee Railway 4215 was C&O 3020 and went on to become Great Miami Railway 4215.
OGEE 4215 Photos 

95-Pine Belt Southern Railroad 
L&N 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059. This locomotive is now Southern Appalachia Railway Museum 3059.

96-Power Mountain Coal
Power Mountain Coal acquired B&O 6941 and gave it number 2598.

97-Rail Switching Service
Rail Switching Service acquired Canadian Pacific 5001 for service in the USA.
Photo 

98-Scoular Grain
Scoular Grain in Fremont, Nebraska is using former Canadian Pacific 5001, which I guess is owned by Rail Switching Service.
SCGX 5001 Photo

99-Southern Alabama
L&N 1030 became Seaboard 1361 and then CSX 4059 before going to the Sequatchie Valley Railroad as 4059, and Southern Alabama 3059 and then Pine Belt Southern RR 3059.
2561 Photo     3059 Photo 

100-Sprouse Creek Processing
SCCX 2191 was Conrail 2191 and originally NYC 6118 and 2598 was a Southern Railway unit.
2191 Photos     2598 Photos 

101-TDIX
TDIX picked up C&O 3024 and 3027 and sent them to the Ohio Central as numbers 4218 and 4221.
4218 Photo      4221 Photo 

102-Webb Asset Management (Watco)
Webb Asset Management 3002, 3019 and 3007 were South Kansas and Oklahoma 3002 and 4239 and Eastern Idaho 4260, and started as D&RGW 3002, B&O 6954 and 6955. WAMX 3010 to 3018 were formerly on the SKOL and originated on KCS. The 3020 and 3525 were Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad 4204 and 4229 and were originally C&O 3006 and 3525. Webb Asset Management 3001, 3003, 3004 and 3005 came from the Eastern Idaho and were Conrail (PRR) 2204, 2225, 2228 and 2242. The 3008 and 3009 started out as PRR 2206 and 2247 and went through Penn Central, Conrail and the Ohio Central. The 3006 was a Reading locomotive that was Conrail 2174 and EIRR 2274.
WAMX 301     3001 Photos

103-Western Maryland Scenic
Conrail (PRR) 2229 went to Western Maryland Scenic as number 501, and Conrail (RDG) 2175 is number 502.
501 Photos     502 Photos 

104-Wisconsin Central
Wisconsin Central 2251, 2252 and 2253 were Fox River Valley 814, 815 and 820, and started with the same numbers on the Chicago and North Western. The 2252 became Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Railway Corporation 815. WC purchased 17 GP30s from Soo Line during 1987 which wore numbers 700 to 721. The last 5 of these were retired by CN during 2001 and the 700, 703 and 715 were donated to museums.
713 Photos     719 Photo     2252 Photo 




Preserved GP30s

Baltimore and Ohio 6944 is at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.
Website 

Canadian Pacific 5000 went to the Alberta Railway Museum in Edmonton.
Website 

Conrail 2233 (ex PRR) is in Strasburg, PA.
Conrail 2233 

Denver and Rio Grande Western 3011 is at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Louisville and Nashville 1030 is now Southern Appalachia Railway Museum 3059.
Photo 

New York, Chicago and St. Louis 900 went to the Mad River and Nickel Plate Museum in Bellevue, Ohio.
Photo 

The Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS has Norfolk and Western 522.
Photo 

Reading 5513 was the first production GP30 and is preserved by the Reading Company T&HS.
5513 Photos 

SSW 5006 is preserved at the Arkansas Railway Museum in Pine Bluff.
Website 

Soo Line 700 was donated by the Canadian National Railway to Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Superior.
Photos 

Canadian National Railway donated Soo Line GP30 703 to the Colfax Railroad Museum in Wisconsin.

Southern Railway 2594 is preserved at the Southeastern Railway Museum.
Photos

Southern 2601 is preserved at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
2601 Photos 

The Nevada State Railroad Museum has Union Pacific 844.
Photo 

Union Pacific 849 is now with the Feather River Rail Society.
Website 

Wisconsin Central (Soo Line) 715 is at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay.
Photos

LocoPhotos  have 75 more photographs of GP30's.

http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/serial.htm  
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/serialList.aspx  
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel3.html  
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?mid=31  
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/  
http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/index.htm  

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A summary of the 127 class 1 railroads in 1950.

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Points of interest on the CMSP&P mainline from Chicago to Seattle and Portland.

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A simple rundown of the dozens of owners of GP30 locomotives.

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A look at the routes used by Amtrak on May 1st, 1971.

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A summary of the railroad crossings of the Continental Divide in North America

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A listing of the railroads operating in Iowa's 99 Counties today and in
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A look at the 62 current and former Regional Railroads in the United States

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Owners of locomotives with AC traction motors

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A listing of the railroads operating in Ohio's 88 Counties today and in
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A look at the events that took place during 1980 affecting America's railroads.

#14-Pieces of the Rock
Surviving rail lines and locomotives of the Rock Island Railroad.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 27, 2005 3:00 PM
Nice list! Very informative. Do you happen to have a list of GP30's still in operation or a list for the GP35 in the works?
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Posted by SSW9389 on Monday, November 28, 2005 6:25 PM
What nanaimo73 is doing takes a lot of time to put together. Especially the retirement and disposition data. Keep up the good work!
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Posted by espeefoamer on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:32 PM
The Fillmore & Western,in southern California owns a GP30 and runs it on thier excursion train.I do not know where this engine came from.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 10:24 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by espeefoamer

The Fillmore & Western,in southern California owns a GP30 and runs it on thier excursion train.I do not know where this engine came from.


I thought they might haul some freight so I put them in with the shortlines (#41). Is this just a museum railroad ?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=116619  
Thanks.


The GP30 was followed by the GP35, which suffered from poor electrical design. Production totals for the GP35 were 1307 for EMD and 26 for Canada (2 CN and 24 CP). The first GP35 was probably EMD 5652, which became UP 762. It is serial # 28319 on this website-
http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/serial.htm  

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Posted by alstom on Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:08 AM
Not being rude, but Dale, why do you post these outrageously long posts that nobody has the time to read? It is interesting, but I'm just saying!

Now about GP30s- I like how they look! I think they fit every paint scheme! I like their slug-like body and nose! They look sleek (spelling*). I especially like them in CSX's "New Image" paint scheme!

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Posted by coborn35 on Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:18 PM
About that Soo Line #700, I work with it and they just repainted it in May. The paint job is perfect and somehow, we got a Norfolk Southern firemans seat.......

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 4, 2006 12:33 PM
http://groups.msn.com/chessiechapter/gp30mspotlight.msnw Check out this link for a complete detailed spotlight about the CSX GP30M class and their Road Slug sisters. Additionally, a seperate spotlight on both the GP30s and GP35 Road Slugs is available here: http://groups.msn.com/chessiechapter/gp3035roadslugs.msnw
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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, April 20, 2006 8:57 AM
Hey Dale. I appreciate your efforts. The GP30 is my personal favorite, and I've spent quite a bit of time reviewing this posting. Thank you.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Friday, April 21, 2006 10:14 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by fifedog

Hey Dale. I appreciate your efforts. The GP30 is my personal favorite, and I've spent quite a bit of time reviewing this posting. Thank you.


You're welcome. I can't say they are great looking locomotives, but they have character. The only ones I've seen are the two ex CPR units.

The Illinois Southern GP30 in "The Fugitive" is former N&W 536. Only the shell was used for a wreck filmed on the Great Smokey Mountains Railway during February 1993.
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Posted by fifedog on Friday, April 21, 2006 9:10 PM
I've phtographed dozens of them (slides,sorry),and got to ride in the cab of a retired B&O GP30 through the Cumberland Narrows. The 30's have a brutish look that make them stand out. We still have GP30's (now road slugs) still running around on the CSX system.
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Posted by Murphy Siding on Friday, May 19, 2006 12:53 PM
I read that some of GN's GP30's were re-built by BN as GP39's in the 1990's. Would these units still look like a GP30?

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Posted by enr2099 on Sunday, June 4, 2006 3:00 AM
Hey nanaimo73,apparently both CP GP30's spent time on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Rwy in the 1990's.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Sunday, June 4, 2006 9:55 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by enr2099

Hey nanaimo73,apparently both CP GP30's spent time on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Rwy in the 1990's.

I know they were here while I was in Winnipeg (1988-1990), but I can't remember seeing them here after I got back here in August 1990. I think all of my pictures of them are from south Burnaby and New Westminister. They spent a lot of time avoiding me.

QUOTE: Originally posted by Murphy Siding

I read that some of GN's GP30's were re-built by BN as GP39's in the 1990's. Would these units still look like a GP30?

I don't know of any changes made by BN on the outside when they were rebuilt. They still have the same appearance.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=11698  

Illinois Central made a lot of changes when they turned two GP30's into GP26's.
http://www.trainweb.org/southwestshorts/sw-pace.html
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Posted by sarahd on Sunday, June 4, 2006 10:33 AM
BNSF HAS MANY GP-30"S STILL RUNNING,LOCAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAVE SOME MIXED IN WITH GP-35'S. IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME,VICTORVILLE AND SAN BERNARDINO STILL HAVE SOME RUNNING,MOST ARE X-SANTA FE.

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Posted by mccannt on Sunday, June 18, 2006 12:13 PM
By the (right of way)...

Several BNSF, ex-ATSF GP30s remain in local service in southern California. Last November, I photographed two of them on a local (with a real ATSF-painted caboose on the rear end!!!) passing the Amtrak/Metrolink depot in Fullerton. It's nice to see classic rolling stock still in service alongside the bilevel coaches, doublestacks and widecab locomotives that dominate trains through this hot spot.
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Posted by mccannt on Sunday, June 18, 2006 12:29 PM
Sorry, I forgot to mention several other recent GP30 sightings. I spotted two Palouse & Coulee City GP30s just last March while on a business trip to eastern Washington. One of them, still in P&CC red and black, was on a grain train coming off the Walla Walla line at the UP junction at Wallula, southeast of Pasco.

The other, painted in an overall yellow scheme, was parked at the P&CC, ex-Blue Mountain RR yard in Walla Walla, and lettered as a Remote Control Platform unit.

Puget Sound & Pacific #3005 was parked at UP's ex-SP Brooklyn (Portland, Ore.) Yard Just yesterday (June 17), among the wide range of other classic rolling stock owned by the preservation groups that use the old roundhouse there.

It was apparently waiting movement out after receiving some repairs by Doyle McCormack's shop crews. The local railfan grapevine reported that the Portland & Western had leased it to help handle an upsurge of traffic.
Incidentally, the P&W is also currently leasing an ex-Amtrak SDP40F/ATSF SDf40-2, (Amtrak #644), the same one that BNSF painted in Maersk Sealand colors (which it still wears). This unit is one of the privately-owned locomotives that calls Brooklyn home.
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Posted by SSW9389 on Saturday, September 2, 2006 5:38 AM
Southern GP30s 2526 and 2641 were rebuilt in 12/65 as GP35s. This was done on account of  wreck damage. Source of data A J Kristopans EMD Serial Number Page.
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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Saturday, September 2, 2006 8:45 AM

It would be nice if the researchers and sound recorders for LIONEL traveled to Duluth to take photos and record sounds so they make a totally accurate version of Soo Line #700. They already make the EMD GP30 and the ALCo FA-2 Trucks. The people working at Lionel need to make sure the rest of the details are right. It is great to know that a GP30 has been fully restored.

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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Friday, October 6, 2006 7:00 PM

Soo Line and Milwaukee Road GP30s were placed on ALCo trucks.

From what Locomotives did the ALCo trucks originate?

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Posted by nanaimo73 on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:42 AM
The Milwaukee Road, Soo Line and GM&O GP30 trucks were GSCs with GE 752 traction motors. The CMSP&P trucks came from traded in RS3's, while Soo Line and the GM&O ones came from traded in FA's.
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Posted by coborn35 on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:37 PM
 Andrew Falconer wrote:

It would be nice if the researchers and sound recorders for LIONEL traveled to Duluth to take photos and record sounds so they make a totally accurate version of Soo Line #700. They already make the EMD GP30 and the ALCo FA-2 Trucks. The people working at Lionel need to make sure the rest of the details are right. It is great to know that a GP30 has been fully restored.


Andrew

Well if they ever want to come up here, they sure are welcome!

Boy does she look nice. She also handles real nice and smooth. We added an RS5T near the exhaust stack becasue the crews were complaining about how loud the Leslie over the cab was. I dont know myself, when I ran her I just let that baby wail, but maybe thats me.

We also added a gyralight on top.

If anyone wants to see some really nice pictures of here go to railpictures.net and look up Dave Schauer, and keep scrollling till you find the night pictures with her and the FP7 #2500.

 

Also, regarding BNSF GP39E's, most do still have the GP30 cab and fins, but some only have the fins. They are pretty easy to spot.

Dale, I do appreciate this lsit. Ever considered work for TRAINS?

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Posted by hawk on Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:26 PM
milwaukee roads trucks for their gp30's came from alco rs-3's
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Posted by hawk on Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:30 PM
cvr gp30 # 3020 ex drgw # 3020 as of oct 27,2007 is still on the cvr and is in the shop has never left
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:16 PM
Thanks Hawk. Has 2030 returned to service since it was damaged during 2003 ?
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