Welcome to the EL survivors list!
This page is intended to be a list of all known Erie, DL&W and EL surviving locomotives.
If you have any additions, corrections, or comments please email me at sscotsman@yahoo.com
thanks!
Scot











photo
Locomotive
Type
Year
Builders # Built as Current location..... Current owner and #
Current paint
status
Career (original)(current)











DL&W 952 Alco 4-4-0  1905  
St. Louis, MO Museum of Trans
preserved/display (DL&W 952) (Museum of Trans)
DL&W 565 Alco 2-6-0  1908  45528
Scranton, PA Steamtown
preserved (DL&W 565) (D&MM) (Steamtown)











DL&W 3001 Alco/GE Boxcab  1926 10026 DLW 3001 Union, IL Illinois Rwy museum
preserved (DL&W 3001) (Ingersoll Rand 91) 











DL&W 426 EMC SC 3-1935 516 DL&W426 Scranton, PA DL 426 DL&W black operating! (DL&W 426) (Bethlehem Steel 109) (DL 426)






















EL 307 Alco S1  10-1946  74962  Erie 307 Manhattan, NY NYCH 25 NYC scheme display (Erie 307) (EL 307) (BEDT25) (NYCH 25)
  EL 308 Alco S1  11-1946  74963  Erie 308 Gowanda, NY NYLE 308 ?? operating (Erie 308) (EL 308) (PCH 308)(NYLE 308)
EL 310 Alco S1  1-1947  75121 Erie 310 North Judson, IN HVRM 310 EL 310 preserved/operating (Erie 310) (EL 310) (HVRM 310)
EL 315 Alco S1  9-1947  75356 Erie 315 Galena, KS privately owned EL black/yellow display (Erie 315) (EL 315)  see *note9
EL 321 Alco S1  4-1950  77080 Erie 321 Mississippi MSRW 321 MSRW Blue
operating (Erie 321) (EL 321) (Mississippian Railway 321)






















  EL 352 EMD SW1  4-1940  1051 DL&W 430 Marion, OH UTLX 12226 ?? operating (DL&W 430) (EL 352) (Virginia Blue Ridge 10)(UTLX 12226)
EL 354 EMD SW1  4-1940  1053 DL&W 432 Valdosta, GA UTLX 12227 light blue operating (DL&W 432) (EL 354) (Virginia Blue Ridge 12)(UTLX 12227)
  EL 357 EMD SW1  5-1940  1056 DL&W 435 Memphis, TN GMS 1200 ?? operating (DL&W 345) (EL 357) (Kelly Contractors #1) (MST #1)(GMS 1200)
  EL 359 EMD SW1  5-1940  1058 DL&W 437 Bossier City, LA HA 8001 ?? operating (DL&W 357)(EL 359)(LE 359)(M&O 359) (GH 359, 668)(HA 8001)






















EL 324 Alco HH660  1940  69257 DL&W 409 Portage, IN Joseph Behr and Sons ?? operating (DL&W 409) (EL 324) (Relco 603) 






















  EL 364 EMD SW8  8-1951 14067  DL&W 504 Morristown, IN Morristown Grain 8693 CR Blue operating 9/25/2006 (DL&W 504)(EL 364)(CR 8693)(HCRR 8693)(MGCo 8693)
  EL 368 EMD SW8  6-1952 15729  DL&W 508 Burnham, PA SS 6731 ?? operating (DL&W 508)(EL 368)(CR 8697)(SS 6731)
  EL 369 EMD SW8  6-1952  15730 DL&W509 Port Clinton, PA R&N 800 R&N Green operating (DL&W 509)(EL 369)(CR 8698)(R&N 800)






















EL 405 EMD NW2  1-1948  5130 Erie 405 S. Pittsburg, TN SQVR 1686 CR blue stored (Erie 405) (EL 405) (CR 9212) (SQVR 1686)
EL 412 EMD NW2  1-1948  5137 Erie 412 Ringoes, NJ BR&W 820 black operating (Erie 412) (EL 412) (CR 9219) (BR&W 820)
  EL 423 EMD NW2  11-1949  8912 Erie 423 Coatesville PA  BVRY 8201 (2nd) ??  see *note 11
(Erie 423) (EL 423) (CR 9230) (BVRY 8204 (1st))(BVRY 8201(2nd))






















EL 436 EMD SW9  4-1952 15934  Erie 436 NJ URHS of NJ Erie 436 preserved/operating (Erie 436) (EL 436) (CR 9012) (NJDOT)(URHSofNJ)
EL 438 EMD SW9  4-1952  15936 Erie 438 NJ URHS of NJ SMS Green preserved/operating (Erie 438) (EL 438) (CR 9014) (NJDOT)(URHSofNJ))
  EL 440 EMD SW9  4-1952 16174  Erie 440 Enderlin, ND ADM 9016 ?? operating (Erie 440) (EL 440) (CR 9016)(ADM 9016) 
  EL 446 EMD SW9  6-1951  14068 DL&W 551 Coatesville PA BVRY 8202 (2nd) ?? operating (DL&W 551) (EL 446) (CR 9017)(BVRY 8202 (2nd))






















  EL 456 EMD SW1200  6-1957 23762 DL&W 561 Northlake, IL DRSX 1210 DL&W 561 operating (DL&W 561)(EL 456)(CR 9320)(DRSX 1210)*note4
  EL 457 EMD SW1200  6-1957 23763 DL&W 562 Brooklyn, NY NY&A 9321 L&I 9321 operating (DL&W 562)(EL 457)(CR 9321)(NY&A 9321)
EL 458 EMD SW1200  ?-1957  27364 DL&W 563 Taft, FL Florida Rock Indus.. CR blue operating (DL&W 563)(EL 458)(CR 9322)(Florida Rock Industries)
EL 459 EMD SW1200  5-1957 23765  DL&W 564 Coatesville PA BVRY 9008 (2nd) red & blue operating (DL&W 564)(EL 459)(CR 9325)(UM&P 9008 (2nd))(BVRY 9008(2nd))
  EL 461 EMD SW1200  ?-1957  27367 DL&W 566 Inwood, FL Florida Rock Indus. ?? operating (DL&W 566) (EL 461) (CR 9325)(Florida Rock Industries)
  EL 462 EMD SW1200  6-1957  23768 DL&W 567 Los Angeles, CA PHL 32 ?? operating (DL&W 567)(EL 462)(CR 9326)(PHL 9326)(PHL 32)






















  EL 505 Alco S2  11-1946 73892 Erie 505 ?? Relco 801 (repowered) ?? operating (Erie 505) (EL 505) (Relco 801)
  EL 513 Alco S2  7-1947  75362 Erie 513 ?? Relco 1016 ?? operating (Erie 513) (EL 513) (Relco 1016)
EL 518 Alco S2  1948 76188 Erie 518 Ashtabula, OH AC&J 518 red, white & blue operating (Erie 518) (EL 518) (CEI 518) (AC&J 518)
  EL 528 Alco S4  10-1952  80089 Erie 528 Lima, OH Cargill 8000A (repowered) ?? operating (Erie 528)
  EL 530 Alco S2  12-1947  75550 Erie 530 ?? Relco 1017 ?? operating (Erie 530) (EL 530) (D&H 3012) (Relco 1017)
EL 543 Alco S2  6-1949  76791 DL&W 484 Chase, AL N. AL RR museum Red/Gold preserved (DL&W 484) (EL 543) (Reynolds Metal) (preserved as NC&StL 484)











EL 803 EMD SD45

EMD 4354 Mexico TFM railroad TFM grey operating. ex-D&H, nee-EMD demo 4354











EL 833 EMD E8  3-1951 12231 Erie 833 Philadelphia, Pa Juniata Terminal 833 Conrail stored servicable (Erie 833) (EL 833) (Conrail "Executive E" 4022)(Juniata Terminal 833)











EL 1040 Alco RS3  3-1950 78077 DL&W 902 Federalsburg, MD Maryland & Delaware MDDE Red operating (DL&W 902) (EL 1040) (CR 5256)(CR 9926) (MDDE 1202) *note 1
EL 1048 Alco RS3  4-1951 78578 DL&W 910 Cannan,CT Housatonic black & yellow operating (DL&W 910) (EL 1048) (CR 5264)(CR 9935) ((HRR 9935) *note1
EL 1049 Alco RS3  3-1952 79667  DL&W 911 Federalsburg, MD Maryland & Delaware MDDE Red operating (DL&W 911) (EL 1049) (CR 5265)(CR 9999) (MDDE 1201) *note 1
EL 1050 Alco RS3  1952 79668 DL&W 912 Danbury, CT Danbury RR Museum MN blue preserved (DL&W 912) (EL 1050) (CR 5266)(CR 9905) (MN9905) (MN605) *note 1
EL 1052 Alco RS3 3-1952 79670 DL&W 914 Federalsburg, MD Maryland & Delaware MDDE Red operating (DL&W 914) (EL 1052) (CR 5268)(CR 9942) (MDDE 1203) *note 1






















EL 1202 EMD GP7  10-1950 11834  Erie 1202  Tamora, NE  UFC GP8 1096 CR blue operating (Erie 1202) (EL 1202) (CR 5932) (CR GP8 5455) (UFC 1096)
EL 1207 EMD GP7  10-1950 11839  Erie 1207  Naples, IL  CG&B GP8 9210 CMGN scheme operating. see  *note2 for history.
  EL 1214 EMD GP7  12-1950 12008  Erie 1214 Pineville, LA
ECRX GP8 5408 ?? operating (Erie 1214) (EL 1214) (CR 5728) (CR GP8 5408) (OC 5408) (ECRX 5408)
EL 1278 EMD GP7  4-1952 15720 DL&W 959 Lehigh, IL Lehigh Stone GP8 5460 Conrail blue operating! (DL&W 959) (EL 1278) (CR 5993)(rebuilt to CR GP8 5460)






















EL 2401 Alco C424 1963 3358-1 EL 2401 Lakeville, NY LAL 424 LAL black/yellow operating (EL 2401) (CR 2475) (ST & D&H 70/450) (GTI 450) (LAL 424)
  EL 2405 Alco C424 1963 84547 EL 2405 ?? NRE MNNR red OOS (EL 2405) (CR 2479) (D&H 462) (G&W 62) (GTI 62) (MNNR 62) *note 5
EL 2407 Alco C424 1963 3358-7 EL 2407 Lakeville, NY LAL 423 LAL black/yellow operating (EL 2407) (CR 2481) (D&H 454) (MEC 454) (GTI 453) (LAL 423)
  EL 2408 Alco C424 1963 84550 EL 2408 ?? NRE MNNR red OOS (EL 2408) (CR 2482) (D&H 463) (G&W 63) (GTI 63) (MNNR 63) *note 5
EL 2412 Alco C424 1963 84553 EL 2412 Lakeville, NY LAL 427 GBW Red stored - AR (EL 2412) (GBW 320) (LAL 427)
EL 2414 Alco C424 1963 3358-14 EL 2414 Cohocton, NY B&H 422 (LAL) LAL black/yellow operating (EL 2414) (CR 2488) (D&H 455/74) (ST 74) (MEC 451) (GTI 451) (BH 422)
  EL 2415 Alco C424 1963 84557 EL 2415 Lakeville, NY LAL 428 GBW Red stored - AR (EL 2415) (GBW 321) (LAL 428)






















EL 2452 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-02 EL 2452 Scranton, PA GVT - DL 2452 EL colors out of service (EL 2452) (BC Rail 802) (DL 2452)
  EL 2453 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-03 EL 2453 Utica, NY GVT - MHWA 2453  GVT white operating (EL 2453) (BC Rail 803) (MHWA 2453)
  EL 2454 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-04 EL 2454 Scranton, PA GVT - MHWA804  BC 2-tone green operating (EL 2454) (BC Rail 2454) (MHWA 804)
EL 2455 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-05 EL 2455 Utica, NY GVT - MHWA 805  BC 2-tone green operating (EL 2455) (BC Rail 2405) (MHWA 805)
EL 2456 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-06 EL 2456 Scranton, PA GVT - MHWA 2456  BC 2-tone green out of service (EL 2456) (BC Rail 2406) (MHWA 2456)
EL 2461 Alco C425 Oct-64 3392-11 EL 2461 Scranton, PA GVT - DL 2461 EL colors operating (EL 2451) (BC Rail 811) (DL 2461)






















EL 2563 EMD GP35 8-1965 330596 EL 2563 Rupert, Idaho WAMX 3524 EI Orange OOS (EL 2536)(CR 3669)(Eastern Idaho 3669) (Watco 3524)
EL 2576 EMD GP35 ?-1965 30608 EL 2576 Chile Fepasa SD39-2M 2356 Fepasa blue operating (EL 2576) (CR 3682) (Fepasa 2356) converted to a SD39-2M
EL 2582 EMD GP35 ?-1965 30614 EL 2582 Chile Fepasa SD39-2M 2355 Fepasa blue operating (EL 2582) (CR 3688) (Fepasa 2355) converted to a SD39-2M






















EL 3367 GE U34CH 4-1971
EL 3367 Brazil ALL - Brazil
Alstom silver
future uncertain *See note 7 below
 
EL 3372 GE U34CH 4-1970 37650 EL 3372 NJ URHS of NJ EL blue-silver
preserved (EL 3372) (CR4172) (NJDOT) (NJTransit) (URHS of NJ) 
EL 3380 GE U34CH 1-1973 38755 EL 3380 Brazil ALL - Brazil
Alstom silver
future uncertain *See note 7 below






















EL 3607 EMD SD45 6-1967 33107 EL 3607 St. Louis, MO Museum of Trans restored to EL! preserved (EL 3607)(CR 6072)
EL 3632 EMD SD45 5-1968 33947  EL 3632 Altoona NS Q#1 grey test unit (EL 3632)(CR 6097) (CR and NS Q#1) *note 3






















EL 3639 EMD SDP45 6-1969 34980 EL 3639 Roanoke, VA  Va Musem of Trans. CR blue preserved (EL 3639) (CR 6670) (NW 6670) (EL 3639)
  EL 3654 EMD SDP45 7-1970 36558 EL 3654 UP system UP SD40M-2 2767 UP operating (EL 3654) (CR 6685) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8691) (UP 2767)
EL 3655 EMD SDP45 7-1970 36559 EL 3655 roaming free HLCX 6515  HLCX red/blue operating (EL 3655) (CR 6686) (rebuilt VMV) (MK 9510) (HLCX 6515)
EL 3657 EMD SDP45 7-1970 36561 EL 3657 Montana MRL 332  MRL blue operating (EL 3657) (CR 6688) (Wrecked 11/11/73 rebuilt with SD45-2 long hood)  (MK 9512) (MRL 332)
EL 3659 EMD SDP45 7-1970 36563 EL 3659 UP system UP SD40M-2  2772 SP patch operating - 9-26-04 (EL 3659) (CR 6690) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8696) (UP 2772)
EL 3662 EMD SDP45 8-1970 36880 EL 3662 UP system UP SD40M-2  2771 UP operating - 11-1-04 (EL 3662) (CR 6693) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8695) (UP 2771)
EL 3665 EMD SDP45 8-1970 36883 EL 3665 UP system UP SD40M-2  2770 SP patch wrecked - *note10 (EL 3665) (CR 6696) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8694) (UP 2770)
EL 3666 EMD SDP45 8-1970 36884 EL 3666 UP system UP SD40M-2  2769 SP patch operating (EL 3666) (CR 6697) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8693) (UP 2769)
EL 3668 EMD SDP45 8-1970 36886 EL 3368 UP system UP SD40M-2  2768 UP operating 5-24-2009 (EL 3668) (CR 6699) (rebuilt VMV) (SP 8692) (UP 2768)






















EL 3669 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-1 EL 3669 NS system NS 1700 NS Horsehead operating - 9/26/2012
(EL 3669) (CR 6654) (NS 1700)
EL 3670 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-2 EL 3670 NS system NS 1701 NS Horsehead operating - 9/1/2012
(EL 3670) (CR 6655) (NS 1701)
EL 3672 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-4 EL 3672 CSX system CSX SD45-2 8973 CSX Dark Future operating 1-2-05 (EL 3672) (CR 6657) (CSX 8973)
EL 3673 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-5 EL 3673 CSX system CSX SD45-2 8974 CSX Dark Future operating (EL 3673) (CR 6658) (CSX 8974)
EL 3674 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-6 EL 3674 NS system NS 1702 NS Horsehead operating - 9/16/2012
(EL 3674) (CR 6659) (NS 1702)
EL 3676 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-8 EL 3676 CSX system CSX SD40-2 8886 CSX  operating 3-8-05 (EL 3676) (CR 6661) (CSX 8886)
EL 3677 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-9 EL 3677 NS system NS 1703   operating - 9/16/2012 (EL 3677) (CR 6662) (NS 1703)
EL 3678 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-10 EL 3678 CSX system CSX SD40-2 8889 CSX Dark Future operating (EL 3678) (CR 6663) (CSX 8889)
EL 3679 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-11 EL 3679 NS system NS 1704 NS Horsehead operating - 7/29/2012 (EL 3679) (CR 6664) (NS 1704)
EL 3681 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-13 EL 3681 NS system NS 1705 NS Horsehead operating - 9/15/2012
(EL 3681) (CR 6666) (NS 1705)



























































































































































 
 

Mysteries:
The status of these locomotives is unclear.
still surviving? scrapped? we dont know...
if you have any info on any of these, please let me know!
 


Three EL U33C were rebilt by GE as "cabless drones" and sent to China in the 1980's.
current survivor status of these units is unknown.
one of the three was EL 3313.
Photo of 3313 can be seen at: http://www.morscher.com/rr/sort_79-86date.htm
"AT GE PLANT, PAINTED FROM CONRAIL NUMBERS BACK IN EL NUMBERS FOR AN ERIE LACKAWANNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING. THIS UNIT THEN WAS SENT TO TIA BAO MINES IN CHINA. L. S. MELIN PHOTO"
photo taken 9/28/1985
 


The Saga of SDP45 6634

Wisconsin Central SDP45 6634 anyone know where she is? (EL 3656)
She was auctioned off by CP on July 11, 2002
museum at Spooner? http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielack-digest/200207/msg00269.html (it is now believed this never happened)
or Rail World Inc.? (AARX) (Ed Burkhardt) http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielack-digest/200207/msg00328.html

Update, December 2008.
Im still looking for Wisconsin Central 6634! ;)
several differing reports of her status/demise are floating about. there are SIX conflicting theorys!

1. museum at Spooner? http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielack-digest/200207/msg00269.html (it is now believed this never happened)
2. Rail World Inc.? (AARX) (Ed Burkhardt) http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielack-digest/200207/msg00328.html
3. Was perhaps Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) 7601 for a time..then to GE.
4. Went to GE as a leaser, then to Larrys truck & electric, then scrapped by Larry.
5. sold and went to Mexico in 2003.
6. Will become IHB 7601 *after* rebuilding in Mexico!

I have seen no photo evidence of an actual IHB 7601.

She is likely scrapped by now..but with all the conflicting info, its hard to know for sure!
The most likely scenerio is that after being sold by CP, she was a GE leaser, sold to Larry, then scrapped by Larry.
but the "sold to Mexico" story adds in an interesting twist..she wouldnt be sold to Mexico (presumably by Larry), AND also scrapped by Larry!
you cant have both..
So im giving it 90% odds "scrapped at Larry's truck and electric"
and 10% odds she still exists in Mexico..can anyone really confirm either way?
 

Update, January 5, 2009.

ok! found something new..

Here is the likely fate for 6634, combining many of the above theorys into one story, which IMO is very likely the correct story:

csxt602 wrote on January-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Jon,
Here's what I found on former WC 6634:
Serial #: 36660
Order #: 7246-3
Build Date: 7/70
EL 3656
- CR 6687
-- VMVX 6687
--- MKCX 9511
---- HLCX 7002
----- WC 6634
------ IHB 7601
Apparently, WC sold it to Railworld, who in turn sold it to IHB, and it was sent to Mexico for rebuilding, where it was apparently scrapped. It never shows up on any IHB roster.
Info from trainweb.org/emdloco and the erielack email list @ railfan.net.
 

Update!
July 15, 2009.
Im recieved an email from a railroad employee (I wont post his name here)
who confirmed 6634 was definately scrapped in mexico..
he has paperwork to prove it..
so that's that then..farewell to EL 3656  :(

She was one of the stored SDP45's that sat in Sayre, PA in 1985/1986.
I last saw here there, stored as CR 6687. 
 
 
 



 

Some of the U34CH were in Mexico in 1996, any recent news on them?

EL U34CH  3367  was operating in Mexico as recently as December 2003, as Alstom 4167.
in new Alstom paint!
she may still be operating! need to confirm.
http://www.hobokenterminal.com/alltime/alltime/4167.html
update! June 2006, 3367 was spotted in Texas, heading for parts unknown.
see note 7 below.
 

And U34CH 3376 was spotted operating in Mexico in 2001.
 


EL 312
Alco S1
Last reported as Vulcan Materials 4685(possibly scrapped?)
Ex-VM 8, EL 312, Erie 312
 
 

EL 350
EMD SW1
Last reported as Carolina Piedmont RR 2(possibly scrapped?)
Ex-Metals Processing 2, Hercules Powder 63, EL 350, DL&W 428
 
 

EL 358
EMD SW1
Last reported as Peabody Coal 470(possibly scrapped?)
 
 

EL 361
EMD SW8 b/n: 14064 b/d: 8/51
Last report as Pittsburgh Steel 7
Ex-EL 361, DL&W 501
 
 

EL SDP45 #3656
was Indiana Harbor Belt #7601?
from around 2001/2002..can anyone confirm?
 
 

EL 406
EMD NW2
Last reported asNova Chemicals W111(possibly in Ohio)
Ex-Relco RE-1205, CR 9213, EL 406, Erie 406
 
 

EL 413
EMD NW2
Last reported stored at RMDI in Pittston, PA
Ex-Blue Moutain & Reading 1000, CR 9220, EL 413, nee Erie 413.
(This unit was confimed scrapped in 2011.)
 

EL 428
EMD SW7
Last reported as PTRD(?) 8860
Ex-Beth Energy 8860, CR 8860, EL 428, Erie 428
 
 

EL 432
EMD SW7
Last reported as Heritage Line Asphalt Materials 1
Ex-CR 8864, EL 432, Erie 432
 
 

EL 442
EMD NW2
Last reported as Lukens Steel44, mid-90’s.
Ex-Brandywine Valley 8201(1st)
 
 

EL 457
EMD SW1200
Last reported as Pacific Harbor Line 9321; Sold?
 
 

EL 463
EMD SW1200 b/n: 23769 b/d: 6/57
Current: DRSX?
History: Ex-CR 9327, EL 463, DL&W 568
Morcher photo from 1998.
was she being rebuilt or scrapped?
 
 

EL 544
Alco S2
Last reported as Island Creek Coal/Pond Fork Mines no#
Repowered
Ex-EL 544, DL&W 485
 
   
 

88 known surviving EL locomotives, as of January 2014

2  DL&W steam locomotives - 2 preserved.
1  Alco/GE Boxcab - preserved
1  Alco HH660    - operating
5  Alco S1         - 1 stored, 2 operating/preserved, 1 operating, 1 display
5  Alco S2         - 4 operating, 1 preserved
1  Alco S4         - 1 operating
5  Alco RS3      - 3 operating, 1 stored, 1 preserved
7  Alco C424     - 3 operating, 2 stored awaiting repairs, 2 OOS.
6  Alco C425     - 4 operating, 2 OOS.
3  GE U34CH   -  1 preserved
1  EMD SC       - 1 operating.
4  EMD SW1     - 4 operating.
3  EMD NW2    - 2 operating, 1 stored.
3  EMD SW8    - 3 operating.
4  EMD SW9    - 4 operating.
6  EMD SW1200  - 6 operating.
1  EMD E8        - 1 stored servicable
4  EMD GP7     - 3 operating, 1 status unknown (all now GP8, rebuilt by CR)
3  EMD GP35   - 1 operating, Idaho.. 2 rebuilt to SD39-2M in Chile.
3  EMD SD45   - 1 preserved, restored to full EL colors! 1 is a testbed. 1 operating in Mexico.
9  EMD SDP45 - 7 operating (rebuilt), 1 preserved in a museum,  1 wrecked.
11 EMD SD45-2 - 11 operating.

several good preservation candidates here!
 
 
 
 
 

_______________________________________________________________
AC&J    - Ashtabula, Carson & Jefferson
ADM     - Archer Daniels Midland
ALL       - America Latina Logistica, Brazil (the two U34CH units)
B&H      - Bath & Hammondsport
BR&W  - Black River & Western
BVRY    - Brandywine Valley Railroad
CB&G   - Consolidated Grain & Barge.
CEI        - Cleveland Electric Illuminating.
CMGN   - Central Michigan Railway
CR         - Conrail
DL         - Delaware-Lackawanna (Not the same railroad as the DL&W!)
DL&W   - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
DMM     - Dansville & Mount Morris
DRSX    - DOT Rail Services
ECRX     - Econo Rail
GH         - Gifford Hill
GMS      - Global Material Services
HA         - Hanson Aggregates
HCRR    - Honey Creek Railroad, Indiana shortline.
HVRM   - Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
GBW    -  Green Bay & Western
GTI       - Guilford
HRR     -  Housatonic railroad
L&I      - Louisville & Indiana Railroad
LAL      - Livonia, Avon & Lakeville
LE         - Louisana Eastern
M&O    - Morse & Ory
MDDE   - Maryland & Delaware Railroad
MGCo   - Morristown Grain Co. Morristown, Indiana.
MHWA - Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern
MNNR  - Minnesota Commercial
MK       - Morrison Knudson
MST     - Mid South Terminal
MSRW - Mississippian Railway
NRE     - National Railway Equipment
NS        - Norfolk Southern
NYCH  - New York Cross Harbor
NY&A  - New York & Atlantic
OC        - Ohio Central
PCH      - Port Colbourne Harbor
PHL      - Pacific Harbor Line
R&N     - Reading & Northern
SS         - Standard Steel
ST         - Springfield Terminal
SQVR   - Sequatchie Valley Railroad
UM&P   - Upper Merion & Plymouth
UFC       - United Farmers Co-op
UTLX     - Union Tank Car
_______________________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 

notes and roster updates:______________________________________________________

* note1
DL&W RS3 902, 910, 911, 912 and 914 are currently  RS3M units. rebuilt by CR 1977-1979.

*note 2
Erie GP7 1207.
rebuilt to GP8 by Conrail @Silvis 1978
CMGN 9210 leaves town...
Paul Cameron reports that Central Michigan Railway has sold GP-8 #9210 and it is heading south today (3/7/2003).
9210 left Bay City for Durand this morning to be forwarded to the CN.
It has been reportedly sold to an elevator in southern Illinois.
This leaves its sibling 9209 out of service at North Bay City with major generator problems.
9209 is also looking for a buyer.  These two GP-8's on the CMGN lasted just over ten years, having entered service later in 1992.
from: http://www.michiganrailroads.com/MichRRs/News/2003Briefs/March2003.htm

Update -  January 2007 - Erie GP7 1207 is operating with "Consolidated Grain and Barge" in Naples, IL - still numbured 9210.
                                            9210 is - current CB&G 9210 - ex CMGM 9210 - ex CR 5447 - ex EL 1207 - nee Erie 1207

                                            sister unit 9209 is also operating, Mt. Vernon , IN , -  at another Consolidated Grain and Barge facility.
                                            9209 is - current CB&G 9209 - ex CMGM 9209 - ex CR 5440 - ex CR 5756 - ex PC 5786 - nee NYC 5786

                                            both began life as GP7's, and went through the Conrail GP8 rebuild program in the late 70's to become GP8's.
 
 
 
 

* note 3
EL SD45 3632 still survives as a testbed unit in the NS Altoona yard.
it is used to load test engines.
This was one of the 2 Bicentennial units!
http://www.railfanusa.com/info/locos/q1.html
http://www.jefflubchanskycpa.com/ALTOONA.html



 

* note 4
DRSX 1210 (EL 456) is at the Centrex Industrial Park, Northlake, IL (Chicago)
 

*note 5
"Ex-Minnesota Commercial C424M’s 62 & 63(Ex-D&H 462 & 463, nee-EL 2405 & 2408) is reported as stored at National Railway Equipment.
 Future doesn’t look bright for these Alcos, probably will be stripped for parts."
  -John Komanesky
 

*note 6
EL SD45-2 3680 was retired by CSX in 2005, and was in the CSX Huntington, West Virginia shops deadline in April of 2005.
on November 11, 2005 this engine, along with other CSX engines that had been in the deadline,
were shipped to the Ohio Central!

 Update, December 2011 - Sadly EL SD45-2 3680 was scrapped at Larry's Truck & Electric, in McDonald, Ohio.

*note 7

The Saga of the two Alstom U34CH units.

U34CH
EL 3380 - built 1/73, builders # 38755
to Conrail 4180 4/1/76
to NJDOT 4180 12/2/76
sold back to Conrail in 1994, when all U34CH retired by NJDOT.
To Alstom 4180 (date?)

went to Mexico at some point. (date?)
Was at RMDI at some point. (date?)

was in Irondale, Alabama, at Norris Yard Diesel Shop , on 4/20/2006
future fate uncertain.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=141613

Last seen in Illinois on 4-19-2007.
Sent to Brazil in 2008

U34CH
EL 3367 - built 4/71,
to Conrail 4167 4/1/76
to NJDOT 4167 12/2/76
sold back to Conrail in 1994, when all U34CH retired by NJDOT.
To Alstom 4167 (date?)

Was in Mexico, operating with Alstom in December 2003.

Was spotted in Taylor, Texas on June 5, 2006, destination unknown.
see this thread.

Last seen in Illinois on 4-19-2007.
Sent to Brazil in 2008

Update! 2008

These two units were both in Mexico with Alstom, came BACK to the USA, for reasons unknown, around 2006,
and were last spotted in Illinois, on April 19, 2007, together in the same consist, and both still in Alstom silver paint
and still numbured 4167 and 4180.
 photo
 link.

Both units were reported sold to Brazil in 2008.
current status unknown. but reports say they might be parts units,
and its possible they will be, (or are already) scrapped.



 

*note 9
Alco S1 315 is on display in Galena, Kansas.
apparently it is privately owned, on private property, but is easily visable from a public road.
I found the following info on-line:

"An Alco Erie engine is "on display" in Galena. It is not really on display
since it is private but is completely visible. I spoke with a lady from the
Galena Historical Museum and she said the engine had been there as
long as she could remember but was owned by whoever owned the lot on which it sits."

from: http://www.denverrails.com/db/stlist.cfm?state=KS#1608
 
 
 

*note 10
EL SDP45 3665, was wrecked as the lead unit in a head-on collision in Bertram, California on Nov 10 2007.
The unit was officially numbured UP 2770 "on paper" at the time, but might have been still been physically wearing her old number, SP 8694.
Reports say the unit  will likely be scrapped, but scrapping has not been confirmed as of June 2008.

(nee EL 3665) (CR 6696) (rebuilt VMV) (last numbured as SP 8694) (was assigned UP 4730, then UP 2770, but probably never wore those numbers.) 


*note 11
Concerning EL 423 (BVRY 8201, 2nd) an EMD NW2.
The unit was operating with BVRY, but I recieved an email from Greg Kulp who said the unit has been stripped down,
and is being converted to a "Captive Unit"
Greg says: "A captive loco is similar to a slug.  It draws power from a 2 conductor 250 VDC catenary, is radio controlled,
and has a compressor for its air brakes.  Four old ALCO S2's are currently in such service, due to be replaced with the above NW2's plus 2 other EMD's.
At least a little good news, some components and sheet metal from both above NW2's have been (or will be)
donated to the Reading Co. Technical & Historical Society for use in their NW2 (RDG 103)."
January 2013
thanks Greg!

 
   

More notes.

the 2 Reading & Northern SD45-2's have been scrapped.

DL&W GP7 970 still sort of exists as a slug.
(DL&W 970) (EL 1409) (CR 5929) (ATSF 1108:2) (ATSF 108:4) and currently BNSF 3957
personally I dont consider a slug to be a surviving locomotive, but thats just me! ;)
but here she is anyway, still worthy of being listed.
 

Oddly, there are FOUR E-units painted in Erie & DL&W colors that were not originally Erie or DL&W locomotives at all!
“Erie 834” URHS of NJ, painted as Erie 834, originally NYC, was never actually an Erie unit.
“Erie 835” URHS of NJ, painted as Erie 835, originally PRR,  was never actually an Erie unit.
"DL&W 807" CNYRHS, painted as DL&W 807, originally PRR. was never actually a DL&W unit.
"DL&W 808" CNYRHS, painted as DL&W 808, originally PRR. was never actually a DL&W unit.
(I wish museums wouldn’t do this..but at least they didn’t give them REAL former Erie or DL&W numbers..so that’s helpful..I guess. )

and..for some unknown reason, there was once a SD24 painted in DL&W colors!
Steamtown did it. (they should know better than that! ;)
the real Lackawanna never owned a SD24.
the unit is now in a museum in Green Bay.
here is a photo of the unit in Lackawanna colors!



Roster Updates & changes:_________________________


Update, Summer 2010.

Sadly an EL Alco S2 was scrapped in Pontiac, IL.
but her parts were used to keep EL S1 #310 alive.
Survivor count drops from 91 to 90 units.



EL 524
Alco S2
built 1948
b/n 77825
Nee Erie 524
to EL 524
to Relco 1019

Was last used in Pontiac, IL as Relco 1019
scrapped Summer 2010


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Update, December 2012.

Another EL loco has been lost, one of the big SD45-2's.
EL 3680 was scrapped at Larry's Truck & Electric in McDonald, OH, in December 2011.
EL 3680 went to Conrail 6665 in 1976, then to CSX 8976 in the 1999 split.
CSX retired the locomotive in 2005, and in November 2005 it became Ohio Central 8976.
The unit sat stored on the OC for several years, until the Genesee & Wyoming bought the OC in 2008.
3680 didnt "make the cut" (it might not have been operable) and the unit was sold to Larrys Truck & Electric,
where it was scrapped in December 2011.

EL 3680 EMD SD45-2 10-1972 7381-12 EL 3680
Ohio Central Conrail blue
(EL 3680) (CR 6665) (CSX 8976) (OC 8976) *note 6 - scrapped December 2011



EL SDP45 3663, which had been stored at RMDI in Pittston, PA, for many years, was scrapped in January 2012.
EL 3663 EMD SDP45 8-1970 36881 EL 3663
RMDI CR blue
(EL 3663) (CR 6694) (mexico) (RMDI) - Scrapped at RMDI, Pittston, PA, January 2012

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Update, January 2013.

Added info about EL 423, see *note 11 above.
January 2013, sadly EL 2563, the last remaining EL GP35 to not be radically modified from it's original configuration,
is now OOS. (It was operating with WATCO as of 2011)
Recent photos show it OOS, it's fate is uncertain:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3290889
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3213524
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3290888
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/serialThumbs.aspx?id=30595&mfg=EMD
thanks to Nate for the update.

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Update, January 2014.

Added new info about EL NW2 423, see *note 11 above.

Sadly Confirmed that another EL locomotive has been scrapped recently:
EL 413 (NW2): Scrapped at RMDI, Pittston PA, in 2011.
Ex-Blue Moutain & Reading 1000, CR 9220, EL 413, nee Erie 413.
thanks to Ryan Lamm for the updates.


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related links:

The Greater Rochester Railfan Page.
RYPN.org - Railway Preservation News
NY forum on railroad.net
DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna forum on railroad.net
EL forum on railfan.net
Lackawanna forum on railfan.net
Conrail forum on railroad.net
CSX forum on railroad.net
NS forum on railroad.net
LAL forum on railroad.net

Surviving Alcos of New York State
EL SD45-2 roster
CSX Photo Archives
Norfolk Southern roster
Norfolk Southern Photo Archive
Erie Lackawanna Locomotive Roster
George Elwood's fallenflags.org photo archive

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society
Erie Lackawanna Historical & Technical Society
URHS of NJ                     home of three preserved EL locomotives!
Hoosier Valley RR Museum          home of restored S1 #310
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As always, much thanks to all the railfan forum members
at RYPN.org, railroad.net and railfan.net
and special thanks to John Komanesky, who supplied much of the industrial loco data.
your help and research makes all this information possible.
 
 
 

Scot Lawrence
Rochester, NY
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