New York Central

Motive Power Summary

NYC photo here
Revised: 3 May 2021 Chris Edmonds Photo @ McCook, Illinois
Reporting Mark: NYC Info from: R. Craig

XXXXXXX* * * EARLY BOX CABS * * *

Last Road Number Original Number Builder & Model Notes
Alco-GE-IR 500 1510 Re# from 1550
Alco-GE-IR 70-ton 505 Same -
GE 70-ton X506-X510 506-510 -
511-513 Same Sold
525 Same -
Alco-GE-IR 526-562 1526-1562 -
563-566 MC 7530-7533 EX Michigan Central

XXXXXXX* * * STREAMLINED CAB UNITS * * *

Last Road Number Original Number Builder & Model Notes
FM RP210H 20 Same "Explorer" power
Alco FA-1 1000-1043 Same Units # 1031 & 1033 re# to 1056 & 1110
Alco FA-2 1044-1123 Same -
BLW RF16A 1204-1221 3804-3821 Sharknose
EMD FTA 1600-1603 Same -
EMD F2A 1604-1605 Same -
EMD F3A 1606-1635 Same -
1636-1873 Same -
1874, 1875 & 1877 3500, 3501 & 3503 #1875 re# to 1801 (2nd)
EMD FTB 2400-2403 Same -
EMD FTA 2404-2419 Same -
EMD F7B 2420-2435 Same #2423, 25 & 29-32 re# to 3423, 25, 29-32
EMD F3B 2475-2476 3600-3601 -
BLW DR64-1500A 3200-3203 Same -
BLW DR64-1500B 3300-3301 (1st) Same -
Alco FB-1 3300-3322 Same -
Alco FB-2 3323-3372 Same -
EMD F7B 3436-3442 2436-2442 -
3443-3474 2436-2474 No 3447-3448
DR44-1500B 3700-3701 Same -
3702-3709 Same -
DR44-1500 3800-3803 3400-3403 -
EMD E7A 4000-4035 Same -
EMD E8A 4036-4095 Same -
EMD E7B 4100-4113 Same -
Alco PA-1 4200-4207 Same -
Alco PA-2 4208-4214 Same -
Alco PB-1 4300-4303 Same -
Alco PB-2 4304 Same -
Fm Erie-Built A 4400-4405 Same -
FM CPA 24-5 4500-4507 Same -
FM Erie-Built A 5000-5005 Same -
FM CFA16-20 5006-5017 Same -
FM Erie-Built B 5100-5101 Same -
FM CFB20-4 5102-5104 Same -
FM CFA-16 6600-6607 Same -
FM CFB16-4 6900-6903 Same -

XXXXXXX* * * ROAD SWITCHERS * * *

Builder & Model Last Road Number Original Number Notes
Alco RS32 2020-2044 8020-8044 -
Alco C430 2050-2059 Same -
EMD GP20 2100-2114 6100-6114 No 2106 nor 2109 (units 6106 & 09 wrecked
EMD GP30 2188-2197 6115-6124 -
EMD GP35 2369-2399 6125-6155 -
GE U25B 2500-2569 Same -
2500-2569 Same -
GE U28B 2800-2821 Same Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
2822-2823 Same -
GE U30B 2830-2889 Same #2858 & 2859 U33Bs derate to 3000 hp
EMD GP40 3000-3104 Same -
FM H16-44 5100-5112 (2nd) 7000-7012 -
Alco RS-2 5200-5222 8200-8222 -
Alco RS-3 5223-5246 8223-8246 -
5249 8249 -
5256-5258 8256-8258 #8256 & 8258 also re# 5525 & 5526 for a period
5260-5263 8260-8263 -
5272 8272 No 5301(8301) sold
5281-5284 8281-8284 -
5287-5288 8287-8288 -
5290 8290 -
5290-5299 8290-8299 -
5300-5352 8300-8352 Unit #8301 (1st) sold; # P&LE 8356 became 5301
5500-5505 8247, 52-55 & 59 -
5506-5521 8264-71,73-80 -
5522-5524 8248, 50 & 51 -
5527-5528 8285-8286 -
5529 & 5530 8289 & 8291 -
EMD GP7 5600-5611 Same #5610 re# to 6052; then 7452
5612-5625 Same Lettered Peoria & Eastern; #5610 re# to 5686
5626-5675 Same --
5676-5685 Same Lettered Pittsburgh & lake Erie
5686-5712 Same -
5713-5734 Same Lettered Pittsburgh & lake Erie
5735-5737 Same Lettered Pittsburgh & lake Erie; Re# to 5928-5930
5738-5764 Same #5753 & 5762 carried #s 5900 & 5902 while in passenger service; unit 5763 re# to 5948 (2nd), then 7519
5765-5775 Same While in passenger service numbered 5903-5913
5776-5781 Same -
5782-5785 EMD Same While in passenger service numbered 5914-5917
5786-5793 Same While in passenger service #5789-91 numbered 5918-5921
5792-5812 Same While in passenger service #5794-95, 97, 99, 5801, 06 & 07 numbered 5922-5927
5813-5817 Same Re#- second 5631, 6020, 5980, 5969 & 5972; units #6020 5980 & 5969 re# 7420, 7380 & 7369
Lima 1200 6200-6215 5800-5815 6210 & 6211 also carried numbers 8062 & 8063
FM H20-44 7100-7109 Same -
7110-7118 Same Lettered Indiana Harbor Belt
BLH DRS44-1500 7300-7301(1st) 8300-8301 -
EMD GP9 7300-7399 5900-5999 No 7315, 21, 48, 60, 65, 69 nor 80
7400-7475 6000-6075 No 7420, 51 nor 56
Alco RS11 7600-7608 8000-8008 -
BLH RS-12 8067-8083 5820-5836 -
Alco RS-2 8200-8222 Same 8207, 10-15 & 21 re# to 5207, 10-15, 21
Alco RS-3 Note 1 8223-8357 --
(See Note 1) 8353-8357 Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Alco RS-1 9900-9913 8100-8113 -

XXXXXXX* * * YARD SWITCHERS * * *

Last Road Number Original Number Builder & Model Notes
567-573 Same EMC SC Acquired from Chicago River & Indiana
750-751 501 & 502 BLW DS44-6 -
752-761 Same BLW DS44-6 -
800-805 614-619 Alco HH-600 Ex764-679
806-810 B&A 680-684 Alco HH-600 Ex Boston & Albany
8092-8112 9308-9328 BLH S12 -
8200-8219 (2nd) 9100-9110 FM H10-44 #8200 & 8201 and 8204 & 8205 Lettered P&LE and IHB respectively
8300-8326 9111-9137 FM H12-44 -
8400-8411 Same Lima 1000 #8406-8411 Lettered Chicago River & Indiana
8400-8447 600-654 EMC SW1 8400, 03, 06, 20, 30 , 37 & 44 lettered CR&I
8448-8500 EMC/EMD 524-621 SW1 Ex 650-704; units 667 & 696 retired
8600-8627 9600-9627 EMD SW8 #8600-8601 Lettered Chicago River & Indiana
8628-8646 9628-9646 EMD SW900 #8628-8630 Lettered Cleveland Union Terminal
8683-8699 9500-9516 NW2 Originally New York & Ontario Western 1114-131
8700-8834 Same EMD NW2

#8705-8714 lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie

#8715-8739 lettered Indiana Harbor Belt

#8740-8749 lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie

#8774-8802 lettered Indiana Harbor Belt

#8811-8834 lettered Indiana Harbor Belt

8835-8920 Same EMD SW7 #8835-8879 lettered Indiana Harbor Belt; (8836-41 & 8872-74 went to NYC in 1967)

#8898-8903 lettered Chicago River & Indiana

#8904-8910 lettered Peoria & Eastern

8921-8999 Same EMD SW9 #8931-8940 and 8952-8961 lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
9000-9008 Same EMD SW9 #9002-9008 Lettered Indiana Harbor Belt
9200-9221 Same EMD SW1500 Lettered Indiana Harbor Belt
9300-9307 (1st) 8600-8607 BLW DS44-10 -
9300-9309 590, 693-98 & 700-702 Alco S-1 Ex 811-817 & 819-821
9310-9317 704, 705 & 707-712 Alco S-1 Ex 823, 824 & 826-831
9318-9321 715-718 Alco S-1 Ex 834-837
9318-9321 715-718 Alco S-1 Ex 834-837
9322-9330 722, 723 & 725-732 Alco S-1 Ex 841, 842 & 844-851; #732 retired
9331-9339 734-736,738 & 740-744 Alco S-1 Ex 853-855,857, 859-863
9340-9347 864-873 Alco S-1 896 Retired; 872 sold
9348-9352 874-878 Alco S-3 -
9353-9363 881-886 & 888-892 Alco S-3 -
9364-9373 894, 95,97 & 899-905 Alco S-3 -
9374-9381 907 & 910-916 Alco S-3 -
9382 691 Alco S-1 Ex 956; exx 906
9383-9387 699, 703, 706, 713 & 14 Alco S-1 Ex 818, 22, 25, 32 & 33
9388-9391 719-721 & 724 Alco S-1 Ex 838-840 & 843
9392-9394 733, 737 & 739 Alco S-1 Ex 852, 856 & 858
9395-9397 879, 880 & 878 Alco S-3 -
9398 & 9399 893 & 896 Alco S-3 -
9400-9403 898, 906, 908 & 909 Alco S-3 -
9404-9410 685-690, 692 Alco Alco S-1 Ex 950-955, 957; exx 900-905, 907
9600-9604 8500-8504 Alco S-2 Re# from 780-4 to 8500-04 to 9600-04
9605 785 Alco S-2 Retired
9605 8505 second Alco S-2 Ex-D&H 3024
9606-9608 786, 788 & 789 Alco S-2 Re# from 786, 88 & 89 to 8506, 08 & 09 to 9606-08
9609-9611 8511, 8513 & 8517 Alco S-2 -
9612-9615 8520, 21,24 & 25 Alco S-2 -
9616-9618 8529, 8530 & 8532 Alco S-2 -
9619-9626 8537-40 & 8542-45 Alco S-2 -
- 8546 & 8547 Alco S-2 Sold
9627-9630 8549-8522 Alco S-2 Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
9631-9655 8556-8580 Alco S-2 -
9656-9662 8582-86 & 88-89 Alco S-2 -
9663-9670 8590-8597 Alco S-4 -
9671-9694 8599-8622 Alco S-4 -
9695-9703 8524-8630 Alco S-4 -
9704-9705 851 (2nd) & 869 (2nd) Alco S-2 Ex-D&H 3031-3032
9706 787 Alco S-2 Re# from 787 to 8507 to 9706
9707 & 9708 8510 & 8512 Alco S-2 -
9709-9713 8514-8516 & 8518-8519 Alco S-2 -
9714-9718 8522,23 & 8526-8528 Alco S-2 -
9719, 9720-9723 8531, 8533-8536 Alco S-2 -
9724-9726 8553-8555 Alco S-2 -
9727 & 9728 8581 & 8587 Alco S-4 -
9729 & 9730 8598 & 8623 Alco S-4 -
9731 & 9732 8541 & 8548 Alco S-2 Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
9733-9745 8633-8645 Alco S-4 Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
9746-9767 8646-8667 Alco S-4 Lettered Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
9800-9820 Same lima 800 Lettered Chicago River & Indiana
9900-9913 8100-8113 Alco RS-1 -
Note 1
  • 8353 became 5235
  • 8354 sold prior to re#ing
  • 8355 became 5203
  • 8356 became 5301
  • 8357 became 5205
Sources:
  • Extra 2200 South
  • Diesel Era
  • New York Central System Diesel Locomotives, by Edson, Vail, and Smith
  • Railroad & Railfan
  • Trains magazines

Additional contribution / correction provided by: Ralph Balfoort and Martin Baumann.

Original upload: 22 February 1998

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