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GN Locomotive Rosters?


The following condensed locomotive rosters come from pages 548-555 of the long-out-of-print classic book, "The Great Northern Railway - A Pictorial Study" by Charles & Dorothy Wood.  

WARNING:  These are BIG .jpg files (250k to 350k) and may take a while to download (especially if you're on a dial-up connection).  Click on the thumbnailed picture to view the page of your choice.  Below each page is a brief description.

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Condensed All-Time Steam Roster, Page 1

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Condensed All-Time Steam Roster, Page 2

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Condensed All-Time Steam Roster, Page 3

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Condensed All-Time Steam Roster, Page 4
Roster of Electric Locomotives

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Roster of Electric Locomotives (SC&P)
Roster of Gas & Diesel Motor Cars
Roster of Diesel Locomotives, Page 1

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Roster of Diesel Locomotives, Page 2

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Roster of Diesel Locomotives, Page 3

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Roster of Diesel Locomotives, Page 4

Duane Buck addendum - from email of March 19, 2005:

Hi Lindsay. It has come to my attention that there 
is an error in the roster on http://www.gngoat.org/roster08.jpg.

The roster lists "E7B" units, nos. "500B-504B 2nd," built 6/50". 
These units are actually F7B units that were purchased to go 
with the E7A's. This experiment did not work and the F7B's 
were renumbered 359B-363B and were mated with other F units.

GN did not have any E7B's. E7's went out of production 
in April 1949.

Regards, Duane

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For a more comprehensive, all-time roster, there is an excellent soft cover book published by the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society.  The R&LHS contact is Robert E. Kredel, P.O. Box 215, East Irvine, CA 92650-0215.

The book is entitled, "Railroad History 143 - Illustrated All-Time GN Motive Power Roster - Steam, Electric, Diesel & Motor Car" by Norman C. Keyes, Jr. & Kenneth R. Middleton. It cost approximately $15.00 and was published by the R&LHS originally in Autumn 1980 and then reprinted in 1989. This book is a "must have" for the serious GN fan or historian.

This book was originally offered for sale by the GNRHS to members, but the book is now out of stock.  If you look around, you can probably find a copy for sale on
Ebay or Amazon.com.

I have a copy of this book and will be happy to answer your roster-related questions if you drop me an email at gngoat@gngoat.org

Also, be sure to visit the GN Diesel Locomotive Rosters at Ben Ringnalda's Great Northern Empire website.