N.P. Ry.

EMD GP7 ASSIGNMENTS





KEY TO ASSIGNMENT CODES

ID Assigned to Idaho Division
RM Assigned to Rocky Mountain Division
SP Assigned to St. Paul Division
TA Assigned to Tacoma Division
P Used in passenger service
T Used in transfer service


ASSIGNMENT

UNIT BUILT ’50 ’54 ’55 ’56 ’57 ’64 DISPOSITION
550 2-50 SPp SPp SPp SPp SPp SPp BN 1624 rebuilt as GP10 BN 1421 4-75
551 2-50 SPp SPp SPp SPp SPp SPp BN 1625 rebuilt as GP10 BN 1426 9-76
552 4-51 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1626 traded to GE
553 4-51 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1627 traded to GE
554 4-51 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1628 sold to J. Simon Co.
555 3-52 ID TA TA TA TA TA BN 1629 sold to J. Simon Co.
556 3-52 ID SP SP SP SP SP BN 1630 wrecked and scrapped 10-77
557 3-52 TA TA TA TA TA TA BN 1631 traded to GE
558 11-52 SPt TA TA TA TA TA BN 1632 traded to GE
559 12-53 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1633 traded to GE
560 12-53 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1634 sold to J. Simon Co.
561 12-53 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1635 traded to GE
562 12-53 ID ID ID ID ID ID BN 1636 sold to Hyman-Michaels
563 12-53 RM RM RM RM RM ID BN 1637 traded to GE
564 12-53 RM RM RM RM RM ID BN 1638 sold to Southwest Rail Car
565 12-53 RM RM RM RM RM ID BN 1639 sold to Southwest Rail Car
566 12-53 RM RM RM RM RM ID BN 1640 sold to Precision National
567 12-53 RM RM RM RM RM ID BN 1641 sold to Naporano Iron and Metal
568 12-53 RM ID ID ID ID ID BN 1642 sold to Naporano Iron and Metal
569 12-53 RM RM RM RM ID ID BN 1643 sold to Hyman-Michaels


ADDITIONAL NOTES

Units 564-569 were equipped with dynamic brakes.
Units 550-551 were equipped with steam boilers for passenger service.
Unit 556 was equipped with a steam boiler during 1954, 1956, and 1964.
Unit 569 was equipped with a steam boiler from 1955-1956. It was derailed while dropping a car in 1965.
Unit 555 was sold to Pend Oreille Valley Railroad, become POV 110. The unit is currently in storage.
Unit 558 was wrecked in a collision in 1952.
Unit 560 is currently in service on Rarus as No. 301. It was formerly the Mount Hood Railroad No. 560.


REFERENCES

Shine, Joseph W. Northern Pacific Color Pictorial Volume 3. La Mirada [Cal.]: Four Ways West Publishing, 1994.
Butler, Bruce. The Northern Pacific’s GP7 Road-Switchers. The Mainstreeter. Spring 1989: 5-15.



Author: John A. Phillips, III. Title: EMD GP7 Assignments. URL: www.netcom.com/~whstlpnk/first.html.

© March 20, 2002

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