Mystery Units

Maybe you can help identify these units. The goal is to gather enough info to determine the construction number of each. Any clues at all will help.
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STR 1 STR 1

- lettered "STR 1", Striegel
- maybe ex. P&BR 332, nee. Canton 31 ?
photo by: Mike Castellow
Harpers Ferry, WV. - July 21, 1983


Better Chemical Solutions 243 Better Chemical Solutions 243

RS-4-TC

- ex. ????
photo by: Bradley Ogden
Broken Arrow's Flux facility Utah - August 1, 2013


USN ? USN ?
Photo by: David Hutchinson
S. Plainfield NJ - 7/1983
US Navy #3

VO1000
c/n ?, b/d ?

"That unit was sitting on an abandoned coal company siding on the LV mainline in South Plainfield, NJ. This unit and the water car just showed up and then left." - DH


Not sure which 7872 this is
PRR 7872
photo by: Kim Piersol
Reading, PA - 10/1969
First 7872

DS4-4-660
c/n 73807, b/d 11/48

- built as PRR 9212
- renumbered 7872
- reported cut up just after the merger (February 1, 1968)
Second 7872

DS4-4-660
c/n 73637, b/d 8/48

- built as PRR 9115
- renumbered 7815
- became PC 7815 then renumbered 7872


CECO 7 CECO 7

VO1000
c/n ?, b/d ?

- looks like ex ATSF,
see ATSF features page
photo credit: Owen Leander - collection of Mark Laundry
Lemont, IL - June 25, 1970


LSX 221
photo credit: Owen Leander
- collection of Mark Laundry

Lemont, IL - June 25, 1970
LSX 221

VO1000
c/n ?, b/d ?

- looks like ex ATSF
"We know it's ex ATSF, and it's early (curved fairing, single stack). Now the number 221 may have some relevance. Santa Fe's VO1000's were 2201-2259, 2201-2206 had the round grill & batz trucks. The only units with "221" in them were 2210-2219 and 2221.
- 2210 ret. 4 Apr '70
- 2211, 2213, 2217, 2218 ret. 30 Mar '71
- 2112, 2215, 2216, 2219, 2221 ret. 31 Mar '65
- 2114 ret. 28 Jun '68
Only one ATSF VO1000 had a second owner, 2221, Metal Processing Inc, Anthony, TX. 2221 was retired wearing Black with silver zebra stripes, the striping on CECO 221 matches this pattern."
- Thanks to Robert Lambrecht


"At the time of the date of 6-25-70 when the photo of LSX 221 was taken (at Lemont, IL), the Metal Processing Inc. Baldwin (ex ATSF #2221) was still in use at their Vinton, Texas scrap yard. I lived about thirty miles away, and used to hang around and try and shoot it through the fence while hoping to catch it outside which happened on rare occasions. By the way, the locomotive was painted orange, and there were no stripes on it at all. It was cut up on site several years later along with the former ATSF #2258, still in its final Santa Fe paint scheme of blue and yellow."
- Thanks to Chris Raught


CB&Q or BRC
VO 1000
Baldwin photo from Bulletin #193
This is a touched-up Baldwin photo
from a 1945 sales brochure.
CB&Q because:

  • BRC 401, blt 7/42 would have had the round faring between the battery box and cab. It did have a single stack though.
  • BRC 402, blt 11/44 was the first multi stack (2) VO-1000. It's builders photo shows a different paint scheme than the Q's (The Diesel Builders Volume #3, pg 65)
  • All CB&Q VO's were built with a single stack, this one would be from the second order, without the curved faring mentioned above.
  • The photo in question shows a blanked out number panel at the top of the radiator screen, it appears that the BRC's did not have this as built.

    The retouch required making the dashed frame stripe solid and the two color upper stripe one color. So it is highly likely from the second Q order, 9358-9379.

    -Thanks to Robert Lambrecht



  • Solved

    - Thanks to Extra 2200 South
    PC 8320 PC 8320

    S12
    c/n 75949, b/d 2/54

    - built for PRR as #8104, renumbered 8134
    - to PC then renumbered 8320
    Photo by: Gerry Putz
    North Philadelphia, PA. - August 13, 1973


    - Thanks to Ken Ardinger
    LEMAC 11
    photo by: Lon Coone
    Wildwood FL. - June 11, 1986
    V - TRAN RR

    VO1000
    c/n 69778, b/d 11/43

    - built as CB&Q #9350
    - to ACL, became SCL 85, see CB&Q to ACL/SCL Roster
    - to Lemac



    - Thanks to Ken Ardinger
    US Navy #? Crane #2
    c/n 75289, b/d 12/51

    - recently auctioned see US Navy Photo and Roster page
    photo credit: Tom Trencansky
    Crane, IN - June 1976


    - Extra 2200 South, Issue 26, Dec. 1970
    Jacksonville Port Authority 102
    Jacksonville Port Authority 102

    DS4-4-1000(SC)
    c/n 74597, b/d 4/1949

    - built for Atlanta & West Point as #677
    photo by: Tom Trencansky
    Jacksonville FL. - June 1974


    - Thanks to Robert Lambrecht
    LEMAC 1501
    LEMAC 1501

    DS4-4-1000(SC)
    c/n 75107, b/d 1/1951

    - built for SAL as #1461
    - to SCL as #73
    photo by: Unknown - collection of Mark Laundry
    Wildwood FL. - July 1981


    - Thanks to Frank Vollhardt
    YST 882
    Youngstown Sheet & Tube 882

    S8
    c/n 75496, b/d 2/52

    - purchased new by YS&T as #802 for Indiana Harbor Works
    photo by: Tom Trencansky
    Binghamton NY - 11/25/73

    The copyrights for all photos are assumed to rest with the photographers.


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