Northern Pacific

The NP was an original owner, it acquired these models new from Baldwin:
VO660, V01000, DRS4-4-1500, DRS6-6-1500

Following the 1970 Burlington Northern merger some NP Baldwins remained
on the BN roster until 1972, see roster below.

VO1000

NP 404
photo by: Cliff W. West
Auburn, WA - August 1970
409

VO1000
c/n 71926, b/d 8/1944

- built for the Northern Pacific as #124
- renumbered 409
- to BN as #409
- to Simon (scrap dealer) 1972
404

VO1000
c/n 70139, b/d 2/1944

- built for the Northern Pacific as #119
- renumbered 404
- EMD repowered, 1960
- to BN as #404
- to Simon (for scrap) 1972

NP 405 405

"When BN renumbered, they did so with white gothic lettering. Since this retains its “railroad roman” “deluxe gold” numbers, its likely the 120/405." - TH

VO1000
c/n 70140, b/d 2/1944

- built for the Northern Pacific as #120
- renumbered 405
- to Schnitzer Steel (for scrap) 1969
photo by: Thomas Hillebrant
NP museum in Toppenish, WA - May 18, 2018

NP 153 NP 153 Railway Age - Sept. 25, 1948
153

VO1000
c/n 70842, b/d 5/1944

- built for the Northern Pacific as #153
- renumbered 410
- to BN, traded to EMD 1970

DRS4-4-1500

NP 501
photo by: Alfred B. Butler
Moscow, ID - spring of 1950
501

DRS4-4-1500
c/n 73646, b/d 9/1948

- built for the Northern Pacific as #176
- renumbered 501
- EMD repowered, 1966
- to BN renumbered 406
- to Simon (for scrap) 1972
NP 406
photo by: Cliff W. West
Auburn, WA - August 1970

"The location (above) is on the Northern Pacific P&L branch (Spokane-Lewiston), just west of Moscow ID, which is seen in the background. Baldwin NP 501 is seen on passenger train 314. This loco, along with sister 500 (original numbers 176 and 175) were purchased for the 2 Spokane-Lewiston passenger runs. When trains 312-313 were discontinued in 1950 t he 500 went to Seattle. 501 continued to handle trains 311-314 until spring 1952 when it was replaced by GP7 556." - Bruce Butler

DRS6-6-1500

NP 177
Baldwin photo from bulletin 293
- collection of Matthew Imbrogno

177

DRS6-6-1500
c/n 73838, b/d 8/1948

- built for the Northern Pacific as #177
- renumbered 525
- EMD repowered, 1959
- to BN renumbered 407
- to Precision Engineering (for scrap) 1972

Slugs

  • See the Slug Roster Page for NP units converted to slugs


    Burlington Northern Baldwin Roster

    - units which remained on roster until 1972
    BN
    road number
    model NP
    road number
    BLW
    construction
    number
    BLW
    builder's
    date
    BN
    disposition
    notes
    402 VO1000 111(402) 64428 10/1942 7/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 7/1960
    403 VO1000 112(403) 64429 10/1942 6/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 5/1959
    404 VO1000 119(404) 70139 02/1944 6/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 7/1960
    405, ex. 427 VO1000 174(427) 71551 11/1945 6/1972 - sold for scrap
    406, ex. 501 DRS4-4-1500 176(501) 73646 09/1948 6/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 3/1966
    407, ex. 525 DRS6-6-1500 177(525) 73838 08/1948 6/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 3/1959
    409 VO1000 124(409) 71926 08/1944 6/1972 - sold for scrap
    412 VO1000 159(412) 71751 04/1945 6/1972 - sold for scrap EMD repowered - 7/1957
    421 VO1000 168(421) 71545 10/1945 6/1972 - sold for scrap
    data sources:
  • [4] bibliography
  • NPRHA Diesel Locomotive Roster




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