Oliver Iron Mining purchased all its Baldwins new, see the rosters below.
When the mines shut down the Baldwins were sent to other US Steel
facilities among them the Fairless Works and the Duluth Works.

VO1000

Baldwin built OIM 907, 908 & 909 with a special long frame to accommodate a
separate diesel engine / air compressor set to activate air powered side dump cars.

907
OIM 907
908
OIM 908
photos by: Roger Bee - collection of Mark Laundry
W. Duluth, MN. - Aug 11 1978

Purchased new from Baldwin
road number model c/nb/d
907VO1000624197/40
908-909VO100062420-624218/40
910-911VO100064276-642773/42
912-913VO100064278-642794/42
914-915VO100064408-644097/42
918VO1000647464/43
919VO1000677125/43
922VO1000677216/43
923-925VO100067734-677368/43


DS4-4-1000(SC)

929
OIM 929
931
OIM 931
engine installed in USS #7 8/81 engine installed in USS #7 3/83
photos by: John Petko - collection of Tim Darnell
Both to USS Fairless 7/80 for parts


USS 32
32
DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74192, b/d 7/1949

- ex Oliver 932

photo by: John Petko - collection of Tim Darnell
Fairless Hills, PA - 1988

Purchased new from Baldwin
road number model c/nb/d
928-930DS4-4-1000(SC)74188-741906/49
931-932DS4-4-1000(SC)74191-741927/49


S12

USS 20
photo by: Lester Zmudzinski
Portola, CA.
FR&W 20

S12
c/n 75053, b/d 6/1951
- built for Oliver Iron Mining as #933
- to US Steel Pittsburg, CA. as #20
- to Portola Railroad Museum as Feather River & Western #20

Purchased new from Baldwin
road number model c/nb/d
933S12750536/51


S8 Cow and Calf

OIM 1216 & 1216B
Baldwin photo
OIM 1216 & 1216B

OIM was the sole customer for S8 cow/calves. An addition set was build
by Baldwin and painted as OIM #1216A&B but the formal order from OIM
never materialized. The cow went to Armco Steel as #1201 and a cab was
added to the calf and it was sold to USP&F as #37.

1201 & 1200B
OIM 1201A & 1200B
photo by: Owen Leander -
collection of Mark Laundry

Virginia, MN - July 27, 1969
1200B
OIM 1200B
photo by: John C. Benson
Virgina, MN - July 17, 1980

1202 & 1202B
OIM 1202A & 1202B
photo by: Owen Leander -
collection of Mark Laundry

Virginia, MN - June 4, 1971
1202 & 12??B
OIM 1202A & 1202B
photo by: John Petko -
collection of Tim Darnell

USS Fairless Works

1203 & 1203B
OIM 1203A & 1203B
Baldwin photo - collection of Kevin Kohls
1203
OIM 1203
photo by: John C. Benson
Virgina, MN - July 17, 1980

1204 & 1204B
OIM 1204A & 1204B
photo by: Paul Hunnell -
collection of Mark Laundry

Virginia, MN - May 20, 1973
1204
OIM 1204A
photo by: Tom Golden -
collection of Sam Beck

Blue Island, IL - 7/11/1981

1206
OIM 1206
photo by: John C. Benson
Virgina, MN - July 17, 1980

1214
OIM 1214A
photo by: Unknown -
collection of Mark Laundry

Virginia, MN - 6/8/1975
1214B
OIM 1214B
photo by: David Hepper -
collection of Tim Darnell

Aug 16, 1975

USS Fairless Works Scrapline

"US Steel acquired 5 S8 cows and 6 S8 calves back in 1980 plus some other ex-Oliver Mining switchers.
Some were used for parts, some saw service. My shots were taken in 1983 when they were scrapping most
of the FM's and Baldwins. I was able to get shots of the scrapline with a 400mm and 200mm lens (as security
was VERY tight there) from a public road."

USS scrapline USS scrapline USS scrapline
photo by: Tim Darnell

S8 Roster

all purchased new from Baldwin

road number model c/nb/ddisposition
1200S8 cow752437/51USS Rouchleau, 8/1975 *** maybe USS Fairless *
1201S8 cow752447/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1202S8 cow752458/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1203S8 cow752468/51USS Pittsburg, 1980 **
1204S8 cow7548810/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1205S8 cow7548911/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1206S8 cow7549011/51USS Pittsburg, 1980 **
1214S8 cow756926/52USS Rouchleau, 8/1975 ***
1215S8 cow756936/52scrapped ***
1216S8 cow758347/52verbal order, cancelled, sold to ARMCO as #1201 ***

1200BS8 calf752477/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1201BS8 calf752487/51?
1202BS8 calf752498/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1203BS8 calf752508/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1204BS8 calf7549110/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1205BS8 calf7549211/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1206BS8 calf7549311/51USS Fairless, 7/1980 *
1214BS8 calf756966/52USS Rouchleau, 8/1975 ***
1215BS8 calf756976/52scrapped ***
1216BS8 calf758367/52verbal order, cancelled, sold to USP&F as #37 ***

data sources:
* Trains, July 1989, Fairless Works roster, the roster lists 11 units including 120?A parts unit, maybe 1200A ?
** Extra 2200 South, Issue 71, 1980 Baldwin Roundup
*** Baldwin Diesels-2, Jim Boyd
see: [20] [14] [4] bibliography


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